RIPTIDE - WFB & APS Skateboard & Longboard Bushing Sets
Riptide bushings are made in the USA in small batch micro brewery style productions.
APS FORMULA: ANIMATED POLYMER SYSTEM. As the name implies, this compound is very lively and offers high rebound with lots of control and lean. For the same durometer, the APS will turn 10% to 15% more than the same durometer of other brands. In addition, the APS does not change much when you tighten the kingpin nut past snug. We recommend tightening to the point where it is difficult to turn the bushing in the bushing seat by hand. Use a flat washer for lower resistance and a cupped washer for higher resistance.
WFB FORMULA: WORLD'S FASTEST BUSHINGS. This compound has a unique lubrication added that does not bond with the urethane which is why you will often see a white residue on the surface. This compound offers reduced bushing friction for fast transitions and a deeper lean than the APS. WFB will turn 15% to 20% more than the same durometer of other brands. WFB also offers lower rebound than APS and is designed for the rider that wants a very fluid response. Truly the bushing of choice for the more experienced rider that wants to control his bushings instead of the bushings controlling him or her. Like APS, the WFB compound does not change much when you tighten the kingpin nut past snug. We recommend tightening to the point where it is difficult to turn the bushing in the bushing seat by hand. Use a flat washer for lower resistance and a cupped washer for higher resistance.
Barrels: Offer the next step up in stability above the Cones and are often used for a broad range of skating disciplines depending on the skaters skill level and personal preference.
Chubbys: Offer the highest stability of all the shapes discussed here and work best in a truck that has a stepped bushing seat to take advantage of the secondary step in the bushing, the vertical side wall and the large backside of the Chubby. They still turn very well and can be used in a softer duro if you are looking for a stable yet plush and comfortable setup. The Chubby is one of our most versatile bushings because of its size, shape and wide variety of applications. Sold with 1 pair of washers.
The Barrel / Barrel setup is for those looking for higher stability at higher speeds but still highly maneuverable for slides, high speed carving and downhill applications.
The Barrel / Chubby is our go to set up for most applications due to its versatility. It is excellent for Freeride, Fast Freeride, Technical Downhill, Downhill and just flat out speed.
Softer bushings make the trucks more agile whilst harder bushings provide more stability. Mix and match the shapes and hardnesses to create a custom ride for yourself.
Will fit most longboard and skateboard trucks.
Sold in a set of 2 matching (same hardness/shape) bushings. Purchase 2 sets for 1 skateboard.
Available in the following colour, formula, shape and hardness:
- Blue - APS - barrel - 85a soft
- Blue - WFB - barrel - 83a extra soft
- Blue - WFB - chubby - 83a extra soft
- Yellow - APS - barrel - 90a medium
- Yellow - WFB - barrel - 88a medium soft
- Yellow - WFB - chubby - 88a medium soft
- Red - APS - barrel - 95a extra hard
- Red - WFB - barrel - 93a hard
- Red - WFB - chubby - 93a hard
Normal price RM45 per set, now only RM20.
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