Bones Bearings: What's Your Favorite Type?
Bones Bearings have been a go-to in the skate world for decades. With a variety of options to choose from, this iconic brand is the leader when it comes to skate bearings. For beginners, a set of “Reds” will do. For that more experienced skater... Bones Super Swiss 6. Made with larger ball bearings allowing for quicker acceleration and enhanced durability. If you like to go, "Ricky Bobby" fast, Bones even offers a premium Swiss Ceramic, for the guy who’s super serious about bearings. The Bones Swiss Ceramic is the best of the best. It’s kinda like the Mercedes Benz of skateboard bearings.
But for that more wallet-friendly choice, we’d recommend a simple and reasonably priced premium bearing set like Bones Super REDS or a standard Bones Swiss. Retailing around $30-$70 a set, these two choices offer quality and durability for the price. Super REDS use higher-grade steel and superior grade balls compared to regular REDS. Making for a quieter and smoother ride than standard REDS bearings. Now your Bones Swiss bearing is a significant step up.
A premium grade bearing that has a legendary reputation for being one of the best bearings of all time by many well-known skaters. Being known for top performance and its ability to outlast low-cost bearings. This bearing is for those who seek exceptional over ordinary. Rumor has it you can take any set of Bones Swiss bearings, give them a good cleaning and they're like new again. Saving you from buying another set of bearings. For more on Bones Swiss bearings and other Bones bearings, see below…
Bones Swiss Bearings:
"Legendary Original Bones® Swiss Bearings are the optimum combination of Bones Skate Rated™ design and Swiss precision manufacturing creating the standard by which all other bearings are measured. For more than 36 years preferred by the world's top professional skaters. Proven, professional competition-grade speed and durability make Bones Swiss normally last several times as long as ordinary ABEC rated bearings. Made in Switzerland."
Bones Swiss Ceramics:
"Bones Swiss Ceramics are in a class by themselves. If you want the best there is, this is it. The ceramic balls are much lighter, harder, stronger, waterproof, and longer-lasting than the finest steel balls. Made in Switzerland."
Bones Super Swiss 6:
"This unique design features six larger diameter balls instead of the seven balls used in most 608 bearings. The advantage of this design is higher speed, greater strength, and durability. Made in Switzerland."
Bones BIG BALLS REDS
"BIG BALLS, the newest member of our REDS family. BIG BALLS are 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 BALLS a great choice for skaters looking for more speed and longer life in their bearings.
Skaters have made the Bones REDS family of bearings their #1 choice because of the consistent quality, speed, durability, and value."
Bones Super REDS
"Super REDS® are designed from the ground up to be the best bearing on the market at this price point. What Super REDS® are not is a REDS® bearing with just better super finishing (surface polishing). Super REDS® are a superior quality bearing, using higher quality steel races, better quality and grade balls, and a superior surface finish. The result is a bearing that is as fast as REDS® but quieter, smoother, and longer-lasting. Super REDS® use a black shield and laser engraving to differentiate themselves from original REDS®."
"Bones® REDS® are manufactured in China to our Bones Skate Rated™ specifications in a manufacturing facility dedicated to producing the highest quality skate bearings in China. They are inspected twice before being shipped to skaters and offer the greatest combination of performance, durability and low cost in the industry. Because they offer near Bones Swiss performance at a fraction of the cost, they have become the best selling bearings."
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