Q: WHAT ARE BEARINGS?

April 22, 2011

Q & A

Answer: Bearings are what allows the skateboard to roll. There are 2 in each of the 4 wheels.  They are sold in packs of 8, 1 size fits all and can cost from $5 to $100’s of dollars.  They are replaceable and can be done at home or at the store when you buy them. Most are classified with an ABEC rating number of 3, 5, 7 or 9.  Read this blog post about ABEC ratings to better understand. Or to read more about maintaining your bearings read this post. Always, Happy Skateboarding!

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One Comment on “Q: WHAT ARE BEARINGS?”

  1. milo Says:

    bearings are not cheap….my hubby just bought our 6 and 7 year olds “bones swiss 6 bearings”…but boy do they go faster and smoother…they seem to LOVE them….i mean where do we go from here….ceramics…..i mean they are only 6 and 7…their last bearings were super reds…but i guess as long as the kiddos are skating…at least they are not inside watching tv or playing video games….

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