Recently I had the opportunity to play Bushings with some Riptide Bushings and so I decided to include my experiences with them in a detailed report. I’ve heard about the Riptide Bushings before, but I’ve never had the chance to experience them, so I was very excited.
I will first describe the different formulas that Riptide offers, and then tell how they look on my two series: one for cruises and woodcarving and one for departure.
I tested 4 different types of bearings and durometers.
Riptide has 3 basic formulas from which they make the buses, namely APS, WFB (which stands for Worlds Fastest Bushing) and Krank.
APS – I will start with the APS because it is more similar to the formula of other manufacturers of mortars than other mortars. The riptide describes APS as a high bounce with lots of control and pitch. It forms a good pillow around the pillow, especially at high speeds.
WFB – This cushion is the fastest in the world and uses a unique lubricant that reduces friction. Compared to APS, the WFB connection flexes less and offers less friction for faster transitions.
This formula will also be 15 to 20% larger than other rings with the same duralometer. Riptide recommends them to a more experienced rider.
Krank – This formula is unique in the sense that the properties change depending on the force with which you tighten this sleeve. If you tighten the turning nut a maximum of 2 full turns, you get a bushing with a high spring back. It should also be mentioned that although the APS and the WFB are softer than comparable bushings of the same durometer, the crankshaft handle is the same or stronger.
For the tests I wanted to test the unique intakes that Riptide had. For this I have a pair of Krank Magnum bushings, coated WFB bushings and two sets of APS conical bushings.
For the descent I first started with the Krank 93A Magnum with a standard 90A lining on the side of the road to catch a glimpse of the Magnum.
The Magnum Bushing is depicted on the side of the painting with a common tribe in the street.
This double cylinder support is an excellent installation for clean location stability, allowing easy operation at higher speeds. For me (weighing about 200 pounds) I needed a little more slope to turn the board. For the descent, that’s exactly what I wanted, and the following results showed it.
In an attempt to go downhill, I got used to about 30 mph and even managed to raise it to 35 mph by simply replacing my old plank with these magnums.
I had previously launched a similar machine with a double barrel, but the extra size of the Magnum gave me the stability I needed to really try to reach my speed limits in the descent.
It is important to note that due to their size, these Magnum rings only fit on certain trucks, so you should always check their website to see if they are suitable before you buy them.
After saddling a mixture of Magnum bushes and normal guns at noon, I decided to switch to Magnum with the WFB gun at the side of the road.
Installation of a double gun with magnetic board and WFB gun on the road
Compared to the tribe I was born in, the WFB gun just blew me up. I was able to turn much faster and I felt the bush shrink and gave me an impact energy that helped me return to the center. I don’t think I can come back by car after an hour.
Cruising speed and bolted joint adjustment
For the trip I used a WFB 95.5A gun with an APS 90A cone on the side of the road. Normally this is not recommended, because these shrubs have different rotating properties. WFB connectors are generally used for faster and more compressive windings, while APS connectors are used when you want a more gradual/large winding resistance.
WFB Weapons Scoreboard with APS cone along the way
To be honest, if the shrubs have different shapes (e.g. stem versus cone), you don’t have to worry about combining the two. The difference in shape is an important factor in determining the properties of the wire.
The difference with my previous setting of the barrel cone was striking. I felt the APS cone the moment I stepped on my plate, it was such an improvement. He made such smooth transitions during the S-turns that I was surprised.
My longboard felt alive under my feet, turned a little and quickly returned to the middle. As another experience I started using double APS cones on my cruise and wireboard. Well, it was an experiment. If you want to be able to move cork cones in and out at a distance of two metres, this is the right combination for you.
Cone bushings Double-APS 90A
I wouldn’t recommend it as a grip combination for everyday riding, simply because it gives your board almost too much slope. If it’s a combination of cone and socket, you should take a few Duros of what you think you need. The extra hardness prevents the wheel from biting.
I appreciate the stability the Magnum gave me because of the extra size. After a few days I probably won’t be back to normal vatom casings when I come down.
I also enjoyed the unique feeling of lubrication through the fastest path in the world. You can feel it when you take them. They’re slippier than the other holds. I think my favorite setup was to combine them with the magnum sockets for my trigger plate.
In general I am impressed by the quality of Riptide Bushings worldwide. I found the perfect setting for every jack I tried, and I only got one small sample. If I buy spare parts for another machine, I will remember them for high quality rings.
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