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Postby Jimbob » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:43 pm

Just had my first go at making my grip a bit more interesting. Anyone else got good ones to share?

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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby Pearce » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:22 pm

I reg do done in mine

Here's my recent ride , simple but old skool !!! Madrid fly !

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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby Jimbob » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:06 pm

Ha, that's ace
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby fogiezboy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:00 pm

Jimbob wrote:Just had my first go at making my grip a bit more interesting. Anyone else got good ones to share?

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Good job :)
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby RichD » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:51 pm

Those are both very cool !!

Silly question time - how are those done ? Are the designs cut out before the grip tape is put on the board, or do you cut out the design after the grip tape is put on the board? What's the technique, what tools do you use, and any tips ?

Seriously thinking I need to do this to my board !
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby Ash P » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:52 pm

RichD wrote:Those are both very cool !!

Silly question time - how are those done ? Are the designs cut out before the grip tape is put. On the board, or do you cut out the design after the grip tape is on the board? What's the technique, what tools do you use, and any tips ?

Seriously thinking I need to do this to my board !

Have a quick forum search and there's a few post about custom grip jobs, you tube has a few vids too
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby Pearce » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:26 pm

I do mine in the board ,

I got a £ shop scalpel set . I don't use the knife I hold just the blade

Score it a few times , not to hard .

When my out lines there I use a fresh blade just to apply tiny pressure and cut remaining backing/ glue . Then design comes off in one .

Not got pics to hand but I've done loads , an old deck I had , consisted of a small jug saw piece , PAC man , and a loop running across board and knotted . Was really proud of that one

I find it just brakes it up ;)


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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby RichD » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:43 pm

Cheers Pearce - just to make sure I've followed what you've said, you cut your designs out AFTER the grip tape was already stuck to the board ?

Reason I ask, is that there are threads on here (that I found thanks to Ash's suggestion to search the forum) that suggest doing it BEFORE the tape is stuck on the board. Trouble is, if I have to do that I'll probably end up getting myself a new blank board and start from scratch and get my own back board graphics too. And right now I don't have the money to spend - so if I can just cut the tape on my exisitng board, as I think you are suggesting, that would be fantastic !
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby Pearce » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:48 pm

Yea I cut it out after grip applied

Reason being , you have got to be firm , yet gentle . It's the only way I can do it .

If your doing lines like the grip above in the long board , cut the original line to divide , can do such things like zig zags, curves etc .

I personally find detailing grip before its applied a bight mare as you just can't work it right as there's nothing under it to apply your creativeness to lol

Be care full thou as you don't wanna be pushing to hard and scoring into the board . Tbh thou I've never done so not even when I started
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby RichD » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:51 pm

Awesome stuff Pearce - thanks !

That's my tomorrow afternoon sorted :-D
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby RichD » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:55 pm

One last question (sorry) - do you use a stencil and cut using that, or do you draw the design on the grip tape and then cut that ?
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby Jimbob » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:40 am

Hey Rich,

Just as a different view, I stencilled mine onto the grip and cut it out before I applied it. I had to make a few measurements and marks to make sure it lined up properly once I applied it, but I wanted to avoid scoring the hell out of my deck. Just go with whatever you're more comfortable with I guess.
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby Pearce » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:41 am

Just did it in freehand , no stencil . Copied what I wanted ( that was directly next to it )

In reference to above , it's just about technique really , as ive never scored a board luckily


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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby RichD » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:41 am

Cheers for the help and advice folks.
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby duck » Fri May 20, 2016 5:36 pm

aha I knew there was a thread for this somewhere. Just decided to get a bit more experimental when re-gripping my welcome deck yesterday:

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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby JadedOlive » Fri May 20, 2016 6:06 pm

Looks awesome!

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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby TonyB » Sat May 21, 2016 12:02 pm

More than one thread on this. This one is better - viewtopic.php?f=26&t=15347&hilit=Grip+Tape
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Re: Custom grip designs

Postby GoR64 » Sat May 21, 2016 3:58 pm

TonyB wrote:More than one thread on this. This one is better - viewtopic.php?f=26&t=15347&hilit=Grip+Tape

Well done for digging it up, fucking rad work on there (and here) and very inspirational.
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