Skate Bearings Fond Du Lac WI

Local resource for skate bearings in Fond Du Lac. 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.

Rolling Meadows Golf Course
(920) 929-3735
560 W Rolling Meadows Dr
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Do-It-All Sports Arena
(920) 922-2255
N7799 US Highway 151
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Tru Fire Corporation
(920) 924-7350
N7356 Lakeshore Dr
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Dutch's Trading Post
(920) 922-0311
258 N Main St
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Sporting Optical Specialties
(920) 581-0046
4890 Highway 45
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Team Sports
(920) 921-4202
179 S Main St
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Rockow's MMA Lifestyles PRO Shop
(920) 251-1579
167 S Main St
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Attitude Sports
(920) 923-2323
209 N Macy St
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Hockey Haven Inc
(920) 929-0612
550 Fond Du Lac Ave
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Hammer's Hockey Supply LLC
(920) 922-2226
105 S Main St
Fond Du Lac, WI
 

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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