RipTide Cone APS Formula Bushings provide for a very linear turn (keeping the bushings predictable all the way to the end of the lean) while producing a solid level of rebound to set your trucks back to centerline after quick turns. The tapered shape of the Cone bushing enables the rider to transition into easy turns which make the Cones ideal for cruising and carving.
RipTide Cone APS Bushings are perfect for Cruising and Carving.
Try combining the RipTide Cone APS Bushings with a set of RipTide Barrel 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 practices 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 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.