Bones® Bearings Testimonials
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About 2 years ago, I needed new bearings, so I went down to my local shop. I decided on some Swiss. Since then, I haven't used anything else since, or even considered buying another brand. These are the best bearings available, I'm still skating my set because I clean them often and use Speed Cream.
— Ricky Thomas
I am very new to Bones Bearings. I have only skated them for 2 months now. About 3 months ago, my friend said that Bones Reds are the most affordable, fastest, best bearings you could get. I took his advice and now I will never buy any other bearings but Bones Reds.
— Peter Do
I have a set of Bones Swiss bearings from 1987. Yes, that's 1987. Almost 20 years old. They are STILL being used today, and with the same performance that they had when I got them! They are cleaned about every two weeks, and the only problem I've ever had was when I would bend one of the seals. Thankfully, you people are of the wonderful sort and send me new seals when I need them. Of course, I have since bought a set of REDS as well as another set of Swiss (a man can't skate the same deck all the time), but when I want a sure thing, I ride that first set I got back in the day. Thank you so much for making a quality product from the get-go!
— Gene Fenske
I recently purchase a set of Bones REDS for my son and a set of Bones Swiss for myself. I'd just like to commend you on a job well done these bearings are unbelievable. Before this set I had a set of World Industries Grenade bearings and they are an absolute piece of dog poopoo! My son and I will never use another brand. My vocabulary does not have a word that can fittingly describe your bearings... amazing!!!!
— Shane Duce
These are the best bearings I've ever had. Ya, they pretty much last forever. Thanks and rock on Bones Swiss for making the best bearings ever.
I've been skating since I was about twelve. I got my first set of Bones Bearings about three years ago, and I still using the same set. I skate hard and they never let me down.
— James Seehaus
I have got Bones REDS for the last three times. I've bought bearings and have never regretted the purchase. They last long, are fast, and are great overall bearings for the price. Plus, they look cool when they're new. I just don't see why people ride other stuff when Bones has had the biggest reputation for the last 20 years. They are just the Best of the Best. Plain and simple.
I just got Bones Swiss today and they are the flippin' smoothest bearings I have ever skated. They completely eliminate all bumps. Before I had these bearings the farthest I had manualed was 4 concrete blocks. (Each of the blocks are about 2 1/2 feet long) On my way home from the skate shop that put them on I manualed 8 concrete blocks second try.
I totally am a poser on a Wal-Mart board.
— Roy Jones
I have been skating for 11 years now, and have only owned 2 kinds of bearings. For my first year there were abec3, after that, Bones Swiss the entire time. For the best sport in the world, you deserve the best product. These are the best! Hands down.
I bought a Zero Pink Stripes board and it came with Aphaminite abec 5 bearings. I tried skating with them but they stunk, then I bought Bones REDS and I am very pleased with my choice of bearings. These are super fast, but kinda noisy. I would recommend these bearings to all level skater especially beginners (like me).
I love Bones Bearings. I have REDS right now but I plan on getting the SS6. every one in my town who knows anything about skatin has Bones Bearings. I wouldn't consider buying any other bearings accept yours. Your bearings are the best. Keep on rockin in the free world.
— Jesse Shembeda
Bones are the best bearings I've skated. I am very rough on bearings due to the fact that I don't really have too much time to clean them but yet they still run great. I've had no problems with my REDS and I've had them for about one year and a half.
— Mark Ramos
I bought Ceramics and my friends said all Bones Bearings are the same. So after arguing for awile he said he could prove it. We raced and I dominated his REDS by so much he bought ceramics too. Goes to show, Ceramics are the absolute best bearings made!
— Jason Moore
I've been ridin' Bones since the third grade. They were the best then and they still are today. Skate and Destroy.
Yo yo, Bones Swiss are the best bearings money can buy. They spin so smooth and fast. They wont break either, I've had about 6 sets since I started skating, I've only broke 1 since then and I usually break bearings often when they are not Bones. You can throw down ill tricks, land in water, ride in dirt and all you have 2 do is rinse them out and put a drop of Speed Cream in them and you're good to go. I highly recommend Bones Swiss to any and all different styles of riders.
I use Bones Ceramics racing speed boards in the UK. They rock!!!!
If it wasn't for Bones Bearings I wouldn't go half as high.
— Mathias Ringstrom
Wow, I have to say your bearings are just insane. Off the hizzy, I'm using REDS right now because I'm too poor to buy better ones, but when I win the lottery, or get a job, I'm gonna buy the Ceramics. I like the way your bearings can take a beating, and then some. My other friends are using no name bearings, and they really suffer. I tried riding my friends board, and it just wouldn't go like your bearings made my board go. I wish more people would buy your bearings, and then they could manual for longer, and not come to a standstill. Good job on your work. It's nice to know people are still trying today when it's so easy to cut corners.
— Brandon Maher
I was using these speed metal bearings for a while, but then my stupid little bro threw my skate in a pond when he was pissed at me. I had just gotten paid, so I thought I might as well go get a new board. I had to pick the bearings, and I had heard good s*** about Bones, so I figured what the heck and bought some Swiss Ceramics. By the first hardflip nosegrind to fakie manual out, I was screaming at random people that these bearings aren't as good as you hear them described, they're so much f**king better!!!!
— John Amerongen
Wow, Bones REDS are the best bearings at the cheapest price! Before I had REDS, I used Independent ABEC 5's and the wheels would only spin for about 10-15 seconds. Now that I have Bones REDS, my wheels can spin for 50-70 seconds!! Also, my Bones REDS are the first bearings I have ever lubricated. The clear shields on REDS don't 100% cover the bearing like the red shields do so you can just spray lubricant on the clear shield and it will go inside the bearing. I started lubricating my bearings because one of my REDS were getting slow and wrecked but the lube really made the the bearing better and fast!! I also lubricate my Bones REDS because of the clear shields that don't fully cover the bearing. If you want to get Bones Swiss but you don't have enough money, buy Bones REDS because they are high quality bearings at a fraction of the price which means Bones REDS will save you a good amount of money. Bones REDS rock!!!
— Geoff Newton
BONES are the greatest!!!! If you don't have them you should get some, NOW! I get bones REDS bearings from my local skate shop, The Green House because they're really good and inexpensive! YAAAAA!!!!!!! Gebus H. freaking Crist and SHIZA McTWIST they're so freaking a-some!!!
— Bryc Talley
Swiss are hands down the best bearings out there. Sure, they're a bit more expensive than other bearings, but once you've the chance to ride them, you'll understand why people who have other bearing sponsors ride Bones Swiss.
— Cairo Foster
The fastest bearings back in the day and 20 years later still the fastest.
— Alan “Ollie” Gelfand
Bones Bearings are the tool that makes skateboarding fast, fun and friendly. You can ask anyone in the industry which bearings are the fastest and if they are honest... they'll say Bones Swiss! That's something to be proud of, for sure.
— Steve Caballero
I'd rather ride old Bones Swiss than something else.
— Pat “P.A.T.” Channita
Bones Ceramics... they're the best. It's ridiculous how fast you can go on those things. They last forever too.
— Paul Machnau
Your bearings are the first ones I've ever purchased, (including those good Swiss ones) that came with those four spacers. Believe it or not, I've never used those till today. I just used to tighten my wheels down until the wheels didn't turn, and then back off a bit on the bolt. But those little spacers make all the difference, because now the force of the nut is going through the bearings themselves instead of forcing the inner bearing to cone slightly from the outer race where they are held against the urethane. I also took the rubber shield out just to have a look at how your bearings are made. It reminded me of when I first used to start riding, back on my old fiberglass Excaliber, when there were no detachable bearings, and I had to repack them every time, and they weren't sealed. But your removable cages allow them to be cleaned like those originals. And why are you the only ones I've seen yet that not only allow me to clean my bearings but also pack instructions on how to do it and encourage me to keep my bearings clean? Because the other companies are only interested in me burning up bearings and continuing to return to them to buy more! Well their scheme just fizzled with me because I'm only going to buy your bearings from now on. I have respect for any company that places the power of knowledge into the minds of their customers. So, well done.
— Mike Wofsey
Bones Swiss Ceramic Bearings are the best. I have had a set for only 5 months and they blew all of my previous bearings out of the water. I wouldn't trade them for anything.
— Brad Coons
I got a set of Bones Ceramics from Bones, while trying to clean them, I screwed up and removed all the balls! I sent them back to the factory and Bones reassembled them FREE OF CHARGE! My Bones skate great!
— Erik Lemmerman
I was using a pair of Popwar bearings and they screwed up after falling in the water once. My REDS have fallen in the water 4 times and they are fine, almost better than when I got them! Thanks for making good bearings.
When I started skating I didn't know random bearings get destroyed after skating some months. I tried many brands but any kit of bearings surprised me, they all suck! Then I found Bones Bearings, Bones Swiss, known as the best of world. I get to got one kit... Dude, I still use them 2 years ago! Right now I have another Bones Bearings kit... Ahah. Keep making those bearings the best.
— Francisco Lima
Your bearings are the best. I have been a skater for a little over a year and every board I have has your REDS bearings on them. They roll so smooth. Keep up the good work yo.
— Ryan Howard
Holy cripes... your bearings are the hizzy to the shizzy. I went to the skate shop and I could've either gotten Flip HKD 5'z or REDS... and I got the REDS!!!: ) What a great decision. I didn't break them in yet but holy gosh they're fast. Thanks Bones for the best bearings.
— Raph Catalan
At my skatepark, you're not skating unless you ride Bones Swiss.
I just got back into skating a few months ago and I'm really impressed with Bones Swiss bearings. Back in high school, I skated a lot with bearings that were average, non-lubricated and not that speedy. These bearings have changed the way I view my next board. I am currently building another board at the moment and initially I thought to buy the lower end bearings to save money, but Bones Swiss are the way to go! Thanks and peace.
— Ash Evans
After reading about these bearings and the work that has gone into making them the best on the market, I'm going to go out and buy some!
Swiss are the best I've ever rolled. They keep going and they're the strongest you can get.
I have been riding Bones Bearings since I was a kid. In fact, I still have a set of Bones Bearings that are over 10 years old and they are still good! I also have a set of Ceramics that are over 5 years old and they still spin like new!
— Joel Nonaka
Bones Swiss bearings are the best I have ever skated. They are the only bearings I will buy.
— Austin Beall
I bought some Bones Swiss Bearings from my local skate shop. They spin great and last long. All my friend were amazed by the quality of the bearings.
Fastest bearings that last longer than any other and they have the best team.
— Anders Tellen
I've had the same set of Bones REDS for about two years now and they still work great.
— Benjamin Nelson
Ricardo Carvallo has the best style on the Bones Bearings team. This guy is an amazing skater.
Bones Bearings are the best and they put all the others to rest.
— Rodney “Rodneck” Jones