It all started with pivot cups… I got a Koastal Drifter with Gullwing Charger 1’s on it. As soon as I got it I took it to the road, pushed off and when I put both feet up it wobbled wildly and threw me. An 89a duro cone/cone setup was not meant for someone over 200 lbs, so I ordered some other popular bushings in barrel/barrel, which were better but still not perfect. Then I started thinking, if the bushings were unsuitable the pivot cup probably is too, so I started researching pivot cups. I was very impressed with the amount of fieldwork Riptide had done in this area, so I decided to try some of their bushings in APS barrel/barrel too. Wow. Just wow. Huge difference. WAY better feel than the other popular bushings, so I ordered a selection of shapes and sizes duros and formulas to experiment with. I tried the Fatcones on the bottom and they are amazing. They act like the barrels, but have this wonderful, confidence-inspiring support that kicks in during turning. On back, I’m running an APS Fatcone on the bottom with the large washer, and an APS barrel on top with an Array sleeved washer and cup washer. On the front, I’m running a WFB Fatcone with the large washer on the bottom, and a WFB Cone with a cup washer on the top. This setup works really well for me. It is very solid in the back with a really fun swimmy feel up front without sacrificing stability. I found it to be much more responsive than the same setup with APS all around. Everyone’s gotta find that sweet spot. At any rate, I’m sold! I don’t see any reason to look further for my urethane, as I have a lot of combinations to explore. I also got some Gullwing Sidewinder II's and some Paris V2's, so now I'm gonna have to get a selection of the street series and Paris specific bushings now too

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5 out of 5
★★★★★

Groucho riding my Koastal Drifter
Groucho riding my Koastal Drifter

It all started with pivot cups… I got a Koastal Drifter with Gullwing Charger 1’s on it. As soon as I got it I took it to the road, pushed off and when I put both feet up it wobbled wildly and threw me. An 89a duro cone/cone setup was not meant for someone over 200 lbs, so I ordered some other popular bushings in barrel/barrel, which were better but still not perfect. Then I started thinking, if the bushings were unsuitable the pivot cup probably is too, so I started researching pivot cups. I was very impressed with the amount of fieldwork Riptide had done in this area, so I decided to try some of their bushings in APS barrel/barrel too. Wow. Just wow. Huge difference. WAY better feel than the other popular bushings, so I ordered a selection of shapes and sizes duros and formulas to experiment with. I tried the Fatcones on the bottom and they are amazing. They act like the barrels, but have this wonderful, confidence-inspiring support that kicks in during turning. On back, I’m running an APS Fatcone on the bottom with the large washer, and an APS barrel on top with an Array sleeved washer and cup washer. On the front, I’m running a WFB Fatcone with the large washer on the bottom, and a WFB Cone with a cup washer on the top. This setup works really well for me. It is very solid in the back with a really fun swimmy feel up front without sacrificing stability. I found it to be much more responsive than the same setup with APS all around. Everyone’s gotta find that sweet spot. At any rate, I’m sold! I don’t see any reason to look further for my urethane, as I have a lot of combinations to explore. I also got some Gullwing Sidewinder II's and some Paris V2's, so now I'm gonna have to get a selection of the street series and Paris specific bushings now too

35° 26' N, 81° 16' W
35° 26' N, 81° 16' W

Longboard

Risers, flat and wedged, definitely, maybe even wheels if the mood strikes you...grip rails, nose and tail guards, truck protectors, imagination is the only limit.

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