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03-26-2007, 08:14 AM
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Swiss Bearings

hello everyone...can anyone tell me if it is a major difference to switch from ABEC 9 bearings to SWISS bearings?

it's obviously a considerable price bump so i was wondering if the benefits are worth it...how much more speed does it add?

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anybody?

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Worth the premium, imo.
When I bought mine, I bought them because I knew they'd be more durable and require less maintenance than standard bearings. The performance was a nice plus.

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Worth the premium, imo.
When I bought mine, I bought them because I knew they'd be more durable and require less maintenance than standard bearings. The performance was a nice plus.
so i guess the difference is very noticable?

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so i guess the difference is very noticable?
If you're thinking they'll make you 20% faster or anything like that: No. Buy them for their durability, not because you think they'll make you a better skate. Otherwise, work on your actual skating.

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i havent had much problem with durability thats why i was wondering what added bonus they bring...ill prob try them out anyway

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i havent had much problem with durability thats why i was wondering what added bonus they bring...ill prob try them out anyway
Hope you like them. The one big plus is I've played with them indoors and out and have never had to crack them open to clean them these past 2 years.

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They're great but expensive. The Bones Red bearings are good stuff if you want a cheaper but still awesome alternative.

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ABEC 3s are no faster then ABEC 9s....your legs make speed.

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