Some people don’t know whether or not all skateboard bearings are the same size. And if they’re different sizes, that’s probably a problem for beginners looking to get into skating. But let me reassure you – there is an easy way of telling which ones match your needs!
Many skaters want their wheels rolling fast and smooth but what about bearing quality? Bearings in conventional roller-skates have been traditionally subject to wear and tear on hard surfaces like asphalt streets because it’s more common than concrete sidewalks for them to be used on roads instead of inside arenas where bike lanes can provide smoother riding during competitions when speed becomes key.
Today many companies produce skateboard bearings of different quality. You maybe saw four little letters ABEC on them. It is a scale, depending on your riding style and speed. It indicates the degree of accuracy. Also, it can be of a different class, efficiency, and service life. The skate creator, Piumarta, argues in Exploratorium that the dimensions of the wheels do not matter too much in speed. But bearings add quickness.
The longboard bearings aren’t one full detail. It consists of many small particles that combine into one whole.
What are Parts of Bearings?
Skateboard bearings are vital to the performance of your skate. If you have a bad bearing, it will make riding slightly more difficult and slow down how fast you can go at any given time because there is friction between parts that wear out quickly when they’re not efficient. But if you do buy good quality ones then this problem goes away completely!
A scale called ABEC indicates the degree of accuracy in every part’s construction as well as its efficiency level and service life during usage . It usually has four letters- A for Accuracy, B for Efficiency Level, C for Service Life, D For Dimension-. So depending on what type of ride style or speed you want (low weight + high speeds = long lasting), different types exist such which
The bearing consists of following :
- Shield that cover outer side .
- Big ring that keep everything.
- Inner Balls An important detail allows the rotation process.
Now you might ask how many i need? answer is simple, How many bearings does a skateboard need? You might have seen eight in most boxes. So, they are all for replacement of old or forming new wheels. To attach two pieces to one wheel, you’ll often see that there is an even number on the box because it can be used as either side.
Materials used to make bearings
Manufacturers have found a variety of ways to make skateboard bearings more durable and fast, but not all solutions are equal. Steel balls can be heated up by friction that increases their volume while ceramic balls don’t cause much wear on the bearing since they’re lighter and easier to maintain.
Different materials are used to make skateboard bearings, with each material offering its own pros and cons.
Steel is the most common option due to it being durable yet affordable. It’s not as light or water-resistant though so titanium often takes its place in more expensive products like surfboards and top of the line long boards for professional riders because they’re lighter than steel but just as solid when riding on a wet surface.
And ceramics have been catching attention lately because they don’t rust at all! The downside? They can crumble if you try too hard while performing tricks which may be difficult for budding pro skaters who love doing flips off ramps that send them into midair where their deck could potentially crack from impact.”
Do Skateboard Bearings Come in Different Sizes?
What size are longboard bearings? All of them! That’s right. No matter if it is an 8mm * 22mm* 7 mm, or a 9.5 mm x 23×7 – they all have the same format and will fit any board you use with ease under your wheels.
The only difference between these parts would be in material type, quality level, and efficiency rating; but not dimensions for sure.
Skateboarders are always on the lookout for high-quality, durable bearings. In order to take care of your set and keep them running smoothly.
It’s best not only to purchase a quality bearing but also change out old ones as soon as they start making noise or giving you trouble with turning. Skaters should know that different types can be used in rollerblades and penny boards too!
Andy is a researcher and skateboard fan. Love to spend his time in skateparks and maintaining his skateboards, electric skateboards, and hoverboards. When he is not in the field, you can find him in front of his PC writing about skateboarding to help other people with in-depth reviews.