Monday, April 28, 2014

Rip Grip #2.

Santa Cruz came up with a soft foam stick-on for your board to assist with grabs. Theoretically it helped. At the least it was made in some neat colors. Rip Grip came in a variety of shapes and thicknesses. Everybody was using it.

I'm sure other companies made Rip Grip imitations, but I didn't stumble across any ads when I was looking.

C.R. Stecyk III took the photo of Dressen.

Eric Dressen: Thrasher - March 1989 Volume 9 Number 3

Rip Grip team: Thrasher - December 1989 Volume 9 Number 12


Justin said...

Straight from Heavy Metal Chuck's Instagram:

Ben said...

Alva made rip grip also.

Justin said...

Was it bat shaped? I was hoping to stumble upon others, but I never did and got burned out on looking.

-A said...

I had the bat-shaped Alva knockoff version. It tore much faster than Rip Grip.