Skateboard bearings usually have an ABEC rating, and most skaters think the higher the number the better. ABEC 5 is better than ABEC 3, right? First, let’s look at what ABEC actually means.
If you want to impress your mates, tell them that ABEC is an acronym of Annular Bearing Engineers’ Committee. ABEC standards are a way of measuring the tolerances and accuracy of bearings, and were developed by the American Bearing Manufacturers Association.
These are the factors used in determining the ABEC rating of skateboard bearings… Continue reading “Skateboard bearings & ABEC rating scammers… separating fact from fiction.”