If you’re a serious skater, you know how important it is to have griptape on your skateboard deck. Skateboard griptape is like sandpaper with adhesive on the other side that goes on top of the deck. It is used to prevent the skater from falling off easily while standing on the board and doing tricks. When you’re ready to buy and install new skateboard grip tape, Yakwax is the perfect place to get them. Browse our cool collection from iconic brands Bullet, Grizzly Griptape and Mouse All with amazing FREE UK delivery when you shop at Yakwax!
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Skateboard grip tape is a must on your deck. It helps you stay on your skateboard and be in control while shredding. The most common grip tape is just black without graphics on the non-adhesive side. However, you will also find coloured and graphically designed griptape by various brands.
Grip tape often measures 9-inches wide by 33-inches long and it is self-adhesive. It has a grainy texture to help the rider take control and traction of his skateboard. This grippy surface enables your board to catch and grab your feet’s movement.
For first-time users, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you put grip tape on your skateboard:
Prepare the necessary tools such as screwdriver, cutter and a place to do the work since the procedure can be a little messy.
Place your deck on a flat surface where it won't slide around.
If there's an existing griptape, remove it using a hair dryer and make sure to clean your board thoroughly.
If you’re not sure what to do, consider visiting your local skate shop and ask them to do it for you.
If you choose the DIY route, start by putting the griptape at the centre of your skateboard deck and line it up with the board size. Make sure it is bigger than the size of your deck.
Cut the excess tape, peel it off and carefully place it on one end of the board. Flatten the tape to get rid of the air bubbles.
Use the screwdriver to scrape around the sides of the board to create a white mark. Cut the excess tape and poke the holes. Do other touches if needed.
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