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Which Longboard Bushings Should I Choose?

Whenever you buy a Lush Longboards Complete, we’ll give you the option to take an extra set of bushings – FOR FREE!

We give you a free set of bushings because it’s a simple way for you to set your board up to suit your weight and riding style.

Buy a Lush complete and you’ll end up with a custom board that’s perfectly set up just for you!

I want to make my board turn more easily/I am a lighter rider

I want to make my board more stable/I am a heavier rider

What is a bushing anyway?

Which bushings already come with my board?

I want to learn everything there is to know about longboard bushings, take me to the crazy detailed truck setup guide on SabreTrucks.com! (opens in a new tab)

I want my board to turn more easily / I am a lighter skater

Our easy recommendation is to go with the same shape (SuperCarve, Carve, Speed) as you already have on your board, but go a bit softer.

So if you have a Legend X-Flex Pro complete, which comes with F-Type 90A Carve Bushings (see table below) choose a pack of X-Type 86A Carve bushings.

Or if you are ordering a Mako Elite complete, go for a pack of F-Type 90A Carve bushings.

Sabre’s Carve kits give you the most options, as they come with a mixture of Barrels and Cones. By choosing a Carve Kit as your Free set, you’ll be able to run:

  • A mixture of Barrels and cones in different durometers
  • All Barrels in different durometers
  • All Cones in different durometers

For even more turn consider going a couple of stops less, or even try switching to a SuperCarve Kit. If in doubt – get in touch!

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    A Sabre X-Type 86A Carve Kit will make your board turn more.

I want my board to be more stable / I am a heavier skater

Our easy recommendation is to go with the same shape (SuperCarve, Carve, Speed) as you already have on your board, but go a bit harder.

So if you have a Machine 3D X-Tuff Pro complete, which comes with F-Type 90A Carve Bushings (see table below), choose a pack of R-Type 93A Carve bushings.

Or if you are ordering a Freebyrd Elite, go for a pack of H-Type 90A Carve bushings.

Sabre’s Carve kits give you the most options, as they come with a mixture of Barrels and Cones. By choosing a Carve Kit as your Free set, you’ll be able to run:

  • A mixture of Barrels and cones in different durometers
  • All Barrels in different durometers
  • All Cones in different durometers

If you are a real speed junkie, then consider going for a Sabre Speed Kit in a harder duro.

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    Sabre's R-Type Speed Kit will get you epic stability!

What is a bushing anyway?

Bushings are the small urethane bits of your truck that do all the turning.

By changing the shape and hardness of your bushings, you can make your board turn more, or make it more stable.

You can also affect whether your board gets wheelbite or not.

Hardness

Harder bushings are more stable, softer bushings are more turny.

A harder bushing has a higher durometer – eg 93A is harder than 86a.

Conversely, softer bushings make your board turn more easily.

Shape

The bigger the bushing, the more stable your board will be.

So Barrel Bushings (more urethane) will give you more stability.

And Cone Bushings (less urethane) will give you more turn.

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What bushings already come with my board?

This depends on what board and setup you want! Check the table below to see:

Swift Elite Complete Sabre R-Type Carve 93A
Dagyr Complete Sabre H-Type Carve 96A
Machine 3D X-Tuff Standard Complete Sabre H-Type Carve 96A
Machine 3D X-Tuff Pro Complete Sabre F-Type Carve 90A
Machine 3D X-Tuff Elite Complete Sabre R-Type Carve 93A
Samba Elite Complete Sabre X-Type SuperCarve 86A
Freebyrd Standard Complete Sabre F-Type Carve 90A
Freebyrd Pro Complete Sabre F-Type Carve 90A
Freebyrd Elite Complete Sabre R-Type Carve 93A
Mako Standard Complete Sabre H-Type Carve 96A
Mako Pro Complete Sabre F-Type Carve 90A
Mako Elite Complete Sabre R-Type Carve 93A
Legend X-Flex Standard Complete Sabre H-Type Carve 96A
Legend X-Flex Pro Complete Sabre F-Type Carve 90A
Legend X-Flex Elite Complete Sabre R-Type Carve 93A
Kisiwa Elite Complete Sabre R-Type Carve 93A

SuperCarve bushings consist of two Cone bushings per truck. We spec this when we want maximum turn.

Carve bushings consist of one Cone and one Barrel bushing per truck. A good allround setup.

Speed bushings consist of two Barrel bushings per truck. For maximum stability at higher speeds!

Check out the complete Sabre bushing lineup at sabretrucks.com.

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