Skate Bearings Burnsville MN

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(952) 898-0743
1178 Burnsville Center
Burnsville, MN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(952) 525-0200
11260 Wayzata Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN
 
Adventure Zone Paintball
(952) 890-7961
13700 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN
 
Pro Motor Sports
(952) 898-2281
915 County Rd
Burnsville, MN
 
South Metro Sports
(952) 894-8734
3421 Highway 13 E
Burnsville, MN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(612) 869-0200
1700 West 78th Street
Richfield, MN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(651) 633-7242
1645 County Road B2 W
Roseville, MN
 
Ken Gorgs Golf Shop
(952) 892-7170
14348 Burnhaven Dr
Burnsville, MN
 
Fantasea Scuba and Travel
(952) 890-3483
3429 Highway 13 E
Burnsville, MN
 
Sports Authority
(952) 435-3500
Burnhill Plaza, Burnhaven Avenue & County Road 42, 1300 W. Country Road
Burnsville, MN
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

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

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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.

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