How to Put on Custom Skateboard Grip Tape

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Your custom Whatever Skateboards grip tape just arrive and you are ready to apply it to your new custom skateboard deck.

What you will need:

Here are the supplies you will need to apply your new custom grip tape:
  • Your new WhateverSkateboards custom grip tape
  • Your WhateverSkateboards skateboard or longboard deck
  • A screwdriver
  • A Razor

APPLYING CUSTOM GRIP TAPE TO YOUR SKATEBOARD OR LONGBOARD DECK

Now that you have your supplies and tools ready, let’s get started applying your new custom grip tape to your skateboard or longboard deck

Step 1: Prep your Skateboard or Longboard Deck

Set your skateboard or longboard deck on a flat surface.  If you have not already done so, please remove your trucks and wheels from the deck before installing your new custom grip tape.  Please make sure to clean your deck before applying the grip tape to the top surface of your skateboard or longboard deck.

Step 2:  Position Grip Tape & Check Sizing

Position your grip tape for application by placing your custom grip tape on top of your deck to make sure it covers the deck from one end to the other end.

Step 3: Apply the Grip Tape

When you are ready, peel the backing on your grip tape and apply it to your skateboard or longboard deck slowly while pressing the griptape down into the concave areas of your deck to avoid creating any air bubbles.

Step 4: Score the Grip Tape

Using something with a blunt edge, like an old screwdriver, make a thin line on top of the grip tape around the edge of the skateboard deck

Step 5: Cut off the Excess Grip Tape

To cur the grip tape, take a razor and run it on the underside along the score line you created.  Then to finish the rough/sharp grip tape edges, use the excess grip tape to sand down the rough edges of your freshly cut grip tape.

Step 6: Truck Holes for your Grip Tape

Using an old screwdriver, poke a hole into the grip tape from the bottom through the top of the grip tape.  Then repeat from the top of the grip tape down. That’s all there is to it!  Install your trucks and wheels and you are ready to skate in style!  

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We’re Open During COVID!

Hi Everyone,

We hope everyone is safe.  We have a few notes regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine.

Pandemic Skateboarding with Whatever Skateboards

We Are Open

We are still filling custom skateboard and custom longboard orders during quarantine. We are practicing safe social distancing and sanitary routines with lots of handwashing, face covers, and everything else we can do to keep safe while shipping orders. And, we are not seeing any customers in person. This way, we’re able to continue providing awesome custom decks to the world, and not give in to this virus! Skate or die! (Note: choose skate.)

Skateboarding During the Pandemic

If you do skate during the pandemic quarantine, please remember to cover your face appropriately, and stay 10 feet away from other skaters or joggers in case they aren’t doing the same, and you should be good.  One up side of the quarantine is that the streets are pretty empty, so for skaters there’s a lot less traffic than usual, so that’s a nice little silver lining for the time being.

Safe Delivery Tips

When your skateboard package(s) arrive, remember to treat them with the same rules you would an Amazon package or similar.  When the delivery man arrives, wear a mask to greet him if you need to sign for it, or let him drop it off and walk away before opening the door if not.  Leave the package in the sun for a little while if it’s safe to do so (an hour or two, flip it over one time) right outside your door where you can keep an eye on it where it can stay in the sun.  The sun and wind for an hour is a great way to reduce chance of any germs for starters.  If it’s not convenient or safe to do so, then just bring your package inside and try to set it down near the door, and 6+ ft away from where anyone will be sitting or standing.  Then, remove the packaging and recycle or throw away the packaging outside as appropriate, then wash your hands thoroughly.  That’s the cautious way to accept any delivery, skateboard or not.  Most of all, don’t touch your face after touching any delivery boxes until after you wash your hands.

Production Times

Our production times remain mostly normal, though please allow an extra few days for the delivery companies that may have longer delays.  As with all deliveries right now, some understaffed locations may need longer than normal to drop off the package, but otherwise if you’ve been receiving packages on time from UPS you should be OK to expect it on time.

Stay Safe and Skate On!

Stay safe out there and keep the creativity flowing!

Design Your Own Grip Tape and Get Noticed

Amp up your Board and Design Your Own Grip Tape

If you’re looking to amp up your ride, design your own grip tape for your skateboard for a cool and fun board. Whatever Skateboards allows you to create grip tape using your own designs or free graphics and text on the site. We make it easy and fun to design your own quality Jessup grip. Now when you’re cruising down down the street or riding the pipe, your design will be visible on both sides of your board. Attracting attention to your skating just got so much easier.

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Pick a Design

Personalizing your board with grip tape that incorporate your own uniquely personal features will not only add to the aesthetic appeal, it also allows you to personalize for a purpose. Whatever design you have in mind, it will look great on your very own grip tape. Company logo? Team name? Pizza? You can do it all on when you design your own grip tape. Let your creativity run wild and express yourself when creating your masterpiece. If you’re not sure what design to use, you can browse through our library of images and graphics to find inspiration and use on your grip tape.

Design for all Levels

Whether you are a pro or just getting started skating, an awesome set of wheels will set the stage for easy riding and killer tricks. A personalized grip tape design will make your board look cool, no matter what your level of skating is. Drawing attention to your skating will help you to grow in the skate world, so even if you are just starting out, having a rad board will help you move up.

Ready to get started? Head over to our site and get designing!

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