Are skateboard bushings necessary?

January 22, 2020 Off By idswater

Are skateboard bushings necessary?

Bushings are a very important part of skateboard trucks. Don’t worry though, all skateboard trucks come already equipped with bushings. Manufacturers choose a standard setup, perfectly matched to the trucks, and suitable for the most skaters.

Do all bushings fit all trucks?

All trucks come with stock bushings, but some prefer to replace them. Not everybody weighs the same and skaters prefer different tightness on the trucks. Note that bushings need to break in a little before you can tell you want to replace them.

How do I know what bushings to buy?

Consider standard barrel/cone bushings. Cruising and carving require a bit of a softer bushing depending on your weight. 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).

Which bones bushings should I get?

Anyway, Bones bushings come in soft, medium and hard. Soft bushings start at Durometer 81A (61B), medium durometer 91A (71B), hard 96A (76B). These are the most recommended bushings by street skateboarders.

Should I get hard or medium 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.

What are the bushings on a skateboard made of?

Skateboard truck bushings are the rubbery rings that fit around the kingpin on your skateboard trucks. Typically made of polyurethane, the bushings assist in allowing your board to turn and pivot smoothly.

What should the bushing be on a kingpin skateboard?

So, from top to bottom around your kingpin, the setup should be as follows: bottom washer, bottom bushing, bushing seat, top bushing, top washer, lock nut. Whew! Bushing washers can be flat or slightly cupped at the edges.

How many washers do you need for a skateboard truck?

A total of four bushing washers will be included when you purchase skateboard trucks. In most sets, the washers will be all the same size, though some manufacturers will include two smaller washers (for the top bushing) and two larger washers (for the bottom bushing).

Why do I need bearings on my Skateboard?

In order to keep your wheels rolling smoothly, you’ll need sensible Bearings. Every skateboard wheel is equipped with two bearings. If you want, you can fill the space between them with a spacer. This small metal cylinder prevents the bearings from being forced into the centre of the wheels when tightening the axle nut and getting damaged.

Skateboard truck bushings are the rubbery rings that fit around the kingpin on your skateboard trucks. Typically made of polyurethane, the bushings assist in allowing your board to turn and pivot smoothly.

So, from top to bottom around your kingpin, the setup should be as follows: bottom washer, bottom bushing, bushing seat, top bushing, top washer, lock nut. Whew! Bushing washers can be flat or slightly cupped at the edges.

A total of four bushing washers will be included when you purchase skateboard trucks. In most sets, the washers will be all the same size, though some manufacturers will include two smaller washers (for the top bushing) and two larger washers (for the bottom bushing).

What kind of durometer to use for skateboard bushings?

A handful of companies use the Durometer B scale, which measures 20 points lower and allows the scale an extra 20 points for harder bushings. For example, an 80b durometer is the same hardness as a 100a durometer.