Which is better abec 3 bearings or 608 z bearings for skateboards?
plz answer if you have a skateboard and understand the difference
- Fun SkaterLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
The difference is that you are asking which is better a Ford or a truck.
608 is the standard industrial size spec for bearings used in skates and boards.
Z indicates a shield.
All bearings that will fit your board are 608.
ABEC 3 is an industrial standard for tolerances in the bearing. Higher numbers indicate smaller tolerances and less vibration at high speeds (industrial speeds that are equivalent to a couple hundred miles per hour on your board.
ABEC numbers are basically meaningless for skates and boards. There is more difference in quality between makers than in ABEC 1 and ABEC 7. The lubricant used in the bearing will have more effect on speed than different ABEC ratings.