First of all, LitGrip.com is made by skaters, for skaters. We hope by adding real value in skateboarding that we can earn the respect of skaters everywhere as the #1 source for awesome griptape – especially custom grip tape. We sell some of the more dope major griptape brands and feature some of the cooler designs, but we also have an awesome website where you can design your own grip online without needing any technical know-how or software like Photoshop or anything like that and still make something dope of your own! We hope this enables skaters everywhere to rock their own kick ass grip tape visibly so that everyone knows who really owns skateboarding, and it’s not the brand names; it’s the skaters!
Custom Grip Made One at a Time With YOUR Graphics.
In addition to selling all the major griptape brands, we mainly offer custom printed griptape services. Our customers can get custom printed griptape by designing a print on our site, and then we’ll print it onto the grip chosen from the store. This includes uploading photos, text and images of your own.
We’re skaters. And, we’re a small business. So, of course, we feel some sort of way about all of the corporate bull that is being mass produced and going on in the skate industry and peddled for cheap at major retail stores in the mall, almost all skaters can agree that at it’s core that’s not what skaters want because it’s bland, soulless, lacking individuality and roots, feels obviously manufactured and phony to an insulting level, and feels like it’s lost touch completely with actual skaters and longboarders that are out in the streets and at parks. Everyone is different, and everyone should get to embrace that and be authentic; not force fed 10 choices. Most of all, we think any limitation on individuals creative expression should change, and massed produced junk is the opposite of creative expression. WE only carry brands with awesome designs, good quality, or we say design your own. We think the possibilities should be endless and open to embrace everyone’s individuality and only when that is the norm, will our mission be complete. We want to help all skaters take back our sport and it’s image so that it’s once again recognized as a place of cultivating individuals and unlocking their own potential. To us, it starts with breaking free of all that corporate mass produced generic junk until their sales are so bad they simply give up trying to blanket us with that junk and quality and creativity and choices to be an individual become expected. Creativity can help a peaceful (and visually entertaining and inspiring) revolution to re-take of the sport’s image. This will be a visual reminder to the fans that we all should recognize this is a sport that was created by the athletes, and we are the many. The skaters own it, and we have always owned it! WE decide what to ride, we push down the street, not them. So, we should decide how and what we ride, how it looks, just like how we set it up, how we ride it, what we do with it, what tricks we do, how we carve, how we shred, how we ollie, and own that creative freedom entirely! Go all the way!
Show them Who Really Owns Skateboarding With Creativity.
We think that with creative freedom we can actually make an impact by fostering creativity to overcome this cancerous corporate money-driven takeover of the skateboard industry’s products and culture. What’s the opposite of boring corporate bullsh*t? Creative individuals rocking their own art as one-of-a-kind art, that’s what – at least that’s what we would think is the polar opposite. Instead of mass-produced – one. Just one. Or maybe a few. But not 100,000 jammed into every mall with some crappy marketing design on it – no skaters want to be spoon fed this crap. Compare that to a custom grip tape that is rad a-f at the skatepark go by, some random girl or guy riding it. This is basically the greatest thing ever. You see their individuality, you see their effort, you see an openness and a creative side, a braveness, a confidence to be yourself a little bit more than the mall brand. If they nail a trick right there while you’re looking at their custom grip? Multiplier. 10x factor as you actually feel something new. This is real life, people! You don’t need a “screen” to show your style when people are looking directly at your feet!
Creativity is a Power to Let’m Know Skaters Own Skateboarding.
If there’s one thing better than buying your local skate shop’s grip tape, it’s customizing your own. This has always made an impression on me when I would see people skating with their own custom grip as a kid and I never forgot it. To this day if I see a custom grip I cheer for them as they skate down the street and both our team and I have a mission to give every skater this power, making it as easy and as cheap as we can make it, to eliminate the barrier to getting everyone an awesome, professionally printed grip tape to rock around on any board you want to make it yours and say “f that boring crap, this one is my design” – whatever that means to you – and one board at a time, let all the corporate d’s know that we’ve taken back skateboarding. And, it doesn’t hurt when a random bro from the sidewalk is like “Sick grip!” and doesn’t know who designed it, let alone that it was you. Watch, as your ollie goes up one full inch higher from this pure joy.
Freedom of Expression Conquers BS
We hope that with our customized grip services more skaters everywhere can express themselves in printed form. We are fueling the skater fire providing accessibility for art as a form of expression and adds immense value to what is typical boring mass production. The ability to express ourselves is the core of the 1st Amendment in the USA, and should never be taken away from anyone, especially not the true skate culture that is out there getting at it every day bravely and pushing themselves. That’s our right! And, as you will find in life, when you are being your true self and expressing your true self creatively, artistically, that is where you find the greatest freedom to be yourself and be celebrated for it.
In Real Life Custom Grip is Epic and Life Changing
It’s true! The real news of the century is that custom grip tape is even better in real life than you can imagine or how it sounds. It doesn’t “sound” THAT cool but actually once you step on the colors that you yourself get to manifest thru this crazy interweb straight from your own brain to the thing under your feet as you shred…. something magical happens where art and nature and speed and danger all just shred together in harmony and a powerful chemistry ignites that revitalizes your soul, connects the right and left sides of your brain, lights up all parts of your thoughts, even decalcifies your pineal gland! And, maybe, just MAYBE the best part – makes skating even more fun than it already was, and makes you want to skate even more than before. I hope you like winning, because it’s inspiring and uplifting to ride on your own creativity literally, and you really won’t understand until you try it, but it’s good for your heart, mind, and soul. Trust!
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