Once you have chosen your deck and the rest of your components the last thing you're gonna need is the Grip Tape. Grip Tape is the black sticky adhesive that goes on the top of your deck to help with just what it's named after, grip. Grip tape comes in many sizes, designs and colors. Some notable brands that specialize in Grip Tape are Shake Junt , MOB & Jessup. Since its your board, you dont have to go down the traditional route of flat black on top. Look at those graphics and colors or even come up with your own! It is just a giant sticker.