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Grip vs Foam top Pt.2
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Which do you like better
Grip tape that won't ever wear out
75%
 75%  [ 45 ]
Soft grip or foam top
25%
 25%  [ 15 ]
Other
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
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Schmaltz
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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2004 9:41 pm    Post subject: Grip vs Foam top Pt.2 Reply with quote

Ok, i know this question has been asked many times before, but i wanted to see if things have changed lately...

So please vote for what you like and maybe even explain why...

Thanks...
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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2004 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grip tape, its more natural. im going for never even putting my feet on foam. ever
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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2004 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer griptape. Awhile back I had tried out the old wooden hype concaves with the foam and the thing I didn't like was how the foam kind of absorbed the concave...you know, so the concave wasn't as extreme. I prefered the feeling of the cassette concave much more than the hype foam concave.
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el
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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2004 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like griptape better because of the "solid" feeling, foam just feels too soft under the feet. If there was a really hard kind of foam, maybe more like rubber, I would be willing to try that. I've been krugered many a time by my grip.
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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2004 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to ride cassettes, and was fully into griptape having come from a skateboarding background. Then I started getting sorted out with boards from a local shop and they wanted me to ride a Hyperlite, so I went over to foam deck. It didn't really feel as good at first, but I'm really used to it now. I think it's just what you get used to.

P.S. Definately stoked on the Gate, amazing board!
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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2004 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

electricsnow wrote:
the foam kind of absorbed the concave

Exact. I vote grip tape.

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RUSSIAN
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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2004 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer grip, just feels better. I have ridden a catalyst and the foam wasn't to bad, but you can feel the space that the foam creates between your feet and the boad and I didn't care for it.
Plus, I'm a skateboarder.
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2004 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grip! I tried the gate not to long ago and didn't like how I couldn't move my feet back into position as fast after shuvs(too sticky). It also felt like the foam would float the board off my feet on w2w stuff, this could have been the weight of the board though.
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2004 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grip tape. For the reasons above, absorbs concave, and some of the snap. I'm not a good wakeskater, but I prefere the feel of grip. That rubber idea does sound good though, I think Kampus has it, and it seemed good.
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greg van wagnen
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2004 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grip, i hate that squeaky noise foam makes
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2004 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use grip but on the survey there was other.... what can be other?
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Schmaltz
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2004 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shagg carpeting... Idea
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2004 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohh man i love the shagg carpet on my board its soo sweet and cushy.....

maybe wax could be another...like surf wax....or velcro with velcro on ur shoes....yes this is def the way to go.

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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2004 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wouldnt the velcro be almost like bindings...

we would be back at wakeboarding again.

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ty540
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2004 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I definitely like grip tape, but I just started riding a butter skate, and I like the foam top. It may depend on the shoes you're wearing, but this foam feels like it has about the same grip as griptape. Oh, and it doesn't sqeak. So i don't know. I could go either way, but the foam would have to be good stuff--not like some of the other companies out there...
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2004 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also prefer griptape!
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2004 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where is the pic of Schmaltz, utilizing the velcro
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2004 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RUSSIAN, this little 'thang?



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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2004 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all about the foam.Used to ride grip,always been a skateboarder,thought I would hate the foam.Turns out I love it.Never tried Hype's foam but Cassette's and old Mutiny's foam rocks.More than grippy enough,a little padding,never heard it squeak and it doesn't thrash everything with the griptape.It will last a hell of alot longer too.
You know how some people say wood and water don't mix well I think grip and water don't mix Wink .We don't put grip on our surfboards but we would put foam...

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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2004 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

greg van wagnen wrote:
grip, i hate that squeaky noise foam makes



i know thats exactly what i have to say
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