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  • smiley
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    Originally posted by ryanmatthewdaily View Post
    Rollerblade SG-9s. Around US$30 for a set of 16 from a local used sports equipment store. They're nice and quiet and they always seem to last me quite a while which is saying something for how shitty (i.e. sand, salt) the terrain is here.
    My suggestion also. Great price and last awhile especially if you skate flat

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  • DanielBond
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    I thought most of this was pretty well known by now? It's just obvious that some brands fare better for skating than others - like the article says this is more likely about the shields, lubricant and the way it handles side-loads.

    Mate of mine was CRUISING on 63mm wheels yesterday with cheap bearings, so I'm gonna lean my money towards wheels rather than bearings I think.

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  • toe-bee
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    https://skateboarding.transworld.net...the-abec-myth/

    i'm out.

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  • DanielBond
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    To answer your question:

    He had GO 62 or 65mm on Megas. Mysetup is 57mm BHC wheels flat on the K2 unnatural frames. So I recognise his setup is 5-7mm zoomier than mine. Both blades were Majestics although his a shell size smaller so there could be something about the frame length (are mediums really 292?!)

    So there's definitely a factor there - the wheels did feel noticeably bigger. Perhaps that was the main reason? Are Go wheels noticeably faster?

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  • toe-bee
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    personally, i don't think i could tell the difference between two well maintained bearings from opposite sides of the price spectrum.
    for me, wheels make much a bigger difference.
    so my advice would be to get some fairly cheap bearings with plastic shields (regular bones swiss) and a bearing cleaner.
    then clean your bearings periodically.
    or just get the cheapest greased bearings with solid shields and replace them periodically.

    did your friend have the same setup (flat, same wheels)?

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  • ryanmatthewdaily
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    Rollerblade SG-9s. Around US$30 for a set of 16 from a local used sports equipment store. They're nice and quiet and they always seem to last me quite a while which is saying something for how shitty (i.e. sand, salt) the terrain is here.

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  • DanielBond
    started a topic Bearings again.

    Bearings again.

    What bearings are people using? I want:
    • V Fast
    • Cheap
    I mostly skate park and it's for a flat setup around 60mm. I keep buying unbranded bearings but I went on a friends skates that seemed way faster although he wasn't sure what he had in there.

    Looking at the ILQ twincams maybe?
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