Bones Reds Precision Skate Bearings
About this deal
The Andale Swiss skateboard bearings are no match compared to the Bones Swiss but they are still a solid bearing that will last you a good amount of time. Plus they are reasonably priced. Before testing the BIG BALLS, I had the Super REDS from Bones on my skateboard. I immediately noticed that the BIG BALLS are much louder than the Super REDS. Apart from that, I didn’t notice any major differences in performance. I was very satisfied with both types of bearings and can recommend them without hesitation. When you’re shopping for new skateboard bearings you might notice that most are rated ABEC except for Bones Bearings. Let me explain why Bones bearings are not ABEC rated.
During the manufacturing, the team changed from a standard stamped metal ball retainer to a high-speed precision moulded plastic one that could be removed by skaters to allow better cleaning of the bearing. And as a second major feature, the Bones crew replaced the usual lubricant with a special one they called Bones Speed Cream™. During this time the bearings went through a lot: winter, humidity, dusty spots & uneven terrain on my cruiser. Nevertheless, the BIG BALLS bearings continue to spin perfectly and I haven’t cleaned them once. Since I hardly ever jump big gaps or stair sets, heavy impacts are nothing I deal with very often. Nevertheless, the durability of the BIG BALLS convinced me through and through. Bones Bearings are without question one of the most popular skateboard bearings. Compared to the conventional REDS bearings from Bones, the BIG BALLS bearings are said to have some advantages. We tested the Bones BIG BALLS!
ABEC stands for Annular Bearing Engineers Committee and comes in grades 1,3,5,7 and 9. The higher the rating the tighter the tolerances are which make the bearing a more precision part. Bones Bearings are the legendary, best-selling and pure classics! And that’s damn right! For decades, Bones Bearings are the first choice for skateboarders all over the world. Here you’ll learn more about the history and the different models.
There are a lot of bearings on the market from various skate companies but no matter how many different bearings get made, there will always be only one company that reigns supreme in the game and that is Bones Bearings. BIG BALLS®,the newest member of our REDS family. BIG BALLSare engineered to roll faster and last longer by using 6, 17% larger balls, like our legendary Bones Super Swiss 6 bearings. These larger balls let you roll faster, and keep rolling right through dirt that slows smaller balls down. This makes BIG BALLSa great choice for skaters looking for more speed and longer life in their bearings.
BONES® BEARINGS TEAM
I just have to say that Bones REDS are the best and they provide more speed, acceleration, and durability better than other bearing companies out there.” — Dylan “Coconut Head” Tran
Due to their many years of experience with skateboard bearings, Bones Bearings have a considerable range of bearings in their assortment. The Bones BIG BALLS are a mixture of the Bones Super Swiss 6 and the popular Bones REDS Bearings. Of course, it’s not just the bearings that play a role in how fast you go on your skateboard. However, in my opinion the BIG BALLS live up to their promise and give way to a lot of speed. Whether the top speed is noticeably faster than with the standard REDS, I can’t say.
Bronson Speed Co G3’s are becoming a popular bearing because professional skateboarders’ Zion Right and Milton Matinez both have G3 pro-models. These bearings must be tough if these guys are using them and you will understand why I say this if you have ever seen them skate. Bones Swiss are the most popular Swiss bearings in the Bones range for many pro-skaters due to their high quality but more affordable price tag. Bones Swiss are fast, smooth, and last a long time. They also use the same high performance components that are used in Bones Swiss Ceramics but with polished chromium steel balls instead of ceramic. Skate Rated; clearances, tolerances, materials and lubricant provide the best performance and durability possible.