Skate Bearings Saint George UT

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Uinta Golf St. George
(435) 256-6496
2376 East Red Cliffs Drive Ste. 312
St. George, UT
 
Lip Trix Boardshop
(435) 628-2396
105 N 500 E (corner of 500 E St. George Blvd.)
St. George, UT
Services
Skateboards, Snowboards, Wakeboards
Hours
10 to 7
Prices and/or Promotions
Snowboard Rentals and Tune Ups

Dixie Deportes
(435) 652-1524
29 N 700 E
Saint George, UT
 
Desert Cyclery (Kong's)
(435) 674-2929
1450 South Hilton Drive
Saint George, UT
 
St George Running Center
(435) 628-7766
2736 E. Red Cliffs Dr. #2
Saint George, UT
 
Aqua Sports
(435) 688-3483
431 W Tabernacle St
Saint George, UT
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(435) 688-1211
245 Red Cliffs Dr Ste 1
Saint George, UT
 
American Recreation Products
(435) 986-0301
516 Industrial Rd
Saint George, UT
 
Factory Brand Shoes
(435) 688-9250
250 Red Cliffs Dr Ste 29
Saint George, UT
 
Desert Rat
(435) 628-7277
160 N 500 W
Saint George, UT
 

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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