No grip tape needed on these hand etched skateboard decks by Strght. No, they’re not carved by chisel and hammer (I only wish), but rather a sand blasting method (check Strght’s process here). It’s great to see these decks are made by hand in the USA, and completely customizable. First, you select your shape. Strght’s boards come in Classic, Diamond Tail, and Pin Tail. Second, select your choice of wood (5 to be exact). Third, select your favourite design, then choose from one or two colours. They don’t have a ton of designs/patterns, but with all these customizations you won’t have to worry about someone else carrying the same deck.