Release time : 2015-06-10 12:47:04
By Bearing Manufacturer>Bearing News>Which Kind of Skateboard Bearing are the Best Skateboard Bearings for You?
When mentioned best skateboard bearings most people would think of Bones Swiss Skateboard Bearings which have the best reputation in the skateboard industry, and have had this honor for the past 28 years because of their performance and quality. Everyone who rides Swiss knows how fast they are, and most also comment on how long they last, typically several times as long as low cost bearings.
Determine which kind of bearings would be best for you--ceramic or metal. Full Ceramic Bearings can give you a burst of speed because they're lightweight, but several high impact tricks can cause them to break.
Actually the best skateboard bearings could be any one of them, but which ones are best for you? It's obvious that it's impossible to proclaim one type of skateboard bearing as the "best", because they all have their ups and downs, and it just depends on your personal preferences and skill level. It is vital that your skateboard bearings roll at the speed you need to support your skating style. Some people like fast skateboard bearings and other people like 608 Skateboard Bearings slow skateboard bearings, so that they can ease up a bit before a trick. Choose a skateboard bearing that has the best speed for you.
The dimensions and tolerances controlled by the ABEC standards include the diameters and widths of the raceways, their shapes to some extent and the smoothness of the running surfaces. The system ignores side loading, impact resistance, materials selection and grade, appropriateness of lubrication, ball retainer type, grade of ball, the clearance between the balls and the races, installation requirements, and the need for maintenance and cleaning. All these bearing design requirements are very important to the performance of your skateHigh Speed Bearings, even though the ABEC rating says nothing about them. Therefore don't focus too much on the ABEC rating on the bearings. The ABEC scale is the rating system used to measure the variation of the listed measurement of a bearing and the actual measurement, but they do not hold much influence of the effectiveness of the bearings while skateboarding. The higher the ABEC rating, the tighter the tolerances are which making the bearing a more precision part. Sounds good, right? It's not that this system is flawed, but it only measures bearings as hunks of metal, indifferent to many factors that make a bearing good for a skate wheel. Since every bearing is used in a different manner and environment, bearings should be redesigned or customized for special uses, like skateboarding.
High precision and small tolerances are required for bearings to function at very high RPM (Revolutions per Minute), that must spin at 20,000 to 30,000 RPM. At that speed, an ABEC - 7 or 9 bearing rating may be appropriate. However, a skateboard with 54mm wheels turning 20,000 RPM will be traveling about 127 MPH! Since most skating is done under 30 MPH, the realistic maximum RPM your skate bearings will see is about 4700 RPM and probably 90% of skating occurs under 2000 RPM. So, very high precision is not required at skating speeds.
Don't overpay for your skateboarding bearings, but at the same time, don't cheap out. Skateboarding bearings can be a smart investment. If you buy a really good set of skateboard bearings they can last you years! While sometimes the cheap skateboard bearings will fall apart after a few months.
Therefore which you choose skateboard bearings, do not focus on high precision, high speed, high price and think that would be the best skateboard bearings, then you would be wrong, choose the one which suitable to you most is the best.