Elliott asked in SportsOther - Sports · 9 years ago

what abec are bones reds bearings for skateboard?

im buying a set for 16.95 and want to know

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  • 9 years ago
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    They do not have an ABEC rating. ABEC is common advertising hype but is actually meaningless for skates and boards. It is an industrial standard for vibration that is intended for things spinning like your wheels would be at 200 mph.

    It came into use because many of the early skates and boards used "precision" grade bearings that were garbage. Standard ABEC 1 bearings were much better and cheap so ABEC bearings became a selling point that ment you were getting good bearings. There really isn't a significant improvement when you go to higher numbers.

    Some of the skate bearing makers (Bones, Zero Drag, Twin Cam) have realized that meeting the specs for the higher ABEC numbers can actually slow the bearings down slightly in skate and board use. The went to the more expensive route of designing their own bearings instead of just purchasing standard bearings from companies that sell them in bulk.

    Source(s): Here is Bones take on why they don't meet the ABEC standards. http://bonesbearings.com/support/abec/
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    4 years ago

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    There is no way for someone to give you an answer to your question without testing both bearings on expensive equipment with specific loading. If the Rush bearings work better for you, buy them in the future. However both the shop guy and jibiking are full of nonsense about ABEC and also partly right. ABEC is a tolerance specification for how gaps inside the bearing and how much it can wobble when it spins. It has nothing to do with how easily a bearing spins. ABEC got used for skate bearings because companies were using "Precision" grade bearings which are garbage. ABEC 1 rated bearings were a vast improvement over the Precision grade. Bearing sellers then decided if 1 is good, larger numbers can be advertised as better. A few of the better bearing companies (Twin Cam, Zero Drag, Bones) have designs that are better for skating by not meeting the specifications of the ABEC ratings..

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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    probably bones reds. bones has been making bearings almost as long as skateboarding has been around. and all that abec measurement stuff is all bull poop they are just measuring how long and how fast a bearing will spin for on some metal pole they aren't measuring it under pressure and the conditions of when your actually riding so go with the bones

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  • 9 years ago

    @funskater....wow, good job. u informed me like whoa. being that i just purchased ed economy

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