Independent Genuine Parts Black Shock Pads - Set of Two (2) - 1/8"
These high-quality shock pads are made by Independent and are 1/8" high. Shock pads, sometimes known as risers, are plastic pads that can be inserted between the skateboard trucks and deck to raise the overall height of the skateboard and help prevent wheel bite. They are used as a shock absorber by reducing the risk for stress cracks where the deck and the trucks meet. A good rule of thumb for choosing the right hardware to use with your shock pads is to simply add an inch to the height of the shock pads you're using. For example, if you're using .25" shock pads, we recommend getting 1.25" hardware.
NOTE: Black Independent Genuine Parts Black Shock Pads - Set of Two (2) are sold in sets of two unless otherwise noted.
- Two (2) Independent Genuine Parts Black Shock Pads - Set of Two (2) from Independent
- Height: 1/8"
- Provides additional clearance and helps prevent wheel bite
- Sold in sets of two unless otherwise noted
How to Buy Skateboard Riser Pads
What size hardware do I need if I use riser pads?No riser - 7/8" to 1" hardware
1/8" riser - 1" to 1 1/8" hardware
1/4" Riser - 1 1/4" hardware
1/2" riser - 1 1/2" hardware
Check out the available skateboard riser pads currently in stock.
Do I need riser pads for my skateboard?
A riser is a flat plastic pad that can be mounted between the skateboard truck and the skateboard deck. Riser pads increase the space between the truck and deck, raising the board up so that you don't experience wheel bite. Wheel bite occurs when the wheel touches the skateboard deck during a sharp turn and stops the wheel from rotating. Riser pads come in a variety of colors and thickness levels. Depending on your skateboarding style, riser pads can prolong the life of your skateboard deck by reducing the risk for stress cracks where the deck and the trucks meet.
Skateboard decks that use wheels smaller than 55mm do not typically require risers; however, 1/8” risers can help keep the hardware from vibrating loose.
As the wheels get larger, there's a greater chance for wheel bite, which may cause a nasty wipeout. In general, the longer the board and the larger the wheel, the more height is needed in a riser pad.
If you still have questions about skateboard risers, please visit our Skateboard Risers Buying Guide.