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Old February 19th, 2017, 08:50 AM   #1
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Smile Bones Ceramic Bearings?



Well, I finally broke down and bought a set. In a previous test I was 15 feet short of making it to the end of the floor/lengthwise with one push from the opposite end of the floor.

With the new bearings I could make it to the end of the floor lengthwise with one push from the opposite end of the floor. So, that was about 5% increase in distance.

So, I highly recommend and feel it is worth it if you want/need the extra roll to invest in the best possible bearings you can buy. I recommend the Bones Ceramic Bearings.They cost about 250 dollars for a set.

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Old February 19th, 2017, 10:52 AM   #2
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Well, I finally broke down and bought a set. In a previous test I was 15 feet short of making it to the end of the floor/lengthwise with one push from the opposite end of the floor.

With the new bearings I could make it to the end of the floor lengthwise with one push from the opposite end of the floor. So, that was about 5% increase in distance.

So, I highly recommend and feel it is worth it if you want/need the extra roll to invest in the best possible bearings you can buy. I recommend the Bones Ceramic Bearings.They cost about 250 dollars for a set.

Sincerely,


Larry Otani
wow they are 250 a set now geez, they were half of that 10 years ago. i think they are overpriced, but if u like them they are worth it i guess. good luck
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Old February 19th, 2017, 02:03 PM   #3
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I've used em' for years, have several sets, quieter, no need to worry about water, replaceable parts, it's the little things that add up, like orthotics underfoot, ultra thin merino wool socks, excellent fitting boots, makes for a better experience.
Don't forget the bones speed creme, another "the best" product.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 07:22 PM   #4
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Well, I finally broke down and bought a set. In a previous test I was 15 feet short of making it to the end of the floor/lengthwise with one push from the opposite end of the floor.

With the new bearings I could make it to the end of the floor lengthwise with one push from the opposite end of the floor. So, that was about 5% increase in distance.

So, I highly recommend and feel it is worth it if you want/need the extra roll to invest in the best possible bearings you can buy. I recommend the Bones Ceramic Bearings.They cost about 250 dollars for a set.

Sincerely,

Larry Otani
Are you sure its the bearings? And not that you are a stronger skater?

Just saying... this could be a false positive......
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 05:44 PM   #5
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Don't forget the bones speed creme, another "the best" product.
Works wonders in bearings of all brands and materials.

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Old March 5th, 2017, 12:35 AM   #6
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Smile I'm pretty sure the Ceramic Bearings are the best!

Same skates, but I did change out the wheels from the Bones 103A to the stickier Bones 101A. On this particular day my legs were weak and not much strength. I rolled slowly from one end of the rink to the other with one push. I did not feel I was going to make it to the other end. But the bearings just rolled and rolled and rolled, ever so slowly until I got to the other end of the floor. Remember I am now using slower and stickier wheels so I should not make it to the other end of floor with just one push.

With the regular bearings they seems to roll like crazy, fast, but slowly slowed down and stopped.

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Old March 5th, 2017, 04:30 AM   #7
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Same skates, but I did change out the wheels from the Bones 103A to the stickier Bones 101A. On this particular day my legs were weak and not much strength. I rolled slowly from one end of the rink to the other with one push. I did not feel I was going to make it to the other end. But the bearings just rolled and rolled and rolled, ever so slowly until I got to the other end of the floor. Remember I am now using slower and stickier wheels so I should not make it to the other end of floor with just one push.

With the regular bearings they seems to roll like crazy, fast, but slowly slowed down and stopped.

Sincerely,

Larry Otani
just going by durometer ignores other critical factors, such as urethane condition, hub alignment and overall how round the wheels are.

Also just because you have 99, 101, or 103, does not mean that they actually hit their advertised rating either. One must compare the bearings as the only change, also are you sure the old bearings are as "good" in tolerances and cleanliness as the new ones? all these things matter.
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Old March 31st, 2017, 04:19 AM   #8
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I was fairly disappointed with by Bones Swiss 6--considerably more expensive than Twincam ILQ9's, but only ever so slightly faster.

That being said, both are quite noticeably faster than generic Abec 7's
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Old March 31st, 2017, 10:20 AM   #9
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I was fairly disappointed with by Bones Swiss 6--considerably more expensive than Twincam ILQ9's, but only ever so slightly faster.

That being said, both are quite noticeably faster than generic Abec 7's
i think you will find that the bones will last longer, should be 7 balls for the swiss i thought. good luck
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Old March 31st, 2017, 12:37 PM   #10
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i think you will find that the bones will last longer, should be 7 balls for the swiss i thought. good luck
I have three sets of Bones Swiss 608 that are at least 10 years old and are still as fast as the day they were unpackaged. They actually roll better than the two recent sets of Acer Ceramic hybrids that I bought about a year ago.
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