Slalom Skateboard Bearings

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W. Kilner
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Post by W. Kilner » Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:14 am

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

Alex Walters
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Post by Alex Walters » Sat Jul 17, 2004 10:23 pm

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.

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