StreetSeries Bushings Shapes & Combo's
RipTide Sports Street-Series Skateboard Bushings - Explained…
The RipTide Street-Series of skateboard bushings for traditional kingpin trucks was born from the desire to bring new levels of performance and innovation to skateboarding.
We believe that you need to have a high level of control over your equipment to achieve your skating goals. If your setup performs the way you want it to, you’ll have a much better chance of doing what you want to do e.g.
- Landing a seemingly impossible trick.
- Controlling a massive drop at high speeds.
- Dealing with rough roads.
- Eliminating wheelbite.
- Executing fluid moves during a vert session.
- Pumping mad lines in the bowl.
Up until now, the rule has been to only use cones and barrels but RipTide says ‘No More Rules…this is Skateboarding’.
RipTide Sports offer five boardside shapes - StreetCone, StreetBarrel, StreetFatCone, StreetMagnum and StreetChubby alongside the two traditional roadside shapes - ShortStreetCone and ShortStreetBarrel.
The different skateboard bushing shapes from RipTide Sports are listed in order from the lowest to the highest stability.
Offer the lowest resistance and stability of the shapes addressed here and can allow your trucks to easily achieve their full lean and turn.
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.
FatCones have the same initial stability as a Barrel but as you lean, they offer progressively higher resistance the further you go.
Magnums have high linear stability for poorly defined bushing seats. 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.
Chubby's 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 Chubby's large backside. 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 the most versatile bushings because of its size, shape and wide applications.
The outcome of different skateboard bushing combo setups explained below.
ShortStreetCone / StreetCone
For a very carvy or surfy feel.
ShortStreetCone / StreetBarrel
For a carvy or surfy feel but with a bit more stability. The resistance is more constant or linear throughout the range of motion.
ShortStreetBarrel / StreetBarrel
For higher stability at higher speeds but still highly manoeuvrable.
ShortStreetBarrel / StreetFatCone
For higher stability at higher speeds but still highly manoeuvrable. This setup is ideal when you need to restrict the ends of the lean to prevent wheelbite or if you just like a more progressive feel to your setup.
ShortStreetBarrel / StreetMagnum
The go-to setup for most high-speed applications in trucks with open bushing seats. Used for high-speed applications due to its high stability and versatility.
ShortStreetBarrel / StreetChubby
The go-to setup for most high-speed applications in trucks with more restrictive or stepped bushing seats due to the high stability and versatility that this particular combo offers.