SWEET SIXTEEN

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T-1 Grips: about sixteen years in production, various colors, one compound change, and one barend upgrade…

The idea for the Terrible One grip was formed in the early 2000’s. Originally, the grip was going to be produced by Joe’s at-the-time sponsor Primo Products, but after his decision to leave the team, the mould was signed over to T-1 as a thank you for the years spent with them.

“The idea was based on the Primo grips at the time, the Logo grip in particular. I love the mushroom grip the most. ODI Longnecks will always be king and I used the Logo grips because they were the closest to the Longnecks, but since Primo was my sponsor, I rode the Primo grips. I really liked them, there was just a wear problem with them. I would always wear them out in the same spot even though I held them at different places sometimes, so I put in the thicker bands to cut down on the wear time. This was meant to balance it all out. The knurling on the thick part is to help with the Texas heat sweat slip of the hand. I made them wavy, to change it up a bit, and they matched the pattern on the bottom of my old Etnies Throttle 2 shoe.” – Joe

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