August 6, 2018/ / VIDEOS/ Comments: 27

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!

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  1. Himey weinstien

    August 8, 2018 10:34 am

    Hard luck ceramics are fast and durable

  2. chachi

    August 8, 2018 11:27 am

    bronsons might be fast but mine didnt last nearly as long as reds normally do

  3. Alex

    August 8, 2018 5:21 pm

    I appreciate this idea, but to be really meaningful, you should have varied the experimental conditions more and you should have done way more repetitions. I’d suggest the following:

    – 7 Products
    – 2 weight conditions: little/no extra weight, 100 lbs weight added (or whatever is possible)
    – 3 surfaces: smooth, medium, rough
    – 3 distances: short, medium, long
    – 2 different wheel sizes: small and big
    – 10 repetitions per condition

    Yes, unfortunately this means 7 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 2 x 10 = 2520 trials, but it should be doable over a couple of days, and then you could *really* claim which bearings are the best. Currently you very likely have way too much measurement error and randomness in there.

  4. Dr. Niko Tatopoulos

    August 8, 2018 8:00 pm

    Dude kinda looks like matthew broderick in godzilla

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