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Skateboards

Skateboards (Photo credit: erokCom)

 

This is next in Skateboard Parts series.

 

Grip tape

 

Grip tape is a sheet paper or fabric with adhesive on one side and a surface similar to fine sand paper on the other. Grip tape is applied to the top surface of a board to allow the rider’s feet to grip the surface and help the skater stay on the board while doing tricks. Grip tape is usually black, but is also available in many different colors such as pink, yellow, checkered, camo, and even clear. Often, they have designs die-cut to show the color of the board, or to display the board’s company logo.

 

You can find some very best grip tapes at skatesusa.com.

 

Skateboard Parts

Posted: April 22, 2013 by Jawaid in Decks, Longboards, News, Parts, Skateboards, Skates USA
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Descriptions of the following skateboard parts are the ones most prevalent in popular, modern forms of skateboarding. Many parts exist with exotic or alternative constructions. Most decks are constructed with a six to seven-plywood, the deck, trucks, wheels, bearings, hardware, bushings and griptape. Older decks also included plastic parts such as side, tail, and nose guards.

We’ll start with Decks and will tell more about other parts in our coming posts.

Deck

The side of a skateboard

Modern decks vary in size, but most are 7 to 10.5 inches (17.78 to 26.67 centimeters) wide. Wider decks can be used for greater stability when transition or ramp skating. Skateboard decks are usually between 28 and 33 inches (71.12 and 83.82 centimetres) long. The underside of the deck can be printed with a design by the manufacturer, blank, or decorated by any other means.

The longboard, a common variant of the skateboard, has a longer deck. One of the first deck companies was called “Drapped” taken from Jonny’s second name. “Old school” boards (those made in the 1970s–80s or modern boards that mimic their shape) are generally wider and often have only one kicktail. Variants of the 1970s often have little or no concavity, whereas 1980s models have deeper concavities and steeper kicktails.

Grip tape, when applied to the top surface of a skateboard, gives a skater’s feet grip on the deck. It is most often black but can come in a variety of colors including clear, allowing the top of the deck to be decorated. It has an adhesive back and a sandpaper-like top.

You can find variety of Decks at http://www.skatesusa.com/skateboarding/skateboard-parts/skateboard-decks.