Mozilla Skateboard Hack

Asa and I sat down and pulled off a Mozilla skateboard hack today. Its pretty common to put stickers on the bottom of skateboard decks, but a little more rare to see stickers on the tops of decks since there is usually skate tape (sandpaper-like stuff) on top.

We used an exacto knife to make a mark around the sticker against a ruler, then we cut triangles out so it peeled nicely from the corners. After getting the rectangle cut out of the skate tape, we put the sticker down inside it. Putting your foot right on the sticker doesn’t really scuff it since its 1) in the natural curve of the board and 2) slightly thinner than the skate tape around it.






15 thoughts on “Mozilla Skateboard Hack

  1. “Its pretty common to put stickers on the bottom of skateboard decks, but a little more rare to see stickers on the tops of decks since there is usually skate tape (sandpaper-like stuff) on top.”

    Really? My friends and I have been doing that for years, using the same method you outlined.

  2. At one point in the early 90’s i managed to get hold of transparent sand paper. Everyone rolled their eyes, as i imagine some of you are doing right now šŸ™‚

  3. And the glue on those “Hack” stickers is pretty strong stuff, too. It’s not going to come off in a hurry.

  4. We’re down to the last few Hack stickers (they were printed up about 5 or 6 years ago) and I’m pretty stingy with what I have left. Come up with a good “hack” idea, agree to document your process online and I’ll send you one šŸ™‚

    – A

  5. Companies use to make transparent grip tape. We use to use it a lot with the ol’ sticker on the top trick.

  6. Nice addition to your deck! Although… because I’ve heard how much you like those stickers I’m a little afraid that next you’re going to do the same to your arm.

  7. I usually don’t put stickers under my skateboards. The stickers just disappear after some sliding anyway. Putting them on top is a good idea, though..

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