However, old timers like myself can remember that in the not too distant past Paris trucks were the go-to longboard trucks. Before Caliber, GunMetal, and precision trucks started to permeate the market there was literally a time where 90% of anyone who knew anything about longboarding were riding Paris trucks. They were the gold standard for a long time, and since then many companies have made huge advances in truck design (including Paris), but knowing how ubiquitous Paris trucks were makes it easy to see why a bushing designed specifically for them could be very useful.
...Enter the Canon and the Magnum.
It has really been a long time since I used the stock Divine bushings in my Paris trucks (to be fair Paris did upgrade the stock bushing formula right before the V2's came out) and I had been running Venom SHR and Nipples pretty frequently so I was used to a lot of rebound coming out of my bushings. Because I was so accustomed to having a lot of bounce-back I immediately gravitated towards the Riptide APS formula which is the more reboundy of the two Riptide options.
The APS Formula
The Canon and Magnum in the APS formula felt both familiar and altogether different from any other bushings I had ridden in my Paris trucks. They have plenty of rebound but they also have much more lean than other bushings. In addition, the wider base (provided by the Magnum in particular) made for a very different sensation than your typical bushings. The APS Canon and Magnum provide a very reliable return to center, due to the width of the bushings and the rebound characteristics of the APS formula, but were still ready to lean very deeply without hesitation.
The WFB Formula
As I started getting used to feel and lean of the APS Canon and Magnum I started to use the WFB formula more and more. I found this formula (as you can read about in my earlier review) to be more suited to faster skating. The WFB offers less resistance when leaning so you can really dig into a carve or slide without a problem.
The only major downside I could find to these bushings was if I were trying to pump for a super long time. While the APS formula is close, they don't provide quite as much rebound as some of the more rebound-y bushings out there. So if you are super into pumping all day and never putting a foot down you might want to look for something a little bouncier.
This is a big statement coming from a man who not only loves Paris trucks but also swore by Venom SHR for years... but if you are riding Paris trucks there is almost no reason to ride anything other than a Riptide Canon and Magnum. They fit the trucks perfectly, leave very little room for slop in your trucks (especially if you upgrade your pivot cups), and honestly let you get more out of the truck in terms of lean and stability than standard bushings do.
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Hi Wayne, thank you for your great review. What do you put next up to Canon APS 90a, in order of (less) leaning ? Canon WFB 95a or a Magnum WFB/APS 90a. I know APS and WFB are different as Canon and Magnum but what is your opinion in a lean ranking. Thank youReplyDelete
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