Orangatang Nipples Bushings - Purple Medium
Nipples are packaged in sets of four bushings (two bottom barrels and two top barrels) and include four flat washers.
Nipples are poured in our extremely high rebound Randy Urethane formula. We stumbled on this urethane a few years ago while testing ultra high rebound formulas for wheels, but we found this urethane to actually be too high rebound for a wheel urethane. Perfect for a bushing.
Specs & Features
- Outer diameter: 1 inch
- Height (top): 0.56 inch
- Height (bottom): 0.66 inch
The bottom bushing carries most of the rider’s weight, so it is compressed more than the top bushing. The top bushing engages mostly when the rider leans in one direction to turn. To account for this difference in loading, we made the bottom bushing slightly taller than the top. Both top and bottom barrels are beveled on one edge for a better fit with large cupped washers (such as the stock parts on Paris and Tracker Racetrack trucks). However, we recommend flat washers in general (see below).
Recommended weight ranges for lower speed (under 20 mph) riding are below. For faster riding, we recommend going harder.
- Soft (orange): 80-180 lbs / 35-85 kg
- Medium (purple): 160-230 lbs / 70-105 kg
- Hard (yellow): 200-270 lbs / 90-125 kg
Nipple bushings fit Paris, Tracker Fastrack, Gullwing Charger II, and old (pre-2010) Bear trucks. They are not compatible with new Bears, Gullwing Chargers, or Indys. Nipples work with Randal trucks, but they do not sit completely contained in the bushing seat. Since the Randal bushing seat is so low, however, it does not interfere with the performance of the bushings. They fit Caliber trucks, but the lean becomes very restricted past a certain point.