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.
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.
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.
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.
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.