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It's not easy to build your own custom trick scooter. There are as many parts that do not fit together, and a wrong assembly can easily destroy parts. This guide helps with tips and tri...
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The purpose of griptape for pro scooters is to have better grip & control of the deck. Griptape is like a big sticker with sandpaper on the top. Griptape has to be changed on a regular basis...
What Is Scooter Griptape?
Scooter griptape is an essential part of your setup to keep your feet in place when scootering. The right griptape will keep your feet locked onto the deck, especially when doing tricks. It will provide you with extra grip to execute your landing safely and give you more control. Along with providing grip, scooter griptape is a great way to customize your deck and give your setup a unique look.
Pro Scooter Griptapes - Pre-Cut, a Sheet or a Whole Roll
It is inevitable that your pro scooter griptape will wear down over time. When the tape is becoming less grainy and grippy, this is a sign that it needs to be changed.
When buying new tape, you can choose between pre-cut, a sheet, or a whole roll. Pre-cut griptape will be model-specific and ready to attach right out of the box without any adjustment work. If you want to apply the tape yourself, and you are up for doing some customization work, buy a sheet or a whole roll. This is a more affordable option and a great way to share the tape with a few friends.
How Do I Install Scooter Griptape?
When installing new griptape to your deck, first be sure to remove the existing tape. Using a hairdryer is a good way to loosen up the tape. Next, lift up the corner of the tape with a sharp edge, such as a pocket knife. Then, with your new griptape cut it down to roughly the right size, stick it to your deck and use a knife to ensure an exact fit.
Furthermore, when installing tape for scooters, it is important to avoid any air bubbles. A bubble-free deck will ensure maximum durability and the best performance. Some griptapes come with a perforation to be able to achieve this very easily. If you are unsure about installing griptape, check out the video in our Assembling a Scooter Guide which covers this process.
If you want to read more about griptape, check out our Buying Scooter Griptape guide.