RipTide Pivot Cups

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(8 reviews)
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$13.95 USD
Description

**Bear pivots fit GEN 5 TRUCKS ONLY**

****For your Carver pivots skateboard trucks, each pack comes with a front truck (CX4) pivot cup and a rear (C2) Pivot Cup**** Get your Carver trucks dialed up, grab a pack today!

An often overlooked, yet vital, part to a longboard is a pivot cup. These are little cups that are seated into the baseplate of the truck. With the constant forces of a turning longboard, the pivot cups will begin to wear and some slop will begin to develop.

By replacing your pivots (when they are worn) you are essentially making your truck turn like new because there is no longer any slop. These things are cheap and will freshen up your ride! Good pivots = trucks that feel like precisions.

DIMENSIONS:
Arsenal Cast
Height: ~18.42mm
Outer Diameter: ~17.82mm
Inner Diameter: ~12.66

Atlas
Height: ~15.50mm
Outer Diameter: ~21.02mm
Inner Diameter: ~18.83mm

Bear Kodiak
Height: ~14.65mm
Outer Diameter: ~17.85mm
Inner Diameter: ~13mm

Caliber I
Height: ~18.46mm
Outer Diameter: ~17.94mm
Inner Diameter: ~12.65mm

Caliber II
Height: ~16.20mm
Outer Diameter: ~17.90mm
Inner Diameter: ~12.66

Gullwing Reverse + Charger II
Height: ~14.93mm
Outer Diameter: ~18.07mm
Inner Diameter: ~12.70mm

Independent/Bennett
Height: ~12.20mm
Outer Diameter: ~16.05mm
Inner Diameter: ~11.25mm

Paris
Height: ~12.22mm
Outer Diameter: ~18.06mm
Inner Diameter: ~11.27mm

Paris SAVANT
Height: ~16.98mm
Outer Diameter: ~17.43mm
Inner Diameter: ~10.43

Rogue Cast
Height: ~16.44mm
Outer Diameter: ~17.87mm
Inner Diameter: ~12.86mm

RipTide's Description

RipTide Pivot Cups and Tubes are the result of two years of beta testing in every possible condition that Colorado’s high country can deliver.

RipTide’s pivots are specifically designed for each truck. We do not offer universal styles because of the compromises a universal pivot forces you to make. In many cases, we offer both tubes and cups for the same truck. Both offer the smooth turning benefits of RipTide’s exclusive internally lubricated WFB Urethane in 96a but the Tube offers even lower friction due to the reduced surface contact with the nose of the hanger.

The Cups are first molded and then the end is machined to fit the truck’s base plate perfectly, leaving the pivot contact area is as smooth as possible. No machining imperfections and no heat affected zone in the pivot contact area. The Tubes on the other hand are 100% molded and no machining is required.

Reviews

Sick AF
on 2017-10-27 Verified Purchase
Nice and snappy ride. Gets that gangster lean going down those 40mph straights and hairpins. And i can sleep at knowing I can specifically choose the cup for a certain pair of trucks.
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Smewth
on 2017-07-02
Came stock with my Strummers and these things paired with a ball pivot are smooth as butteh.
Smooth carving
on 2016-10-09 Verified Purchase
I have added them to Gullwing Reverse and improved the smooth carving capabilities of that truck. The "Paris" fits the Gullwing ProIII flush and enhances the carve of the truck with smooth quiet carved.
Smooth as Buttah
on 2016-05-31 Verified Purchase
Just using these for cruising/carving on my S9 Lookout with Paris V2s and Blood Orange Alpine series wheels. They are super smooth yet responsive. LOVE the setup!
Better than stock, even forge ones
on 2016-05-10 Verified Purchase
Although the pivots on Kodiaks are not necessarily bad, this Riptide cups were an improvement, making the Kodiaks even better.
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Review of caliber pivot cups
on 2016-01-05
I have one word for these, and it is amazing. My current pivots have been in for a year, and provide an amazing amount of slop reduction and stability, without compromising the turn. When I first put these in, I kept on falling off because I was not used to such a consistent lean. They might be pricey, but they will make your trucks feel amazing. Pair these with any of riptide's bushings, and your friends will be jealous of how good your trucks feel. (Mine are)
Could be better
on 2015-11-05 Verified Purchase
Heads up The bear version of These pivot cups is too short for the bear gen 5s, the pivot needs to be deeper so the truck can fit in all the way. The hanger sticks out a good noticeable amount compared to the stock cup. (And yes I ordered he right one, the "bear" pivot cup.)
Stable.
on 2015-08-29 Verified Purchase
Having tried this pivot cup urethane in Calibers 2s and Paris V2s, i can say that these are a great choice for riders who enjoy having liberal control over their trucks. The wfb 96a formula allows for smooth 100% controlled cornering; Whilst also providing just the right amount twitch to allow the rider to know what the output of their input into their trucks will be when steering. Great to combo with Riptide bushings !