What makes Gator Skins different...
The basic formula used to create composite panels for skateboard ramp surfacing has been in existence for over two decades. It consists of layers of paper, saturated with phenolic resin, then pressed and cured. With Gator Skins, we’ve simply taken a proven product, applied superior chemistry and achieved a much higher level of performance. Our panels are formulated to provide an optimal interaction with urethane wheels. Gator Skins grip when you need traction and slide when you don’t. This affords a level of control on tricks (reverts for instance) that is unlike any other surface you’ve ever ridden.
Our resin - produced in-house - is the secret sauce that sets Gator Skins apart. Our chemists are able to customize it to exact specifications, which results in the optimum density, hardness, flexibility, and level of grip. These are the factors that determine not only the durability of the product but the quality of the ride.
Gator Skins Ramps are produced by Paneltech International which has been manufacturing overlays for over 20 years now. Our staff knows how to solve issues regarding performance of the panel/overlay system. Our experience includes a broad base of resin chemistry and web and panel manufacturing. Paneltech along with its sister company, PaperStone, is headquartered at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam, Washington. Our on-site complex includes a treating facility, resin plant, press operation and multiple warehouses.