can you re-grip?

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  • @lynnpreston very nice paint job too

  • @Carlo - thanks, but I can't claim credit. That paint job certainly is curious. This is my second OW I picked up used on Ebay. Apparently this one was custom-painted for the customer by FM as part of a special promotion (everyone please don't start asking FM for custom paint jobs). Honestly, my other (blue) one looks much better IMHO. I don't mind the green though since I'm 100% about the riding and not looks.

  • I saw this one when it was on ebay. always wondered why it was painted green with that design on the side.

  • @lynnpreston
    Thanks for sharing. Looks good.

  • lynnpreston - are you using Vicious coarse or xtra-coarse? Just curious and also, how's it been working out for you since the switch?

  • I'm not sure. Package doesn't say. This is what I have:

    I love it. It grips a lot better with wet sandy feet or shoes. I ride barefoot on it all the time, and it doesn't bother me at all. It doesn't look at good as the FM branded tape, but the tradeoff is well worth it for me.

  • Thanks, that looks like the normal/coarse one. I think I'll do this mod right off as I'm used to the tackier/stickier grip of Jessup, Madrid Flypaper and Vicious and the 1W stock grip looks pretty low/small-grain. I think i'll use 2 colors to differential the sensor side from the non.

  • I know this is a really old topic, but I wanted to bring attention to this once more and thank @J-Glide and @lynnpreston for the tutorial pics above. I just recently put the Vicious grip on my board and it is the best thing ever! My feet stay on at the beach and I have a lot more control over the board in general.

    If you are thinking about putting Vicious on your board, 0_1476143445631_maxresdefault.jpg

  • Plus, these cool stickers came with the griptape :D

  • @slydogstroh Did anyone put this griptape on top of the old. I have no sensor problems, just the grip tape is worn. So I thought maybe it is possible to leave the old griptape in place and put the new one on top of that?

  • @ltl I removed the old grip tape and I will never go back to using the stock grip on the V1. The original tape is actually very stiff whereas with the Vicious you can almost feel the sensor (or I guess the paper covering the sensor) under your feet. It's a win win really. Your feet stay planted and you can feel where the sensor is. Plus the vicious covers most of the wood so the board feels more waterproof. No ragrets here.

  • Look up "My sensor mod". I regripped and the sensor responds better

  • The original grip tape comes off easily. Just be careful when pulling it off to not damage the sensor while you're at it.
    Adding new grip tape to the back footpad is simple.

    Adding to the front pad took a little more creativity.
    I used a rubber based spray water sealant to waterproof the sensor.
    I then used a silicone fill to bring up the front and taper the sides so that the grip tape could be applied without deforming.
    I used a large hole punch to open up the screw holes.

    It's really solid: I doesn't feel like it would ever come off the foot pad and there's no movement anywhere. Solid footing.

  • @Zluz The waterproof spray sealant is an excellent idea! Do you have a link where I could buy?

  • Got my wheel for Black Friday, and just put on vicious. The sensor is now sealed under a plastic piece, which extends to the edge of the grip so you can't feel the sensor (maybe not preferable to some). The grip is fully applied now thanks to the plastic, no strip required for the sensor

    Edit - grippy ride feels so much better, thanks all

  • @slydogstroh

    I used Rule-OLeum LeakSeal. I did also mention it in this post.

    Rule-OLeum LeakSeal

    For my project I applied a generous layer of this stuff around the seams, then the silicone to fill in gap between the top of the sensor and the foot pad base. Then another layer of LeakSeal all over. I also sprayed it on the bottom, where the wire goes into the base.
    None of this seemed to affect the sensitivity of the sensor. I have never experienced a sensor problem.

    I am happy with the results; it adheres very well and is fairly flexible. It also fills in space which I would not expect from a spray (it can foam up a little). Once dried it feels like a permanently attached thick rubber skin.

    This worked great, but I am not saying there isn't still a better product out there. Forming a thick skin is good in general but I would be ok with something thinner. Being even more flexible would be good too.

  • How hard is it to remove the old grip tape? I dont want to use a heat gun that may ruin the sensor. How much of a improvement is it? Do you feel locked in? Course or Extra-course? Is it good for off road?

  • @tony420121 It's easy! I don't even use any heat, I just got a knife and peeled the OG grip off. It's a good idea to be wary of the sensor when you do this.
    It's really a day and night improvement, super locked in feeling with the Vicious. Great for offroad, but does get really dirty (super grippy) so I find myself cleaning the grip more than before. Totally worth it!

  • @slydogstroh WHen you were peeling it back did you have to take precautions around the sensor? Also on a different topic did you change your tire yet? Also did you ride today as well, lol?

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