Dimensions: 9″x 33″ (22.86cm x 83.82cm)
Griptape is a kind of emery or sandpaper which is glued to the top side of a skateboard deck. It gives you a secure footing and allows you to perform various tricks.
WHAT IS GRIPTAPE MADE OF? The rough surface of griptape typically consists of silicon carbide and provides resistance and friction between your deck and the soles of your shoes. Without this friction, it would be extremely hard to get your deck into the air.
A standard sheet of griptape is 9″ x 33″ (22.8cm x 83.8cm) in size, making it suitable for virtually all decks. For wider decks and longboards there are also larger sheets with different levels of granularity. You should not, however, use ultra-rough longboard griptape for normal skateboarding, unless you’re willing to buy a new pair of shoes every week.