Grip tape is an important part of the skateboard as it enhances the look of the deck. There are different brands who work for the parts of skateboards.
Some brands have different variety of style and colours of grip tape. If you want you skateboard to look different do check the out.
things for your skateboard. Skaters also face difficulty due to different brands that which brand has the best quality things.
There are three main points which you should keep in your mind before buying grip tapes. They should be waterproof, tear-proof and sticky. And must have a bubble-free application. Before buying think about your pocket and think that which brand suits you according to your needs.
Here some of the brands are listed below that will help you out while buying a grip tape that best suits your interest and need.
Jessup Skateboard Grip tape
Grip tape is one of the important parts of the board. It is the thing that allows the rider to flip, grind and roll away smooth. Jessup brand is providing grip tapes in the form of sheets or roll packs.
Jessup grip tape is bubble-free and quite easy to apply and we consider it to be the best grip tape for skateboards.
It provides rock-solid bonding to the deck surface. It has effortless conformability, easy to trim without tearing and superior durability for professional use. Following are some features about Jessup grip tape
- The material used in this one is silicone
- Wood is the compatible material for the tape
- Usually available in black colour
- Available in the form of rolls and sheets
- Sizes are different according to sheet and roll
Jessup grip tape is used by skaters all over the world. The original skateboard grip tape provides skateboarders with maximum grip for ultimate riding control in the skate park or on the street. It has solvent-based adhesive sticks to any board. So, a user can customize without limits while the high tractions give maximum control to the riders when they need it most.
Skaters can do all the tricks easily with confidence with this trusted grip tape. The role of this grip tape is made of silicon carbide grit with an aggressive adhesive designed especially for the demands of the skateboard industry. It is not suitable for those who want more colours out of their board.
Mr. Pen- Grip Tape
Mr. Pen is also providing grip tapes to their users that are an essential part of a skateboard. The grip tape is free from bubbles and easy to cut and trim to fit on skateboards and scooters.
The grip is bubble-free and has the quality that it will not peel in cold or heat. Grip tape provides a better grip to the user so it is not only confined to skateboards only.
Following are some specifications about this
- This tape is made using silicon carbide material
- Mr. Pen grip tape has a length of 36.4 inches
- Mr. Pen grip tape has a width of 10.6 inches
- Available in black colour
- Compatible material for grip tape is wood
It has high strength 1/32 inch thickness. It has great glue bonding in the skateboard and non-slip tape.
Its cutting is quite easy and it can be cut into any shape and will sticks to the metal and plastic very easily. Thus making it one of the best grip tapes out there.
MOB Grip Tape
Mob Grip has been producing one of the industry’s leading skateboards grip tapes since 2000. It is one of the famous brands of grip tape. It is a popular choice among pro skaters.
A single sheet is thirty-three inches long. The width of this grip tape sheet is nine inches. Mob grip tape is an ultra-sticky that will never come off your board.
Silicon carbide grit binding process is used to enhance grip. These Grip tapes is independent of temperature effects. No matter how cold or hot the temperature is, grip tape sticks to the board. It can reject water damage very well. The grip tape is suitable for wetter weather. It is super sticky and
won’t peel in cold and hot weather.
The paper base has hundreds of tiny perforations in it. These perforations allow air to escape for a bubble-free application. It has a unique waterproofing backup system.
Following are some features about Mob grip tape.
- Compatible material is wood
- Available in different colours
- Silicon carbide grit binding process is used for grip
- Independent of temperature effects
The base paper used for the tape is tear-proof. A set of minimalistic designs are locked right into the grit. Mob brand is providing a shoe friendly tape and suitable for those who want rugged grip tape sheets. But it makes it difficult to cut into smaller pieces.
Black Widow 9" x 33" Skateboards or Longboards Grip tape
Black Widow is owned by Yocaher and one of the famous brands who deal in grip tapes. The sheet has a length of thirty-three inches and it is nine inches wide.
It performs well in extreme temperatures. The slippage resistance it offers is excellent. The tape comes in a small selection of colours and basic designs. Its adhesive does not peel in extremely hot or cold weather.
It is not suitable for wetter weather. Weatherproofing is durability against two main environmental factors. The first one is temperature and the second one is moisture. Grip tape can tear if it gets too wet. Its price varies with the colour selection. Each tape has a logo at its back.
Following are the features about grip tape
- Available in different colours
- Compatible material is wood
- Thirty-three inches long sheet
- Nine inches wide sheet
- Stuck firmly to the board with ease
- Thick tape
Lucid Grip Spray on Grip Tape for Skateboards and Longboards
Grip tape spray can be used for skateboards deck, boat surfaces, concrete entry steps, garage floors, and any other surface. The spray can make the surface waterproof, non-slip, weatherproof and life-proof surface.
The grip is made from recycled glass material. It has three different granular sizes i.e. light, medium and heavy.
Light: Lucid’s light grip is like fine sugar sand. It’s really easy on bare feet but gives you just enough grips for cruising around.
Heavy: Clear heavy grip is used in industrial style settings and heavy foot traffic. It is not recommended for bare feet because of its bigger granule size.
Medium: If someone is looking for a little more grip but still easy on the feet and want to match what’s on the deck then the medium is good for you.
Lucid’s Clear Liquid forms a hard, stain-resistance film with exceptional clarity and resistance. It exhibits superior flow and levelling properties. Following are some properties of liquid
- Low odour
- Eco friendly
- Easy to apply
- Water clean up
- Fast drying
The lucid spray contains coalescing, levelling, and defoaming agents. It is water-based, hard acrylic emulsion polymer. It exhibits excellent stain and water resistance properties.
- Grip is good
- Use for anything
- Make surface waterproof
Grip tape is an important part of skateboards and longboards. It enhances the look of the board. There are three main things about grip tapes. Grip tapes should be waterproof, tear-proof and must be sticky. I have enlisted some of the brands along with their features that deal in grip tapes.
In my opinion, the MOB Grip Tape is quite good for the users. It comes in different colours, minimalistic designs and has all the properties of best grip tape.
Lucid Grip Spray is the good thing that changes the look of grip tape and board. It is also available in three granular sizes. This product can form an excellent finish that can be re-coated.
I hope this will help you when you are going to buy the best grip tape for your skateboard or longboard.