Lazer red bushings/gommes

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  • #234238

    Nellie
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    Hi again!
    I’ve got another question, sorry.
    My Lazer plates came with yellow upper bushings (gommes superieures), and they are extremely hard. As I do not weigh all that much, my trucks now hardly turn at all and I’d like to try red upper bushings. However, Hawaiisurf seems to be out of them – at least I cannot find them on their site – so my question is this: Do any of you have a set of red upper bushings left that you don’t use and would you be willing to sell it to me?
    Alternatively, do you know what other bushings could fit?
    Thanks for reading this and for any answers.
    Nellie

    #266001

    personne
    Membre

    Hi !
    the lazer bushings are not on the hawai surf website. But theoretically they are available (I bought mine directly in the shop). Send an email to them to know if they still have some red bushings.

    Did you take a look at those 2 topics about the lazer cushions? I know it s all in french but there are some answers to your questions here :
    https://www.rollerquad.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=338
    https://www.rollerquad.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2306

    #266002

    Anonyme

    You just have to change the color (« couleur ») to order the red ones.

    #266003

    Nellie
    Membre

    Thanks a lot for your quick replies!!
    @ Xavier: at the moment only the lower (small) bushing is available in both colours.
    @ personne: yes, I had seen both threads, but have not understood everything perfectly: Did I get it right that Nico has already asked Hawaii Surf about the red upper bushings?
    I haven’t asked Hawaii Surf directly yet, because so far they’ve never answered any of my e-mails, no matter if I wrote in English or had somebody help me to ask in French. They also disregarded my request that I sent with my order :?.
    When did you buy yours?

    #266004

    Hi Nellie,

    Actually I haven’t asked Hawaii Surf about red upper bushings yet.
    I didn’t have the time to ring them but I’m working on it and I’ll let you know as soon as I have more informations.

    I’ll probably do it this week.
    It would be nice if other bushings could fit. I’d like hard upper ones but not this plastic stuff sold with Lazer plates.

    #266005

    Nellie
    Membre

    Hi Nico,
    I haven’t heard back from the rollerskating shop yet, but the people in the skateboard shop replied that these Khiro double barrel bushings would fit hight- and outer diameter-wise. They said that they could drill larger holes for € 5, so that our kingpins would fit in, too.
    On the American forum someone suggested that either these or these might fit, but no-one has measured them and given me their dimensions yet. I’m not sure they’d fit, because the kingpins on those plates look different.
    What do you think?
    Edit:
    Oh, sorry, you already knew that – I should have read your French thread first 😳 . I’ve also asked about Venoms, by the way, at longboardshop.de 😉

    #266006

    Hi Nellie,

    The Labeda Pro-Line and Powerdyne Reactor cushions seam to have the right shape to fit into Lazer plates. But without any infos about the dimensions, I wouldn’t take te risk to buy a set.
    Have you got a picture of the plates you’re talking about in your post?

    The thing is that if the outer diameter is smaller you can change the whashers, but the contact area with the truck will be reduced and therefore not very good.

    The Khiro Barrel ones are, in my mind, the best that we can find till now.
    I’m going to buy two double barrel sets and have them drilled by myself.
    I’m not gonna change the bottom ones on my plates cause they are made of rubber and not hard plastic.
    If you already have red bottom bushings on your plates, I would suggest you to buy Khiro ones and let them get drilled if you can’t do it yourself.

    You also can wait until you get an aswer about the Labeda an Powerdyne ones or until I’ve made my own bushings custom so that you can get my feedback. It will probably be at the beginning of July.

    Greg from http://www.blackkross.com also told me that the Khiro ones could be drilled and then would fit perfectly.

    I hope that it helped you.

    EDIT: No problem 😀
    Tell me if you want me to translate the French Topic about bushings sizes.
    LOL for http://www.longboardshop.de

    #266007

    I just had a look at the 2 plates you were talking about and I couldn’t notice any difference between those kingpins and the ones from Lazer plates.

    Did you notice that they looked smaller or something else?

    #266008

    Nellie
    Membre

    Hi! @Nico wrote:

    Hi Nellie,

    The Labeda Pro-Line and Powerdyne Reactor cushions seam to have the right shape to fit into Lazer plates. But without any infos about the dimensions, I wouldn’t take te risk to buy a set. Have you got a picture of the plates you’re talking about in your post?

    Yes, my thoughts exactly 🙂 – especially as the American bushings are quite expensive already even without their usually monstrous shipping costs to Europe. Here are the plates/kingpins:

    and:

    @Nico wrote:

    The thing is that if the outer diameter is smaller you can change the whashers, but the contact area with the truck will be reduced and therefore not very good.

    The Khiro Barrel ones are, in my mind, the best that we can find till now.
    I’m going to buy two double barrel sets and have them drilled by myself.
    I’m not gonna change the bottom ones on my plates cause they are made of rubber and not hard plastic.
    If you already have red bottom bushings on your plates, I would suggest you to buy Khiro ones and let them get drilled if you can’t do it yourself.

    You also can wait until you get an aswer about the Labeda an Powerdyne ones or until I’ve made my own bushings custom so that you can get my feedback. It will probably be at the beginning of July.

    That’s exactly what I’ll do :). I’m not too unhappy with my bushings. I just wanted to try out what the plates would be like with slightly softer upper ones. Which ones, colour/hardness, are you going to get?

    @Nico wrote:

    Greg from http://www.blackkross.com also told me that the Khiro ones could be drilled and then would fit perfectly.

    I hope that it helped you.

    Definitely. Thanks!!

    #266009

    Cool, thanks for the pictures.
    I see what you meant when you said that the kingpins are different.
    Having seen that I think that it would be even more risky to take the Labeda or Powerdyne ones, because if the bottom bushing is too big in the center, you can’t do anyting to fix the problem.

    I’m going to take a set of purple ones and a set of black ones, the two hardest actually. Or maybe the red ones instead of black, i’m not sure yet, but I want to be able to try different settings.
    Anyway, I don’t trust the yellow color anymore!!! 😛 😆

    I’m glad that it helped you and you’re very welcome. 😉

    PS: I wonder how you can’t be unhappy with those plastic bushings. I feel so disappointed. 👿

    #266010

    Nellie
    Membre

    Well, I would go for the black or yellow ones, actually, if I ordered them, as I had 94a bushings in my old skates and was quite happy with them. The purple ones would probably be too hard for me. And I am not afraid of any colour 😀 . It’ll be great to read how you get on with all sorts of Khiros, though.
    @Nico wrote:

    PS: I wonder how you can’t be unhappy with those plastic bushings. I feel so disappointed. 👿

    I can see what you mean. I was disappointed, too, when I unpacked my parcel from Hawaiisurf, because I hadn’t expected anything like that of a € 100 plate. The yellow bushings really feel like the plastic crap you get on toy skates or skateboards, and those definitely DO make axles break.
    When I posted a picture of the yellow bushing on the American forum, someone said they looked exactly like cushions he had used in his CAR 😯 lol.
    No, seriously, I don’t jump, and for slalom I need my axles to be fairly firm in order to learn to use my edges. I don’t think my trucks will break (or at least I hope they won’t), because I have the red bottom bushings. A lot of people on this forum skate this combination, and they’re probably heavier than me and do much crazier things with their skates.
    Actually I think your axles won’t break, either, because the soft yellow gums that you have at the bottom are supposed to be really great (I read that in some post on here).
    What kind of skating do you do on your Lazers?

    #266011

    Nellie
    Membre

    Hi Nico,
    I’ve now installed new 93a Venom barrel cushions in my Lazer trucks – I know some people think it’s overkill, but I just liked them 🙂 . The people at longboardshop.de drilled bigger centre holes in them for an additional € 5 and you can see how well they fit:

    right skate still with original Lazer cushions, left one with new Venoms:

    At the moment the new cushions feel super-soft to me compared to the yellow Lazers, but I haven’t really tried them out yet or adjusted the trucks.

    #266012

    Anonyme

    hey this green is killer color !!

    #266013

    Hi Nellie,

    Wow, good job, it’s amazing how well they fit!!!
    That’s a really good news!!

    I recieved the Khiro Barrel bushings (98A) and I’m trying to figure out how I’m gonna hold these round things to drill them!!
    I already ruined 2 of them, GRRRR, :-p!! But luckily I have some spares!!

    The Green color of your new bushings looks awsome, much better than the purple color of mine, I’m jealous. LoL

    I’m very glad to now that these Venom bushings fit perfect (after being drilled in the center) and I can imagine how soft they feel after having used this plastic bullshit from Lazer.
    I’m looking forward to reading your comments about those, with the screws adjusted!

    I’ll leave some comments about mine as soon as I’ve managed to drill’em!!

    Thanks so much for your post and have fun with those nice looking high quality bushings.

    #266014

    Nellie
    Membre

    Hi Nico,
    I think I’ve finally managed to adjust my trucks right, firm enough to go up on two wheels and edges (still can’t really skate on my edges, just a bit sometimes) and not too tight to turn on one leg.
    I’m very happy with the Venom 93a bushings and strongly recommend them!!
    (I weigh 55 kilos if that’s relevant)

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