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scottay 05-22-2003 10:59 AM

What do you think is better? <BR> <BR>Do you use shoes on a soft top board? <BR> <BR>Thanks, scott

phil_deez 05-22-2003 11:28 AM

I have grip tape on my Kampus Swing skate. I prefer the grip tape over foam. I feel I have more control of the skate. Definitely go with the 3Thirteen Bling shoes. <BR> <BR>The foam is great for other people who may go out with you because they may not have shoes with them. With grip tape you need shoes.

hatepwcs 05-22-2003 2:23 PM

I've ridden both and I go with the tape and shoes. I just got an old pair of Vans. I think the response is better with the tape because the foam absorbs pressure without transmitting it to the board.

warlock00 05-22-2003 6:26 PM

I ride a foam top. Mainly because I dont want to mess with shoes. But I have never ridden tape...

timmy 05-22-2003 7:25 PM

chris, couldn't the same thing be said about the soles of the shoes absorbing force? <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>I wear shoes, mainly cause i have seen photos of people's toes sliced mostly off by the fins.

hatepwcs 05-22-2003 7:47 PM

Tim- I guess if you are riding in flipflops!!!!!

timmy 05-22-2003 8:22 PM

insoles? isn't half the point of wearing shoes to absorb the shock? hehe

pans210 05-22-2003 8:48 PM

i went with grip, only because it was less money, the one they had in stock, and it will give me better control.

timmy 05-22-2003 9:31 PM

ryan, that is, IF you ever ride! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

pans210 05-22-2003 9:32 PM

tim i am 100% sure im riding this weekend.

smokie_mcpot 05-28-2003 10:23 PM

ha ha skate shoes don't have insoles or absorb shock. well maybe the newer ones do, but back when i skated in my checkered vans, oh yeah, foot rubber ground.

timmy 05-29-2003 8:18 AM

so you are saying rubber is an inelastic material?

motoxxx02 01-19-2004 7:48 PM

Does anyone know what size is best for me if i ride behind a super air natique and a 34' jet boat and im 6'1" 150 lbs. thanks ahead of time if anyone can help me <BR> <BR>-cody

motoxxx02 01-19-2004 8:24 PM

oops.. forgot to start a new thread, sorry about that bro

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