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Anonymous asked in SportsOther - Sports · 9 years ago

what is the best abec for skateboard?

what is the best abec for skateboard

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  • 9 years ago
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    ABEC ratings are meaningless for skates and skateboards.

    It is an industrial spec for vibration in machines that are running at speeds equivalent to over 200 MPH on skates or boards.

    The requirement for tight tolerances at the higher ratings can actually cause friction and slow the bearing down. ABEC became an advertising point for skates and boards because many had been using Precision grade bearings which (unlike their name) are really poor.

    Most bearing companies use ABEC bearings because they are made by the millions for industrial use. That make it much cheaper for the companies to buy a stock bearing from the actual maker than to have a maker create custom bearings for them.

    Some manufacturers (Zero Drag, Bones, Twin Cam) have designed custom bearings that violate the ABEC spec but are better for skates and boards.

    Source(s): decades as an engineer
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  • 9 years ago

    If u rwondering what the best abec rating is then its a 9 but i dont think it makes much difference if u want good bearings i suggest either Rush swiss or rush abec 9 s, hope i helped.and happy skating

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