This kit is designed for Gullwing Sidewinder trucks. The kit is primary designed for electric skateboards that use Gullwing trucks or generic dual kingpin trucks. You can use this kit to upgrade Gullwing trucks on surfskate skateboards. Sector 9 owns Gullwing, so most Sector 9 surfskates can use these bushing kits.
This Riptide box will maximise your rides stability and predictability. Riptide have hand picked the shapes, height and duros combos for the Gullwing Sidewinder. If you make the front truck a bit easier to carve, it will make all the difference in the world. Riptide Chubby and FatCone shapes provide superb stability on the board-side bushings while the barrel (and cone) bushings let you carve more on the road-side bushings. One thing is guaranteed, you will love this upgrade!
What is included in this product
BUSHINGS: 9 Bushings
WASHERS: 11 Washers
PIVOTS: 4 Pivot Cups
STICKERS: 4 Stickers
BOX: 1 Yellow Box with 9 Slots
Bushing Duros Explained:
93/96 Box - (Hardest) This is typically for 200lb+ (91kg+) riders or for riders who prefer a stiffer setup with more stability and less carve.
90/93 Box - (Common) Riders around 150lb - 200lb (68kg - 91kg) will usually like this option. This setup has more carve than the 93/96 box while keeping similar stability.
87/90 Box - For Riders around 100lb - 150lb (45kb - 68kg) who want an easier turn than the 90/93 box. This is starting to get a lot easier to carve.
84/87 Box - (Softest) 100lb (45kg) and less recommended. This is Riptide's softest setup and is either for small riders or those who want the most carve possible. Riptide bushing shapes mixed with the Krank formula keep the carve stable and predictable.
96a Green - Riptide pivot cups give you a nice buttery feel and no squeak. The WFB 96a is the favorite pivot formula and is a perfect fit for all riders.
What if I want my setup to carve more?
- Try using the bonus cone bushing supplied in the middle of the box in front position 4 (roadside). You can also use the flat washers on the barrels (position 3) if you need more carve. Don't be shy to play around with washer configuration. Make sure you get the kingpin nut snug enough to not loosen and don't tighten down to much (Making the bushing bulge excessively).
Can I get my ride a bit more stable for speeds?
- Krank is a great formula because it responds very well to how tight you make the kingpin. Make sure you use the cup washers on the barrels. The bushing should not have a big bulge, if it is bulging excessively, you need a harder duro.