Griptape - one of the most vital parts of a skateboard. It keeps your feet stable in serious times, such as while you get speed wobbles skating down a mountain pass and allows you to perform the necessities, such as a simple ollie over a dead possum in the road. The griptape is not only a vital part of a skateboard, it is the one thing skaters unwillingly look down at maybe 300 times during a single skate session. Setting up your feet in order to try whatever flip trick hours upon end is something that is very, very common for anyone. The majority of the average skate kids tend to settle with taking hardly any time to think thoroughly about how they would like to make their board look visually pleasing. Instead, many kids go the unoriginal route and end up buy/set up their boards with boring, all black sheets of grip. I myself have always thought it was kind of stupid. Why do exactly what everybody else does? Life is more fun, especially in skateboarding, when it is lived through the unconventional, different way of the people surrounding you.
When I want to look down at my griptape, I want to get fuckin psyched to go skate hard, & not think about anything other than whatever ledge I want to frontside grind onto next. For me, that means at least adding some kind of interesting, eye popping, bold, colorful, crazed design all over my grip to get me hyped up. So thats exactly what I have at least been trying to do.