When you order over £99.99 worth of skate stuff from us, you can choose a Free Gift as you check out!
Free Sabre Bushing Kit
You can choose any Sabre Bushing Kit.
Every longboarder will tell you that you can never have enough bushings to choose from. Changing the bushings allows you to set up your trucks to suit your weight and riding style.
By giving you a free set of bushings, our intention is to help you get your board riding perfectly for your own needs.
Step One: Street Kit or Carve Kit?
Longboard Trucks = Sabre Carve Kit
If you are buying a board with longboard trucks on, you need the Sabre "Carve" Kit.
To make sure that this will fit your trucks, take them apart and measure the bushings. Sabre's are 16mm tall, and will work in anything that is 15-16mm tall, though you might need to loose a washer in trucks with smaller bushings.
Street/Skateboard Trucks = Sabre Street Kit
If you are buying a board with regular skateboard trucks on, you need the Sabre "Street" Kit.
To make sure that this will fit your trucks, take them apart and measure the bushings. The Sabre bushing kit consists of a 16mm tall busing for the bottom and a 10.5mm bushing for the top, and will work in most brands of street truck.
You might need to loose the bottom washer in trucks with smaller bushings, which will make your trucks lean and turn a bit more - a good thing!
Be aware that Street Trucks are generally a lot more sensitive to bushing durometer, washer setup, truck tightness etc than longboard trucks.... if your trucks turn too much, just tighten them down, and if they don't turn enough, loosen them off.
Step Two: Harder or Softer?
Most trucks out there are set up for an "average adult male" (whatever that is...) in mind. Bear this in mind when choosing which bushings are right for you.
- If you are a lighter or younger rider, we recommend going softer than your stock bushings.
- If you are a heavier rider, or you want more stability at very high speeds, we recommend going harder than your stock bushings.
- To make the decision, you also need to know what bushings your trucks are coming with so that you don't pick the same ones as your free gift!
Longboard Trucks - most longboards
|Sabre Standard Trucks (Lush, Loaded and some other shop builds)||90A Purple|
|Paris V1/V2/V3 (Loaded Icarus, Arbor longboards)||90A Red|
|Bear Grizzly 845/Gen 6 (Landyachtz longboards)||90A Black|
|Sabre Precision Trucks (Lush, Loaded and some other shop builds)||93A Green|
|Bear Kodiak (customs on request)||90A Black|
Street Trucks - most cruisers/mini cruisers
|Sabre Street Trucks 127mm (Lush mini-cruisers and some other shop builds)||93A Green|
|Sabre Street Trucks 153,170 & 180mm (Lush cruiser boards and some other shop builds)||96A Grey|
|Paris Street Trucks (Arbor cruisers)||90A Red|
|Polar Bear Trucks (Landyachtz Dingy, ATV, Tugboat, Rally Cat etc)||90A Grey|
|Indepedent Trucks (customs on request)||90A Orange/Medium|
There's loads more info on Sabre Bushings on their website - warning - lots to read!!!
If you're still stuck, get in touch!!!