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Title: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 20, 2010, 09:23:42 PM
Not really spam or I'd post it above. If you have some time check out what I've got to say. Hit up the reply, questions will be answered ASAP.

We are Alchemy™ traction solutions. Happy go skateboarding day! Hope you all got a plan to go skate.
We're launching our brand right here - right now. Hope you enjoy!

We've created a new traction technology for skating. Patent pending. ©2010

Our technology utilizes geometric principals combined with advanced friction dynamics and a blend of the highest quality materials to
create the most effective traction surface ever skated on.

Ollie higher, flip your board easier, and catch your tricks like never before.
Skate to the best of your abilities, skate Alchemy™

thanks for reading.
please check out
http://www.alchemygrip.com (http://www.alchemygrip.com)
we're on all that other stuff too.
FB Twitter etc.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: skatenerd on June 20, 2010, 09:36:20 PM
Get me some of that grip, Theeve Trucks, Almost Impact deck, Omar Salazar Nikes, and have a set up from the future.

Anyway,how do you go about putting this shit on your board? Like is it sticky plastic with little grip squares? Grip has pretty much been the same since like,forever. Good luck revolutionizing that shit.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 20, 2010, 09:49:36 PM
Get me some of that grip, Theeve Trucks, Almost Impact deck, Omar Salazar Nikes, and have a set up from the future.

Anyway,how do you go about putting this shit on your board? Like is it sticky plastic with little grip squares? Grip has pretty much been the same since like,forever. Good luck revolutionizing that shit.

True that Skatenerd. It has been forever. lol I have them Salazars on in the pic. ha ha.

It comes in a sheet, just peel an stick. same old same old. the squares are joined by little pieces of clear. NOT that old crappy clear either. Our clear is 2 years in the making.

we appreciate your taking the time to reply.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on June 20, 2010, 10:10:13 PM
whats in your grip that makes it different then anything else? is it grittier or is it another material or something? also, how much are you charging per sheet?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: bailgun on June 20, 2010, 10:12:37 PM
so you're ripping of paradox, pretty much?

revolutionizing the industry, dawg!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 20, 2010, 10:30:23 PM
whats in your grip that makes it different then anything else? is it grittier or is it another material or something? also, how much are you charging per sheet?

It's full of holes. they create a Marco texture. so instead of dragging your sole over a flat surface with "grit" on it. You now have an abbreviated surface, with tons of edges and angles. The grit is very good, compared to what's out. Our pattern you can see here also creates tailored edges for flip tricks over the nose and tail. and with less material (12% less) it's much lighter than a full sheet.

 - And NO bail, we are not ripping off !?Paradox they have something else going for them. nanotechnology. keeps their stuff from shedding. Plus they are using a combination of 80 and 90 grit. to give more friction. good stuff.

Our traction system will retail at $13
Premiering three styles.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: bailgun on June 20, 2010, 10:35:04 PM
let me get this straight.

there's LESS area covered with grit, and that makes it somehow grippier?

and it costs extra?

i suppose having 12%lighter griptape is worth it.

awesome. sign me up.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: polly@bbt on June 21, 2010, 12:59:13 AM
for real, I'll take two!!

I understand advances have been made with skateboard technology, but I dare say it's pretty much perfect anymore.  If it ain't broke don't fix it.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Dimitri on June 21, 2010, 01:30:43 AM
Our traction system will retail at $13
Premiering three styles.
Kind of steep. If I have to choose between free griptape from the shop or this...

Also, 'traction system'? You might want to keep it down to earth.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on June 21, 2010, 01:58:36 AM
There is no way in hell I'll buy this bullshit.

There.  I said it. 

Hi spamboy! 


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Bermy Skater on June 21, 2010, 05:10:16 AM
So how's it going to make you ollie highter? 


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 21, 2010, 05:21:01 AM
Spam and eggs. Good day Sue.

okay, traction system. I feel you. But at the end of the day, we think this is no longer "grip."

The pattern itself can help you to do many things. Nothing can make someone jump higher, besides good ole exercise. The interlaced portion of the cuts will, however, keep your board with your feet better, bringing the highest point of your ollie up quite a bit.
It tested especially well on switch.

some more info on the system at
http://www.alchemygrip.info (http://www.alchemygrip.info)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Dimitri on June 21, 2010, 05:32:27 AM
It's grip though.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Bermy Skater on June 21, 2010, 05:43:57 AM
Yeah it's just grip cut into little geometerical shapes, that's all.  Giving it a mystical name like "alchemy", isn't going to give it special powers.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 21, 2010, 06:13:00 AM
yes It is grip Dimitri - with teeth.

And the mystical aspect is hard to describe, when you see the kind of performance it puts out. You'll understand a bit more about it's special powers.

Thanks for chiming in!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: C H U C K on June 21, 2010, 08:06:23 AM
How will the fabric of my shirt hold up when I use your product in coordination with my Slingz?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 21, 2010, 09:48:39 AM
How will the fabric of my shirt hold up when I use your product in coordination with my Slingz?
it will burst into flames. immediately.
I admit I had to google Slingz, so thanks. You must be a skate ninja. So, maybe your shirt will survive. IDK. I'll get prod R&D on this ASAP.
thanks


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: ttching on June 21, 2010, 10:30:07 AM
I realize that the potentially seizure inducing pattern is part of the technology's magic, but I'm afraid it will prevent me from ever using this stuff.  Don't feel too bad though.  I also refuse to use colored or branded griptape as well.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Bro on June 21, 2010, 10:31:33 AM
Sorry, I'll stick with Mob.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 21, 2010, 01:10:44 PM
Thanks tt thanks bro. I can't argue - I appreciate you taking the time to read and reply.

just a note on the technologies magic pattern, for some of our testers the pattern was distracting at first, but after a day they really got into it. No it didn't hypnotize them =) it helps as a visual cue for foot placement. For the novice riders (like myself) it helped me learn how to flick them kicks and tres.

But we totally understand your point(s)

thanks again.

PS here's another pattern - the Flower of Life. >seizures abound<


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: el ogrehound 3000 on June 21, 2010, 02:15:54 PM
So it is better than grip, but not grip....even though it says grip right in your URL there.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 21, 2010, 02:58:33 PM
_fucktard. we did. great suggestion! Lol MrCamp.
el ogre - You got me there, ha ha ha.

Of course it will always be called grip. some people just can't let go of titles...
I have some amazing writing instruments, but I still call them 'pens'.

again I appreciate your time and effort.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: dtotherob on June 21, 2010, 03:32:33 PM
i cut up my grip into tiny little pieces, back in the '80's. didn't help any.  speaking about grip. if i want maximum grip on the tarmac for racing my car, i choose something slick with minimal tread blocks. why? because it's grippier. more surface area on contact equates to more wins. or a way better kick flip/attempt ratio.

your product is fail.  but while we are on the topic, have you invented a rounder wheel yet?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: bailgun on June 21, 2010, 03:45:58 PM
that would be truly revolutionary.



Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 21, 2010, 04:03:07 PM
if i want maximum grip on the tarmac for racing my car, i choose something slick with minimal tread blocks. why? because it's grippier. more surface area on contact equates to more wins. or a way better kick flip/attempt ratio.

your product is fail.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: C H U C K on June 21, 2010, 05:59:52 PM
if i want maximum grip on the tarmac for racing my car, i choose something slick with minimal tread blocks. why? because it's grippier. more surface area on contact equates to more wins. or a way better kick flip/attempt ratio.

your product is fail.


QUOTE BOX!!!!!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: dtotherob on June 21, 2010, 06:13:24 PM
if i want maximum grip on the tarmac for racing my car, i choose something slick with minimal tread blocks. why? because it's grippier. more surface area on contact equates to more wins. or a way better kick flip/attempt ratio.

your product is fail.


QUOTE BOX!!!!!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 21, 2010, 07:10:49 PM
oh my. a double post too.
and my comment - gone. what a mystery.

So don't you warm up slicks by peeling out? Do you then use glue on your grip too??

I don't see the parallel.

you don't have to read my thread anymore... Please don't kill it with gratuitous BS



Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Bro on June 21, 2010, 07:22:13 PM
if i want maximum grip on the tarmac for racing my car, i choose something slick with minimal tread blocks. why? because it's grippier. more surface area on contact equates to more wins. or a way better kick flip/attempt ratio.

your product is fail.
if i want maximum grip on the tarmac for racing my car, i choose something slick with minimal tread blocks. why? because it's grippier. more surface area on contact equates to more wins. or a way better kick flip/attempt ratio.

your product is fail.


QUOTE BOX!!!!!

oh my. a double post too.
and my comment - gone. what a mystery.

So don't you warm up slicks by peeling out? Do you then use glue on your grip too??

I don't see the parallel.

you don't have to read my thread anymore... Please don't kill it with gratuitous BS


if i want maximum grip on the tarmac for racing my car, i choose something slick with minimal tread blocks. why? because it's grippier. more surface area on contact equates to more wins. or a way better kick flip/attempt ratio.

your product is fail.


QUOTE BOX!!!!!



Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: _fucktard_ on June 21, 2010, 07:27:03 PM
Hey Mr Camp, your posts get deleted too? My posts get deleted all the time, I thought I was the only one who was treated like a red-headed step child around here, suddenly I don't feel so special anymore. Oh, yeah your post count will get wiped to 0 too.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: skatenerd on June 21, 2010, 10:00:48 PM
This guy has obviously invested too much time on Grip Tape.

Well,it'll look sick on my scooter anyway.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on June 21, 2010, 11:13:12 PM
Hey Mr Camp, your posts get deleted too? My posts get deleted all the time, I thought I was the only one who was treated like a red-headed step child around here, suddenly I don't feel so special anymore. Oh, yeah your post count will get wiped to 0 too.
whoa there fuckface, what do u got against red heads? when my people rise up we'll fuckin destroy you.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on June 22, 2010, 12:38:09 AM
oh my. a double post too.
and my comment - gone. what a mystery.

So don't you warm up slicks by peeling out? Do you then use glue on your grip too??

I don't see the parallel.

you don't have to read my thread anymore... Please don't kill it with gratuitous BS



but this thread is BASED on gratuitous BS!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 22, 2010, 07:07:15 AM
There is no way in hell I'll buy this bullshit.

There.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 22, 2010, 07:08:08 AM
and yet they keep coming back for more...

_FT_ Your def. not alone anymore. Hello friend!

for the rest of you, not posting or even if you are... Were here to stay, so any other questions will be answered asap

for more info peep
http://www.alchemygrip.info (http://www.alchemygrip.info)

check out our third pattern


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: m477 on June 22, 2010, 10:01:43 AM
Posts aren't being deleted, its a glitch on the message board that happens when you quote a post.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: m477 on June 22, 2010, 10:18:58 AM
As for the grip.... not for me.  Looks like some shit Paris Hilton rhinestone shit....

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i315/thxmg23/PHGrip.jpg)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 22, 2010, 12:24:24 PM
Ha ha. that is awesome.

thanks for the tip!

figured it out on our own... Thats why I double posted the susej ragging.

take it easy~

MrCamp (lol)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: elastic back on June 22, 2010, 01:03:27 PM
Hey Mr Camp, your posts get deleted too? My posts get deleted all the time, I thought I was the only one who was treated like a red-headed step child around here, suddenly I don't feel so special anymore. Oh, yeah your post count will get wiped to 0 too.
whoa there fuckface, what do u got against red heads? when my people rise up we'll fuckin destroy you.

AHAHAHAHAHA!

but do gingers have souls?!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: greengoes_throat on June 22, 2010, 02:41:03 PM
For $2 more I can get 3 sheets of grip. I ain't buying this bullshit! Maybe you should go to Zumiez and sell to kids that are using their parents money.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mister Afternoon on June 22, 2010, 02:57:28 PM
I once saw Elton John driving a Mazda Miata  full of assless chaps down Rodeo drive, sipping a cosmo, on his way to meet George Michael in a Beverly Hills men's room. That was the gayest shit I'd ever seen. Until now.....


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on June 22, 2010, 03:45:20 PM
Hey Mr Camp, your posts get deleted too? My posts get deleted all the time, I thought I was the only one who was treated like a red-headed step child around here, suddenly I don't feel so special anymore. Oh, yeah your post count will get wiped to 0 too.
whoa there fuckface, what do u got against red heads? when my people rise up we'll fuckin destroy you.

AHAHAHAHAHA!

but do gingers have souls?!
no


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: skatenerd on June 22, 2010, 05:16:45 PM
Dude. Redheads have their own porno category.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on June 22, 2010, 05:46:56 PM
Paradox? Alchemy? has anyone other than Paris ever even tried this stuff? if not I'm sticking with clear pizza grip and my elephant key...


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 22, 2010, 05:59:33 PM
If anything, you guys are original and imaginative.

For the rest. heres the third pattern we made.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on June 23, 2010, 05:04:14 AM
Didn't think I was ragging.  Gave my honest opinion.  Paying $13 when I can get free grip and my board is going to break within 2 weeks anyway, it makes no sense. 


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on June 23, 2010, 07:09:07 AM
brings up a good question... I dont break boards ever. Mine might last me like 2 months. how long does your grip last before it wears out and/or feels like jessup?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 23, 2010, 09:28:03 AM


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 23, 2010, 09:54:16 AM
My apolgies Susej - That was juvenile. I am sorry. Price is and will always be a decision maker, and I can respect your stance. If you are breaking boards every two weeks, you should be getting flow from someone... Hmmm.

KTG -That is a good question. Our grip uses a very unique adhesive process to bind the "grit" to the middle layer, we had to protect from shedding much more than other manufacturers - because of the nature of the design(s). Many edges and corners create much more opportunity for shedding to take place. We are quite proud of the result. Minimal shedding may occur, on the rail edge over the concave on steep concave boards is the only noticeable place as of today. I'll take some close up pics to help illustrate.

Hope all is well with you all. thanks everyone -
MrCamp (still lol)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on June 23, 2010, 04:41:31 PM
I go through my boards slow too, a couple months at least. the guys at the shop set one up every week or two and give the old man a hard time about my set ups. I get my grip for free but its that Jessup crap. As much as I had never heard of these new griptapes till recent ( Paradox, Alchemy ) The pattern Paris is rocking makes sense to me for the angles your feet slide across the board-- but whats up with the texture?  Is it corrugated? are the sides of my feet going to go bu-bu-bu-bu-bu up the board? maybe a high res close up IS in order.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on June 23, 2010, 10:33:38 PM
I can respect the way you replied.  Admittedly, it was a harsh way for me to say it, but that's how I feel. 

2 weeks is good for me lately, but I'm not gonna be getting flow from anybody.  I'm just a bigger guy who skates a lot and tends to stomp his landings too hard. 


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Daf Dennis on June 24, 2010, 08:13:26 PM
well, i have a brilliant idea.send me a sheet of your grip for free, ill test it for a month and do a lil product review, with video.
sound good?
btw, paradox makes some damn good grip


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: m477 on June 24, 2010, 08:26:16 PM
Nobody likes Jessup?  Works great for me.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Daf Dennis on June 24, 2010, 08:39:59 PM
i used jessup for a while, but a bad batch turned me a way from it for quite some time.tried Mob.fuck Mob.went back to jessup.then my local shop started carrying Paradox, which is worth the 5$
also, i got some grip from a bike shop by my house(when i lived in Arkansas) , which sold skateboards( the real skateshop was 60 miles away), it was called Black Diamond i believe, i wasnt to stoked at first, but i ended up loving it.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: elastic back on June 24, 2010, 09:36:44 PM
i like jessup. i never had a problem with it. but then again, grip isn't a big deal to me. even the worst grip is sufficient. i just don't like how mob creases if you mess up putting it on, but once it is on, it is fine. jessup is cheap and never gives me any issues so i usually get rolls of that.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on June 25, 2010, 03:10:10 AM
I had a bad experience a long time ago with Jessup-- I dont know if I kept running into bad rolls but it would peel up really easy--like right off the board. I hated it. We had some shop grip that was twice as thick as regular and shaved my thumb off on backside grabs. I rocked that for a while and then the guys were swearing by Jessup. I tried it again and liked it enough I guess I shouldnt call it crap since it didnt peel up like it used to, but I do notice ( since my set ups tend to stick around ) after a while, It loses it's grip and my feet are kinda sliding around on it.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mister Afternoon on June 25, 2010, 03:50:22 AM
I've never had a problem with Jessup.  Have used it for years and years with nary an issue.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on June 25, 2010, 06:19:44 AM
i used jessup for a while, but a bad batch turned me a way from it for quite some time.tried Mob.fuck Mob.went back to jessup.then my local shop started carrying Paradox, which is worth the 5$
also, i got some grip from a bike shop by my house(when i lived in Arkansas) , which sold skateboards( the real skateshop was 60 miles away), it was called Black Diamond i believe, i wasnt to stoked at first, but i ended up loving it.
just so you know, Black Diamond grip is just mob with the words black diamond on it...


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Daf Dennis on June 25, 2010, 10:06:12 AM
haha, damn, that makes me feel like an idiot


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: asdf072 on June 25, 2010, 02:53:28 PM
I use Jessup exclusively. That way I have something to blame when I'm not landing tricks. W/ this in mind, I cannot use your non-griptape-that-looks-suspiciously-like-griptape.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: skatenerd on June 25, 2010, 04:23:44 PM
I've only really had bad grip when I got some of what a shop had in Ukiah CA. That grip sucked. Also when I for the hell of it got clear grip on a deck. That shit was at a Outdoor sports store, so I guess that's why they had it. But hey, they're a local business. But yeah, Jessup is alright. No problems here.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on June 25, 2010, 06:47:51 PM
I had that clear grip 20+ years ago where the individual grains could be seen and counted.  That stuff got slippery real quick.

Jessup is fine for me though.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 25, 2010, 09:49:16 PM
HEY! So hyped to see you all chatting grip!!!
Here are some close-ups of what we do. the non-griptape-that-looks-suspiciously-like-griptape. (that's awesome)

http://s967.photobucket.com/albums/ae151/alchemygrip/Grip%20Images%20thrasher/ (http://s967.photobucket.com/albums/ae151/alchemygrip/Grip%20Images%20thrasher/)

Patent pending ©2010

About the FREE samples - I can't promise anything but...
email me @ info@alchemygrip.com


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: skatenerd on June 25, 2010, 09:53:29 PM
I take this grip
(http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae151/alchemygrip/Grip%20Images%20thrasher/110_0040.jpg)
You take that grip
(http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae151/alchemygrip/Grip%20Images%20thrasher/110_0044.jpg)

Let's play a game of SKATE, then I'd feel like i'm in Tron or some shit.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 25, 2010, 10:26:26 PM
AMZING. thanks for posting the pics!!!
>still don't know much about all the web stuff<
Tron was awesome.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on June 25, 2010, 10:49:35 PM
To mix things up a bit, sometimes I cut my grip up before sticking it on.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Daf Dennis on June 26, 2010, 09:41:02 AM
HEY! So hyped to see you all chatting grip!!!
Here are some close-ups of what we do. the non-griptape-that-looks-suspiciously-like-griptape. (that's awesome)

[url]http://s967.photobucket.com/albums/ae151/alchemygrip/Grip%20Images%20thrasher/[/url] ([url]http://s967.photobucket.com/albums/ae151/alchemygrip/Grip%20Images%20thrasher/[/url])

Patent pending ©2010

About the FREE samples - I can't promise anything but...
email me @ info@alchemygrip.com



email sent   :-*


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 27, 2010, 10:19:23 PM
TWEET TWEET http://twitpic.com/20my8l/full (http://twitpic.com/20my8l/full)

Ryan Hussey. snaps.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on June 28, 2010, 06:32:09 AM
totally down to try it... email also sent.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Bro on June 28, 2010, 07:33:15 AM
better chance selling blank sheets of grip with the word Alchemy written all over it....

no email sent.
could be spam.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 28, 2010, 12:32:47 PM
Thanks KILL_ you wont be spammed or sold to any third party.
I appreciate all the help we can get. Check for email reply.
Bro! You're not too far off man, I can't say too much more_

photo credit for the ad. Andrew Joseph IV


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Daf Dennis on June 28, 2010, 12:39:40 PM
hey, im having problems with my email. did you get the one with my address?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 28, 2010, 09:02:24 PM
I didn't . Please re-send when you can. I'll check again - thanks for following up!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: C H U C K on June 28, 2010, 09:16:09 PM
Gay.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 28, 2010, 09:21:52 PM
Um, and now for something completely different.

We're going to be opening a online store for Pre-Orders.
Our production run is getting eaten up quick, so if you wanted to buy some product - you can reserve right away.

orders will ship 2nd week of August. Thanks again for everyone that chose to read this, contact us and show some love.
gay or not!
~m


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 28, 2010, 09:59:39 PM
to reserve.

www.shop.alchemygrip.com (http://www.shop.alchemygrip.com)

*meet Mercury, the Masters Apprentice.
Only the pure of heart and mind may receive the Stone of the Philosophers.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on June 29, 2010, 05:35:04 AM
I should be getting some of the grip in the mail. ill tell you all how it does.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: skatenerd on June 29, 2010, 02:44:40 PM
I should be getting some of the grip in the mail. ill tell you all how it does.
Post some pics, plz. Thx.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on June 29, 2010, 10:51:02 PM
I'm interested too Mr. Camp. I'll send you an email and some links to things that I got going. Looking forward to trying your gr--er--traction solution.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Dimitri on June 30, 2010, 03:40:50 AM
I got ten bucks on this going out of business within the year.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 30, 2010, 01:49:24 PM
Awesome Angus... Phantasmi-gorical.

Hmm. Dimitri, You may be correct if I keep getting hit up for samples... Oh, wait. Maybe peeps are catching on ~

So you know, we appreciate all the support, and requests. We'll do our best to get what we can out as soon as we can.

OH, the Pre-Sale...

SOLD OUT. =)
(not that we've sold out)
>just we've sold everything in stock.< now it's out of stock.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Daf Dennis on July 12, 2010, 09:39:54 PM
did you get my email? ive got a new board ready to grip up :) if im one of the "testers" than thanks , hope everything works out, grip looks cool


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on July 17, 2010, 08:27:52 PM
I got it! That's awesome thanks to you all!!! I'm in China going over the final production with the factory and will be back early next week. Everyone interested should be getting their packages soon after my return =] skating here is amazing too bad I am traveling solo. Back b4 I left I met with some other potential testers you may all already know. They seemed stoked! But I can't say who_ hopefully I should have a new photo or two soon! Thanks again and talk more in a bit, got to give a shout out to Naysayer!!! Congratulations for getting up in theMag written up by theGeek!!! Hyped for you bro_


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on July 18, 2010, 05:44:54 AM
Send some to me, and I'll get you your picture.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: bucky fellini on July 19, 2010, 05:12:24 AM
whoa, you get your grip from China? I heard they test out how rough it is by rubbing it on babies' faces. what about the babies, man? the fucking babies?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: asdf072 on July 19, 2010, 02:02:54 PM
^^^ win!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: skatenerd on July 19, 2010, 06:50:48 PM
Give your babies feet callouses so you don't have to buy them shoes.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on July 20, 2010, 12:56:32 PM
Ha ha... yeah China. Where do you think other companies get their stuff. Mostly in Taiwan.
I have been manufacturing in China for a number of years, mostly action figure stuff and electronic games... and I always oversee the production personally. Because although they don't exactly rub it on babies faces, there have been other things going down.
YET, I can proudly say that our factories are the best out right now, and we're lucky to have partnered up with some of the highest quality people and materials available in the world.
Looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks when they have a chance to roll on some Alchemy! always happy to see peeps posting on the thread, and if you haven't hit me up yet - don't be shy. I appreciate everyone's patience and open minded attitude.
Skating there (CN) was incredible. No laws against rolling anywhere, no security to be dodged, and marble as far as your eyes can see!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: skatenerd on July 20, 2010, 02:46:29 PM
What kind of Action Figures?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: C H U C K on July 20, 2010, 03:59:13 PM
Great, another product outsourced.  ::)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Hefeweizen on July 20, 2010, 04:09:26 PM
^ shreddin' in the USA.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Emergen C. on July 23, 2010, 12:04:16 PM
Can we eat the grip?
Or does it have lead in it too?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on August 06, 2010, 07:05:04 AM
Send some to me, and I'll get you your picture.

Can you send me you address? info@alchemygrip.com

Sneak Preview of our website. Under construction... Launch slated for Friday Aug 13th

www.alchemygrip.com/home.asp (http://www.alchemygrip.com/home.asp)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on August 07, 2010, 08:51:48 AM
Yeah, I was kinda joking when I sent that, but if you're willing to send me some, I'll give it a try. 

Email sent! 


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: polly@bbt on September 05, 2010, 03:21:10 PM
Did anyone ever get any of this mess?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on September 05, 2010, 10:43:12 PM
I was about to ask the same thing...


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: C H U C K on September 05, 2010, 10:45:48 PM
I put a sheet on my deck and it wore holes in the back of my shirt.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: The brycickle on September 06, 2010, 12:00:37 AM
Slingz prevent shirt holez!!!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: skatenerd on September 06, 2010, 06:54:32 PM
Shirt holes are more Punk Rock anyway.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on September 07, 2010, 09:01:01 PM
lolz - I hear you. I sent a sheet out to Daf_Dennis about one week ago. My new shipment lands any day now, and I'm still planning on hooking all of you ~ who emailed me ~ up. Unless you're over it, please let me know.
I do apologize it took so damn long, but it's going to be well worth the wait. Hope you all think so too.
I've been trying to set as many people off with samples as I could, and you'll be psyched to see that some great people have stepped up to back what we have done. Details soon on our website, and you all will be first to hear any cool news I have on this thread.
Nerd, I worked on tons of action figures, mostly video game properties and some anime. My pride and joy was Samurai Champloo - which I, to this day, think was one of the best stylistically and plot. R.I.P. Nujabes!!!
Anyone else care to try out our product - please hit me at info@alchemygrip.com or check out our FB page http://www.facebook.com/pages/AlchemyTM-traction-solutions/124615417574058?ref=sgm


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: skatenerd on September 07, 2010, 09:15:48 PM
Damn. Samurai Champloo action figures AND Grip tape.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: C H U C K on September 08, 2010, 02:36:40 PM
Damn. Samurai Champloo action figures AND Grip tape.

It's NOT grip tape it's TRACTION!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on September 08, 2010, 06:54:38 PM
WIN^ :D

it's Traction™


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: polly@bbt on September 10, 2010, 06:40:02 PM
I put a sheet on my deck and it wore holes in the back of my shirt.

SHRED SHRED SHRED


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: dtotherob on September 10, 2010, 07:52:16 PM
I put a sheet on my deck and it wore holes in the back of my shirt.

SHRED SHRED SHRED

that is actually a double shred!! oh my god!! what does it mean!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on October 05, 2010, 03:03:33 AM
Okay so Mr. De Camp was kind enough to send me, not one, but two samples of Alchemy: The Matrix pattern and The Evolution.

In appreciation I decided to offer up these reviews to let anyone who was interested know my experience with it.

First off, The Matrix shape seemed like the most functional for me. I do a lot of flip ( mostly kickflip ) variations and if there was something to be had for the designs-- that was the one that made the most sense to me. To be honest, my second fav was the Flower of Life and the Evolution with its more chaotic & less structured design seemed the least appealing of the three.

I originally wanted to set up the Matrix pattern on one of my 8 1/4's, I just thought they would look great together, but unfortunately I was still waiting on a new shipment. Eager to try the grip, I still had some custom 8.12's lying around from a small run I did and thought the Evolution would look cooler with that graphic so I opted for it instead.

It's pretty crazy looking when you get this stuff, it's actually all die cut. The packaging comes with instructions that say to get someone to help you with it. I texted my friends 13 year old son then was off to her house, grip and board in hand.

It seemed a little strange to me that it would take two people to apply it, but here we go. I had him just simply put his fingers on one end while I peeled the backing. It was a bitch at first-- catching on all the little die cuts.

I decided to look a little closer at the instructions ( yes, instructions for putting on grip ) and it suggested working it side to side in a diagonal manner. This helped my time considerably and I probably should have looked a little closer at them to begin with. The grip started peeling much quicker but was still fighting me. By the time I reached the mid portion of the board, it came right up. Towards the tail I hit only one minor snag then was peeling smooth again.

I held the grip up and lined it to the board using the spider web design as a reference, this was pretty easy because there's a very distinct middle line. I then asked my 13 year old assistant to simply press the middle of the grip to the board. I was pretty surprised how efficiently it went after that, I expected all those intersections and die cuts to bubble up everywhere but instead, it went just as smooth or even smoother than a regular old sheet of grip. That was unexpected.

I rasped the board with a screwdriver and cut off the excess with a new blade. Mr De Camp had suggested not rasping & cutting from the top but with all these years of cutting grip up from the bottom, it was hard not to. I kind of used both techniques and then spent a little extra time cutting my top screen logo away from it's coverings, Low and behold-- it came out pretty sick!

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/sksb/Ender/Ender%20two/alchemyenderboard1-1.jpg)

Had I payed attention to the instructions at first it would have gone much quicker, but still: peeling the top 1/3rd of the grip was a bit time consuming. Now that I have some experience with it, I'm fairly certain I could set my next sheet by myself-- no problem-- although having someone there just to press down that middle part once you get it lined up, would probably be key.

Maybe I was tripping but even beyond the die cuts, it does seem a little different. I would say it's 'grippy' but less 'sandpapery?' My assistant who is only thirteen but has been skating since he was three, noticed it to the touch right away. There is a noticeable weight difference and the backing seems thinner and more pliable than regular grip. The way it laid down so smooth was strange. Id say the best way to describe the difference in texture is it doesn't seem possible for it to get that little 'wrinkle' in it.

I'll tell you more about it how it skates, etc. later-- or maybe even sooner, if I dont sleep..
stay up!

Angus



Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: _fucktard_ on October 05, 2010, 03:19:21 PM
I wonder why it's suggested to cut it from the top instead of the bottom? Can't see the pic, getting the red X. At work, this pc blows. Is the grip somewhat translucent? Just got a Krooked deck with Krooked written from top to bottom, would be cool if you could kinda see it undeneath. Since it's die cut I bet it would be a pain in the ass to cut it in half length wise. with a 1/4 space running nose to tail. Curious to hear how it wears ands kills shoes.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Boston666 on October 05, 2010, 05:59:17 PM
Grip looks nice......(but you sould go to the spam section though)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on October 06, 2010, 08:45:58 PM
I wonder why it's suggested to cut it from the top instead of the bottom? Can't see the pic, getting the red X. At work, this pc blows. Is the grip somewhat translucent? Just got a Krooked deck with Krooked written from top to bottom, would be cool if you could kinda see it undeneath. Since it's die cut I bet it would be a pain in the ass to cut it in half length wise. with a 1/4 space running nose to tail. Curious to hear how it wears ands kills shoes.

To bad your getting the red X I think it looks pretty tight! Then again it was still the 80's when I landed my first 360 flip so I made it through the paint pen craze and even the griptape ( Wooster anyone? ) that came in a million colors & you could 'peel' into shapes ala Hosoi, etc.

I dont know why he suggested cutting from the top. It's not translucent per say but held together by clear interlocking parts, kind of hard to explain, but you could take a straight edge and an blade to cut it length or width wise easily.

My top screen was where a lot of the intersecting pieces were radiating out from so I could see most of it and guess work the rest. The clear is different too. Unlike the stuff of my youth, it seems to take on whatever color the board is underneath. Even on dipped black, it doesn't look like there's clear griptape anywhere on the board at all.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on October 07, 2010, 01:09:16 AM
Grip looks nice......(but you sould go to the spam section though)


- sike.

A.S. I recommend the top cut because of the adhesive we use. It can grab a blade on the bottom side (If you cutting from the underside / adhesive side.) and that can be hazardous. It cut's, but is best at least for the first time, going top down.

Sick Wooster ref. tho... Doh, Im showing my age!

PS we updated our website: www.alchemygrip.com (http://www.alchemygrip.com)
PEEP how it does what it does...

Daf_Dennis - did you ever get your grip?

Thanks for taking the time to write that. Im hyped that you get it!
Gotta get me one of your boards ~ Please let me know how much with shipping_



Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on October 12, 2010, 10:14:16 PM
AlchemyGrip
 
Whoops we dropped a catalog. http://www.alchemygrip.com/cat2010.pdf (http://www.alchemygrip.com/cat2010.pdf)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on October 13, 2010, 05:30:32 AM
Will I be getting any soon?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on October 13, 2010, 06:20:47 AM
Will I be getting any soon?

absolutely! How is everything over there?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on October 14, 2010, 10:57:56 PM
Ha ha, "look at the traction tape_"
Roger Skateboards > Roger TX Toast Tour Focus Groups (http://vimeo.com/15627414)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on October 29, 2010, 05:57:32 AM
Now that I've had some time to ride the grip, I think I could give a proper review.

After I set up the board it sat for sometime. Although eager to try it, my other board wasn't quite on it's last legs so I wanted to get the proper use out of it before I tried the new one with the Alchemy grip on it.

After a couple weeks Mr. DeCamp informed me if I could supply him with some photo's, he could use them in an online add he had coming up in a week. The timing was perfect. I dismissed my ( old ) board who's time had more than come, and called my friend Mike Fretias. We've shot photos together for over 20 years, so I knew together we could produce something together no problem.

I told my assistant ( my friends 13 year old son ) to have him and his buddies meet us up at the park, I would have some new griptape for them to check out and the reaction of his crew was pretty crazy when they saw it... which brings me to the first part of my review: People trip on this stuff.

Generally people think I cut it out myself, when I explain it's die cut and comes that way, they trip out even more.

Straight up: it's cool looking. and it's an instant conversation starter. It's been a help to me with what I'm doing because once people react to the grip the next question is usually: " What kind of board is that? " If you don't like attention this may not be the grip for you but with what I'm doing, it's great because it generates interest wherever I go.

Performance wise I went straight to warming up and taking photos, so the review aspect was a little forgotten.

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/sksb/Ender/Ender%20two/0001_MFP20100917_3319.jpg)

To the grips credit I went straight to tricks without feeling held back in anyway. When my assistant asked how it was after a couple runs I simply torqued my toes and heels back and forth, they felt pretty locked. " Good to me " I said.

About a week after the photo sesh, I hit some loading dock banks with my Alchemy set up & a new pair of Old Skool Vans.

My previous shoes had about had it. If you look on the photo you can see where my old shoes left a lot of white sole on the fresh grip. This continued for a little bit with my new pair. After having this board for a while now the wear doesnt seem any more exceptional then regular grip. Make no mistake about it though: At first you will be leaving a LOT of your Vulc sole on the board, especially the first week. Which, speaking of Vulc soles and regular grip, brings me to the next part of my review: The performance.

I will say that after a couple weeks I DID notice something:

At the park I was trying to do a big kickflip fatty to flatty style out of a nice steep bank. The kind where you get a lot of speed and flick hard, but drawn out---  so you get that almost sloooooow down effect-- sucking it up to you as the board rises up to your feet, trying to come back together for the big catch at the peak of it's height. I know you flippers know what I'm talking about.

I had the board for a while now and was quite comfortable with it. With a conscious effort I would picture my Vulc sole running up the side of the grip and catching along the design ( which now had a distinct "feel" to it ) to assist my flips and without a doubt, it worked. My kickflips out of that bank seemed to be leveling out higher and catching up to my feet better...

 Unlike the patterns we put on our boards in the 80's trying to match Hosoi, etc. or whomever, these are actually in mind with your foot sliding up the board on or off at the same angles as tricks. Funny as it may seem, I get it now ( the effect Mr DeCamp was referring to ) but only after running it for a bit.

So in closing: There was no problem knocking tricks out right away so at no point did it hinder me. In fact, after I got more in tune with it I could literally "feel it" straight powering for me on those kickflips. It wears on your shoes hard at first. There is definitely a performance aspect, hard to explain, but noticeable enough to say that already after only one go of this stuff I think a plain sheet of grip across my board wouldn't be nearly as fun or work as well. and it would seem not only weird now, but well... kind of boring?

Case in point: I dig it. From turning heads, to conversation, to it actually feeling better under my feet than regular grip-- I'm looking forward to trying the other patterns in the line and seeing how those work as well, stay up!

AS


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on October 29, 2010, 07:24:10 AM
Will I be getting any soon?

absolutely! How is everything over there?

Things are alright. Have had some injury issues, but otherwise not bad.  Been doing some work on Chill Out Park, and I'm pretty stoked with that. Couple of skate contest/events coming up that I'm looking forward, and a box of new Naysayers on the way, so I can't complain. Now I just gotta get some grip for them... 


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on November 03, 2010, 01:50:19 AM
Grip looks nice......(but you sould go to the spam section though)


- sike.

A.S. I recommend the top cut because of the adhesive we use. It can grab a blade on the bottom side (If you cutting from the underside / adhesive side.) and that can be hazardous. It cut's, but is best at least for the first time, going top down.

Sick Wooster ref. tho... Doh, Im showing my age!

PS we updated our website: [url=http://www.alchemygrip.com]www.alchemygrip.com[/url] ([url]http://www.alchemygrip.com[/url])
PEEP how it does what it does...

Daf_Dennis - did you ever get your grip?

Thanks for taking the time to write that. Im hyped that you get it!
Gotta get me one of your boards ~ Please let me know how much with shipping_



No worries-- thanks again for the grip and putting the boards in the online store-- I mailed you some boards out today, let me know how they work out for ya!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Bro on November 03, 2010, 09:03:06 AM
So the grip tape is actually legit.
Good luck on your success bro.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on November 24, 2010, 05:29:11 AM
Thanks Mike, got the package yesterday. Gave a couple sheets away, one to the shop owner, and one to a team rider. I'll use it on my next deck (in the next couple of days), and send you some feedback.

Initial response from others was that it looks pretty rad, but then people showed their apprehension about trying something different. I'll let you know how it goes.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on November 24, 2010, 09:01:30 AM
I couldn't be happier. or more Thankful.
That's amazing. Much appreciated!
Hope you all have a great holiday!
~Mike


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: zeroney on November 24, 2010, 08:55:33 PM
i dont understand the gist of this, im not saying this negatively though. How does this work exactly, the pattern?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on November 25, 2010, 07:21:20 PM
No worries, I love this part!
The pattern(s) are designs that are cut away from the sheet of grip. Imagine looking across a smooth surface, like a tennis court. Now that would be similar to a reg sheet of grip. Now picture a cobble stone street, that's what we've engineered. An irregular textured surface. But unlike a cobble stone street or surface, we applied certain theories based on many years of skateboarding experience.
We have three patterns at the moment.
The Matrix - which provides certain dynamics aimed at executing basic tricks.
The Flower of Life - that targets all around advanced technique.
The Evolution - transition and cruising is where this design excells.
IDK, it really works. Email me if you'd like to check it out... I still owe a few peeps some grip, but I'm sending some more samples out before the holidays.
Thank you for reading, asking questions and having an open mind!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: zeroney on November 25, 2010, 08:39:53 PM
would you be able to modify it by putting others things in your grip job or does it only work as a whole?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on November 25, 2010, 08:55:54 PM
Such a great question! Yes! One of our flow riders made some amazing combinations of the thee grip sheets on one board. Pics on our FB page. What is crazy is how he analyzed different areas of performance and used the three patterns to improve different areas of the grips dynamics. Lol. I get super nerdy about griptape, er, traction* I'll try to get the pics up on this thread.
Some of our 2011 projects are geared towards grip art and creative aspects of grip jobs. That's where the roots of this are deepest I definaty got down on the late eighties grip thing. I can't say much more about that yet.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on December 03, 2010, 04:10:30 PM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1496784742735&set=a.1479244944251.2062815.1327602156 (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1496784742735&set=a.1479244944251.2062815.1327602156)
set this up today. you cant really tell what the shape is by the photo, but this board mmmiiiiiigggggggghhhhhht come out soon as a One Skateboards/ Gnarhammered collabo fairly soon... so if any of you ride 9 inch boards...


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on December 04, 2010, 01:03:17 PM
[url]http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1496784742735&set=a.1479244944251.2062815.1327602156[/url] ([url]http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1496784742735&set=a.1479244944251.2062815.1327602156[/url])
set this up today. you cant really tell what the shape is by the photo, but this board mmmiiiiiigggggggghhhhhht come out soon as a One Skateboards/ Gnarhammered collabo fairly soon... so if any of you ride 9 inch boards...

very cool board! its like a pig but with a modern twist coming in at 9" making for more maneuverable dimensions. I for one am pushing for this collabo to happen-- did you hand pick the shape or maybe even design it?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on December 04, 2010, 01:13:06 PM
it was just a test board that the people who press the One decks made and just gave it to me. I ended up loving it and asked if we could do that as a board with a graphic on it. Then just sorta slid the idea of the collabo in there and now were workin on graphics for it. im super siked on it, hopefully youll see it soon!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on December 04, 2010, 01:14:29 PM
oh yeah, got a photo on the board last night for some contest on typicalculture. best trick with no shoes (needed to be in socks cause it was also no bare feet...) heres my entry


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on December 04, 2010, 06:26:56 PM
That's really cool-- great photo-- love the invert!

I'm pretty into shapes. I got my hands on some Z-blanks nearly 25 years ago and started from there. Skip has been a huge influence and inspiration. Most of my early designs were based somewhat in part on his SMA boards. I'm working on a few 'old school' shapes with modern dimensions for Ender. Definitely a direction I'd like to take my modest co. in besides the popsicle sticks, which have their own particular cool nuances as well.

Let me know how that Flower of Life design works out for you, that's the only one I haven't tried yet. I loved the Evolution. I just set up a board with the Matrix design but again ( just like last time ) shot photos the very first day I set it up-- then I bruised my foot a little filming a line the next day, so I've yet to properly get a feel for it.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on December 09, 2010, 07:19:50 AM
Alright, my review time!

So I've been skating with the grip for like a week or maybe a bit more, and honestly, its probably the best grip tape I've ever had. I'm not much of a  flip trick guy so I really just want my grip tape to be super gritty and stick to my feet as best as possible, and thats exactly what it did. However, even when I did do flip tricks, it wasn't so grippy (like with mob) that it just stuck to my feet and wouldnt get away, everything seemed to be able to flick right away.

The only problem I have with it is that every single kid has to ask me how I made my grip tape look like that...
So I'm gonna 100% back this grip.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: WiteNite on December 09, 2010, 08:16:44 AM
So, you're all saying that it's actually worth the 13 bucks? Or did it just seem extra good because you happened to get it for free. Reading the good reviews made me rethink about it but I don't know I'm still a little hesitant to cough up 13 more dollars for a complete.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: killthegnar on December 09, 2010, 08:53:13 AM
heres the thing, i dont really have to pay for boards, so dropping 13 bucks for grip tape thats awsome it totally worth it. however, 50 or more bucks for a deck and then adding 13 on for more grip (which is normally free) deffinatly would be beat. however, if you do, its totally worth it. id say if your like me and can keep a board for over a month or something its totally worth it 100%. but if your like susej and break them every week or more then that its probably not worth the extra cost


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on December 09, 2010, 12:40:10 PM
FUCK YEAH!

Im all fucking giddy. If I comment further righ now, I'll probably blow it. More later, when I calm down a bit. Thanks y'all.

weeee


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Hefeweizen on December 30, 2010, 03:30:53 PM
Alchemy is in the Feb. Skateboard Mag product geek.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Bro on December 30, 2010, 03:54:38 PM
Alchemy is in the Feb. Skateboard Mag product geek.

Props!
The Jeffersons Season 1 Opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9y4iXAso4I#)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Angus Scrimm on December 31, 2010, 07:47:07 AM
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/sksb/alchemygripproductgeek.jpg)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on January 04, 2011, 02:01:18 PM
YAY! ( thanks for posting Angus ) and thinks for the kind words everyone.

- I made a poll. >it's loading "clunky"< so let me know if it's annoying, and I'll take it down.

Yeah things are moving pretty quickly now... And Im 100% appreciative of the THRASHER community for giving us the opportunity to prove ourselves, and come out stronger for the experience.

you guys kick ass.

fuckers.

some updates on the TEAM area of the website, with a few more updates in a week or so. (in progress)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: C H U C K on January 04, 2011, 02:15:41 PM
Let's also not forget that it's Traction Tuesday on Twitter. Free shipping on orders today.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Babe, Mr. Ruth if you're Nasty on January 05, 2011, 07:28:32 AM
I used to think you were a shameless self-promoter of a brand. (We've seen many before.) But your grip seems pretty legit. Well rounded team, supporting the Thrasher Homies. I got respect for you man, Live the dream. One love.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: dtotherob on January 06, 2011, 08:10:58 PM
I used to think you were a shameless self-promoter of a brand. (We've seen many before.) But your grip seems pretty legit. Well rounded team, supporting the Thrasher Homies. I got respect for you man, Live the dream. One love.

i would have to agree with this.  can a guy get a full sheet without any type of cheesy graphic cut out in it? or do i have to rock the design.  because that's killing it for me.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on January 06, 2011, 10:29:07 PM
I used to think you were a shameless self-promoter of a brand. (We've seen many before.) But your grip seems pretty legit. Well rounded team, supporting the Thrasher Homies. I got respect for you man, Live the dream. One love.

i would have to agree with this.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: el ogrehound 3000 on January 06, 2011, 10:50:40 PM
Is this Smolik's company?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: tanner moore on January 07, 2011, 03:39:57 PM
so, i shot an email to Mr. De Camp about his grip and ask to try some out (from hearing all the good things about it/curiosity) before blowing $13 on a crappy product (which i expected, but was proven wrong). he ended up sending me all three designs to try out, which wasn't expected, so i put the matrix design. first off, this grip is super thin and was a burden to peel off the backing (i used two people), but after i got it off, it went on the deck pretty nicely w/ no bubbles and/or creases. now cutting it was a challenge because you got caught on all of the angles. i set it up and went to skate it a bit. at first it was weird, like on kickflips you could feel the empty spaces a little, but after a few, it was feeling good. it stuck to your feet nice and felt just all around good grip. i really appreciate Mike sending me some and i recommend you to buy it


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on January 08, 2011, 05:55:28 PM
Thanks Tanner. All great points my friend. Im very fortunate to have such a talented group of skateboarders giving me honest experiences and information.

I will take all of this into consideration in future development, and highly appreciate everything you all have done. Voluntarily too. So thanks guys.

LOL - EL Og. Im a huge fan of Smolik tho. my name is really Mike D. De Camp.

DtotheRob - you just may be psychic ;)

Babe, the dream is good. This thread will always be my fav. funnel for my shit!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: tanner moore on January 08, 2011, 08:07:55 PM
no problem ,man. everyone i skate with tripped out on it, but they think its some ill shit. i hooked my brother up with "flower" sheet and im saving the "evolution" sheet for a zip zinger or similar cruiser im gonna get.

and i agree with DtotheRob on the just black, plain sheets, 'cause i like just black grip sometimes, but you could use your grit (which is super sticky, love it!) on plain black and make a boss sheet of grip!

p.s. thanks for the stickers lol


oh yeah, i forgot to say that i re-gripped my board that i was skating for like a week with the grip, even though your site says not to, but its working great. the old grip came off clean with no problems or leftover adhesive , so i saw no problem in doing that. but, it could have been good luck, so to anyone else who wants to do it, i'd say listen to Mike on waiting to get a new board


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on January 09, 2011, 03:16:42 AM
I used the all-black matrix grip for the first time today. Gotta say I dug it. (I believe my initial reaction when this thread started was "fuck that bullshit"...) First, putting it on the board, I did find that since it's so thin that I got creases kind of easily, though I was able to work them out afterward. Had no issues at all with peeling or cutting it. Skated it a bit in chill park, and I found that it had a really good feel. I suck arse at flip tricks. I never make my first flip attempt on a new deck. Ever. As soon as I put my board down, I gave it a shot, and stuck it. Did like 8 in a row. I'm not saying that this grip will make your kickflips better, but I can say that it doesn't impede them for me, which was my biggest worry in giving Alchemy a try in the first place.

Thanks Mike for sending me a few sheets to try out. I'm gonna try the evolution (? the one with the fingerprint/zebraprint) on a tranny board. Will let you all know how I like it.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: dtotherob on January 09, 2011, 08:03:06 AM
good review susej.  getting older, landing tricks consistently,  i could use all the help i can get, lol! 

ok Mike D.  since my local shops shut down, i'm not going to be hitting up the mall for grip.  but with the already elevated cost of your grip, + shipping to north of the border, it had better be damn good grip since i'd most likely be looking at $20 by the time i set up my board. that's steep, considering i used to pay nothing.

my comments were also quite skeptical at first but others seem to be stoked. i'll shoot you an email about a solid piece.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on January 10, 2011, 04:21:31 PM
Holy Firing Line*

We passed 10K views on this thread too!

Too much.

Thanks for the review and thoughts too. Susej.
I'm so hyped to have such talented people to help
Me keep moving forward.
dtotherob - cool man! Respect! I'll get you something
Sux about your local shop. 2010 saw too much of that
Sort of shit


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on January 11, 2011, 02:17:42 AM
btw, I'm gonna alchemy my next regular board as well, even though the site says the design I've got isn't really designed for what I wanna use it for. I'll give it a shot anyway.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Babe, Mr. Ruth if you're Nasty on January 11, 2011, 06:41:27 AM
I'll give your grip a shot when I get a new board this Spring.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on January 28, 2011, 06:51:14 PM
Duuude. Im such a dork. Been neglecting this thread, but have some amazing news to share.

We signed a new rider. Andrew Cannon.
http://www.alchemygrip.com/news012811AC.asp (http://www.alchemygrip.com/news012811AC.asp)

Im hyped to say the least.

We also made tons of updates on our website.

Susej - Please. the descriptions are so loose. I'd rather have you al reccommend me the uses or your experiences with the grip.
Babe. That would be awesome. Please email me homey. I got you...

I'm going to hook up the latest photo's I have and some info about new products this weekend.
Pretty amazing start to 2011.

PS I was skating at the Circus with the SFL BC team. THREE of them were repping Naysayer, FUCK YEAH EBY.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on February 02, 2011, 02:33:52 AM
Mike, I feel terrible to have to do this, after you went through the trouble of sending me some free product, and my initial reaction having been positive. But my conscience is forcing me to now give a negative review.

The matrix that I first tried was pretty cool for a few days, but then the grit started disappearind anywhere there was a small wrinkle in the grip. No big deal. But then the grit in the area under my front foot started to completely wear away, and there was a big patch with no grip at all by the time I broke the board, after 10 days of use.

I tried the one with the complicated pattern that kind of looks like flowers on my next board. It immediately started catching on the edge of my soles, and getting pulled up. The pieces that got pulled up would immediately get torn off. Within 2 hours of riding the board, there were a bunch of spots now having no grip left, and the edges of the newly-pulled up areas interfering with adjusting my stance. Ripped it all off (comes off really easily!), and slapped on plain old Jessup. Much better.

Bummed I had to give negative feedback, but I had to be completely honest. Sorry Mike. I do wish you success with your business, and I'm glad you seem to be doing well.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on February 02, 2011, 07:27:44 AM
Awesome. (counter-intuitively but yes)

Now we're talking. Thanks so much for the feedback homey. But this is how I can improve my grip and grow!
Shedding grit, and ripping. It is concerning. Im sorry to hear that you had such trouble brother,

I haven't had any other problems with the grit. Hmm.
If you dont mind I'm going to look into some prototypes I have and see if maybe I can
ask you a few specific questions... to try and understand what you are seeing?

Thanks Susej - this is great opportunity for me to improve, it's amazing to have so many talented people
helping me.

I got a crazy email yesterday... a Pandora's box. I'll break the news here first, it may be a few weeks tho. Stay tuned.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on February 06, 2011, 11:57:14 AM
Thanks to all of you for checking back...

I have some definate thoughts on the problems you encountered susej.

I have some photos if you could comment on the various things if they are similar or congruent to the symptoms that the grip exhibited.

Firstly the Matrix grip, that was the all black one yes? no clear junctions. If so, that particular sheet was a hand sample, or prototype. And they are more unstable than the production quality materials.
see example.
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/photo3-1.jpg)
*pictured is a tear in the all black sample that I was testing on this end parallel to the sheet you were riding.
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/photo4-1.jpg)
*here is a shredded edge on the same all black Matrix
Regarding the area under your feet, where you noticed the grit was shedding and exposed areas of the backing or no grit at all.
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/photo1.jpg)
*This is another sample, but utilizing a different grit and "special" material, not yet made public =)
BUT you can see the white backing material is exposed under my front foot area.
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/photo2.jpg)
*detail
These next three images are pictures of Anthony's board from his qualifying run #1
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/photo4.jpg)
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/photo2-1.jpg)
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/photo1-1.jpg)

These demonstrate the most damage I've seen inflicted in a sheet in one day. =)

He rode the Flower pattern on his qualifying second day, but although some small areas did rip off. the integrity
of the sheet stayed very much intact.

You have my sincere apologies susej. It's is a huge help if you take the time to discuss in further detail your issues, and Im always happy to send you more sheets. especially if you're interested in helping me on some more prototypes etc,

you shred!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on February 07, 2011, 03:47:21 AM
The one I was referring to was the all black Matrix. Like I said, I liked the feel of it for a few days, but since it started to wear out before the board broke, it makes me wonder how it'll go for someone who keeps the same deck for a few weeks (or months!). But if like you said that material was of a lower quality than your production materials, it seems you got that covered. It looked quite similar to what happened under your front foot on that other prototype you posted. Just picture that all around a couple of the cross-shaped holes in the grip.

The flower pattern one was a bigger problem for me. With all of those pointy tips exposed, it didn't take much to pull them up, and then get torn off, and rolling around under my feet. I kept feeling bumps, and it was the rolled up tips of the flower pattern stuck to the bottoms of my shoes. Makes me think that if there were more area, for example the tips of the flowers being connected back with the rest of the sheet, it might solve this problem.

Now I was wearing some really worn out shoes with shoe goo over the holes under the balls of my feet. The edges of the shoe goo might have been what was catching on the grip. Maybe it wouldn't have been an issue had I been wearing my new shoes.

If you're still willing to send me more sheets to test and give feedback, I'd be happy to give them a try. I go through a lot of decks!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on February 26, 2011, 08:40:30 PM
Thanks Susej. All of those points are really valuable to me. I tested the shoe goo and It did beat up some areas. But nothing horrendous. I'm going to hit you with a new package in a few and let's keep it rolling.

I stumbled across this pic of Schultz from the Maloof high ollie contest. I'd credit the photo, but it didn't have one. So let's just thank the interenet! lol*
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/Picture3.png)

Tampa Pro in a just over a week.
I'm down to one business card.
always something_


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on February 26, 2011, 08:54:45 PM
Oh yeah.

WHOOPS, I think we did it again.

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/photo4-2.jpg)

All black
10 x 34
two different grits available.

Stardust & Sphinx


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Bro on February 26, 2011, 09:15:48 PM
Yo I wonder if you ever got my address...I thought my message never got through. ???


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on February 26, 2011, 09:47:52 PM
Got it Bro, no worries! I'm sending out some stuff on Monday. I got you all packed up and ready to go.
Thanks for reminding me tho. Always helpful.

On related - our team keeps on growing.
We have an updated list that i'm overly stoked about.

It's all on the site, but since you're here, and Im here...

Spoiler Alert*

Chris Blake
Alejandro Burnell
Tim Ruggles
Felipe Gouveia
Brandon Schinabeck


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on February 28, 2011, 06:08:22 AM
Cool! Thanks Mike!


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Post by: dijo on February 28, 2011, 03:07:18 PM
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Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: dijo on February 28, 2011, 03:18:22 PM
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Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: tanner moore on February 28, 2011, 03:41:47 PM
im diggin that all black grip! what is the difference between "sphinx" and "stardust" grit, though? also, will it be cheaper than the other design sheets, cause i wanna try it. big ups to you mike!


oh, and did you guys see Schultz mini mondays? oh my god


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on February 28, 2011, 10:29:58 PM
Dijo - "tell me:"

Tanner - thanks for asking homey. They are two different base grits. The "Sphinx" is a kind of natural sand, found in the Nile Valley it's coarse and very durable. The "stardust" is actually an extremely rare form of Gem. It's actually only found in trace amounts in it's natural form within the earth. But it is a large component of asteroids and other extraterrestrial matter. We're lucky to have access to a synthesized version of this Gem. =) It's very very strong,

& YES. I'm so thankful that Anthony is getting a good amount of coverage from all sides. I've never seen anything like the way he skates.
Here's a nugget I had on my drive from Tampa AM 2010.

http://s1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/?action=view&current=M2U00153.mp4 (http://s1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/?action=view&current=M2U00153.mp4)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: tanner moore on March 01, 2011, 08:32:29 AM
Dudes been ripping for a long time. so underrated. Back to grip though, are these actually going into production or are they prototypes that may or may not be sold? just wondering, 'cause it sounds very interesting, usng sand an gems, and i would like to try some when its out.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on March 05, 2011, 05:32:03 PM
Yeah man. thats great to hear... He one of the best!
The grip is going into production. I'm getting over the phrase "game changer" blah blah blah.
But it's way different, offering two standalone products and we're already prototyping more exotic shit!
Im always welcome to new opinions and testing so let's stay in touch. Look at how much I've learned from
the homeys here. It's invaluable ~

I got a sneak peek for you...
this is the screen for the Tampa Pro-mo t-shirt our good friend is running by hand.
(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/a65bc693.jpg)
we've only shown a handful of people. but now that I actually remember my photobucket password
many more "you see it first" moments to come.
Thanks again,


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: tanner moore on March 05, 2011, 07:38:29 PM
We're glad to help. :) And I'd be happy to try some out. and what more exotic shiot could you use in grip?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: WiteNite on March 13, 2011, 07:24:29 PM
Congrats on the success! I was one of your skeptics when you first came on here, but now I'm getting interested in your products. I just got a gift card from work for a local music store that just started carrying boards. Unfortunately they only carry those crazy lookin grips, so I just I got 3 boards from them with no grip. Where I'm getting at is, if you could send a few samples my way, and I like them enough I'm willing to support your company as much as I can. I'll shoot you a pm, keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: metzgnar on March 16, 2011, 12:09:43 PM
So I’ve been riding some Alchemy grip for almost two and a half months now, and I figured it’s about time that I wrote a review for it.  I had the design called the “Matrix.”  I really liked the design initially, but then realized that it’s way too symmetrical for my taste.  This is mainly because of how difficult it is to perfectly line up the grip to your board and, as a result, had crooked grip.  Not really a big deal, but kinda subliminally bothered me.  Also, since I don’t really do flip tricks at all, the purpose of this design was rather useless for me.

But anyway, aesthetics aside, I’ll get into how it skates.  A fresh piece feels a lot like regular grip tape.  I honestly didn’t notice much of a difference at first.  I actually noticed my feet sliding around a bit, but I think that was just because my shoes were worn out at the time.  However, as it wore in, it started to shine.  Not to say the grip improved over time, but stayed more consistent.  When regular grip wears out, it’s very noticeable, with your feet always sliding around and such.  But with Alchemy, even with the grip wearing out, I still have much more traction than with regular grip.  My board right now, 2+ months old and beat to shit, is still fairly skateable.  I guess the moral of the story would be that Alchemy might not be the end-all, be-all solution to all things that grip and rip, but it definitely adds to the longevity of your board.  Especially if you mostly skate parks/transition and don’t have to worry about serious wear and tear on your board.

A few cons I can think of off the top of my head: 

-Gripping is a bitch.  You have to be super careful and a friend most definitely helps (as long as it’s not killthegnar…).  We ripped my grip in a few places and had to patch it back up.

-I’m not a big fan of griptape designs.  I made sure mine was black-on-black to make it less noticeable, but it’s still obvious.  Having people at the park always asking about your grip gets kinda annoying too.  But function>form, so it’s not really a big deal.

-Any accidental dark-slides or other damaging contact rips through your grip much more than with traditional grip.

Bottom line:  All other factors aside, I like skating it a lot.  I would like to always be skating a sheet, but wouldn’t want to pay $13 for each one.  Although since it adds to the longevity of the board, it may actually make the board worth $13 more.

(PS, if you want to let me sample a sheet of the fingerprint design, I’d be more than grateful :))


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on April 27, 2011, 01:57:01 AM
Hey Mike, how have things been going?

Any chance I could get some of that new product to review for you as you mentioned? Got a bunch of new decks on the way...


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on April 29, 2011, 06:31:43 PM
Ay susej - yeah man absolutely =) that would be great! thx

It's been a crazy few months and it's been forever since I could really follow up on here. Pfft. Locking myself in the Lab. Getting all kinds of stuff on the to do / to done.

Metz - I got you on the fingerprint. - Cont. from FB* I'll get back to you on the YouTube-ry - We have another website. www.extraterrestrialenterprises.com (http://www.extraterrestrialenterprises.com) (long enough url?) but we've hidden a ton of neat-o links all within the site (keypress TAB if you're lazy) Let's share some more links!

WhiteNite - did you get any samples from us? It's all a blur ;)

BTW - that T-shirt graphic never flew. TOo flippant? yep. We've got something a bit more imaginative, and it's not hypercolor ~

Thanks again to C H U C K for getting us all hooked up with Tony Hawk for the THTH. It's still kicking in, how big that was, or is...

Any Shit Talk lurkers on Instagram!>? We're hooked on that rt there. check us out = alchemygrip


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: metzgnar on May 01, 2011, 06:14:06 PM
did you get any of those shirts printed?  i love the design and would very much like to buy one...


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: WiteNite on May 05, 2011, 04:55:23 PM
naww no samples yet...im not too worried about it it would be nice though  :)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on June 16, 2011, 08:53:02 PM
Shit, it's been forever.

I've sat down to update this thread so many times. And I feel like so much is happening I don't know where to begin! SO let's start with

hello again.

Whats up?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: dtotherob on June 17, 2011, 06:29:32 PM
not sure if i missed it but, did you make full black sheets yet?  there's no point sending me any to try out as there is a postal strike going on lol,  just wondering.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on June 17, 2011, 10:01:33 PM
I'd be stoked to try out some plain black sheets too...


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: WiteNite on June 18, 2011, 08:45:55 AM
Hey I got the samples last week! really appreciate it man.

I haven't had much time to skate lately but I did give the grip a try and let me say it is legit, to say the least.

I got Evolution and Flower of life, im riding the evolution right now and it really does feel great under your feet. im still trying to get used to the way it looks but function wise i have no complaints.
my kickflips have just been slapping up into my back foot and it feels good. I also had the funnest session last night down this mellow 'hill' that ends at an oversized man hole cover thing and i was just ollieing over that thing with the board just glued to my feet, it was great. that one belongs in the things you are stoked on thread.

anyways, i really like the evolution but im still kind of curious to try the other ones, i got the flower of life waiting on me, and i think when im through with those im gonna have to buy the matrix cause its the one im most interested to skate. the gripping part was a little different but not too hard. i kept thinkin i was gonna rip it while peeling it off the backing paper but it turned out alright.

all in all i'd say it's pretty good grip, not so drastically different that it's gonna change the way people skate, but in my opinion it is a definitely a step up from the others out there.
About the $13, its been mentioned before and i def agree, if you go through boards weekly i'd give it a second thought, but since boards usually last me a good couple months i think i'm gonna go with them. I gotta free weekend finally so i am more than ready to skate like there's no tomorrow, so ill probably be back here to comment on how it holds up.
thanks again for the samples, man.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on July 05, 2011, 01:01:41 PM
Honest words.
Thanks Homey. I'll def. hit you with some other grip asap. It hit's me hard to think of how many great friends I've made from this thread.

Thanks to you all.

I KNOW that many of us here deplore the X-Games. and all of the other contest circuits.

Im not backing any of them. But I am backing my homey Anthony Schultz.

The voting on RealStreet is closing soon.

Let's hit them with some last minute blast. Vote for Anthony. I appreciate all of the skateboarders in the ranks, but only one is my friend. And if you read the most recent interview in theMAg. you'll know how good a guy Anthony really is. He needs some of that crispy X-Games green.

Vote Schultz.
http://espn.go.com/action/xgames/realstreet/2011/ (http://espn.go.com/action/xgames/realstreet/2011/)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on July 06, 2011, 12:02:26 PM
Aw fuck. no mas. Against Dae anyone is gonna end up a long-shot. Always backing the homey tho. I tried G!

SO, we made some new updates to the website... Well, more or less just posted a newsletter. and launched our official catalog.

check them here:

http:alchemygrip.com (http://alchemygrip.com)
http:alchemygrip.com/cat.asp (http://alchemygrip.com/cat.asp)

there's a bunch of stuff in there to see. The all black grip explained. Our newest creation Alchemy Blind packaged T's and of course our patented traction system ^_^

But, you'll notice we haven't released any new designs.
We'll be releasing them in the next update, but (and this is where you come in) We never move forward on new tech before it's thoroughly tested. Our current designs strength is definitely attributed to your trials of them and the thoughts and analysis given voluntarily by you, here.

As we receive new prototypes and materials samples, I'd be grateful to enlist your help once again! I promise it will be fun. Maybe even educational! Ha ha, naw.

Let's skate.

PS can you spot the Forum member within the catalog images? I'll have to get his permission to post the photo here. It's so good.

you'll also be seeing our new banner here and there. It's freaky.

(http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/NoComply1DTIG.jpg)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: bailgun on July 06, 2011, 12:41:37 PM
neither one of those links work.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on July 06, 2011, 01:25:05 PM
fixed. thanks!
neither one of those links work.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on August 17, 2011, 11:53:32 PM
Holy crap, July 06... my last post on here!? shiitty.

It's been so busy, plus my kids are getting older so they go hard all day. pfft. Too much. So sorry for the lag guys. Been in the lurk reading some of the threads just can't get my post on too often here. Ghetto!

Let's see. We made a catalog. Two, actually. You can see them at:
http://alchemygrip.com/cat.asp (http://alchemygrip.com/cat.asp)
&
http://alchemygrip.com/fall.asp (http://alchemygrip.com/fall.asp)

the second has some pics of the new designs !!!
 
I've also been doing a side project with trueskateboardmag called "just the other day"
It's supposed to be separate from Alchemy, but I slip here and there...
its here:
http://truesk8boardmag.com/category/just-the-other-day/ (http://truesk8boardmag.com/category/just-the-other-day/)
it's pretty much a comic strip with some blogging in there too.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: krusher on August 18, 2011, 12:31:27 AM
(http://truesk8boardmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Mike-Photos.jpg)

Did you draw this? Are you remembering a story about Tony Hawk? The world needs to know...


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on August 27, 2011, 08:13:33 PM
@krusher - yeah! I drew all the stuff up there. And yeah, I was definitely in a Tony Hawk period. Had the McSqueeb and all.

Just got to skate a few places with the Hawk-Man. Owe serious props to C.H.U.C.K. almighty to get me smack dab in a dream / reality cross roads. THANKS MUTHAFUCKER!

here's a video of Tony at Alan Gelfands massive bowl. "OllieWood" - I should have left my board in the car. =(

http://s1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/?action=view&current=ef481228.mp4 (http://s1179.photobucket.com/albums/x384/ThrasherAlchemy/?action=view&current=ef481228.mp4)



Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: C H U C K on August 28, 2011, 12:31:08 AM
No need for thanks, I'm just happy I could help out a little bit and things are taking off for Alchemy. And I'm stoked that after 36 years on that damn skateboard I finally get some flow and it just happens to be the best grip(traction) on the market.  ;)

As for the lurkers out there I suggest you try the new grip they have out now. I set up a board with the darker of the two, new full sheet, patternless grip tapes you're putting out and it feels awesome. Excellent work!


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: dtotherob on August 28, 2011, 08:33:18 AM
o rly? a patternless full sheet? i'll give that one a try.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: bailgun on September 01, 2011, 11:28:58 PM
o rly? a patternless full sheet? i'll give that one a try.
what hem said.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on September 14, 2011, 08:27:05 PM
let's do this!
email me your info. info@alchemygrip.com

you guys :)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: susej on September 16, 2011, 05:55:46 AM
You said ages ago that you'd send me some more.

That still a go?


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Babe, Mr. Ruth if you're Nasty on September 16, 2011, 07:43:20 AM
^ What Sausage said.


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on September 16, 2011, 06:21:08 PM
yes and yes! thanks guys =) It has been ages!!!
all this Dijo stuff had me feeling like I was on a foreign language board...
But I'm back out here. Even though I still have no idea.

Is there a code 2B?


Title: Re: Whoops the message body was left empty.
Post by: dijo on September 21, 2011, 05:37:30 AM
(http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/c16b8f20b182012e2f8800163e41dd5b)

Ha (http://www.twitter.com/SaraUnderwood/status/113434153416015873)r (http://www.linkedin.com/in/turgise)dya (http://www.twitter.com/fullyclaired/status/114966831286075392). PhuS (http://www.twitter.com/turgise/status/114017992823681024)C.

(http://www.thrashermagazine.com/forum/index/dlattach/attach2584/topic5773.0/)


Title: Re: Whoops we killed grip
Post by: Mike D De Camp on September 24, 2011, 01:30:28 PM
no idea.
is that Dunesburry?
the twitter takeover links are the bees though thanks!
Peep the Sequence of Collin Provost flying high on Alchemy by Joe Hammeke!
I talk about it with pic in the "Stoked on" thread.

we also updated our YouTube page with some legit videos from team riders and homies.

http://www.youtube.com/user/alchemygrip?feature=mhee (http://www.youtube.com/user/alchemygrip?feature=mhee)