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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2016, 06:19:56 PM »
My Hard Luck ceramics have been great. One started to seize up because of some dirt... rinsed it out with hot water, dried it with dust-off, add a drop of lube and you're good to go. The only bearings I keep my shields on for.

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2016, 11:13:53 AM »
I actually really like Indy bearings and have only had good experiences.
You know I thought these forums were a for skating not discussing fetishes

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2016, 10:02:50 PM »
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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2016, 05:05:51 PM »
Ninja Abec 7s is all I rock.

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2016, 11:11:52 AM »
Can someone tell me what the deal with Super Reds is? I'm too poor to buy Swiss and I'm curious as to whether it's a worthy use of $25. I've never had anything other than Bones and fear change.

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2016, 12:55:53 PM »
Can someone tell me what the deal with Super Reds is? I'm too poor to buy Swiss and I'm curious as to whether it's a worthy use of $25. I've never had anything other than Bones and fear change.

"better quality steel races, better quality steel balls, better surface finish."

In other words, there is no difference. Buy regular reds.

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2017, 10:26:36 PM »
Bump

Hey so as of late has anyone tried Indy blacks and how are they compared to the ole reliable bones bearings ?

Iíve had Indy 7ís and loved them they just werenít durable and popped on me a lot but I loved how fast they were before giving up after the second set for good ole bones
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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2017, 11:01:57 PM »
R.I.P. Frip...and it was possibly this thread that got me riding six balls...a Tracer recommendation no less....

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2017, 11:05:08 PM »
Sad...

Haha I canít muster the confidence in putting more than $25 Into bearings and just got a set of blacks to try but wanted to hear some feedback before I ride and decide to stick with super reds or go back to Indy bearings and their quality claims compared to bones
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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2017, 12:44:47 PM »
had the hard luck ceramics for a year, still as fast as in the beginning. no complaints here.

Same here, even when dirty they're fast and smooth. I also had the Bronson g3's, definitely not impressed, smooth but not fast whatsoever. Maybe in a super smooth concrete park but they did not treat me well in the streets. Not worth 30 bills IMO

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2017, 04:39:45 PM »
My Hard Luck ceramics have been great. One started to seize up because of some dirt... rinsed it out with hot water, dried it with dust-off, add a drop of lube and you're good to go. The only bearings I keep my shields on for.


what the fuck? using water to rinse/clean bearings..
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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2017, 09:08:48 PM »
My Hard Luck ceramics have been great. One started to seize up because of some dirt... rinsed it out with hot water, dried it with dust-off, add a drop of lube and you're good to go. The only bearings I keep my shields on for.


what the fuck? using water to rinse/clean bearings..

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2017, 09:22:27 PM »
My Hard Luck ceramics have been great. One started to seize up because of some dirt... rinsed it out with hot water, dried it with dust-off, add a drop of lube and you're good to go. The only bearings I keep my shields on for.


what the fuck? using water to rinse/clean bearings..

They won't rust if you dry them immediately after with compressed air or a hair dryer or something like that and rinsing them properly after soaking in some cleaning solution might get the stuck shit off better than only soaking in a cleaning solution. Will also get all the detergent off if you're using a cleaning solution with detergent in it. So, it's not as crazy as it might sound initially. 😊

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2017, 09:31:09 PM »
With these talks of rust, I feel the need to bring up Hard Luck has Stainless Steel bearings for $30, I believe. Those will be my next bearings, myself.
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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2017, 11:38:22 PM »
swiss 6, then swiss, then indy 7/black (both decent), then reds. and avoid bronson.

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2017, 02:25:51 AM »
With these talks of rust, I feel the need to bring up Hard Luck has Stainless Steel bearings for $30, I believe. Those will be my next bearings, myself.

Iíve been considering those for my rain setup but theyíre not very widely available in Europe. Stainless steel is softer though so they might not be as durable. I pretty much only skate low impact stuff so I dunno if itíd make a difference for me. 🤔

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2017, 02:58:31 PM »
My Indy blacks are still going strong, though without shields now, seems the rubber was flimsy and bent really easy slowing me down.

Swiss Six and Bronson G3s are what I'm rocking now (strictly park, but impact from ollies/tricks whathaveyou).

Hell, my andale 7s scream without shields (+bronson lube).

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2017, 09:21:01 PM »
My Indy blacks are still going strong, though without shields now, seems the rubber was flimsy and bent really easy slowing me down.

Swiss Six and Bronson G3s are what I'm rocking now (strictly park, but impact from ollies/tricks whathaveyou).

Hell, my andale 7s scream without shields (+bronson lube).

Cool, then Iím glad I got back with Indy bearings cause yeah bones are the best but they never felt fast like Indyís to me.

Bones hold up and are decently good fast but Indyís feel faster just donít hold up as well from my Indy 7ís experience
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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2017, 10:44:29 AM »
My Indy blacks are still going strong, though without shields now, seems the rubber was flimsy and bent really easy slowing me down.

Swiss Six and Bronson G3s are what I'm rocking now (strictly park, but impact from ollies/tricks whathaveyou).

Hell, my andale 7s scream without shields (+bronson lube).

Cool, then Iím glad I got back with Indy bearings cause yeah bones are the best but they never felt fast like Indyís to me.

Bones hold up and are decently good fast but Indyís feel faster just donít hold up as well from my Indy 7ís experience

The Swiss six are fucking champs, but they are not excluded from binding or slowing due to shields or any of the other issues that plague bearings, but they are fast as fuck.

I miss my black panthers, they lasted so damn long. Super reds also good....they're all the same shit, really just depends on quality control, which Bones have in spades compared to the rest of the heathen masses.

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2017, 06:04:35 PM »
chris russell rides bronsons

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #50 on: December 15, 2017, 12:04:54 AM »
My Indy blacks are still going strong, though without shields now, seems the rubber was flimsy and bent really easy slowing me down.

Swiss Six and Bronson G3s are what I'm rocking now (strictly park, but impact from ollies/tricks whathaveyou).

Hell, my andale 7s scream without shields (+bronson lube).

Cool, then Iím glad I got back with Indy bearings cause yeah bones are the best but they never felt fast like Indyís to me.

Bones hold up and are decently good fast but Indyís feel faster just donít hold up as well from my Indy 7ís experience

The Swiss six are fucking champs, but they are not excluded from binding or slowing due to shields or any of the other issues that plague bearings, but they are fast as fuck.

I miss my black panthers, they lasted so damn long. Super reds also good....they're all the same shit, really just depends on quality control, which Bones have in spades compared to the rest of the heathen masses.

I wish I could drop money for some 6 ball but idk bearings arenít that high on the scale for whatís important for my setup, as all of slap knows itís trucks for me, then wheels then deck then bearings then grip tape then hardware

Yeah I remember my friends black panthers were crazy good, and he had the abec 3 but for a low tier on the rating they hissed nicely and were actually fast and smooth
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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #51 on: December 18, 2017, 11:05:39 PM »
I've been using Bones Reds for about 7 years now and they have yet to fail me. I clean them out with speed cream from time to time. I've had the current pair for about three years now.

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2017, 05:53:17 AM »
I got talked into some Bronsons and they're ok but probably not worth the price jump up from Reds. Also, Reds are easier to clean.

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2017, 09:39:38 AM »
chris russell rides bronsons
chris russell isnt the smartest person ive ever met either.

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2017, 06:55:25 AM »
I have a pair of indy blacks that have been better than (most) reds that I've used. They're a lot better than bronsons too.

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2017, 06:01:11 PM »
I have a pair of indy blacks that have been better than (most) reds that I've used. They're a lot better than bronsons too.

This for sure, and you can consistently find indy blacks for $10-$12. Have them in my cruiser and I was pleasantly surprised when put in ATF's

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2017, 07:43:10 PM »
I have a pair of indy blacks that have been better than (most) reds that I've used. They're a lot better than bronsons too.

This for sure, and you can consistently find indy blacks for $10-$12. Have them in my cruiser and I was pleasantly surprised when put in ATF's

Where do you find them for $10-12?

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #57 on: December 21, 2017, 06:47:48 AM »
I have a pair of indy blacks that have been better than (most) reds that I've used. They're a lot better than bronsons too.

This for sure, and you can consistently find indy blacks for $10-$12. Have them in my cruiser and I was pleasantly surprised when put in ATF's


Where do you find them for $10-12?

I got a set from evo.com a week ago for $9.99 on clearance. I just got some on amazon for $10.99 shipped
https://www.amazon.com/Independent-Precision-Skateboard-Bearings-Spacers/dp/B075RHG589/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1513867444&sr=8-5&keywords=independent%2Bblack%2Bbearings&th=1&psc=1

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #58 on: December 22, 2017, 12:33:33 AM »
Spitfire cheapshots anyone?
I can get them dirt cheap (cheaper than anything else) and I have better experience with them than with Reds

I have Indy GPs on my cruiser (the steel shields one, cheapest indy bearing) and so far they glide

Riding Bronson Raw right now on my main setup. Best bearings I had so far (had bones swiss before)
Will see if they last

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Re: Bones vs Indy black vs etc
« Reply #59 on: December 22, 2017, 02:05:14 AM »
^you might just have bad taste in bearings ;D