Slalom Skateboard Bearings
Moderator: W. Kilner
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So what are the various theories behind the number of balls per bearing?
A conventional bearing has 7 balls, but I've seen:
Reflex 9 balls
Reflex 8 ball
Bones Super Swiss 6 ball
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The Super Swiss 6 ball theory is that larger balls in the bearing are like larger wheels. They have a higher max speed. I guess the 8 and 9 ball bearings would be slower but accelerate faster.