Bushings are the rubber rings in your skateboard truck. These shock absorbers ensure smooth steering and have an effect on the steering characteristics of your board. In general, the stiffer the bushings, the more stable the board, and the softer the bushings, the easier the steering. However, it also depends on how tight the nut on your kingpin is tightened. The only disadvantage of bushings is that they can wear out. But don't despair, when they are worn out you don't have to order new trucks right away, you can just replace the bushings. We sell bushings from trusted brands like Shorty's, Independent and Thunder.