Better Bearings are the highest quality and toughest skate bearings in the market. The brand is an absolute favorite for outdoor skating, for long term use by passionate skaters or as extra sets.
Flash Lightening is a bit of flash combined with super fast and tough performance. These true and tested ABEC 9 bearings give excellent long-lasting performance. All Better Bearings are pre lubed and have replaceable rubber shields.
The high quality bearings are extremely hard wearing and will last a really long time for how rough you will treat them. They have been designed by keeping in mind the fact that the riders won't be really looking after them.
A purchase from Better Bearings helps to support the world’s largest movement for gender equality, ensuring that women and girls are safe from violence and free to have choice and opportunity.
- Full CERAMIC balls, which are harder than steel, allowing them to last longer and perform under harsher weather and surface conditions.
- Balls smooth the race surfaces, helping them to self-heal and wear well.
- High end, the precision shaping of the races and balls, create less friction for an even, less vibrating performance, you can trust.
- Coated stainless steel making them extremely resistant to corrosion and pitting.
- Super tolerant to running dirty and dry
- These are our most designed bearings with 3 years worth of research and testing behind them.
- Packaging is made from recycled / biodegradable material.
HIGHLY RATED & HARD WEARING: Every bearing in the Better Bearings range is now an ABEC 9 classification. Flash Lightening is combination of flashy design combined with super fast and tough performance. ABEC ratings are an industry standard with the higher the number the more speed it gives skaters. Better Bearings choose highly rated bearings for the level of attention and quality that is received during the design and manufacturing.
BREAKING BAD: Better Bearings are pre-spun during the quality testing phase at the factory, however (like all bearings), they're not going to spin fast and free right out of the packaging, because they're packed pre-lubed to protect them while waiting for you to give them a new home.
SPACERS AND SIDELOADING: Sideloading is when all the pressure is put on one side of the bearings, which slightly changes where the ball bearings and the race surface touch and the axis of the bearing. Better Bearings only use the hardest wearing materials in order to deal with this issue. Using spacers can help the structural integrity of the setup, however, there were no issues in testing them without spacers.
TWICE INSPECTED & STAKER TESTED: Better Bearings are inspected twice. Once before the bearings leave the factory and once the package are handed over. Pro Skaters were asked to the test the bearings, by skating them and treating them like riders usually do. The test team comes from all over Australia. They train on nice floors, dirty floors and outdoors. They went to the skate park, rolled through beer and glitter and played a lot.
ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY PRODUCTION & CHARITY: The bearing packaging and tough nuts box is made from 100% recycled paper and is biodegradable and the cleaning products are environmentally safe. The bearing packing is made from recyclable cardboard, the order packaging for wholesale is repurposed boxes and packaging. The bearing wash is drain friendly. Brand also is highly conscious about giving back, where in a percentage of the proceeds from sales goes to UN Women Australia.
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The bearing packing is made from recyclable cardboard, the order packaging for wholesale is repurposed boxes and packaging. Plastic is about to be eliminated from the packaging as well. The bearing wash is drain friendly. The lube is certified food grade.
The following services are carbon neutral:
- Phone & Internet,
- Couriers & Freight.
- Carbon Neutral Energy at Australian Office with solar pannels;
- The team use an Electric Vehicle;
- Carbon offset for flights;
- Courier bags are made from recycled plastic removed from the ocean.
Better Bearings recycles everything they can.