Bushings are an integral part of skateboarding. The bushings in your trucks are also the Shock absorbers of your skateboard and take quite a beating- even under the average rider. So, Bushings are one of THE most important parts of your skateboard. A good bushing can make or break a riders' performance. Bushings come in many different colors, shapes, sizes and durometers. Most truck companies ship their trucks with cheap-o bushings that are so hard- your trucks wear out before the bushings break in!