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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2011, 07:12:32 PM »
For the Canadian homies - Bitter Bushings is excited to announce our partnership with Ultimate Skateboard Distribution, Canada's largest skateboard distributor. In business for over 25 years, Ultimate distributes top brands including Toy Machine, SK8mafia, Think, and Powell. Bitter Bushings will now be available in skateshops across Canada. Please contact your local shop for availability.

Damn those are good guys to link up with. Good work!

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2011, 02:16:44 PM »
I'm from the UK and these sound good.  Not that cold over here but I can feel the difference depending what time I go for a sesh. 7? difference in a couple of hours so nothing major but enough to have to twiddle your trucks.

Any plans on a Euro distro?  If these are good (compared to Bones) and certainly at that price then you'd be onto a winner in Europe as long as they don't fall apart after 2 months (like Bones).

Any plans for harder ones - I'm a fat fuck!?

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2011, 05:36:11 PM »
i got some and put them in my indys (standard 139s) and they have no response. like whwn the truck turns, it stays bent and they dont turn smoothly. when ive had brand new indy bushings this never happened. i guess they just need to break in?

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2011, 07:16:36 PM »
i got some and put them in my indys (standard 139s) and they have no response. like whwn the truck turns, it stays bent and they dont turn smoothly. when ive had brand new indy bushings this never happened. i guess they just need to break in?

Is there a break-in period before Bitter Bushings skate like normal?
Yes. Bitter Bushings will be somewhat stiff when first installed on your trucks. However the stiffness will typically only last for the first couple minutes of skateboarding.

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2011, 07:37:53 PM »
i never got to read the faq cuz the site doesnt work on my phone, but ive skated them for about an hour and they still turn shitty. i guess they need still need more time

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2011, 08:45:38 AM »
They might just need more time to break-in. Or consider playing around with your set-up a bit. We've had positive responses about the bushing's rebound. At the end of the day, a lot of it comes down to personal preference too.

Check-out this clip shot a few days ago in the Toronto cold -

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2012, 01:34:15 PM »
That was a pretty sick edit! Inspiring to keep skating in the snow and cold!

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2012, 09:59:55 AM »
clint, the bushings don't turn smoothly, they rock back and forth. and they're broken in. not sure why.

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2012, 09:56:13 AM »
Sorry to hear that man. The initial response has been generally positive. I've had some complaints about softness/turning, but I'm realizing that largely comes down to personal preference. I wish I could offer more advice, because I really appreciate you trying them out.

Here's a winter skating clip I just got sent. Dude rocks loose trucks, so he's stoked to skate Bitter Bushings in the winter...



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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2012, 12:39:20 PM »
Sorry to hear that man. The initial response has been generally positive. I've had some complaints about softness/turning, but I'm realizing that largely comes down to personal preference. I wish I could offer more advice, because I really appreciate you trying them out.

Here's a winter skating clip I just got sent. Dude rocks loose trucks, so he's stoked to skate Bitter Bushings in the winter...




sick. they are really really soft bushings. you really can't tighten them up. i had them set up for some sub freezing days. they didn't freeze.. like my bones had the day before. but they were to loose for me. and i like loose. but its really closer to jiggly loose, without the jiggle. IMO

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2012, 02:57:22 PM »
I would love to try them, Sweden is cold as fuck right now + i like lose trucks.

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2012, 07:50:33 PM »
I was thinking about trying out a set, but then i read about how soft they are. I rock my trucks on the tighter side of medium. You think you'll be coming out with a higher duro bushing in the near future?

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2012, 12:42:54 PM »
if you made some that were a little bit harder thatd be great. i like loose trucks too, but these just arent really working, they just made my trucks so wobly it was hard to skate.

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Re: Introducing: Bitter Bushings (Cold Weather Skateboard Bushings)
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2012, 12:00:15 PM »
Canadian ripper Trevon Casselman skating Bitter Bushings...