A~Town AM 2019

March 13, 2019By hellagripBlog

The HG Homies drove down to A-Town Park in Atascadero CA for the A-Town AM 2019 Contest; “the first and only scooter contest for am riders looking to boost their reputation.” – Jake Hershey. annnnnnnnnnnnd lucky for us HG Homie Kevin Closson WON the contest!! Hella Congrats Kev!! Hella good weekend with hella good homies! Hella thanx to everyone at A-Town Park, Aztek Scooters (Dom) & Jake Hershey..

Video Featuring HG Homies Jake Sorensen, Ronald “Big Ron” Sharpe, Ryan Myers, the Boss McMasher, Issac Miller, Pat Nguyen, Anton Abramson & A-Town AM 2019 Winner Kevin Closson..

New Website / Sloth Shop

March 7, 2019By hellagripBlog

Destroy those hard hats and blueprints! Construction is finally complete on the new Hella Grip website and web store. Head on over to www.HellaGrip.com to see our revamped Blog and Homie Page (We figured y’all were having trouble keeping track of our ever-expanding list of official Homies). Most importantly, you can now enter the official Hella Grip Sloth Shop to view and purchase a wide selection of our Griptape, Apparel, and Accessories. We’re also offering a few exclusive items that are only available through the Sloth Shop (hint hint… that OG Sloth sweatshirt y’all have been asking about). There are plenty of additional items on the way, so keep visiting the webstore every week (or every other week. Maybe every day. Every hour would be too obsessive) to find new products and promotions. It’s taken a lot of work and help from our fellow homies to complete the new website/store, so we’d like to extend our lanky 3-toed arms to give everyone who’s supported us a big slothy hug (sorry if we smell bad… there’s no Axe body spray in the jungle).

Sloth Nation – Big Ron Sig Griptape

March 5, 2019By hellagripBlog
Big Ron w/ HG Homie Jake Sorensen & the Boss McMasher.

“In every sport there seems to be an athlete with an epic personality that supersedes their technical ability, and they’re widely embraced for it. Ronald Sharpe (known as Big Ron by those in the know) definitely has that notorious larger-than-life personality, but his riding ability has always been just as epic as his attitude. When we first met Big Ron several years ago, he was doing heelwhips, switch tricks, and backside/frontside grinds at a time when those trick categories weren’t as recognized or acknowledged by the masses in scootering. Ron’s signature switch-lipslide to switch-heelwhip out could be seen as a regular ol’ lipslide to whip by the average rider in those days. The idea of that probably seems more anecdotal than believable nowadays. Fortunately, it was much tougher to misinterpret Ron’s big smile and welcoming attitude whenever he rolled up for a session (on the classic Razor scooter of course… which he still rocks when he shreds. That’s true brand-loyalty right there). Needless to say, there’s a whole novel that could be written about Big Ron and his positive contribution to scootering and our everyday lives. Today, we’re more interested in announcing that Big Ron’s signature sheet of Hella Grip is finally available. We’re double-stoked because it’s also Ron’s first-ever signature product to be released by any scooter brand. Ignore the fact that this took way too long to release. Let’s all just appreciate that it’s here and looks badass. For those lacking common knowledge of scoot history, it should be known that Big Ron is a bit of a legend, especially for the Hella Grip Homie Family. He hails from the lands of Northern California. Hence his lifelong affinity for most Bay Area sports teams, especially the Oakland Raiders (The Ol’ Silver ‘n’ Black). You may notice some similarities between a certain pirate logo and Big Ron’s signature grip graphic, but perhaps that’s all just a coincidence or an optical illusion. Ron’s officially titled “Sloth Nation” griptape features the Big Ron signature and is printed on Hella Grip’s formula-C sheets (6in x 24in). Even though legends like Big Ron never fade from history, this grip will go out of stock soon. So be sure to support the homiest of Homies and cop a signature Big Ron “Sloth Nation” sheet from your local shop or favorite internet-website-market-thing-place-store-url-company.” By the Boss McMasher.. #SlothNation