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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2018, 07:19:04 AM »
$10 Mini logo bearings > $50 Bronson Raws

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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2018, 07:22:14 AM »
I bought theses like a week ago, and so far they're just as good as bones swiss but who knows what they'll be like in another week.


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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2018, 07:52:55 AM »
Bones Swiss don't have to use all of this image marketing, they just make the best bearings on the planet. Undeniable for decades.

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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2018, 08:08:42 AM »
Bones Swiss don't have to use all of this image marketing, they just make the best bearings on the planet. Undeniable for decades.

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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2018, 08:12:13 AM »
 I've had the raws for like a year in my 49mm wheels and they still haul ass. Have g3's in my cruiser and they still haul ass too. Went from bones swiss and bones six balls. I have no complaints.

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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2018, 09:04:37 AM »
Riding a pair now and even though they haven't blown or seem slow with a wheel spin, riding them feels slower than most. I will always reminisce about riding Bones Ceramics that I got at cost from a shop. I had those fuckers for a good 5 years. Nothing will ever come close to those
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« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2018, 01:17:56 PM »
I guess I was just super lucky.  I've had a set of G3's for about a year now and I can't find anything faster for the money.  Due to Bronsons getting so much hate on here it made me paranoid that maybe they were actually crappy and I just "thought" they were fast or rolling good.  I'm not that good and I'm 43 so I'm not exactly putting my bearings through any extremes (other than holding my fat ass up and rolling it around).   I had Reds before these and after about 8 months they started to seize up (and I clean and lube them at least monthly).  I have Indy blacks and Rush 7's in rotation too.  They are both okay but neither is as fast as the Bronsons.  I'm sure swiss or ceramics are faster and may last longer but they are also way more expensive.  They may lock up on me tomorrow, but so far every other bearing I've tried wasn't as fast.
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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2018, 02:03:43 PM »
We should throw Andale bearings in the shit pile too if they aren't already.

Thought I would switch it up from the Reds and try the Blues, first set lasted like 1-2months before exploding on a powerslide. For some reason I had bought 2 sets and the second set lasted 1 session before the cage came off.

Although the Andale Blues felt a lil smoother and a tad faster, definitely lacked in quality. Was going to try Bronson's but after talking to some shop guys ended up just sticking with the classic Reds.

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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2018, 02:49:34 PM »
Shit, I didn't realize anyone actually rode anything other Bones. I remember playing around with different brands when I was younger, but after I hit 18 it has been nothing but Bones bearings and Bones wheels.


i don't really like putting old dirty bearings in new wheels. and i don't like to clean bearings at all.

Like SHIREFLIP I can't imagine throwing shit away instead of trying to clean or fix it (or donating it).

I saved myself 300 dollars when Apple told me I needed to throw away/replace my phone because of broken pin. I took that shit to the hole in the wall computer store down the road. The owner spent 5 minutes screwing around with it and it works again. He didn't even charge me (fuck you Apple).

This thing is silly, but it is a quick and easy way to clean a set of bearings. They feel pretty much new afterwards.

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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2018, 03:49:08 PM »
Bronson Raws are the shit and have been on mine for over 8 months now. Best bearing out in my opinion. I wouldn't fuck with the G2s or G3s....I skated both and seemed no better than mini logos. But the raws are the shit.

But if we're having a conversation about bearings... then we're all idiots.

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« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2018, 04:24:52 PM »
The raws are just the G3 without shields, correct me if I am wrong. Riding bearings without shields is going to make your bearings last no time at all. It's well documented, Bones themselves even tell you not to do it.

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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2018, 05:14:29 PM »
Bought one set of 'em a couple years back... They were total trash.

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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2018, 07:10:57 PM »
You're smoking homie. I've skated G3's which were super good and lasted me forever. I'm recently riding the Raws which I've been on same set for past 5 months now, they rule. Haters gonna hate.

I think it's part of the free market economy that if you pay more than twice as much for a sub-par or, being kind, equivalent product you are allowed to voice your displeasure. It is not hatred, it is an anecdotal cautionary tale.
From your statement "forever" ended 5 months ago?

Nah, G3's got rotated into my morning coffee cruzer when I got the Raw's 5 months back. Ran them for over a year and 1/2 so wanted to give the Raws a go. So ya forever and counting.

As for sub par or equivalent I've broken just about every kind of bearing. Ran swiss for years and broke many sets over the years. Does Swiss suck, no. When you skate you break shit. That's the nature of it. There's a lot of factors at play when it happens. G3 and Raws are both cheaper and just as fast if not faster than Swiss so makes sense to me.


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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2018, 08:09:01 PM »
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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2018, 08:16:05 PM »
I swear by Black Panther ceramics. They roll really good and cost a fraction of the price of bones ceramics.

I put them on par with Bones Swiss 6. I can not really decide.  It took a while to get used to silent bearings but that smooth roll is just too good. The BP's are like 20 or 10 dollars cheaper than the swiss 6 though.

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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2018, 08:59:47 PM »
We should throw Andale bearings in the shit pile too if they aren't already.

Skated the ABEC 7s and the Daewon. Absolute trash. They felt sticky, sluggish, and seized to move in a short period of time.
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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2018, 11:38:41 PM »
The raws are just the G3 without shields, correct me if I am wrong. Riding bearings without shields is going to make your bearings last no time at all. It's well documented, Bones themselves even tell you not to do it.

This is why road vehicles have sealed bearings. You could't market cheap automobile bearings in a hot sauce bottle to car guys. A skateboard bearing, on the other hand, is less than an inch from the ground and needs all the protection from dirt it can get. Search the threads for "kingpin broke I need new trucks" and you'll see that skateboarders aren't the most mechanically minded bunch.

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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2018, 08:52:18 AM »
The raws are just the G3 without shields, correct me if I am wrong. Riding bearings without shields is going to make your bearings last no time at all. It's well documented, Bones themselves even tell you not to do it.

The since they lack shields there are no grooves in the race and they supposedly fixed the cage (they did this on rev 2 of the G3s) to not be shit and the Tungsten coating, if that's really a thing, that's it tho....oh and the added "Audible Speed Technology::) ::) ::) ::)

I'll occasionally run a still functional, cleaned and lubed once, set of launch G3s in some larger wheels mainly park use with only minor impacts (not hucking myself); they've never gotten close to the speed of freshly cleaned/lubed or bone dry/dirty Swiss 6 (with shields) but they've also not fallen apart.

If the swiss ever die, which I doubt as I've nearly two full sets to rotate slower ones out, I'll pick up some black panthers, still some of the best out there.
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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2018, 09:02:31 AM »
got given some raws and they went to complete shit pretty quick, skated and sounded like they were full of sand. never seemed that special when they were new either. i swear they're like £50 or something stupid as well? i would've been pissed if i'd paid for them

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Re: bronson bearings are shit
« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2018, 09:09:10 AM »
I dont understand why anyone would ride anything but Swiss. Maybe they are double the price of these wack Bronsons, but they last 4 times as long.