RipTide Pivot Tubes

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$12.95 USD

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.


Aera K3 and K4 Tube
Height: ~13.35mm
Outer Diameter: ~16.40mm
Inner Diameter: ~9.60mm

Ronin Tube
Height: ~9.51mm
Outer Diameter: ~13.15mm
Inner Diameter: ~9.75mm

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.


Installs easy, feels great!
on 2019-12-05 Verified Purchase
These pivots are a bit shorter than the stock Ronin pivots, but fit snugger and help provide a solid center for stability. They turn super smooth and are quiet thanks to the lubrication in the WFB formula. If you really want to swoop into turns, WFB pivots are the move. A little thing like this can make quite a difference!
excellent product
on 2018-09-08 Verified Purchase
excellent product