Product Blog: Fatpap – Riptape

September 30, 2018 by MartinB. | 1:14 pm

I remember the times when BRR dropped their first riptape. The sheets were precut sheets for Tech Decks and the old Berlinwood G1 decks. Some couple of (maybe) years Katha dropped her FBS tape. For several years these two sorts of tape were the only tapes you can get and the only tapes you could really use with a great performance.

In the fingerboard scene everything changed, Back in the days you got only a few deck/wheel/truck companies. In these days and the days of Instagram there are a lot more fingerboarding companies for every product. Hate it or love it.

Tape companies are growing on daily basis, just because a lot of kids out there thinking about making some quick money with foamtape. If you are a real fingerboarder you should know: tape is not tape. You need a good one. The right one. One with great performance and grip.

Today we will take a look at Fatpap. Fatpap is a tape company from the US offering tape for you fingerboard and handboard. Lets have a look at it:

Fatpap - Fingerboard Riptape


Fatpap - Fingerboard Riptape

Sheet Dimensions:
Thickness: 1mm
Width: 38mm
Length: 110mm


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And one more:

Fatpap - Fingerboard Riptape

At Fatpap you can get three different collors of tape. You can get the classic black one, mortar grey and brick red tape. Every color has the same thickness and the sheets have always the same dimensions.

While checking out the sheets I´ve noticed, that the colors perform not the same:

Classic Black: The classic black tape got pores like most of the other tapes on the market. It´s solid black and grippy. The tape is not as soft as FBS and reminds me on the classic BRR tape just with more pores.

Mortar Grey: The grey one feels soft. You don´t feel pores and you even can´t see them. The grey tape is not as grippy as the black one but in my opinion it feels softer than the black one.

Brick Red: The brick red tape feels as hard as the black one and you don´t feel pores like on the grey one. So it seems to be like the brick red tape is a mix of the grey and the black one.

On the Fatpap website there is no information about the softness of the tape. Maybe these impressions about the tapes are only my personal feeling!? I don´t know. Get some sheets and try it on your own! Maybe the grey and red tape needs some more time wearing in.

I really like the fact that Fatpap is offering colored tape. This is not the first company doing this and probably not the last one. On my next setup I will try out the grey tape, just because I really like grey as color for everything.

You can get in contact with Fatpap on Instagram: @fatpap.griptape and on their website: click! You could order single sheets and big packs in every selection of colors you like. Just get what you need!

THX a lot for the tape boiiiiii!

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