Skate Bearings Hammond LA

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Connie's Impressions Inc
(985) 429-8486
3042 Highway 190 W
Hammond, LA
 
Archery & Fishing Unlimited
(985) 549-0902
47027 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA
 
S & S Sports Center
(985) 345-8323
105 S Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA
 
Alpha Fitness Equipment
(985) 345-3378
15107 E Yellow Water Rd
Hammond, LA
 
Hometown Hardware
(985) 419-8820
23167 Highway 190 E
Robert, LA
 
Hibbett Sports
(985) 345-2297
1905 W Thomas St
Hammond, LA
 
Golf Etc Hammond
(985) 345-7274
303 W Minnesota Park Rd Ste C
Hammond, LA
 
S & S Embroidery
(985) 345-8323
105 S Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA
 
Sport Opticscom
(985) 386-7788
1080 W Pine St
Ponchatoula, LA
 
Bayou Sportsman
(225) 686-7592
14116 Florida Blvd
Livingston, LA
 

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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