Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is an ad for OJ II Street Razors, too, but I want to focus on the Rip Grip. Rip Grip was this foamy stuff with an adhesive backing made by Santa Cruz that you put on your board to make it easier to hold onto for grabs. I don't think it ever really helped out much. Rails were better to hold for most grabs anyway. Even if Rip Grip did manage to help you hang on, it was soon realized that you put it in the wrong spot from where you actually grabbed the board. We were just kids doing early grabs off small launch ramps so maybe we were missing out on the full benefits of the product. It looked cool at least and if Eric Dressen had it on his board, well then it better be on mine.
Street Razors were good wheels.
Thrasher - April 1989 Volume 9 Number 4