RipTide Barrel APS Bushings provide for a stable platform and slightly higher rebound than the Cones. Their straight wall shape is very responsive and predictable with a solid level of rebound to set your trucks back to centerline after quick turns.
RipTide APS Barrel Bushings are perfect for higher speed freeriding and downhill.
Try combining the RipTide APS Barrel Bushings witha set of RipTide Cone APS Bushings. This combination produces aggressive carves and low to mid-speed freeriding.
RipTide recommends tightening the kingpin nut to the point where it is difficult to turn the bushing in the bushing seat by hand. Best practice is to use a flat washer to lower resistance and a cupped washer for higher resistance. The APS does not change much when you tighten the kingpin nut past snug.
The RipTide APS Barrel Bushing measures .60"tall making them a perfect fit for reverse kingpin "cast" trucks such as Paris, Calibers, Bear Grizzly and Randals.
Animated Polymer System (APS):
RipTide describes their APS Formula as follows: "As the name implies, this compound is very lively and offers higher 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." This formula produces a very stable feel near centerpoint yet requires very little lean effort to produce desired turns.