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SKATE GRIPTAPE – All you need to know to choose the best griptape for your skate.

Without the griptape, the deck would slip, so it is absolutely necessary. It is important to choose a good one because you will notice the difference to get to do different tricks with your skate. 

Here you can find the answers to the most frequent questions about skate grip. 

Luckily, the grip for skate is one of the cheapest parts of your skate and for a very low price you can buy a good quality griptape to use your skateboard without any problem. 

Which grip should I use for skating?

All the griptapes for sale in our online shop are perfect for your skateboard, and they fulfill these characteristics: 

- Perfect granulation for optimal grip without breaking or damaging your skate shoes. 

- Extra strong adhesive side to make sure that once stuck, it will not move from its place. 

- No-bubble system, very improved in the last few years. Some of us (who are old enough) still remember the damn air bubbles. The new materials allow air to scape, so we don’t need to be so careful anymore when sticking the griptape, as the micro-perforations will save us from that disaster. 

At this point, surely you already know that all our griptapes are good enough, so you can relax and just choose the design you like the most. 

Black griptape is, and has always been the most popular, but there is a lot of color options to choose among to decorate your deck. 

You can find grips of all colors: white, red, yellow, green, purple, pink, blue... Color checkered, tie dye, with drawings, logos, flower patterns, camo print, skulls, the one with the bear from Grizzly Griptape, that has the bear cut so you can leave the hole so see the upper face of your deck. Also, there are fluorescent griptapes from Nomad Skateboards that are great because they make us feel safer when skating at night. 2018 Nomad Griptape Series: Glow In The Dark. 

Transparent Griptape for Skate

This kind of griptape is becoming very popular, because as it has a transparent material, you can have all the grip but still see all the designs and colors on the top of your deck. There are many decks that have very cool logos, drawings or colors on top, and it is a pity to fully cover them with a regular griptape. Transparent griptapes have the same quality than the rest. 

You can find transparent griptapes from many brands, and increasingly. They are completely transparent, or with small drawings that looks great, without covering the deck. These grips are also used when you want to customize the top of your deck with your own painting. 

Where should I buy skate griptape?

You already are in the perfect shop for that. In our online skate shop you can buy any kind of griptape from the best brands. We work with official providers, so our products have the quality and guarantee of the manufacturers themselves. Among the best seller brands we highlight: Jessup Griptape, Creature, Nomad, Independent, Mob Griptape.  

Buy griptape in our online skate shop and rest assured that you have chosen the best option you can find. 

If you want to purchase transparent griptape, in our skate shop in Spain there are available and ready to be sent. In 24 hours your order will be shipped to: London, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton, Cardiff, Bristol, Cambridge, Sheffield, Southtampton, Plymouth, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany... And the shipping costs are free over a minimum order’s price. 

How to clean skate griptape?

The griptape is a part of the skateboard that gets dirty a lot, and it could lose grip and look awful. The good news are that it is very simple to take care of it, you are just going to need liquid soap, a brush, and to follow these steps: 

  1. Place your skateboard on a flat surface where it won’t move. 
  2. Put some soap, like the one you use to wash dishes, on the grip. 
  3. Brush the soap all over the griptape, until it is lightly covered in foam. 
  4. Dry the soap with a clean cloth or some paper. Don’t rub, just place the cloth on the soap to dry it. And it’s ready! Your grip should be as clean as when it was new. 

There are more professional products for a more delicate care of the griptape, and of course you can buy them in Fillow. 

Our skate shop offers those products to clean your griptape and pamper it as it deserves: Griptape Cleaner. 

How to replace a skate griptape?

The grip gets worn over time, although if we take care of it and clean it often, it can last much longer. However, there comes a time that either because it is damaged or we are tired of it and we want to put a cool new design, we should replace it. 

Don’t panic, it is not as complicated as it could seems. The first thing to be done is to remove the old griptape from the skateboard. 

We are going to need a skate tool, a cutter and a normal hair dryer. 

  1. Remove the trucks, using the skate tool. 
  2. Heat the grip with the hair dryer.
  3. Tear up an edge of the grip, big enough to place your fingers under it and begin to pull. 
  4. Pull slow and carefully, as you continue heating the grip, but not too much because you could break it.
  5. Once you have removed it completely, keep a piece of it, it can be useful to polish the new one. 
  6. Apply the grip tape:  To stick your new griptape, you can read how to do it on our Guide: Assembling a Skateboard. It is very easy. 


Powell Peralta

It is hard to think in a skate brand with that much history and importance in the skateboarding world.

The brand was founded by George Powell and Stacy Peralta in 1978 and grew greatly in the 80s along the popularization of the skateboarding.

But the beginnings go back many years before, when George Powell, who studied engineering, began manufacturing his first skate in the year 57, Years later, his son asked for a skate and took one of his old inventions from the garage... but the kid didn’t like it much, and told his dad that it didn’t roll well. At that moment, Powell began interested in skateboarding again. He saw the progress made in wheels with the introduction of urethane, and he started to manufacture prototypes of wheels and decks.

In the 76, he was fired from his job and moved to California to set up his skate company, and there he partnered with Peralta, who was one of the testers of his creations.

Bones Brigade. A legend team

The team was founded in the year 1979, with the name ‘Bones Brigade’. Surely one of the most incredible skate teams of all time and that most changed the skate to what we know today.

Names that were part of the team today are authentic legends like Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Ray Barbee, Mike McGill, Colin McKay, Rodney Mullen, Guy Mariano, Danny Way, Bucky Lasek, Tommy Guerrero and a long etc.

Many of them are founders of current skate companies such as Almost, Plan B, World Industries, and more.

One of the keys to success, apart from their skills as skaters, was the edition of the brand’s videos, which meant a total revolution in terms of the level of the tricks, the edition of the video, the featured music... Some famous titles are Public Domain, Ban This, Future Primitive.

In addition to the decks, Powell diversified and created wheels, and the Bones brand for wheels and bearings, that became a company that is possibly the most successful one in the market for those products.

Over the years they were together, they created the most mythical decks and designs of the industry and, so that they were not forgotten, George and Stacy joined forces to reissue them, making their famous re-issues and giving the new generations the opportunity to enjoy such famous icons as the winged ripper, the skull & sword, the Nordic skull of wellinder, the skull & snake of MacGill, and the world-famous graphics of Tommy Guerrero of the knife in flames, the dragons of Caballero and, of course, those of Tony Hawk.

In the nineties, many new skate companies were created, and that fact affected the brand. In 91 Peralta left, and the company was renamed Powell Corporation.

They got through the difficult years and today the distributor ‘Skate One’ is one of the largest and most important in the world, including brands as Powell, Powell Peralta, Bones, Mini Logo and more.

In Fillow we have a wide range of Powell Peralta material every season, always with the guaranteed minimum price.

Powell Peralta Deck

Powell Peralta skateboard decks have been with us for many years and they are always available at Fillow.

Thanks to the continuous improvement in its technology, the great team that represents the brand and test all the products, and the great reputation and professionalism that surrounds them, we can be more than sure that Powell Peralta is one of the best brands we can find in the market. Every skater has at least one of its creations or has tried one of its boards.

Most Famous Powell Peralta Decks

In Fillow you can buy the best classic powell peralta skateboards at low prices and with discounts. Thanks to their reissues we are lucky to continue seeing them and being able to offer them in our store. We can find them in both classic and modern shapes, whatever you prefer.

Here you have some of the most popular designs, surely some brings you good memories ;)

  • Powell Peralta Ripper Deck
  • Powell Peralta Caballero Ban This Dragon Deck
  • Powell Peralta Welinder Nordic Skull Deck
  • Powell Peralta Skull and Snake Deck
  • Powell Peralta Guerrero Mask Deck
  • Powell Peralta Skull and Sword Deck
  • Powell Peralta Vallely Elephant Deck
  • Powell Peralta Tony Hawk Deck

Also, Powell Peralta complete Skateboards are always available at our skate shop UK, so you can choose a skateboard that is already set up with the best top quality components.

Powell Peralta Old School Boards

The classic shapes from Powell Peralta, for the most nostalgic.

In this image you can see some of those available in our store. If when you want to buy them, they are not in stock, send us an email and we will try to find it for you (subject to supplier availability).