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Old April 19th, 2019, 04:25 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Mort View Post
Bones reds is all you really need until you have top level plates, wheels , and boots.
I used to recommend Bones Reds until they started failing on me after a little over a year. The balls would start to deteriorate and sling black gunk out of the bearings onto my hubs.

Since they are usually around $35 I looked for something else in that range and found Qube 8-ball for about $40. I skated the crap out of those for a couple of years and they still work great. Highly recommended!

I own and have skated a lot of different bearings (including Bones Swiss Ceramics) and see little difference in performance. For the last several years I've been on Bont 7mm microbearings and they are great! Spin better than the day I got them and no anything yet!

Common wisdom is anything but...
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