Skate Bearings Clearfield UT

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(801) 444-6656
Layton Hills Mall
Layton, UT
 
Sports Authority
(801) 392-5500
Newgate Mall, 3651 Wall Avenue, Suite 135
Ogden, UT
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Buddy Hall's Billiard Products
(888) 801-0013
PO Box 411
Clearfield, UT

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Stockmans Sporting Goods
(801) 544-8102
80 N Main St
Layton, UT
 
Aquatic Adventures
(801) 593-1098
70 S Fairfield Rd
Layton, UT
 
Sports Authority
(801) 546-2644
Layton Hills Mall, 1072 Layton Hills Mall
Layton, UT
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(801) 292-7284
420 W. 500 South
Bountiful, UT
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Academy Sports Inc
(801) 544-0525
1565 W Hill Field Rd Ste 101
Layton, UT
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(801) 498-7874
1130 N Main St
Layton, UT
 
Wilde Arrow
(801) 546-0962
250 E Gentile St
Layton, UT
 
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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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