Skate Bearings Summerville SC

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(843) 873-4065
355 Azalea Square Blvd.
Summerville, SC
 
Sportsman's Shop The
(843) 376-0098
613 Old Trolley Rd
Summerville, SC
 
Holiday Inc
(843) 832-0511
217 Church St
Ridgeville, SC
 
Old Navy
(843) 553-8976
7620 Rivers Ave Ste 210
North Charleston, SC
 
Ruby's Sports
(843) 225-4468
5619 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(843) 573-0891
2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC
 
Hibbett Sports
(843) 851-5330
404 Azalea Square Blvd Unit D
Summerville, SC
 
Big Dogs Sportswear
(843) 744-7337
4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd
North Charleston, SC
 
Sports Authority
(843) 863-9299
North Rivers Market, 7800 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC
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.

Steve and Barry's University Spor
(843) 207-9073
5101 Ashley Phosphate Rd
Charleston, SC
 

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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