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Old July 9th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #21
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Guys thanks for all your helpful advice!! Sorry to have been a pain over all the axle diameter business, but I've recently found a website which has provided me with the whole anatomy of the quad skate, Oohh!! What a relief.. now i get the picture.


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You talking about this one? http://quadskating.com/skates/anatomy-quad-skate.htm
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Old July 9th, 2009, 10:19 PM   #22
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Hi Dave, it was actually a combination of about five different websites that I got my resources from, but YES that was one of the charts I also downloaded.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #23
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Bearings of any real quality will have the size stamped on the side of the shields.

627 - 7 mm bore
608 - 8 mm bore

Don't get 688 or 698 bearings. They require special wheels with a larger hole in the hub.

If you see a Z or ZZ following the number that just means they are shielded (which you absolutely have to have for outdoor use).

As for ABEC ratings they have nothing to do with the quality of a bearing or how fast they spin. It is simply a standard for how close to the blueprint size the components of the bearing are made to. (We're talking in .0001 of an inch increments here).

The most important factor in the speed of a bearing is the lubricant used. Oil is the fastest but you'll spend most of your time taking your bearings apart and cleaning and reoiling them. Use a good quality grease, gently wipe the dust off the outside of the bearings on a regular basis and they'll last for years of regular duty skating. If you do a lot of heavy jumping sometimes the bearing shields will get dented. A big dent will make a discernible noise as the bearing balls pass over it.
RS Dave - The BEST currently available outdoor wheels are from PACER and they come with 698 bearings pre-installed in their SMALLER HOLED hubs.
They also make the wheel lighter weight.
These bearings alr effectively FREE since combo price is so low.
For 7mm axles you just get a set of 607 bearings for ~$20

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Good bearings are useless if you are skating on crappy outdoor wheels.
Also, high ankle boots are NOT advised for outdoor SPEED.
Light weight is what speed requires.
Boot is most of weight, wheels are next, plate is usually least heavy of 3
The Pacer wheels are both lightest and best performing every day use speed wheels for outdoors

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Old July 10th, 2009, 03:25 AM   #24
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RS Dave - The BEST currently available outdoor wheels are from PACER and they come with 698 bearings pre-installed in their SMALLER HOLED hubs.
Sorry. Fatigue setting in.
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Sorry. Fatigue setting in.

RS Dave,

Most of your other points were right on the mark, especially the GREASE one!

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Hi guys, once again thanks for all your advice on this post! I've started a new thread as I feel this one has more or less burnt out (same forum) just a few questions on individual quad parts, but would also appreciate your advice on this one as well.


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