JENKEM LABS EP. 1 – WHAT’S THE FASTEST SKATEBOARD BEARING?

August 6, 2018/ Jenkem Staff/ 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. Tom E.

    August 9, 2018 10:45 am

    God damn it.

  2. Symo

    August 10, 2018 3:26 am

    You chaps need to do this a tad more scientifically.
    1) mechanical release for the deck on the ramp to eliminate any human input at the top of the ramp.
    2) all bearings run with spacers
    3) run the test indoors away from any hint of a breeze
    4) electronic timing – doing it by eye is imprecise.
    5) clean the wheels after each run

  3. Steve

    August 11, 2018 5:07 pm

    Is this segment just an excuse for Christian to play dress up?

  4. Black Squirrel

    August 12, 2018 8:02 pm

    This was my science fair project in 7th grade, brought home the 2nd place trophy and took me to regionals.

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