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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2020, 01:30:41 PM »
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Thunder 148 teams with stock board side and bones med road side (bones washer) - solid med/loose nut flush
- Going to try next with bones meds and stock washers top and bottom
Indy 149ti with bones hard, broken in good - solid med/loose nut flush
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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2020, 04:17:07 PM »
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200lbs, Thunder 148 teams with stock upper bushings and Krux barrel bushings on the bottom. Kills the twitchiness and wheelbite Thunders are known for. I ride them medium/medium-loose and they feel like a lighter, turnier Venture. I also have stock 5.6ís on another set up but donít use it as much.

I skate mainly manny pads, ledges, flat and banks. Low impact, old man stuff.
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Gonna try this one out for my other setup

I've tried Thunders (and Theeve) with barrels before and couldn't stick with it, on thunders they just made them feel 'meh' to me; losing the native characteristics of Thunders, I'd rather just ride ventures with soft bushings and not worry about the stubby baseplate :P

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2020, 06:11:39 PM »
I usually go with Bones bushings in my thunders because I rarely have ever had them break on me. Iíve been running the stock thunder bushings and theyíre just about full blown out and my board always gets stuck turning.
On an upside though, they donít squeak and I seem to always get a bad squeak with Bones bushings.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2020, 07:20:50 PM »
sad to say after a while of staying solid, im just gonna say fuck it and buy ace low bushings to go with the classic bottoms. need my trucks to still feel loose with the nut flush. huge pet peeve

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2020, 07:40:36 PM »
200 lbs venture 5.2 highs with the soft white conical Indy bushings. I went down to an 8.12 from 8.5 so Im running my trucks a little looser.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2020, 10:09:25 PM »
72kg (158lbs)
I skate mostly flat, manuals and ledges.

Main setup: Theeve Tiax 5.5, Krux bushings (flat top and bottom washers).

Crusty street setup: Independent Forged Titanium 144, Medium do-doh's (flat top, no bottom washer)
« Last Edit: September 01, 2020, 10:25:11 PM by jimgrude »

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2020, 11:39:49 PM »
200 lbs, venture lo 5.0, bones hard, flat and curbs

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2020, 03:50:05 AM »
Just set up some ACE 44 for the first time
Didn't really feel the stock bushings. Gave them a few sessions to break in but it doesn't seem like it went the right way for me. Changed them for bones medium, feels better.

I'm confused because i read / heard people saying Ace stock bushings are really good and already broken in. Wasn't really my experience to be honest. Am i missing something ?

I come from Indys 144 Forged / stock bushings

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2020, 01:11:30 PM »
Just set up some ACE 44 for the first time
Didn't really feel the stock bushings. Gave them a few sessions to break in but it doesn't seem like it went the right way for me. Changed them for bones medium, feels better.

I'm confused because i read / heard people saying Ace stock bushings are really good and already broken in. Wasn't really my experience to be honest. Am i missing something ?

I come from Indys 144 Forged / stock bushings

Depends on what you are after, the dual duro combo of stock aces (softer bottom, harder top) is to give it a quick turn (soft bottom) and a quick snap back to center (harder top) combined is to give you that feeling of a really responsive turny truck (compared to that smooth arc Indy have).

Bones meds makes them a bit stiffer/snappy taking away from the carve...

I'd give the stocks a few more sessions to settle in or just fuck it and stay with bones meds if they are working.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2020, 04:10:15 PM »
Makes sense
thanks for the clarification, i'll try aces again with that in mind.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2020, 10:42:48 PM »
Just set up some ACE 44 for the first time
Didn't really feel the stock bushings. Gave them a few sessions to break in but it doesn't seem like it went the right way for me. Changed them for bones medium, feels better.

I'm confused because i read / heard people saying Ace stock bushings are really good and already broken in. Wasn't really my experience to be honest. Am i missing something ?

I come from Indys 144 Forged / stock bushings

Same. But I'm gonna keep at it for another couple sessions and see if they break in. Coming from Thunders

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2020, 04:18:53 AM »
To each his own

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2020, 07:27:14 AM »
5 10, 155, 10.5 shoe. I ride thunder 148 with stock bushings, but when they wear out I get bones medium. For all around at the park and some street ledges and bumps.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2020, 07:32:07 AM »
Ace stock, I'm 130 lbs
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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #44 on: September 02, 2020, 05:16:16 PM »
148 lbs. Mostly curbs, parks and DIYs. 

Stock Ace in my 44s and 55s and stock Indys in my 149s and 159s. When the indy
bushings need replacing I go with the orange 90a indy aftermarkets conicals.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2020, 01:07:48 AM »
200 lbs, 159 ti indy, bones hard, park

Edit: I just switched back to stock indy bushings and I think I was missing a little turn with bones hard. Beyond the obvious, that the stock bushings are softer but my actual turning radius before wheelbite seems better.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 02:07:31 AM by Skrotum »

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2020, 07:14:24 AM »
200lbs Ace 44's stock bushings, no top washer. Used the Bones top washers on them for awhile but I wanted to turn even more so I took them off.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2020, 07:18:20 AM »
Just set up some ACE 44 for the first time
Didn't really feel the stock bushings. Gave them a few sessions to break in but it doesn't seem like it went the right way for me. Changed them for bones medium, feels better.

I'm confused because i read / heard people saying Ace stock bushings are really good and already broken in. Wasn't really my experience to be honest. Am i missing something ?

I come from Indys 144 Forged / stock bushings

Are they the newer Ace's? I find their bottom bushing to be the greatest bushing formula ever, everything else feels like plastic now. I use Ace an bottom, stock top in any setup I have, except Krux I go Ace top and bottom (greatest turn ever). It's probably my post you read before, so maybe it's just me.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2020, 04:18:39 AM »
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Just set up some ACE 44 for the first time
Didn't really feel the stock bushings. Gave them a few sessions to break in but it doesn't seem like it went the right way for me. Changed them for bones medium, feels better.

I'm confused because i read / heard people saying Ace stock bushings are really good and already broken in. Wasn't really my experience to be honest. Am i missing something ?

I come from Indys 144 Forged / stock bushings
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Are they the newer Ace's? I find their bottom bushing to be the greatest bushing formula ever, everything else feels like plastic now. I use Ace an bottom, stock top in any setup I have, except Krux I go Ace top and bottom (greatest turn ever). It's probably my post you read before, so maybe it's just me.

I don't think the newer ace's are available in Europe ( i don't think they are out anywhere else yet, correct me if i'm wrong).
But yeah i need to give these stock bushings another try, that's for sure

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #49 on: October 27, 2020, 12:58:51 AM »
Just bought some Indy Mids, and Iím having bushing problems.

Iím on the heavy side, weighing 190lbs. I ride my trucks medium.

The Mids come with the standard orange bushings, but I tighten them down as far as I could and theyíre way too loose still. Either the kingpin hit the board, or the kingpin ran out of thread.

I swapped out the stock orange bushings for the Indy Hard bushings (black). Theyíre not bad, but I keep wanting to loosen them. The hard bushing just donít have the responsiveness and bounce I like.

I would get the Indy Medium-Hard bushings (blue), but I canít find them anywhere. Shortyís Doh-Dohís has some that are 92a, same as the Indy Medium-Hard.

Anyone have any advice or experience with this? Are Doh-Dohís any good? Are they the same height as Indy bushings?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #50 on: October 27, 2020, 03:03:16 PM »
Just bought some Indy Mids, and Iím having bushing problems.

Iím on the heavy side, weighing 190lbs. I ride my trucks medium.

The Mids come with the standard orange bushings, but I tighten them down as far as I could and theyíre way too loose still. Either the kingpin hit the board, or the kingpin ran out of thread.

I swapped out the stock orange bushings for the Indy Hard bushings (black). Theyíre not bad, but I keep wanting to loosen them. The hard bushing just donít have the responsiveness and bounce I like.

I would get the Indy Medium-Hard bushings (blue), but I canít find them anywhere. Shortyís Doh-Dohís has some that are 92a, same as the Indy Medium-Hard.

Anyone have any advice or experience with this? Are Doh-Dohís any good? Are they the same height as Indy bushings?

Thank you in advance!

How long have you been skating the Indy black bushings? I hated them when I first got them but they felt great after breaking in (maybe took 2 weeks or so).

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #51 on: October 27, 2020, 03:08:38 PM »
75kg, indys 159 and either bones medium or indys conical medium. No bottom washer and top thin one
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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #52 on: October 27, 2020, 03:24:31 PM »
indy aftermarket bushings in thunder 149s

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #53 on: October 28, 2020, 12:10:22 AM »

I would get the Indy Medium-Hard bushings (blue), but I canít find them anywhere. Shortyís Doh-Dohís has some that are 92a, same as the Indy Medium-Hard.

Anyone have any advice or experience with this? Are Doh-Dohís any good? Are they the same height as Indy bushings?

Thank you in advance!
I'm running 92a Doh-Doh's in titanium indy's, and they fit fine. They used to be the go-to alternative bushing back in the day. Krux are probably my favorite 92a bushings, though.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2020, 12:19:15 AM »
143lbs / 65kg, probably single digit body fat.

Thunder 148 Titanium w/ Bones Medium
Venture V-Hollow 5.6 w/ Purple Bushings

My gear madness is bad enough as is, I'm not fucking around with my bushing.
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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #55 on: October 28, 2020, 03:14:31 AM »
240, venture lo 5.2 or 5.0 depending on board, green super cush bearings. Flat, ledges, banks and gaps from time to time. No rails.

Once in a while I'll pop in my indy stage 7 for giggles. stock.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #56 on: October 28, 2020, 06:34:11 AM »
Just purchased two sets of ace low and one set of ace classic bushings to use in any trucks I skate. The formula is just too good. I was running bones medium in my indy's and they started breaking off of the plastic piece about 5-6 sessions in.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #57 on: October 28, 2020, 06:57:32 AM »
Weíre in quarantine so Iím not weighing myself because I donít need that negativity.
Iíve been running stock because thereís some magic to it.
Indy - 129(these feel harder than what Iím used to but I blame the size) and 169
Thunder - 151
Venture - 6.1 (Riptide pivot cups, swapped baseplate for one with a hollow kingpin)
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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2020, 07:22:59 AM »
Indys with a bones hard on top and an Indy aftermarket hard on bottom, because for bones the bottom bushings always tends to mush out pretty quickly for me.

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Re: Which Bushings R U Running?
« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2020, 08:00:53 AM »
205lbs
MiniLogo medium bushings, no washers, on Mini Logo trucks.
Iíve tried their hard and soft bushings and bones hardcore and medium core. ML mediums work the best for me.
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