Are they really the best? Better than Bones Swiss?

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Are they really the best? Better than Bones Swiss?

Postby RL » Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:24 am

I never really felt that big dollars bearings made any difference intill I started to ride slalom.
I've been using Bones Swiss and found them to be far better than anything else I ve ever tried.
I have never seen nor tried Oust bearings. Everyone seems to rave about them.
Are they really better than Bones Swiss?

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Postby Rich Stephens » Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:54 pm

You could also get a set of these:

and do direct comparrison (riding them). They are made by NMB and specifically designed for skating. I've read the company owner post that if we don't find them to be the best bearing, he will refund our money and let us keep the bearings so you could ask about that sort of guarantee and have nothing to lose. So far no one has needed the refund because the bearings rock. I bought two sets and they are pretty sweet.

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Postby Richy Carrasco » Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:45 am

If your freaked by the price, which is worth every penny in comparison to some of the higher priced bearings that are out! , try the moc 5s every bearing they make kills it ! and that aint no bull... I ride Ousts for every facet of skating including my 360 boards , which I can tell you faster than anyone that if a bearing is not fast I will know from how long they can carry the speed!
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Postby Rich Stephens » Mon Apr 26, 2004 3:18 am

Hi Richy, we've been having some talk about bearing tests over at the NCDSA website recently. One thing that was pointed out is that different bearings are designed for, or better for, different types of skating. For example, the Rocket bearings from california bearing were specifically designed for vert skating, so he emphasized getting up to speed quickly, since vert skating often has stops and starts. By comparison, a downhilll skater probably cares more about top speed than original acceleration. And so on. Interesting stuff anyway...
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Postby terry kirby » Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:31 pm

What bearings make the Podium consistantly. That is what we should be looking at. Its called Slalom Racing for a reason.
terry kirby

Postby Rich Stephens » Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:56 pm

Well, some of us are all-around skateboarders who do other things than just slalom: skate pools and parks, ditches, spin 360s, street skate for tricks or just transportation, bomb big hills,etc.

We've always used different wheels and decks and trucks for these different types of skating and I think it's interesting to discover that we may need different bearings for these different activities, too.

(As for buying based on what the winners use, well, they may be winning because of their superior talent even if the guy behind them has technically better bearings. We mortals can use any advantage we can get though so what's wrong with trying to find a more objective method of measuring bearings than your method of buying what the winners use?)
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Postby Terry Kirby » Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:07 am

Right, some of "us" skate all that stuff too. This however is If it were I would agree with you.
Were talking about slalom here and slalom racing. Now the way I see it top racers are often separated by 100ths and even 1000ths when racing so it very well may come down to who picked the faster wheels and bearings ,no? Chicken V Dunn last year for the world slalom title was won by 100ths I think.
Riding what the fastest ride is not being sheepy, its being smart. The best testing is done on course . Period.
I've ridden Biltins at the Worlds, Pleasure Tools everywhere else and Swiss 6 balls too. They all felt fast. I've done best so far on the PT's. This year I'll try Ousts and see what Richy is talking about. I know he wins races on them.
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