i definitely prefer griptape. ive ridden a cassette concave, butter 42, and catalyst, and i like the feel of the grip tape on the cassette much more than the foam on either of the other two. sure you might get some battle scars from the tape, but i feel much more connected to the board than the foam. also, i find it easier to adjust my feet on the grip than the foam since the foam is spongy.
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