DKL Skateboarding Non-Abrasive DKL Griptape won't rip your shoes because its material is similar to the rubber found on ping pong paddles. Tested and proved a legit alternative to sandpaper. #morechoices Grippiness Instead of abrasion, we use concepts like molecular adhesion and the pilow effect to achieve the same friction as sandpaper. EXAMPLE: Similarly, a Gym and outdoor Basketball Court both provide the same grip, but only one will cut you up. Savings Skateboarding is expensive. Keep your shoes fresh and save money ($$$).