Are ABEC 7 bearings good?
People keep saying they`re good, but i just wanna make sure. I will rate the best answer. Please answer ASAP ")
- Fun SkaterLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
It depends more on the brand than the ABEC rating. ABEC is almost meaningless for skates or boards because it is about vibrations that would happen around 200 mph.
Early skates and boards came with "precision" bearings that are (in spite of their grade name) really poor and sloppy. ABEC 1 bearings were a massive improvement but the differences between ABEC 1 and ABEC 7 is extremely small and the smaller tolerances in ABEC 7 can make them go slower.
A number of high end companies have designs that violate the ABEC standards but are better for skates and boards by letting the bearings roll easier and be more durable. Zero Drag, Bones, and Twin Cam all sell ABEC rated bearing but their better ones are not ABEC.
- 9 years ago
yes they are pretty good, but they don't tend to last that long. if you want to get a good or decent pair of bearings, get bones reds.Source(s): experience