Updated August 30, 2019 by Sheila O'Neill

The 10 Best Skateboard Risers

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This wiki has been updated 4 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 choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best skateboard riser on Amazon.

10. Blank Wedge

9. Amphetamine Hardware Kit

8. No!No! Rubber

7. Paris Longboard Pads

6. Dime Bag Hardware Angled

5. Independent Set

4. Sector 9 Shock Pads

3. VJ Longboard

2. Lucky Graphic

1. Sector 9 Flat

Editor's Notes

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.


Sheila O'Neill
Last updated on August 30, 2019 by Sheila O'Neill

Sheila is a writer and editor living in sunny Southern California. She studied writing and film at State University of New York at Purchase, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree. After graduating, she worked as an assistant video editor at a small film company, then spent a few years doing freelance work, both as a writer and a video editor. During that time, she wrote screenplays and articles, and edited everything from short films to infomercials. An ardent lover of the English language, she can often be found listening to podcasts about etymology and correcting her friends’ grammar.


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