Holding on for dear life!
Ashes griptape is pretty much as local as it gets. Founded in Vienna by Steve Forstner and Paul Labadie, you will be hard pressed to find someone who more closely approximates the "skater owned and run" ideal. It's one thing to support the fresh blood and veteran soldiers of the skateparks, and another thing entirely to also cater to skateboarding legends like Chris Pfanner and Eric Dressen.
The guys behind Ashes are not only keeping Europe on wheels, but are also putting in the hours necessary to keep local scenes alive. By collaborating with skateboard giants like Vans, as well as local fashion favorites like Meshit, Ashes has put itself on the map for having everyone's back. If you want to keep updated on more adventures, head to their Facebook page or Instagram for more details!
The secret recipe for good grip tape? A grain that is a healthy mixture of fine and coarse, all to ensure that your grip tape doesn't expire before you do. Ashes prides itself on lasting longer than the rest... say goodbye to nights beside your hairdryer, shredding your fingers to get rid of that worn-out grip job! One shot, one kill. If it worked for Tom Berenger, then it certainly works for us![/column_right]