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Old October 22nd, 2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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are these good quality bearings. thanks


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http://cgi.ebay.com/7mm-Skate-Sealed...DLVI%26ps%3D54
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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They don't give much info on them, that I could see.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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go look on vxb.com, figure out which ones you really want (hint, not the ones you posted) and then go back to ebay to wait for vxb to post them on ebay.

of the ones you posted, the first were not rated, which people will say is not important, but it does at least indicate some level of care in manufacture. those would be some sloooooow bearings.

the second ones were, what, like 4 bucks each? you ought to be able to get something decent from vxb for less than 30 bucks for the set. once you get above that price, you might as well buy skate bearings from a skate place...
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 12:41 AM   #4
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I like that they sell 627's in packs of 20...so that indoor quad skaters will have a few extra in case they don't last.

Seriously though...I have heard a few people have bought VXBs and no major complaints as far as I am aware. Maybe search the forum for "VXB".

I did send them a technical question once and their response showed they either did not really have any idea, have bad customer service and/or simply didn't want to answer my question.

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Old October 23rd, 2009, 07:19 AM   #5
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I would buy the rubber sealed ones...take the seals off clean the crap out of em. then put some good oil...put one seal back on the outside, save the rest. they should be pretty damn good.

maybe since they're cheap save a greased set for outdoor practice!
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Old October 27th, 2009, 02:19 PM   #6
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Thanks All. If its to good to be true then it must be a lie. I will stick with my bone swiss.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:55 AM   #7
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I have never used VXB's, but you can find a pack of 16 Bones Reds for about $22.33 then throw in some speed cream or something else you need and you go over $25 and can get free shipping. They are a pretty good, cheap bearing. I used them as stocking stuffers last year.

http://www.amazon.com/Bones-Bearings...6687537&sr=8-2
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Old October 28th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #8
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what about the bone precision bearings this looks like a good price do they come in 7mm. thanks

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A friend replaced his Bones Reds with NMB bearings we bought from Bagged64. He said the NMB's are better than the reds he had.
Skategeek79 is selling new NMB bearings.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 05:07 AM   #10
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A friend replaced his Bones Reds with NMB bearings we bought from Bagged64. He said the NMB's are better than the reds he had.
Skategeek79 is selling new NMB bearings.
Those NMBs are the best $25 you can spend on bearings. Period. They're smooth, they roll, and they last.
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Those NMBs are the best $25 you can spend on bearings. Period. They're smooth, they roll, and they last.
Ill second that! Best bearing for the buck.......PERIOD!
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Old November 28th, 2009, 05:28 AM   #12
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A friend replaced his Bones Reds with NMB bearings we bought from Bagged64. He said the NMB's are better than the reds he had.
Skategeek79 is selling new NMB bearings.
Whoever said bones reds were all that great anyway!?
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Whoever said bones reds were all that great anyway!?
Don't know, never used them.
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Cool Ball bearings

First thing before buying ball bearings are what level of skating are you Second is what type of wheels will you be iseing the bearing with? Urethane wheels dont like ball bearings? Ball berarings actually slow down the speed and compromise the smoothness of urethane wheels. So for urethane wheels you would use precision bearings which are bjust a little more money but well wourth it. Also wood wheels wear out faster nd you can feel the pores of the surface your skating on were urethane wheels are extremely smooth and provide great stopping power when brand new! (sideways stops ofcourse-skiding sideways).
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First thing before buying ball bearings are what level of skating are you Second is what type of wheels will you be iseing the bearing with? Urethane wheels dont like ball bearings? Ball berarings actually slow down the speed and compromise the smoothness of urethane wheels. So for urethane wheels you would use precision bearings which are bjust a little more money but well wourth it. Also wood wheels wear out faster nd you can feel the pores of the surface your skating on were urethane wheels are extremely smooth and provide great stopping power when brand new! (sideways stops ofcourse-skiding sideways).
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