Sector 9 Flat Black Riser Pads - 1/4"
These high-quality riser pads are made by Sector 9 and are 1/4" high. Riser pads, or risers, are hard plastic pads that can be inserted between the skateboard trucks and deck to increase the space between your wheels and your board. If you want to try out some bigger wheels, hard riser pads can absolutely make that happen. Just remember that if you want to install riser pads to your board, you'll want to increase your hardware length as well. A good rule of thumb for choosing the right hardware to use with your riser pads is to simply add an inch to the height of the riser pads you're using. For example, if you're using .25" riser pads, we recommend getting 1.25" hardware.
NOTE: Black Sector 9 Flat Black Riser Pads - 1/4" are sold in sets of two unless otherwise noted.
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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.