What bushings are best for longboard?
Just like longboard and skateboard wheels, bushings have durometer ratings that asses their hardness. Most bushings range from very soft 78a to very hard 98a….LONGBOARD BUSHING DUROMETER CHART.
What bushing hardness should I get?
There are a lot of different types of bushings but not all are suitable for every skateboard. If you ride a regular skateboard barrel/cone bushings with a hardness between 87A and 92A should be fine. Heavier riders should consider 94A, kids need softer bushings, 85A to 90A should work for most kids under 12.
Are Venom bushings good?
Venom bushings are constructed from high quality urethane in the USA. Enjoyed by experienced downhill riders and Longboard enthusiasts, these make a superb rebounding truck. These bushings compress and release to perfect centre every time.
What do longboard nipples do?
Designed to provide a lively and energetic ride, Nipples will revitalize any setup for carving, pumping, dancing, freestyle and freeride. Nipples are poured in our extremely high rebound Randy Urethane formula.
What’s the difference between hard and soft bushings?
Harder bushings result in stiffer turns. Importantly, how tight or loose you keep your bushings also effects your skateboard’s turn responsiveness. Softer bushings are easier for your hanger to compress, and therefore it is easier to turn on softer bushings. Harder bushings result in stiffer turns.
Can you use skateboard bushings on a longboard?
Bushing tightness depends on each rider’s preferences, and bushings can be easily adjusted to suit your needs. Skateboard truck bushings are all the same size, and will fit any skateboard, longboard, or cruiser sold on Warehouse Skateboards.
What size are Longboard trucks?
Generally, 150mm trucks are used for cruising, slalom and carving. 180mm trucks are used for downhill and freeriding. Trucks come in different measurement types.
When should I replace my longboard bushings?
Bushings commonly get worn out over time and start making your trucks floppy and unstable, which can cause you to get a lot of wheelbite. If your bushings are split or crushed on one or both sides, it’s probably worth replacing your bushings so you can get some more responsive turns and less flop.
Why does my longboard wobble at high speeds?
CJ: For starters, speed wobs can be caused by a number of different reasons. A common one being loose trucks. Loose trucks can give you too much turning ability, making your set up hyper-responsive for any speed over 10-20mph. If you’re going faster than that, then you just might want to tighten your trucks.
What are the best bushings for my Boat?
Cone/barrel bushings are the standard and come in stock with most trucks. Cone-shaped bushings are great for turning and carving and typically more suited for longboards and cruisers. Because of their conical shape, they have less polyurethane (less mass and resistance) they allow for greater deck lean.
Are stepped bushings good for longboarding?
Stepped bushings Great for downhill riders and longboarders because of their stiffness and ability to compress and release to the center. Stepped bushings have a high rebound but are a bit stiffer in general which makes them less responsive. They’re a bit bigger than your average bushing and are designed to fill the bushing seat.
What are the right skateboard bushings for You?
In general, the right skateboard bushings for each style comes down to: For street skating and technical tricks get cone/barrel-shaped or cone/cone-shaped bushings. For vert, bowl, and park skating get cone/barrel-shaped bushings. Longboards require softer bushings that allow for carving.
Are soft bushings better than cruiser bushings?
Soft bushings are more responsive when you lean allowing for better turning. get cup washers if you want more stability and flat washers for optimal turns (less stable). Your bushings should be a bit harder compared to cruiser bushings.