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Old    Josh Weitekamp (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-28-2008, 7:23 AM Reply   
OK I've been wakeboarding for a while and have been looking into picking up wakeskating this year. I was wondering if a different type of grip tape is used than skateboarding tape ? and if so where I could buy some.

And I was also wondering if ollies on a wakeskate are like ollies on a wakeboard ?

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Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-28-2008, 8:41 AM Reply   
its the same grip as on a skateboard. most companies use jessup. ive been using diamond and its working great. just go to your local skate shop and buy your favorite grip. colored grip wears out super fast and gets slick, same with clear.

they are similar but you front foot doesnt slide up much.
Old    Josh Weitekamp (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-28-2008, 10:02 PM Reply   
thanks man.

Might need to make myself a WW stencil to spray onto the tape
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-29-2008, 11:19 AM Reply   
ok, so if colored grip wears out super fast and clear wears out super fast, doesn't that mean that they all wear out super fast?
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-29-2008, 11:48 AM Reply   
Brandon, colored grip seems to use a cheaper glue and the grit wears off fast. black grip will last you a good while. ive ridden clear grip and it went slick in a couple days. i ride black and i only replace my grip once a year and i ride a lot.

even when just skateboarding colored and clear wears out fast.
Old    Chase Andrew (wakeboardnut)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-29-2008, 12:41 PM Reply   
I remember from my skateboard days (when it was a daily thing) and i had tried out the color grip and the grip wears out stupid fast.
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-29-2008, 2:56 PM Reply   
As far as the grip tape goes, it has to do with the pigments and dyes that they use on colored grip. Grip tape is naturally black, so when they add in the dyes and coloring, it gives up some of the strength and grip that it naturally has.

Keep black grip tape, and customize it a bit. I already have plans for my grip set up, and I havn't even received my new board yet.
Old    Spencer Ruehl (norcal18)      Join Date: Nov 2007       03-12-2008, 4:10 PM Reply   
What if you spray paint normal black tape, will that comprimise the grip?

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