Skate Bearings Douglasville GA

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Gable Sporting Goods
(770) 942-5397
6250 Fairburn Rd
Douglasville, GA
 
Foot Quarters
(770) 489-6510
2864 Chapel Hill Rd
Douglasville, GA
 
Sports Stop
(770) 949-0252
6700 Douglas Blvd
Douglasville, GA
 
Uniform Sales of America Inc
(770) 944-0596
120 Interstate West Pkwy
Lithia Springs, GA
 
Hibbett Sports
(678) 398-0070
1757 E West Connector Ste 460
Austell, GA
 
1st Impression Footwear
(770) 949-2229
1065 Augusta Woods Dr
Douglasville, GA
 
Hibbett Sports
(770) 942-3421
6700 Douglas Blvd
Douglasville, GA
 
Fitness Depot
(770) 577-5885
9365 The Landing Dr Ste E500
Douglasville, GA
 
League USA Games Scheduling Soft
(770) 745-4774
675 Thornton Way
Lithia Springs, GA
 
Hibbett Sports
(770) 222-6755
5220 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy Ste 136
Hiram, GA
 

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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