|I have a combo, medium near baseplates and hard ones near the hangars. I generally like harder bushings, as they seem to respond quickly. I think how much you weigh is a factor. I've yet to try those Bones bushings which seem to not need the metal retaining cap. Alot of my buddies are skateboarding on them and rave about them. I really want to try a set of their SPF formula wheels, I hear they're great!