How to Stop Surfskate Pivot Cup Squeaks
I’ve made a few videos in the past teaching you how to get rid of those pivot cup squeaks by using either wax shavings or grease.
While that works, there’s a way to get rid of your surfskate pivot cup squeaking without ever having to do that again.
That is to simply replace your stock surfskate pivot cups with RipTide surfskate pivot cups.
“This compound has a unique lubrication added that does not bond with the urethane which is why you will often see a white residue on the surface. This compound offers reduced bushing friction for fast transitions and a deeper lean than the APS.”
When you look at RipTide surfskate pivot cups up close, you’ll see a white residue on them, almost like a chalky substance. That white residue is that lubricant. It continues lubricating your pivot over time so you don’t have to keep adding wax shavings or grease.
How to Replace Your Surfskate Pivot Cups
To replace your surfskate pivot cups, first remove the kingpin nut and hangar to reveal the pivot cup.
Next, use a pair of pliers to grab the screw and pull the pivot cup out.