The Ultimate Bushing Calculator

Created by Andrew 'Fam' Pham, World Champion Bushing Eater
Edited by David Rajewski, Bushing Eater Runner-Up

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Welcome to the Stoked Ultimate Bushing Calculator. The goal of this tool is to create the easiest to use bushing durometer calculator for any bushing brand out there. Simply put in your weight to the box and recommended ranges will appear. Click on the unit of weight to change from lbs to kgs.

For reference, most reverse kingpin trucks come with approximately 90a as the stock bushing. Traditional kingpin trucks' bushings may start a little harder.

These are just recommendations, but we feel they are great starting point.

One caveat: These recommendations are for general riding only. For those that want to do specialized riding (such as LDP), the recommendations will be different.

RipTide Bushings

RipTide is the most complete bushing company out there. They have tons of custom shapes and designs for just about every skateboard.

RipTide APS

RipTide APS is the most "normal" bushing in the RipTide line up, but there is hardly anything normal about them. APS is designed to perform. Period. We recommend this bushing to anyone looking to get higher performance out of any skateboard truck.

RipTide APS Bushings

RipTide APS comes in a wide range of bushing durometers and shapes. They are best used for the general skateboarder, where no unique or special performance needs are required (other than getting gnargnar).

  • Durometer:
  • 97.5a
  • 95a
  • 90a
  • 85a
  • 80a
  • 75a
  • 70a
  • 65a
  • 60a
APS
  • Street
  • Cone / Cone
  • Barrel / Cone
  • Barrel / Barrel
  • Tall Cone / Cone
  • Tall Barrel / Cone
  • Tall Cone / Barrel
  • Tall Barrel / Barrel
  • Fatcone / Barrel
  • Chubby / Barrel

RipTide WFB

RipTide WFB is a lubricated bushing designed for super fast turns and carves. WFB stands for "World's Fastest Bushing" for a good reason. The self-lubricating nature of these bushings leaves hardly any resistance so carving is incredibly fast.

RipTide WFB Bushings

  • Durometer:
  • 95.5a
  • 93a
  • 88a
  • 83a
  • 78a
  • 73a
  • 68a
WFB
  • Street
  • Cone / Cone
  • Barrel / Cone
  • Barrel / Barrel
  • Tall Cone / Cone
  • Tall Barrel / Cone
  • Tall Cone / Barrel
  • Tall Barrel / Barrel
  • Fatcone / Barrel
  • Chubby / Barrel

RipTide KranK

RipTide KranK is designed to change with tightness. Board feeling a bit too loose? Give that kingpin nut a few turns and KranK will respond by getting harder. Want to ride a bit more loose? Take down the tension and KranK will carve like a dream.

RipTide KranK Bushings

  • Durometer:
  • 96a
  • 93a
  • 90a
  • 87a
  • 84a
KranK
  • Street
  • Cone / Cone
  • Barrel / Cone
  • Barrel / Barrel
  • Tall Cone / Cone
  • Tall Barrel / Cone
  • Tall Cone / Barrel
  • Tall Barrel / Barrel
  • Fatcone / Barrel
  • Chubby / Barrel

Venom Bushings

Venom is the most famous longboard bushing brand. Their bushings have long been the staple of every longboarder's diet... I mean bushing setup. They fit most trucks and have a large variety of shapes and duros.

Venom High Performance Formula (HPF) Bushings

Their High Performance Formula is probably what most consider to be their "normal" formula.

High Performance Formula (HPF)

  • Durometer:
  • 97a
  • 95a
  • 93a
  • 90a
  • 87a
  • 85a
  • 81a
  • 78a
HPF
  • Street
  • Supercarve
  • Standard
  • Downhill
  • Freerides
  • Eliminator
  • Tall Kegs
  • Tall Barrels

Venom Super High Rebound (SHR)

Venom Super High Rebound formula brings you back to your center quickly after a turn. It's likely the most common formula used for downhill longboarding.

Venom Super High Rebound (SHR) Formula Bushings

  • Durometer:
  • 98a
  • 94a
  • 91a
  • 88a
  • 86a
  • 83a
  • 80a
SHR
  • Street
  • Supercarve
  • Standard
  • Downhill
  • Freerides
  • Eliminator
  • Tall Barrels

Oust Bushings

Oust bushings are on the pricey-er side but for good reason! Every product that Oust releases is high quality, made in the USA. Uber bushings are manufactured using a blended pre-polymer urethane making them very resilient.

Oust Bushings

Oust Uber bushings are injection molded at 90,000 PSI making them the most internally consistent bushing. When compressed with 20,000 pounds of pressure for three minutes, they returned to original size after 27 seconds.

  • Durometer:
  • 95a
  • 90a
  • 85a
  • 80a
  • 75a
Oust
  • Short / Short
  • Short / Long
  • Short / Barrel
  • Long / Long
  • Barrel / Long
  • Barrel / Barrel

Riot Bushings

Riot is an amazing longboarding brand run by Madison Atwood. He specializes in innovative and custom urethane accessories, doing all the jobs a custom skateboarder needs from board chops to insert bushings.

Riot Bushings

All Riot bushings are machined on a lathe creating very tight dimensional tolerances.

  • Durometer:
  • 100a
  • 95a
  • 92a
  • 90a
  • 87.5a
  • 85a
  • 80a
  • 75a
Riot
  • Grind Barrels
  • Grind Top Cones
  • Grind Cones
  • Grind Top Barrels
  • Grind Standard Barrel
  • Tall Barrels
  • Cones
  • Tall Cones
  • Black Widow
  • Tall Black Widow

Khiro Bushings

Khiro has officially stopped production and their products will be harder to find as the days go on. Regardless, this is here for reference if you happen to find Khiro.

Khiro Barrel Bushings

  • Durometer:
  • 98a
  • 95a
  • 92a
  • 90a
  • 85a
  • 79a
  • 73a
Khiro
  • Bitch
  • Standard
  • Tall Cone
  • Tall Cone Combo
  • Small Cone Combo
  • Double Barrel
  • Low Profile
  • Aluminum Insert
  • KBAC 1
  • KBAC 2

Orangatang Nipples Bushings

Otang Nipples are amazing for dancing. They are soft and reboundy. Because of this, it makes it hard to recommend the correct duro.

Orangatang Nipple Bushings

The selection of these bushings is very preference driven. They also are designed for Paris trucks, they probably wont be a perfect fit on much else but you can make them work. They come with very nice flat washers in a easily destroyed cardboard tube.

  • Durometer:
  • 89a
  • 85a
  • 83a
Nipples
  • Barrel

RAD Bushings

RAD bushings have three duros, with only one shape, the classic barrel. Short sweet and to the point. They're about average range for most riders looking to freeride and downhill.

Rider Approved Designs (RAD) Bushings

  • Durometer:
  • 92a
  • 89a
  • 86a
RAD
  • Barrel

Blood Orange Bushings

Blood Orange is the stock bushing inside of Caliber Trucks. If you like the way they feel and want to stick with them you can easily buy some for your weight.

Blood Orange Bushings

They also have insert bushings but they don't seem to be available individual for purchase.

  • Durometer:
  • 92a
  • 89a
  • 86a
  • 83a
  • 80a
Blood Orange
  • Cone / Cone
  • Barrel / Cone
  • Barrel / Barrel
  • Barrel / Chubby

Shorty's Doh-Dohs

Doh Dohs are a favorite among street skaters. They come in a small plastic bag and are generally hard to accommodate their target market.

Shorty's Doh-Doh Bushings

If you're doing a lot of free style these hard bushings will help you straighten up on impact.

  • Durometer:
  • 100a
  • 99a
  • 98a
  • 96a
  • 93a
  • 95a
  • 92a
  • 88a
OG Bushings
  • OG Bushings

Bones Hardcore

Bones hardcore are currently the most popular street skating bushings. As their name suggests they get harder as you near the kingpin creating a "hard core".

Bones Hardcore Bushings

The hard core keeps the bushing from being compressed on the the opposite side of turn. It isolates the compression to keep the opposite side from being pushed away from the kingpin.

  • Durometer:
  • 96
  • 91a
  • 81a
Hard Core
  • Cone / Cone
  • Cone / Barrel
  • Barrel / Barrel
  • Wide Cone / Barrel
  • Wide Cone / Wide Cone

Independent Bushings

Indys are one of the most popular truck brands for street and of course they come with Indy bushings.

Independent Bushings

If you want to use OEM parts here's what you need.

  • Durometer:
  • 94a
  • 92a
  • 90a
  • 88a
  • 78a
Indys
  • Standard
  • Conical
  • Conical Low

Thunder

Thunder trucks have my favorite graphics. They look nice and make their own bushings.

Thunder Bushings

All of them are above 90a to fit your street needs.

  • Durometer:
  • 101a
  • 100a
  • 97a
  • 94a
  • 90a
Thunder
  • Conical

1 comment


  • Eric Davis

    Whats up sk8 fam I currently am rolling on caliber 2 44 mags on tall 83mm wheels my experience is downhill and learning i have a 1/8 shock pad on drop trough mount g3 bronson bearings i have purple oranatang nipples and 93a keg venom bushings i love feel of both whats benefits of just running bs keg rs purple nipple one side and full set orangatang other


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