Skate Bearings Kapaa HI

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Manny's Sports
(808) 821-2828
1347 Ulu St
Kapaa, HI
 
Kauai Cycle And Tour
(808) 821-0385
4-934 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI
 
Bike Shop Of Kapaa
(808) 821-2115
4-934 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI
 
Sports Authority
(808) 596-0166
Ward Gateway Center, 333 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(808) 871-2558
Maui Market Place, 270 Dairy Road
Kahului, HI
Services
Firearms/Hunting, Hunting Licenses, Golf Trade-In Program, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Kauai Water Ski & Surf Co
(808) 822-3574
4-356 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI
 
Yoshimura Store
(808) 822-4457
4597 Olohena Rd
Kapaa, HI
 
Sports Authority
(808) 677-9933
Waikele Shopping Center, 94-809 Lumiaina Street
Waipahu, HI
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(808) 674-4122
Kapolei Commons, 4450 Kapolei Parkway, Suite 900
Kapolei, HI
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(808) 327-6070
Kona Commons, 74-5444 Makala Boulevard
Kailua-Kona, HI
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting Licenses, 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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