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