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This instructable will teach you how to grip a skateboard. It is most convenient to grip a skateboard on a work bench such as the ones found at TechShop.
Materials needed:

deck
griptape
file
razor blade
screw driver

Step 1:

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First, have your file and razor blade in hand. Carefully peel the griptape from its paper. Save the paper, it will be used in a later step.
 
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Oh my god. Your board is one of 5 in the world. I have one too. The design is by a man named Charley Harper. The design was used as a poster for a fundraiser at a school I was going to in Costa Rica. Habitat made it into a board. I saw a guy at a mall and offered him 100 bucks for it because it was meaningful to me. He said no. I had to drive 300 miles to find another. It's a crazy coincidence that you too have this board. If you want to see the poster look at my Instagram Jack_wuz_here. I'm flipping out right now.
newb2 years ago
one thing I've found that helps a lot is to pull off the backing in sections as you press it down
Rockitalk2 years ago
Awesome stuff! Was thinking to do one as well, but we may just link to yours :)
anthonyguerrero (author)  Rockitalk2 years ago
Thanks!
HollyMann2 years ago
Great first instructable! :)