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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 15:57
So I'm gonna buy some new bearings - can anyone tell me what difference there is between normal Bones Reds and the Bones Super Reds?
Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 16:04
Super REDS® are designed from the ground up to be the best bearing on the market at this price point. What Super REDS® are not is a REDS® bearing with just better super finishing (surface polishing). Super REDS® are a superior quality bearing, using higher quality steel races, better quality and grade balls, and a superior surface finish. The result is a bearing that is as fast as REDS® but quieter, smoother, and longer lasting.
Super REDS® use a black shield and laser engraving to differentiate themselves from original REDS®.
Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 16:07
Everyone must of course realise skates require 2 packs (16 bearings in total)
Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 16:08
Cool - thanks Blizz!
Do any of you have any personal experience with them both too?
Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 16:14
I do! I was on super reds until I accidentally ruined them by cleaning them with water and not drying them quickly enough. I replaced them with ordinary reds. I noticed absolutely no difference in performance!
Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 16:21
I have normal Reds in my wheels. For the money I don't think you can beat them. They run really well - I love the fizzing noise that they make!!
The only problem that I have had (which was more than likely my own making) is that a couple of them have rusted. I think this is because I did not properly dry them when I cleaned them. Now I have refined my cleaning technique I haven't had any further problems.
I also have MOTO Purple bearings (Grn Mnstr) they are also pretty good, although more expensive than Reds, and I prefer the Reds to be honest.
Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 16:28
The standard Bones Reds are made in China and the Super Reds apparently aren't that's the main difference in the price I think.
My mate Danny is a pro skateboarder and he recommended Bones Reds, they are ace and they spin forever:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hzGL1F8N3s
Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 23:21
Thanks all for your comments! Think I will just go with the regular Reds then.