Skate Bearings Bettendorf IA

Local resource for skate bearings in Bettendorf. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to inline skate bearings, skateboard bearings, and roller skate bearings, as well as advice and content on skate parts and skating equipment.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(563) 441-7500
Shops on 53rd and Elmore
Davenport, IA
 
B & B Shooting Supplies
(563) 355-4867
2152 State St
Bettendorf, IA
 
Dunham's Discount Sports
(563) 445-1111
1010 E Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA
 
Gander Mountain Retail Stores
(563) 344-8880
3940 Elmore Ave
Davenport, IA
 
2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
(563) 355-4700
2826 E 53rd St
Davenport, IA
 
Play It Again Sports
(563) 359-6634
852 Middle Rd Ste 102
Bettendorf, IA
 
Body Dynamics
(563) 445-0147
3885 Elmore Ave Ste 150
Davenport, IA
 
Body Dynamics Fitness Equipment
(563) 445-0147
3885 Elmore Ave Ste D
Davenport, IA
 
Active Endeavors
(563) 441-9488
3885 Elmore Ave Ste 140
Davenport, IA
 
Archery Zone The
(309) 792-0400
16800 Barstow Rd
East Moline, IL
 

Bearings for Inline Skaters

July 2, 2009

Bearing Down on Skate Bearings

QHello, Bill! Have you heard of FAG bearings? Are they used for inline skating? Thanks! - Janis Hofmanis, Latvia

Ask the Coach!

Ask Bill a question!

Go to the Ask Bill Begg! Archive .

Hi, Janis: Yes, I've heard of FAG bearings. In fact, I used them many years ago. They were a quality alternative at a time when SKF was our preferred bearing. But I haven't heard anything about them for years and don't know if they are still being made, although it's possible they are being sold under another name.

If you're in the market for bearings, there's a lot to consider. These days, everybody makes a big deal about ABEC rating and wants ABEC 7s or better. But as far as I'm concerned, one of the most important things to consider is where the bearings are made. Bearings are a precision product, which need to be made with great attention to detail. That's why I prefer bearings made in Switzerland or Germany, countries with reputations for precision manufacturing.

Years ago, the bearing of choice was the pricey NMB ABEC 7. Then all of a sudden, they started seizing up on us. We couldn't understand what was going on until we heard that the company had shifted production to Singapore.

And don't think bearings don't make a difference in your skating. I remember back in 1989 when Stephan Whyte lined up at the World Championships on $1, bottom-of-the-line NSK bearings. When I heard about it, I made sure he got some quality bearings, and he went on to win both the 500 and 10,000 points races on the banked track.

Something I've noticed is that bearings are made differently than they used to be. Today's bearings are roomier inside. They have some play side to side and, as a result, are ready to roll right out of the box.

...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Inline Planet