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Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:18 am
by Booyah
Has anyone tried sliptape? Sliptape is a clear sheet applied to the entire bottom of the deck to protect the board and create a slicker surface to slide on when doing boardslides, noseslides and tailslides. I've tried it & I liked it a lot! Sliptape actually works really well & did not peel off at all. I will definitely use it again.

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:41 am
by parker_knoll
i always wondered why decks weren't coated with something slidey in the way that snowboards are

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:20 am
by Brian S
Stick rails on, very slidey then :lol:

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:26 am
by K-ROC
I used to have an everslick deck, can't remember who made it. It had a extra laminate of thin plastic all over the bottom of the deck with the graphics printed into it.

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:33 am
by Booyah
Brian S wrote:Stick rails on, very slidey then :lol:

I always used to have rails back in the days. I think sliptape is a lot better though.

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:47 am
by Booyah
K-ROC wrote:I used to have an everslick deck, can't remember who made it. It had a extra laminate of thin plastic all over the bottom of the deck with the graphics printed into it.

Did the everslick laminate last?

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:06 am
by Hagwag
I had a few everslicks when they were all the rage and they lasted pretty much the life of the deck.
Not sure why they died out? I'm guessing when street skating started getting super tech and people wanted lighter boards?

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:37 pm
by Pearce
Cause they peeked away and separated from the ply


I got a few og everslicks in my collection




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Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:38 pm
by Pearce
Peeled"


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Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:52 pm
by Ben-G
Pearce is back! :)
Yes I thought I remembered the everslicks weren't so great in the end - a nice idea but they were heavy and felt a bit lifeless/lacking pop.

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:18 pm
by Pearce
Yup, I've been lurking low key lol

Still here lads


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Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:52 pm
by Bullet
Extra cost, that's why they died out. I only had one, a New Deal. Didn't feel any heavier or lacking of pop. Didn't delaminate either. But some company were worst than others. TV and Milk, so I'm told, they were, apparently, the worst...

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:56 pm
by Booyah
Sliptape adds about the same weight as griptape. In addition it stiffens the board and keeps the deck crispy. Of course the tape has to be put on without bubbles. If put on with bubbles -the tape is not working. Sliptape is not easy to put on. I managed to put it on without a single bubble though.

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:26 am
by Booyah
Everslick decks did not die out. They are still available: Image

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:43 am
by Spiffer
I had an Alien Workshop slick in about '95. I don't remember thinking it was particularly heavier when I got it, but I do remember thinking the Element board I got after it was lighter and had more pop.

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:33 pm
by Bullet
BooyahSkater wrote:Everslick decks did not die out. They are still available: Image


The trend of every fucking board company under the sun making only slick bottom died out... SC were the first that did it and obviously they can afford to still run some for the sake of it... Btw, those SC runs are about three years old now and still available... Hardly flying of the shelves...

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:56 pm
by Pearce
Zero also do / did some


And yes they have died out , as in the 90s there's be racks of them
. Actually the only decks you'd see at one stage non slick where blanks , and even at the time you could get blank slicks

Thus compared to one on a eBay search out of 2.5k decks defends the status as dried up ;)


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Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:05 pm
by Booyah
Bullet wrote:
BooyahSkater wrote:Everslick decks did not die out. They are still available: Image


The trend of every fucking board company under the sun making only slick bottom died out... SC were the first that did it and obviously they can afford to still run some for the sake of it... Btw, those SC runs are about three years old now and still available... Hardly flying of the shelves...

Okay, I believe you :D

Re: Sliptape

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:51 pm
by parker_knoll
my Pool King has a kind of slick fibre weave coating on the top and bottom