Anonymous asked in SportsOther - Sports · 8 years ago

What does abec-9 bearing mean?

I am buying a longboard and it comes with abec-9 bearings. Is this a brand or a type of bearings? What is the difference between abec-5,7, and 9s? TNX

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  • Ryan D
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
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    Abec rating 3, 5, 7, 9 is how precise the ball bearings are.

    Abec rating has NO actual relation when it comes to skateboarding/longboarding. It is just an advertising scheme to make beginners pay more.

    Get whatever bearings come with the board and clean/lube when needed. No need to upgrade or replace.

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  • 8 years ago

    The ABEC scale is an industry accepted standard for the tolerances of a ball bearing. It was developed by the Annular Bearing Engineering Committee (ABEC) of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA). There are five classes from largest to smallest tolerances: 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. The higher ABEC classes provide better precision, efficiency

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Abec is how much the bearings are greased DO NOT GET ABEC 9 BEARINGS they are soo fkn fast accualy the fastest for an average skater u need abec 5s

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