Riptide 92.5a Dark Purple Fat Cone APS Formula Bushing

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Description:
RipTide Fat Cone APS Forumula Bushings are a hybrid of the Barrel and Chubby Bushings.  The Fat Cone has the circumference of a Barrel where the bushing sits on the truck and gradually widens to the size of a Chubby where the washer sits.  This combination allows the rider to lean more than a Chubby while applying progressive resistance the more the rider leans.  Fat Cones have the same initial stability as a Barrel but the more you lean, the more resistance you will encounter.

Best Use:
RipTide Fat Cone APS Bushings are perfect for riders looking for stability at higher speeds while still maintaining maneuverability for slides, high speed carving and downhill applications.  Fat Cones are a good choice if you need to restrict the end of your lean to prevent wheelbite.

Best Combo:
Try combining the RipTide Fat Cone APS Bushings with a set of RipTide Barrel APS Bushings.  This combination produces better stability at higher speeds while still allowing the rider freedom to perform controlled carving and sliding.

Tuning:
When tuning your Fat Cone APS Bushing, RipTide recommends tightening to the point where it is difficult to turn the bushing in the bushing seat by hand.  Use a flat washer to lower resistance and cupped washer for higher resistance.  The APS does not change much when you tighten the kingpin nut past snug.

Application:
The RipTide Cone APS 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.

 

 

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