OK lets look at this thread
Bearings...I mean come on.
This is a Skateboard, not a jet fighter or an F1 car...a skateboard, a highly innacurate tool normally guided by an idiot.
Rons, Swiss etc.. my arse, you are never going to use a 608 bearing to anything like it's full potential when Skateboarding, it's not aas if a skatepark is laboratory conditions.
Rons, Swiss etc.. my arse, precision on a skateboard...don't make me laugh.
Hey guess what? If I put mini logo bearings in my wheels and drop in, I can get to the other side of the ramp PLUS if I kickturn I can get back to the other side.....and you'll never guess what else, if I do the same with Rocking Rons, I get EXACTLY the same result and I can do it in exactly the same time too!!!!
fuckin spooky isn't it!!!!
but what makes it even more 'tales of the unexpected' is, ask me to do it blindfolded so I couldn't see which set of bearings you'd stuck in and do you know what...I bet I couldn't tell you the difference as they'd both feel exactly the same....strange isn't it...it's freaked me out for a while....
Just avoid anything that comes from Argos or similar stores and you'll be fine......honestly....
The big point here is no matter what 'reasonable' set of bearings you go for, maintenance is the key, clean them and care for them and love them like your own children and they'll be fine for years...I have a set of NMB's in my longboard, over 20 years old and they still roll free and smooth and still as good as anything else out on the market today.
yes yes yes before the hate mail and people start pulling up flow charts and graphs it's a little tounge in cheek, there's nothing wrong with any reasonable bearing out there, just don't take is soooo seriously..it's a bearing for gods sake.
NB - this is to no way detract from the sterling work companies big and small do to progress bearing manufacturing, they all work hard and produce good quality stuff.