they are rather basic. abec is a well known brand for mediocre but usable berings. the rating system is a way of categorizing the quality of their barings out of the manufa…cturing plant and the quality of the grease used in them. the scale is 3,5,7,9,11 but 3,5,7 are the most common and 5 is the middle of the road for that. i ride abec 9's and I could never get anything lower because I would feel slow ( Full Answer )
I can give you some guidance on the bearings....
What makes a good skate bearing? Abec rating? Lubrication? Seals? Cage/retainer? The answer is all of these. The problem is t…hat some retailers will throw a lot of jargon at you to convince you that their bearings are superior. You have to decide what is relevant but, not being a bearing expert, how are you supposed to know? As experts, we will try to explain in plain simple language in the hope that you will go away with a better understanding of what to look for... the rest of the article is at http://www.smbbearings.com/Framesets/Skate_Frame.htm.
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\nfirst see if a friend of you have those ABEC 3, And try them , if you dont like them or if nome if one if your friends nave one , i recomend you tobuy element or others fam…ous brand bearings! Those are very good an dourable! mine they went 1 year then the midle ringle just cracked ( Full Answer )
I've never had a good set of abec 3's. They are fast for about a day and they're shot. I would highly recommend blowing the money on some Bones Swiss . They last around 5 tim…es longer than the best abec 3's. Just stay away from water, mud, thick dirt, or anything that may gunk up your bearings. ( Full Answer )
Yes, you shouldn't be replacing your wheels every time your bearings wear out. If your wheels are still good, just get a skate shop to pull the old bearings out and put new on…es in. While you're at it, get them to teach you how to do it yourself--it's a pretty simple task. ( Full Answer )
Some people may not think that Abec 13 bearings are real but they really are, you probably don't know 'cause they have only recently been brought out. And for the people that …don't know this, all Abec bearings are ranked with numbers so 1 is worst 2 is better than 1 and so on. Another fact is that the only Abec waterproof bearings are 7 or 5 I'm not that sure! ( Full Answer )
Absolutely.. ABEC # is no more than an industrial grading system fot heat and load tolerances and really means nothing in skateboarding.. So many people think the higher the #… the better the bearings.. not necessarily true. You'd be looking at highway speeds with a 300+lb load on the wheels to actually have an ABEC rating really matter.. For a longboard.. you can use whatever is handy. He is referring to Abec11 the wheel company, there is not an abec 11 rated bearing. Abec 11 make wheels of all sizes some of which would be great on the Stella l0ongboard, without more information I cannot suggest a size and wheel from Abec11 ( Full Answer )