ABEC 7 bearings would be very fast and smooth, but very expensive. Plus, you start to run the risk of needlessly damaging them if you skate hard or aggressively. Note that some inexpensive foreign-made ABEC 7 bearings may not deserve this rating.
Is bearing ABEC 7 GOOD?
Specifically, thanks to its smaller runout and axial play, an ABEC 7 bearing will perform better and last longer in high speed applications, than an ABEC 3 rated bearing. So, if you need a super precise, long-lasting bearing, ABEC 7 is probably the bearing for you.
Is ABEC 7 or 9 better?
Most people won’t notice a significant difference between ABEC7 versus ABEC9. Unless you are skating for speed at a high level, ABEC7 should be fine for urban skating.
What are the fastest skateboard bearings?
Bronson Speed Co are dedicated to their name. They advertise their bearings as the fastest, strongest, longest lasting, longest spin skateboard bearings ever made.
Is ABEC 5 or 7 better?
ABEC 5 bearings allow for lesser friction while ABEC 7 bearings almost give the skater a ‘frictionless’ cruise. ABEC 7 bearings are manufactured with stricter tolerance and are more precise than ABEC 5 bearings.
Do bearings make you go faster?
New bearings require the freshly milled and polished steel balls/races to roll against each other and settle lube into their surfaces. Once a bearing is ridden a few miles, the surfaces will be completely saturated with lubricant. This almost always makes the hand spins faster.
What does ABEC 7 mean?
The ABEC scale is a bearing industry standard for the tolerances in manufacturing of ball bearings. It goes ABEC 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9; the higher the number, the tighter the tolerance.
Are Bones Reds ABEC 7?
We are often asked, “What ABEC rating are your bearings?” The answer is that “Bones Bearings are Skate Rated™ not ABEC rated.” Bones® Bearings are the skate industry leader and favorite choice of professional skaters, and have been since their development in 1981.
Are there ABEC 11 bearings?
ABEC 11 skateboard bearings, suitable for scooter,skate and longboards,double-row. Double Shielded keep lubricant.
What are the fastest scooter bearings?
- Bones Reds Skateboard Bearings.
- Yellow Jacket Premium 608, ABEC Bearings.
- Bones Super Reds Skateboard Bearings.
- Bigfoot Wheels L.E.D.
What bearings do speed skaters use?
Advanced skaters that shred, rip, speed, and dance should use ceramic or Swiss bearings. The most important thing to do is make sure you get bearings with a reliable brand name because regardless of what abec rating is stamped you will most likely get something of quality if you choose a good, popular brand.
How can I make my skateboard faster?
Replace smaller wheels with larger wheels. Larger wheels will make the skateboard faster. Longboards can have wheels up to 70mm, but for a regular skateboard, try a wheel of 58mm or so for speed. Clean and lubricate all moving parts of the skateboard.
Are Harder wheels faster?
Harder wheels tend to be faster while softer wheels are slower because they grip better. Harder wheels are better suited for skate parks and rides on smooth surfaces. Some brands offer a dual-durometer wheel where the inside of the wheel measures one way while the outside of the wheel is either harder or softer.
Are ABEC 9 bearings fast?
ABEC 9 and higher bearings would be ridiculous to use in a skateboard unless you are doing downhill luge-style skating or something else where your goal is to go insanely fast. If you aren’t spending a fortune on these bearings, then don’t trust that they are, in fact, ABEC 9.
Do bearings matter in a skateboard?
A higher rating means a bearing has a capability for greater speeds, but even the world record speed on a skateboard is not fast enough for the ABEC rating to make difference in skateboarding roll speed. TIP: The best skateboard bearings are clean, well-oiled bearings. If you want to go fast, keep ’em clean!
What size are ABEC 7 bearings?
Abec 7. Industry standard size: 608 with a 8mm core, 22mm outer diameter, and 7mm width. Pre-lubricated for a smooth, fast ride.