The 10 Best Skateboard Risers
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in August of 2019. If you're landing a trick at the skate park and your wheels rub against the deck, you're probably in for a nasty fall. To avoid this issue, known as "wheel bite," you can simply get a pair of skateboard risers and you'll be back on the ramps in no time. These plastic or rubber pads are not only crucial for boards with large wheels, some also help absorb shocks for a smoother ride. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 27, 2019:
Made sure to get a variety of options, including models that fit both modern and old-school trucks. Some, like the Sector 9 Flat, have two sets of holes so that they work with either style. There are two main types of material for risers: stiff plastic and soft rubber. Rubber is better if you want the pads to double as shock absorbers; plastic is better if you just want extra height. Most models listed here should be compatible with a wide variety of hardware and decks, although many don't work with drop-through decks specifically.