Welcome to Jenkem Labs—our newest video segment where we investigate skateboarding’s biggest mysteries and do other fucked up shit, too.

Our ADD brains are constantly pondering the dumb and not so dumb skate-related questions that we believe need to be answered — like if a weighted vest can help you ollie higher, what’s the science behind renegading beers, and just how many ways are there to focus a board — so we created this show to find the answers.

For our first experiment, Dr. Noot and his lab assistant CK set out to determine once and for all which bearings are the fastest. We looked at seven of the most common brands and found out the quickest, the best value, and the biggest ripoff. Watch the vid (or zoom in on the first photo below) to find out our groundbreaking results!



Comments

  1. colt cannon lunchbox

    August 7, 2018 4:36 am

    Does anyone else remember when SKF sponsored The Boss? #supportcorebearingcompanies

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  2. Heavy Mobbin

    August 7, 2018 11:37 am

    I know this much from riding all three that Bronson G3’s are faster than Bones Swiss, and the Bronson Raws are even faster than the G3’s. The only thing I can’t account for is durability because Bronson is still a fairly new company and I once had a set of Swiss for almost five years before any of them broke. This was with me cleaning them from time to time, but to this point I’ve found the Bronson Raw is the fastest bearing I’ve found for under fifty bucks a set. Can’t really say anything for ceramics because although I’ve had them in the past, I haven’t had any recently to say. That and I will no longer pay almost the price of a complete for bearings. There may be other bearings faster than the Raws for under fifty, and you may have had some bad experience with any of the things I listed, but these are only my personal opinions.

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  3. your mom

    August 7, 2018 12:07 pm

    how in the hell has anyone been skating for any amount of time and not know that if you have a few bucks to spare you get bones swiss and if you are on a budget you get reds?

    more stupid shit, what’s next an article on what wheels are harder 99 or 101?

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  4. spitfire man

    August 8, 2018 8:30 am

    I got spitfire, so fuck this research.

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