Bones Bushings

Bone Bushings were designed to give you a better ride without having to put up with a break in period. The trucks center better, provide smoother turns and offer improved control.

Features

  • Patented Double Action bushing
  • Chemically bonded core insert
  • High rebound urethane
Benefits
  • No break-in period
  • Highly responsive turns
  • Increased truck performance
  • Improved skating experience
Recommended for: Improved performance in skateboard trucks
Review Date and location: January – August 2018 in Idaho
Bushings tested: White Medium

Review:

I used to ride the Supercush bushings back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Since then, I have only ridden the stock Independent bushings. I was excited and intrigued when Bones asked us to try their bushings but I was not really sure what to expect.

Installation of the Bones bushings was a bit surprising to me, as you ditch the top and bottom cup from your trucks. This is the recommended installation method from Bones. Although you can still use the washers provided with your trucks, you might not see the full benefit of the Bones Bushings. The bottom bushing is designed to just sit on the baseplate. The top bushing is secured with a large washer (provided). I generally keep my trucks pretty tight, so I found I really had to tighten the top nut quite a bit.

When you turn on a normal bushing the truck hanger puts pressure on the top and bottom bushing. This action squeezes that side of the bushing and pushes the other side away from the kingpin. Bones refers to this as “single action” because only one side at a time is working. The Bones bushing features a HardCore insert in the center of the bushing. When the hanger squeezes one side of the Bones bushing the HardCore insert keeps the bushing from being pushed away from the kingpin. It increases the resistance to the turn, Bones refers to this as a “double action” bushing.

Bones BushingsSkating around over the next few weeks, I was really impressed at the rebound. Most bushings have some stick to them, especially with tighter trucks. The Bones bushings always went back to center. I also found much more stability while carving, which has allowed me to loosen my trucks up a bit over time. I’ve been using the Bones Bushing for about eight months and the still ride amazing and show no signs of wear. If you’re looking for increased performance and improved stability out of your trucks give the Bones bushings a shot.

Pros

  • No break-in period
  • Trucks are more responsive
  • Stability in turns
  • Great rebound

Cons

  • none
Price: (4.9 / 5)
Construction: (4.8 / 5)
Performance: (5.0 / 5)
Overall: (4.9 / 5)

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