Skateboarding continues to gain popularity with teens and young men. Understanding how to skateboard safely is essential especially if you want to do some cool and challenging tricks.
The two things you need to do before you hop on the skateboard are, wear protective equipment including a helmet and ensure your skateboard has Griptape.
When choosing Griptape you need to determine the grippyness. The more traction on the skateboard the more control your have of your board.
Jessup was the first to bring silicon carbide grip tape to the skateboard industry. Jessup Griptape®, The original skateboard Griptape, was introduced to skaters worldwide in 1975 and has been the favorite of pro athletes and enthusiasts ever since. The company has gripped more boards than all other Griptape companies combined. I can say, Jessup has been underneath more ollies, wallrides, bull flips and nose slides than any other brand in the sport
The Jessup Griptape will stick to your board no matter what. There five star quality formula is used by more professionals and hardcore skaters than any other tape. This Griptape will also help you stick your tricks. It will provide you with a stable platform for ultimate control. Laminated and Solvent Based Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Layers create rock-solid bonding to all boards in any environment. Jessup sticks to your board no matter what! Their “SUPERTOUGH” Silicon Carbide Grip Formula conforms to all deck concaves, is easy to trim out, and won’t tear like other tapes. The Jessup Silicon Carbide grit never wears out, and will outlive any grip tape in the world!
Jessup pro team riders are part of the family. The Jessup Pro Team includes; Alec Majerus, Andy Roy, Auby Taylor, Benny Fairfax, Bobby Worrest, Cody Lockwood, Curren Caples, Cryus Bennett, Danny Wainwright, Danny Way, Elijah Berle, Eric Koston, Frank Gerwer, Hjalte Halberg, and Jake Johnson. They grew up riding Jessup Griptape® and they never gave it up.
Jessup Griptape is sold at many local skate shops.
Applying your Griptape on your board can be completed is six easy steps:
Before you begin, here’s what you will need:
1. Your skateboard
2. Sheet of Jessup Griptape
3. A File
4. A Razor Blade
Step #1 – Peel the Griptape from the paper.
Step #2 – Line the Griptape over the board so that it covers the wood of the skateboard completely.
Step #3 – Apply pressure as you place the Griptape down on the board to avoid any air bubbles.
Step #4 – Take your file and trace the edges of the Griptape. This will make it easier to cut-off the extra Griptape at the end.
Step #5 – The next and final thing you’ll need to do is cut-off the extra Griptape from the edges of the board. Start somewhere along the nose and cut down to whatever feels comfortable for you.
Step #6 – Using the extra Griptape you just cut-off, file the edges of your board.
Be sure to ride safe. Ride with the best. Ride with Jessup Griptape.