Lesson of the Day - don’t stick grip tape to unsealed wood!
Yesterday I went to Yamba skate park.
Mum made me ride, she says its good for me, so I got my stuff together and road from my house to the skate park.
When I got there I dumped my stuff under a tree near the half pipe ripped out my wallet and ran straight to Bills skate shop, I asked if I could buy some black grip. He said “of course you can”, and went around the back to grab some.
When he came back I quickly grabbed my money put it on the counter and ran back to the skate park. I was so stoked that I tripped over my mates skate board and slammed my head on the ground. Quickly recovering, I got back up, got my blade out. and started to put the grip on my zflex - I did such a good job of putting it on. (The key is to let the blade do the work and cut towards yourself with the blade rested against the deck) a few hours later I road home to find that the grip tape didn’t stick to the deck.
Dad said that it needed to be clear coated so the adhesive glue could stick I was so bummed out. Photo and blog by Ethan Gumb