Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics: The Fastest and Most Durable Skateboard Bearings
A message from George Powell
In the early 1980s, skateboarding was at a low ebb and it was difficult to find top quality bearings. American bearing companies like Fafnir had vacated the bearing market because the Japanese produced vast quantities of lower cost bearings and U.S. companies could not compete at the price Japanese bearings were selling for. The Japanese bearings were of good quality but were not very fast. German bearings were better, but many skaters wanted an even faster bearing to help them go higher on vert ramps or to roll farther with each push.
Seeing this need, I set out to find the best bearing I could that would still be affordable to skaters. I looked in America and in Europe. My search ended at a small, custom bearing manufacturer in Switzerland. Their bearings were faster than any we had ever tested before and, at the time, only a little more expensive than German bearings. I worked with the Swiss manufacturer to optimize a bearing for skating. I changed from a standard stamped metal ball retainer to a high-speed precision molded plastic one that could be removed by skaters to allow better cleaning of the bearing. We left one shield off so skaters could get to the inside of the bearing without any tools to clean and re-lubricate it. Next, we adjusted the tolerances and clearances to allow the bearing to take the combination side and vertical loads imposed by skating better than normal bearings do (which are mostly designed for electric motors). Finally, we replaced the usual lubricant with a special one we developed ourselves called Bones Speed Cream. Re-engineering this fine bearing for skating produced the fastest, most sought after, most competition successful bearing in the history of our sport.
Features of Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics
- High-speed Nylon ball retainer for greater strength and speed
- Skate Rated clearances, tolerances, materials, and lubricant provide the best performance and durability possible
- Accelerate faster, roll faster and farther, resist dirt and moisture better
- All Bones Bearings products come with a warranty
Why choose Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics?
Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics are the epitome of high-performance skateboard bearings. With their high-speed Nylon ball retainer, these bearings offer greater strength and speed compared to traditional bearings. The Skate Rated clearances, tolerances, materials, and lubricant ensure optimal performance and durability, allowing skaters to accelerate faster, roll faster and farther, and resist dirt and moisture better.
1. Are Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics suitable for all types of skateboarding?
Yes, Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics are designed to meet the demands of all types of skateboarding, whether it’s street, vert, or downhill.
2. How do I clean and maintain Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics?
Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics are designed for easy maintenance. The high-speed precision molded plastic ball retainer can be easily removed for thorough cleaning. Additionally, one shield is left off to allow skaters to access the inside of the bearing without any tools for cleaning and re-lubrication.
3. Can Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics withstand the rigors of competitive skateboarding?
Absolutely! Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics are the most sought after and competition successful bearings in the history of skateboarding. Their optimized design and high-quality materials make them ideal for competitive skateboarding.
If you’re looking for the fastest and most durable skateboard bearings, look no further than Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics. Developed through extensive research and collaboration with a Swiss manufacturer, these bearings offer unmatched speed, performance, and durability. With their high-speed Nylon ball retainer, Skate Rated clearances, and specially formulated Bones Speed Cream lubricant, Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics will take your skateboarding to new heights. Choose Bones Bearings Swiss Ceramics and experience the difference for yourself!