Venom have one of the strongest reputations in the skate industry for their urethane bushings.
Barrel bushings are often said to be built for speed as they provide the most stability (especially at high speeds). They tend to have more rebound than cones, and offer more support due to their shape. Personally I ride double barrels in all my longboard setups (Downhill, Freeride, Long Distance, and cruising).
If you pair Barrels with cup washers they will provide maximum support. Alternatively, if you pair them with flat washers it will allow deeper carves, less resistance and less rebound (return to center).
Super High Rebound (SHR): We started working on SHR in March of 2009. There seemed to be a demand for an insanely high rebound bushing, but there just didn't seem to be any good ones on the horizon. The problem was, the other super springy bushings on the market were only super springy. No damping. Cars have springs AND shocks for a reason! All the rebound with no control has a great effect on stability and adjust-ability. If you try to tighten your trucks with no damping, a lot of the time the bushing just squishes, and you get no more tension.
High Performance (HPF): The original Venom High Performance formula is the most trusted and tested formula used by the world’s top downhill racers. A perfect blend of rebound and dampening to keep you stable at high speeds and hook up with control out of corners.
Bushings can get pretty complicated when it comes to shapes, durometers (softness/hardness), and Formulas, but to keep things simple: heavier riders should choose a harder bushing and light weight riders should choose a softer bushing.
Some skaters choose bushing by body weight, others by board shape, riding style, and personal preference. Below is a chart that may help choosing based on body weight.
50-100lbs (22-45kg) 73-80a Durometer
75-125lbs (34-56kg) 78-82a Durometer
100-145lbs (45-65kg) 80-85a Durometer
125-175lbs (56-79kg) 80-87a Durometer
145-195lbs (65-88kg) 82-90a Durometer
175-220lbs (79-99kg) 85-93a Durometer
200-250lbs (99-113kg) 90-93a Duromter
225lbs+ (113kg+) 90-97a Durometer
HPF vs SHR:
High Performance Formula (HPF)is Venom's original Bushing, the best for stability, excellent rebound, versatile and great for all types of skating. Later they added a a Super High Rebound (SHR Formula) which uses a different chemical technique to raise the rebound. HPF should feel more responsive than SHR.
Some skaters will prefer HPF, while others might prefer SHR. Some won't even be able to tell a difference. But:
SHR is great for casual cruising, riding around town, or if you want to turn really fast like on a slalom board, pumping setup, or a surf skate. The extra rebound helps you get from edge to edge faster without any delay. The drawback of SHR is if you're going extremely fast (think Downhill)and you're trying to hold a turn for a long period of time or stand up slide (Freeride) you may feel the bushing pushing back on you making it feel less stable than the High Performance Formula.
HPF is still very high rebound but just less than SHR.
It's OKAY to mix and match HPF and SHR. For example using a HPF boardside and a SHR roadside! Some skaters swear by this combo!
Drop by LBL and we can spend an hour talking to you about them lol and helping you choose the right configuration for your style of skating.
73a – Bubblegum / Light Pink
78a – Blue
81a – Orange
85a – Yellow
87a – Purple
90a – Red
93a – Green
95a – Glow in the Dark
97a – Pink
80a – Olive Green
83a – Pastel Yellow
86a – Pastel Blue
88a – Seafoam Green
91a – Blood Red
94a – White
98a – Grey
NOTE: White and Grey color bushings may come with a variation in the color. White bushings are affected by light that might cause discoloration. Different production batches may have slight differences in color.
Outer Diameter: ~25.10mm*
Inner Diameter: ~9.34mm*
*These measurements are an approximation and may differ from bushing to bushing due to the manufacturing process.
Two bushings per pack.
Quantity '1' = 2 bushings; enough for one truck.
Buy quantity '2' for your whole board!