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Grip tape is a tape used on skateboards, longboards and scooters to provide a better grip of the shoes to the board. It is sometimes indispensable when performing complicated tricks and definitely increases the safety of the skateboarder. Learn more about this piece of board equipment and decide whether grip tape will land in your shopping cart. We recommend that it definitely does!
What is grip tape for a skateboard?
Grip tape is simply skateboard sandpaper, that is, a piece of rough plastic to be stuck on the deck. This inconspicuous accessory serves many functions and can make your ride much more comfortable in all conditions. Why use the grip?
The most important function is to increase the grip of your feet on the board. Thanks to the rough texture and material, it is harder to slip on the board, even in rainy weather. The porous surface makes the board easier to control and more responsive. Griptape for the board helps avoid slips and falls, making it safer to ride. It can also be considered that the skateboard griptape makes it easier to perform jumps and tricks, because it increases the skater's control over the board.
An important role of the griptape is also to enhance the aesthetics of the board. Thanks to it, you can change the look of your top at minimal cost, and the deck itself is much less damaged, because the grip protects it from wear and scratches from shoes. Protecting the board and at the same time being able to style it, plus the ease of changing the grip and the non-invasiveness of this procedure, make it serve an important aesthetic function.
Grip tape for skateboards - the most popular models and brands
At Selectshop we offer skateboard griptape in a variety of colors and designs that guarantee a good grip straight from respected brands in the skateboarding world, i.e. Jessup Griptape, Kamuflage, Ripndip, FKD, Enjoi, Almost, DKL Skateboarding, Polar Skate and others. Buy from our online and stationary store, and you will be assured of original equipment and attractive prices! We invite you to shop with us!