SKF bearings are making a dramatic return to a critical piece of rolling equipment: skateboards.
SKF’s bearings are typically used in high-end engineering applications – and will now help skaters to maintain a high performance. The bearings are engineered for high reliability, with internal grease helping to improve low-friction performance.
“Our standard skateboard bearings offer the proven combination of speed and smoothness that every skater is looking for,” says Daniel Werme, Sales Manager for SKF’s skateboard business.
Top skaters Oskar “Oski” Rozenberg, Ishod Wair, Louie Lopez, Alexis Sablone, Beatrice Domond and Kader Sylla are backing the launch.
“SKF makes bearings for jet engines – so you know their bearings for skateboard wheels are going to be premium,” said Wair.
The first product to be introduced this year is a standard box of eight skateboard bearings. As with all of SKF’s skateboard bearings, they are made in Italy.
SWISS precision at ABEC-level pricing
- SKF has managed to bring you a bearing that is 50% faster than any Chinese ABEC5 - ABEC9 bearings. The lifespan far exceeds that of those cheaper Chinese bearings as well.
- Other manufacturers label bearings of this quality and precision as SWISS - But SKF won't charge you near the same as the others do, and have also gotten these bearings in the true ABEC5 precision.