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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #990 on: May 14, 2022, 04:42:43 PM »
Do bushings get softer when it's hot? I skate Indy's and just moved to a hotter area and it really felt like my shit was looser. 50-65F before and 65-90F new location.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #991 on: May 14, 2022, 05:23:42 PM »
Do bushings get softer when it's hot? I skate Indy's and just moved to a hotter area and it really felt like my shit was looser. 50-65F before and 65-90F new location.


Yes, bushings from most brands definitely change with the temperature. 

The one time I went on a "cold weather" trip when we were kids, our bushings were like rocks and none of us could skate and we didn't know why until someone explained it to us.

The same happens in warmer weather, with bushings feeling softer.


I forget who, but someone once said they always tighten their trucks down a full turn in warmer places, or loosen it off a full turn in colder places and it worked well for them.


Also I think people have said Bones bushings are least likely to be affected by the temperature.

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #992 on: May 15, 2022, 01:37:43 AM »
^this. Suffices to skate a metal surfaced ramp when the sun is shining and the metal is getting hot.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #993 on: Today at 10:38:08 AM »
Do bushings get softer when it's hot? I skate Indy's and just moved to a hotter area and it really felt like my shit was looser. 50-65F before and 65-90F new location.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #994 on: Today at 10:47:58 AM »
Ok good to know I suddenly do not need Ventures.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #995 on: Today at 11:47:03 AM »
Ive got an extra set of thunder juice that Id like to pair with a mini board and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for mini cruiser decks? I was going to pick up a mini Chico Stix but it sold out real quick.