March 7, 2008, Newsletter Issue #107: Gripping Your Board

Tip of the Week

Gripping your board requires a padded surface (so you don't ruin your graphic) a retractable cutting tool and a fine file. Slowly and carefully peel the backing off, beginning at one end and lay the backing down, smoothing the grip tape as you go. Once you are free of air bubbles, file along the edge of your deck. A white outline will appear, showing you where your cut line is. Follow the outline with your cutter until you've removed all the excess grip tape. Then poke holes where your hardware will go.

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