The original, Jessup was the first to bring silicon carbide griptape to the skateboard industry. We've been making the best griptape since 1975, that's over 32 years of experience in making quality griptape. We've gripped over 25 million decks. This means we've easily gripped more boards than all other griptape companies combined. To date, we've made over 70 million feet of griptape, no one else even comes close.