What are skateboard riser pads?
Do I really require them?
Not unless you’re time-traveling back to the 1980’s, if you’re looking at this photograph.
It’s not clear what riser pads actually are, but the name suggests they are raised pads.
As a result of this, the space between the wheel and your deck is increased.
In order to avoid a situation known as “wheel bite,” where the wheel becomes stuck on your deck and sends you tumbling to the cold, hard pavement, consider installing this feature.
It is a good idea to use a riser pad to avoid getting wheel bite if you ride larger diameter or softer durometer wheels or looser trucks.
3 standard sizes are available: 1/8″, 1/4″, and 1/2″. The larger the riser the more gap there is between your wheel and your skateboard’s deck.
The manner you ride and how you set up your board determine the size you require.
In order to accommodate the slight differences in hole placements between different truck brands, certain riser pads contain slots that allow the riser to be slid back and forth beneath the truck base plate during installation.
In some cases, there is a predetermined 4 or 6 hold pattern that will accommodate the majority of common vehicle models.
Having learned all there is to know about how and what they do, you can now pick the one with the cool pattern you prefer (that no one will ever see because it is sandwiched between your deck and truck).
The necessary mounting bolts for the various riser sizes are also required.
Grab 1′′ or 1 1/8′′ bolts for 1/8 or smaller risers, 1 1/4′′ bolts for 1/4′′ risers, and 1 1/2′′ bolts for 1/2′′ risers.
Longer bolts are available if you want to stack up risers for wheels with large diameters.
Bro Style 1/2″ Flat Hard Riser Pads – Material: Hard Plastic
Krooked 1/4″ Flat Hard Riser Pads – Material: Hard Plastic
Modus 1/8″ White Skate Riser Pads – Material: Hard Plastic
A riser pad composed of rubber or urethane can also act as a cushion between your truck’s base plate and the vehicle’s bed frame.
Stress fractures in your deck can be avoided by using these to protect the corners of your base plate and mounting hardware from flexing and twisting against your deck’s timber.
The graphics on your skateboard will not be damaged by a truck or a hard riser if you’re a skateboard dandy and plan to exhibit your deck after you’ve stopped riding it.
Pig Piles 1/8″ Skate Risers – Material: Medium Duro Urethane
Mini-logo 1/10″ flat rubber risers – Material: Soft Rubber