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!  

Create Custom Grip Tape

We Got Custom Griptape! Now You Can Design Your Own Custom Longboard Griptape or Custom Skateboard Griptape!

custom skateboard griptape and longboard griptape you can design online!
“Yessssssssss!”

That’s the general feeling around the office now that we can deck-out all of our own skateboards and longboards with new custom griptape and design it all online. We’ve been working on getting this for a long time, and we’re proud to say it’s finally here and live on the site as we speak!

Why Custom Griptape is Awesome

Getting a new board is awesome, too! Don’t get me wrong, I’d take a new deck over new grip any day. Especially when it can come with custom griptape already installed on it (also an option now for the boards you’re designing on our website). But, new boards can be expensive to buy a lot of, and sometimes you want a custom deck look without spending as much cash as you would for a custom board. For a lot of us, brand new complete setups are once or twice a year kind of deal – plus however many decks we snap or break along the way, but that’s not too often. Because of money, it’s a shame, but it’s just tough to step up your skateboard or longboard collection very frequently – especially if you’re a kid, or you got no job, or you just broke like a lot of us skaters out here in the streets! We feel you! The main reason it’s awesome is because you get to rock your personal style on your deck and get creative or rep your crew, but it’s awesome that you can grip up any deck with your own sweet new custom grip tape design that will turn any deck of any age into a fresh new deck from the top! You don’t have to buy a full new deck just to deck it out with your own style. Just design some custom grip and you’re fresh as hell at half the cost (or less). If you’re the type of skater that snaps a lot of decks and picks up blanks for cheap, then this is the custom grip option for you!

But Is It Good Grip Tape?

Are you kidding? How about some of the BEST grip tape? This isn’t some home grown grip, we’ve got Jessup brand griptape ready for your custom grip artwork and we can say from experience that this grip tape is great. A lot of people these days are hot to trot on Grizzly Grip Tape, Mob Grip, Shake Junt, and a few others, and those are cool too! But, when we had to choose which brand to rep we went with Jessup because it’s the most OG of them all! I mean how OG are you when your website domain name is literally GripTape.com? You don’t snag a name like that unless you get it from the very beginning, and that’s what they did, as the true original grip tape company that was the first to bring silicon carbide griptape to the skateboard industry, starting all the way back in 1975. Right now for Custom we have fine/regular grip tape, not coarse yet (if you’re doing slides and hard downhill, you may want to wait for coarse) but otherwise we recommend the fine grip for most park, street, freestyle, commuter, casual, and definitely the only choice for cruisers. Unless you’re doing aggressive skating where you really need a ton of grip (which you can also get on our site, but not custom yet), then the finer grip tape will actually be more comfortable and won’t tear up your clothes or shoes as easily.

Design Your Custom Griptape

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