How to Customize a Skateboard : Skateboard Riser Pads


Riser pads. Choosing riser pads or choosing
not to skate on riser pads is one thing that you’ll have to pick out. While picking up
a skateboard and choosing your set up. Riser pads basically are used for two reasons. One
reason is to soften the ride a bit. If you notice that rubber material that these are
made out of is pretty soft and what this does is it stops the rattling between your truck
and the wood of your skateboard and allows for a little bit of cushion in between. The
other reason for riser pads is to heighten your truck a bit to get it higher off the
board. So that the wheel is given more allowance on the side and is able to turn a little bit
further or maybe in some cases a little bit larger wheel is used and it gives it a little
bit more leeway by having that there. Now while choosing a riser pad basically any generic
riser pad will work. I don’t even think there’s a special riser pad company that makes things.
I think all board companies kind of have their own risers but while putting a bolt through
the board. You’re going to need special sized bolts if you do ride riser pads. That
are a little bit longer so that they can go the whole distance and to able to get into
the truck and so that you have your bolt is able to get tightened, tightened down enough
and locked in that locked position. So there are also different sizes of riser pads and
different heights and different hardnesses of riser pads. Depending on your needs but
make sure that you get the right size bolts. That correspond with the thickness of the
riser pad and this how you choose your riser pad.

86 thoughts on “How to Customize a Skateboard : Skateboard Riser Pads”

  1. Yeah I like it…feels nice and turny…yea!
    Too decrease the turny…just tighten up the Master Pin…The thing in the middle of your trucks. Good luck in skating!

  2. shock pads! You can make your own shock pads anyway. take some old shoe padding and make a square to put between your board and truck. works just as good.

  3. Depends if you do stair sets and drops often you will notice a difference but if you are jsut beginning it wont affect you

  4. you cant, if you do a lot of skating and turning and stuff eventually your bushings will start to soften and the only way to fix this is to buy new ones

  5. hhmhm i used to skate with riser pads they really dont do anything except maybe slow down the pressure cracks on your board but i think theres no dif

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  7. i do a lot of street skateboarding, jumping huge stairs, but also really technical stuff, like 360flip fs 5-0 s and shit like that while skating in a park. but i have never used riser pads. are there any benefits? like will they make the board recieve less stress from high stair jumps or sth? or will you notice the trucks wiggle around more?

  8. @edyiswierd hmm i think they actually could make the board suffer less from high jumps but then the screws would be looser resulting in damage instead 😀 and i think without riser pads you could make the board a bit stiffer and give it a bit more pop and responsiveness. => no riser pads for me 😉

  9. what kind of riser pads should i get and what size? also what hardware should i get and which size would fit on the recommended riser pads? thnx

  10. He has my trucks 🙂 Got my new deck today and put the godamn trucks on without the pads. Then i stood up and i'd been sat on them. Super face palm moment. Good job i actually love taking my setup apart xD

  11. i just tried to put theeve csx trucks on my mini logo risers and the truck fucking sticks out beyond the riser. All riser are the same, yeah right…

  12. if i order it from ccs with it assembled free with ccs hardware will it automatically come set up with the right size screws / hardware

  13. This didn't tell me anything. What's the recommended width for the risers for wheels 55mm – 60mm, for example? And he makes a big deal out of hardware but doesn't say how long the bolts actually need to be for corresponding riser pads thickness. You know what – fuck this. There is NO information here. Really dude? REALLY?

  14. @Lewbop360 Like he said, its personal preference. You have to try them out to see what you like. Personally, I use riserpads to soften the impact on my knees. (Im not old haha I just run a lot.)

  15. My trucks hang over my riser pads slightly. Does anyone know what is wrong? Do I need new risers? My trucks are thunder 147's and the risers are independent 1/4 risers. I would really appreciate it if some one could tell me what is wrong with them. Thanks in advance.

  16. is better to use two riser pads on one truck instead of one? and why please 😀
    thank you for answer if someeone answer it…

  17. Hey, i'm thinking of picking up a cruiser. I once tried to skate on a regular skateboard to my school, but after half a mile i couldn't feel my leg. Now i want to buy 70 mm 83 a wheels and a cruiser, but will a shockpad or rizerpad help so i can skate without hurting my leg?

  18. Hey guys, Im setting up a new board with 60mm wheels and I would like to know if I should use riser pads on my board?

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