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Grip tape by Zero

Grip tape  by  Zero
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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. 


ZERO SKATE CLOTHING: ZERO T SHIRTS SKATE

The Zero T Shirt and their Zero Hoodie skate were the first products this brand has created. Their popularity grew rapidly, and in a short time almost every skater had at least one of their shirts in her wardrobe. 

What Thomas, the founder of the brand, wanted to achieve with Zero was to find the purity of skateboarding, to create a 100% skater brand, made by and for skaters, rebel and bold, fully united with skateboarding. 

The Zero skate clothing reflects that intention perfectly, and the emblematic skull captivated us all. 


  

ZERO SKATEBOARDS DECKS

Thomas started the brand Zero wanting to do something different from anything he had seen before. He considered that most brands were boring, without character, so he wanted to create and evolve a brand as cool as skateboarding. He did not take long to focuses on the creation of decks, and they became the main pillar of the company. As a representative of the Zero team, he managed to lead the brand to its greatest. With Zero decks, good skateboarding is assured. 

The Zero skate decks offer us the stability and resistance we need to be able to practice without fear. They are hard decks designed for skaters. The guarantee and safety of Zero decks make them preferred by many of the best skaters of today. 

In addition to its mentioned qualities, we can’t forget about its daring designs where we can find the mythical zero skull skate deck, and many other draws full of meaning.

Here you can shop the zero classic skate deck and all their new releases, the best Zero skate decks on the market, at the best prices and of course, we offer the brand’s warranty on all our products. 

 

ZERO SKATEBOARDS

Zero Skateboards is a company located in California, dedicated to skateboard material, and whose founder is Jamie Thomas. 

In 1996 it started as a clothing brand, and later, thanks to Thomas, it focused much more on the skate world. Thomas left the Toy Machine team to become the main professional skater representing the Zero team. 

Around 2003, Thomas opened a factory in Tijuana (Mexico), called Edieth y Osuna, where all their decks are made. 

Zero belongs to the Black Box Distribution family, along with Mystery Skateboards, Slave Skateboards and Fallen Footwear. 

In June 2014, Thomas announced that the brand would be distributed by Dwindle Distribution and later in 2016 both companies announced that it would be distributed independently by Thomas himself. 

ACHIEVED AWARDS:

From 2004 to 2006, Zero has won three times the King of the Road competition from Thrasher Magazine, beating other great teams such as Girl Skateboards, Toy Machine, Darkstar, Element, Flip, Habitat, Real, Almost and Baker Skateboards. 

Zero also appears in the game of Tony Hawk’s Underground, as one of the five teams players can choose among. 

ZERO SKATEBOARDS TEAM

Zero has been in the industry for more than 20 years, during which many great skaters have been part of the team. Currently, these are its members:

Jamie Thomas (11/10/1974 Alabama): Also known as ‘The Chief’, he is one of the founders of Zero Skateboards and Fallen Footwear.  He has never stopped enjoying skateboarding, and he knows how to perfectly combine his family life with the professional one. Position: Regular. Sponsors: Zero Skateboards, Thunder Trucks, Bones Swiss, Mob Grip, and more...

Tommy Sandoval (02/12/1985 Chula Vista - Mexico). Also known as ‘T-Gunz’, he is absolutely crazy on his skateboard, he is not afraid to fall and shatter his bones to learn, and after that he shows us a smooth style with which it seems that the tricks are so easy. Tommy is a proud father, a hard worker and a lover of reggae music and his gang of old friends.

Dane Burman (17/03/1987 Sydenay - Australia)

James Brockman (22/02/1983 San Diego - CA)

Tony Cervantes (19/04/1989 Whittier, CA)

Windsor James (05/08/1986 Colorado Springs, CO)

Adrian Lopez (18/05/1980 San Diego, CA)

Kurt Hodge (01/03/1988 Virginia Beach, VA)

Chris Wimer (20/04/1992) Virginia Beach, VA)

 

In this video we can see and get to know Jamie Thomas, founder of Zero Skateboards. He is over 40 years-old now, but still insanely good.