Abec-9 bearings are generally the best bearings out there, so you're set on that front. I just replaced all my wheels with Rink Rat wheels. I'm not sure if they're 'Hot Shot' or not - I'd have to look again. I just played my first roller hockey game, and they did pretty good. They were a tad slippery - needed to be broken in. I've got another game on Sunday. I'll let you know how they perform.