Braille Skateboard Bearings
We are very excited to announce for the first time in Braille history, we have Braille Bearings! Braille Bearings, or BBs for short (really hoping that catches on) are great quality bearings, perfect for all skateboard wheels.
- 8 black heat treated inner and outer black rings
- ABEC 9
- Custom selected for durability
- 2 removeable speed shields (rubber coated metal shields)
- Inner delrin crown ball retainer
- 7 triple honed carbon steel balls
- Prelubricated for speed out of the box
I set these bearings in the MBS 'Ricky Glaser' All Terrain wheels as soon as they got here. They went on my Bamboo Sector N9ne Quiver deck with the signature Neil Carver trucks. I had a build exactly like this years ago, but the board was lost, so having this one feels like an old friend, especially with the Astro-turf skate grip. This board is surprisingly fast on the days I skate about 11 miles from work. What I wasn't expecting was my skate strap (an old Kurgo Quantum dog leash) to match the color of the wheels so well.
Smooth great quality
Very fast and smooth
These bearings are fine, when riding they feel smooth. But when I spin my wheel not riding it, it stops spinning very quickly. I have these bearings on one of my spare completes so I've only had 3 or 4 sessions with them. These bearings could just need more time to break in, but as of right now they don't feel like they're significantly fast or anything, my Bones Reds definitely feel faster and are a little cheaper. That being said, they aren't bad, unless you really need a ton of speed with almost no push, these bearings will do the job. Just cruising around a skatepark or just around your street these still roll well. Maybe weight just needs to be applied for them to work, lol. I also like the idea of buying them to support the wonderful company Braille. Maybe down the line I'll try a fresh pair in case I happened to get a weird set. Or next session with them I'll apply a little Speed Cream to test if that makes a big difference.
Our purpose here at Braille Skateboarding is to inspire, motivate and teach the world to skateboard. We believe that anyone can and should skateboard regardless of age, color, body shape or size.
Here at Braille we want everyone to feel like they can progress on their board and learn to skate! That’s the basis that Braille is built off of and we won’t stop until skateboarding is the most popular sport in the