Bushings by BDSkateCO

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What are bushings?

Bushing are those rubber parts in your skate trucks. Depending on how they are, the response of your trucks will change (softer or harder as you turn)

When to replace bushings?

If you feel that your trucks no longer perform like when they were new, it is likely that your bushings are in poor condition and it is time to change the bushings of your trucks

Where are the bushings?

On each truck of your skate there are two bushings. They are in the center, crossed by the central screw (kingpin). The upper one is between the kingpin’s head and the truck body, and the lower one between the truck body and the base. Each of them is always accompanied by a concave metal washer that protects it and keeps it in place. 

Which bushing should I choose?

To know what kind of bushing is most recommended for your way of skating and your physical characteristics, you have to take into account the shape and hardness of the bushings. Keep reading to learn about the different types of bushings you can find and which one is best for you. It depends on your weight and your style of skating. 

Bushings Sizes

In general, within skateboarding, the main brands offer standard sizes that will suit you for any brand of trucks. 

Different shapes of bushings or pads. 

The gums can have very varied shapes. The upper one and the lower one are different. There are mainly two types: conical bushings and standard bushings. 

Conical bushings: The conical bushings have both that shape, the lower one and also the upper one.

Standard or cylinder: The lower bushing is cylindrical and the upper one is conical. 

What we recommend is to use the same shape of the bushings your trucks have when you bought them. The difference between the conical and the standard bushings is that the conical ones feel looser, more like a surfskate, and the cylinder ones (cone + cylinder) are more stable. 

Hardness of the bushings

Bushings are available in various hardnesses. As long as you use the same shape, you can try a different hardness of bushings. It should be a softer one if you want a softer turn, or a harder one if you prefer them to be more quick and resistant.

Bushings are made of urethane, like skate wheels. If you are familiar with wheels’ hardness, you already know it is measured on the A scale. The higher the number, the greater the hardness of the material. As an example, 90A bushings are soft, and 100A are harder. 

In addition to your personal preferences, to choose the ideal bushings for you, you must also take into account other factors such as your weight and your style. If you are heavy and you are aggressive in your tricks, it will be better for you to add some hardness. 

If your weight is under 70 Kg, you can use soft gums from 85 to 90A, or 90-100A if you prefer them harder. If you weigh more than 80Kg, we recommend that you use at least 90-95A bushings, or from 100A for harder feeling. 


As explained before, they serve to protect and keep the bushings in place. Most sets of bushings available in Fillow bring their own washers, but they are available separately too, because many times you will have to replace the bushings while the washers are still in good shape, as they are metallic and last longer. 

What is the rubber part of the truck that is not a bushing?

If you have read all this waiting for the moment in which we talked about the other small piece of rubber of your trucks, what you are looking for is a pivot cup. 

The pivot cups are small caps that are located between the hanger and the base, but not in the kingpin part, but in the other central part where the hanger joins the base. 

Damaged or broken pivot cups are not rare, if that happens, you will need to buy pivot cups. 

There are not as many options as with bushings, just choose one exact the same size as the one your trucks brought. To buy the correct size of pivot cups, just choose one from the same brand of your trucks, or a big skate company that uses standard measures. 

Anyway, if you have any doubt, remember that you can contact customer service and we will be glad to help you.



Bdskateco is a Spanish brand that differs from the rest of the Spanish brands for its philosophy. They seek to offer quality at the best possible price to bring skateboarding to everyone, it is the perfect choice if you are a beginner, or if you have a tight budget, or if you already skate like a pro but you are clear that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to skate with good products. BDSkate is a great brand that offers a warranty on all its products. 


The simplest way to make skateboarding available to everyone is to offer a ready-to-use complete skate, so it is not surprising, knowing the objectives of the brand, that BDSkate complete skate is cheap and one of the best-seller products. In Fillow you can buy your skate with fast shipping and free postage from €75, to offer the perfect gift or to skate yourself as soon as possible. 


To ensure the best possible quality, each BDSkate skate deck is manufactured with Canadian maple A+, pressed one at a time, so that the shape is perfect, and using a new special glue called Amerian Glue Formula, or with epoxy resin for the more resistant and light ones. Its stiff construction technology achieves great strength and more durable pop. 

To this care in manufacturing, we must add the original designs for all tastes that they offer us each season, and so we get the famous BD decks so appreciated throughout the country and increasingly beyond our borders. 

In Fillow the BDSkateCO decks are available in different sizes and shapes so you can find the one that best suits your style. 

In this video you can see them in detail, and if you have any questions, remember that you can contact us and we will be glad to help you.  


The skate wheels from the brand are also in its quality line at a good price. They are made of urethane and with a treatment that makes them more resistant to wear, abrasion and flat spots. They are designed to offer enough grip, but at the same time allow a perfect skidding on curbs, reverts, etc. 

In Fillow you can buy BDSkateco wheels of various hardnesses, sizes and with the best designs of the brand. 


Skate Trucks from BDSkate are all you need: indestructible, available in all the most common sizes, with a reasonable weight and an unbeatable price. You can choose between several models and colors, the most basic ones, or the hollow ones that are lighter, or the high performance for higher quality while keeping the price well below usual. 


Thanks to BDskateco you can buy anti-bubble griptape for skate, it was one of the first brands to offer the no-bubbles system. The micro-perforations to which we have become so accustomed supposed a great advance, since before the common thing was that, when sticking the griptape, air bubbles were trapped between the deck and the grip, and they were very difficult to remove and could end up breaking.

BDSkate griptapes do not have that problem, they stick easily without any problem and offer a good lasting grip. You can find them with various designs, like the basic black grip, that is the cheapest, but better than others that have the same price, and there also other models with their logo or small designs.


BD also offers us cheap skate bearings, within reach of all budgets and with a great quality that has been tested by all the brand’s riders and thousands of skaters who have long been fans of the brand, like ourselves. Bdskate bearings are an excellent option to put on your skate. 


You will always find in Fillow the top-selling BDskateco bolts, guaranteed quality with basic prices and with several measurement options, metallic colors...

The brand also offers skateboarding tools with everything you need to keep your skate well adjusted. We have them available in various sizes and colors so you can choose the one that you like the most.

Another accessory that we highlight is the BDskate bushing. They have a double core that makes it easier for your skate to return faster to its position after turning.


BDSkate’s intention to make skateboarding more popular is not only noticeable in the price and quality of its products, they also do a nice work creating and supporting skate events, involving their team skaters, recording videos, helping repair skateparks and a long etc. 

The team members are Juan Castaño, Fran Rodríguez, Jaime Bueno, Sergio Sánchez, Victor Cebrero “Vikma”, Javier Saavedra, Xavi Muñoz, Toño García and Arturo Alonso. 

Here you can see one of their videos, in which they give a masterclass of enjoying skating, even at night!