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thugfrm87
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:13 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 22 Apr 2005 Posts: 2523 Location: Canada
I live in an area where we get some snow and rain in the winter. I get board and want to ride more. so I figured Id get a board for the winter which I don't care about.
The problem I have is the bearings. I could ride cheap bearings but thats not me. I am looking for good bearings for wet weather. or maybe I should just pack grease in good bearings.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!
Thanks.
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plankskate
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:36 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 04 Dec 2006 Posts: 757 Location: Canada
These are not as terrible as you'd expect and they're cheap enough to replace often.

http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l...detail&p=3886

I thought about doing the same thing.

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zeno01
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:06 pm Reply with quote
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There's always these...
http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l...etail&p=20966
(I've never tried 'em)

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thugfrm87
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:58 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 22 Apr 2005 Posts: 2523 Location: Canada
Thanks for the suggestions. I grabbed a set of those Rush bearings. We shall see how it goes.
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Buckethead
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:53 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 25 Oct 2001 Posts: 5050 Location: Canada
Rockin Rons work fine in cold weather.
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Buddur
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:25 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 04 Aug 2012 Posts: 838 Location: Western Pennsylvania
No grease...use very thin oil like sewing machine oil. Lube often, before every session, and especially in wet conditions. Lube after you skated too as moisture will condense on cold metal surfaces when they hit warm air. As long as they are kept lubed you're good.

Did alot of winter skating back in the day. My issue was base plates. Broke too many Bennett and Tracker Ultralite baseplates to count.

Have fun. Pavilions and basements are you best friend when snow is on the ground.

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charlieee
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:22 am Reply with quote
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In Winter my x wife used to apply a thin smear of vasoline to the outside of her bearing .
It kept the nice moist lube in and kept the crud moisture out.
Unfortunately I was the crud moisture.......that's why she's my ex.

Your avatar looks like Johnny just licked my ex wife's bearing...


Seriously , a little smear keeps everything inside tight and locked in.
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gheepup
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:13 am Reply with quote
Joined: 24 Dec 2008 Posts: 264 Location: ???????
Soft wheels if its wet.
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slob-air
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:18 am Reply with quote
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Rockin Rons with Extreme Fluid lube. Doesn't protect them, but allows them to be fast as fuck in the cold. Just don't get them wet—don't be lazy, clear the snow off well.

We usually have snow on the ground for most of 7 months and historically our crew worked their ass off to ensure we had a place to skate on days it was warm enough too. Sometimes we had a huge crew digging out big bowls sometimes just one of cleaning out a smaller bowl (and the fucking foot bridge over it) and it was hard fucking work but worth it.

The x-mas eve and New Years eve sessions were fucking epic!!!

Fortunately we have an indoor park for the moment but when we don't, you'll see skate rats out there with shovel in hand.

If you clear it well you don't have to worry about fucking up your bearings.



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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:28 pm Reply with quote
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For gods sake, just go skate. Buy any olds bearing and ride em till they need to be replaced. Over analyzing your toy doesn’t always help
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