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Old 04-14-2007   #1
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I was wondering if any of these pads serve a more smooth ride or any important things. Can anyone tell me what are the pros or cons or are they essential? Thank you! :)
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shock pads and riser pads are different. shock pads give you a smoother ride, and prevent stress cracks from forming in your board. riser pads only add height between your board and wheels. good if you are avoiding wheelbite, and i think they prevent stress cracks a little also. i hate the feel of both though.
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i dont even use em they make your board too high, but they do help with pressure cracks
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i dont like em it takes me forever to kicflip with them
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I've always ridden with shock pads and it does'nt seem differnt to me and they really do protect against pressure cracks.
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wheelbite.

and your trucks wont dig into your deck..
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If you're gonna use a deck fora long time (like 4months +) then you might wana use them. Pressure cracks help the board flatten out and loose concave. But if you know a deck isn't going to last very long anyways, they are totally optional.
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I use shock pads and there are no more pressure cracks on my boards
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I don't use them and my boards fine.
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I use riser pads to stop the trucks damaging the deck, I still can kickflip and stuff with it, it's fine with me.
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