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Old    scott (scottay)      Join Date: Nov 2001       05-22-2003, 10:59 AM Reply   
What do you think is better?

Do you use shoes on a soft top board?

Thanks, scott
Old    Phil (phil_deez)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-22-2003, 11:28 AM Reply   
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.

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.
Old    CAwakesk8r (hatepwcs)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-22-2003, 2:23 PM Reply   
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.
Old    warlock00            05-22-2003, 6:26 PM Reply   
I ride a foam top. Mainly because I dont want to mess with shoes. But I have never ridden tape...
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-22-2003, 7:25 PM Reply   
chris, couldn't the same thing be said about the soles of the shoes absorbing force?

I wear shoes, mainly cause i have seen photos of people's toes sliced mostly off by the fins.
Old    CAwakesk8r (hatepwcs)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-22-2003, 7:47 PM Reply   
Tim- I guess if you are riding in flipflops!!!!!
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-22-2003, 8:22 PM Reply   
insoles? isn't half the point of wearing shoes to absorb the shock? hehe
Old    pans210            05-22-2003, 8:48 PM Reply   
i went with grip, only because it was less money, the one they had in stock, and it will give me better control.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-22-2003, 9:31 PM Reply   
ryan, that is, IF you ever ride!
Old    pans210            05-22-2003, 9:32 PM Reply   
tim i am 100% sure im riding this weekend.
Old    smokie_mcpot            05-28-2003, 10:23 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-29-2003, 8:18 AM Reply   
so you are saying rubber is an inelastic material?
Old    motoxxx02            01-19-2004, 7:48 PM Reply   
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

-cody
Old    motoxxx02            01-19-2004, 8:24 PM Reply   
oops.. forgot to start a new thread, sorry about that bro

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