Anonymous asked in SportsOther - Sports · 1 decade ago

About which berrings are faster?

My mind just want black and i was wondering what is a faster berring? ABEC 5 or ABEC 7 ? i think ABEC 1 is fastest but i cant be sure. =P


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  • 1 decade ago
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    ABEC ratings do not indicate speed, only the precision which the components are made. They do not indicate if the bearing is suitable for skateboarding, as the ABEC rating does not take into side loading, a factor important in skate bearings.

    Swiss bearings are faster than most of the other bearings. They are specifically made for skateboards, not high speed machinery. If you are looking for an economical alternative to Swiss, many skaters like Bones Reds. I have used some of the first Independent ABEC 7 bearings and they perform nearly as good as some of my swiss ones, but they take about a month to break in.

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