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Portable Chalkboard

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Written by Shawn

Your grip tape doubles up as a chalkboard.


A temporary alternative to the permanent paint markers, that we referred to in "Paint Markers: Get Artsy with your Grip Tape", is sidewalk chalk. Unlike the paint makers, sidewalk chalk is temporary so you can always take it off. Therefore, chalk may be a good idea for artsy people who like change. Another bonus is that chalk is very inexpensive. Dollar stores are your best bet for super cheap prices on a large range of colours. I picked up a 20 piece jumbo sidewalk chalk for $2.00. I recommend only using the chalk on grip tape and nowhere else (including the bottom of the deck, wheels, and especially bearings).


Make whatever designs, logos, patterns etc. you desire. Be creative when designing your stuff. Here are some ideas. One idea: with your skateboard under your feet during a quiz, hope that the teacher doesn’t catch you sneaking a grip tape peek to your cleverly hidden answer. Use your grip tape as your personal grocery list. Don’t underestimate the importance of calcium so be sure you write eggs and milk on your grip tape. No one likes a whiner.


But before you get to all that, just sweep the grip tape with a broom to remove excess unwanted chalk. To further remove excess chalk, drop the skateboard from a few feet onto its grip tape side.

Now, if you want to completely remove the chalk, do not immerse the deck in water or spray the deck with a garden hose. You will ruin the ply, causing the layers to separate and become wavy. Instead, dab the grip tape with a damp rag. Drag the rag across the board if you have to as well. These ways should remove all or at least most of the chalk. Keep in mind; it is still possible to have a ghost image showing after wiping the grip. But, whatever. You will have more funn decorating the deck than removing your masterpiece.


Skateboard Chalkboard


- Shawn Hasselaar


Nov. 7, 2010



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