Bearings are what actually let the wheels on the skate spin, so they’re kind of important. Upgrading the bearings can often result in dramatic performance improvements. We carry a complete line of skate bearings, one of these will be right for your needs.
Bearings come in many different sizes. Almost all skates are either 627 (7mm) or 608 (8mm). There are a few “mini” or “micro” bearings that are smaller, but there aren’t many. The 7mm and 8mm bearings both have the same outside diameter, it is the inside hole that is different. This means that the 7mm and 8mm bearings both fit in the same wheels, it is the axle on the skate that is important here. Almost all inlines are 8mm, the quad skates come in 7mm or 8mm.
Lynx (complete line)
Qube (complete line)
BSB (Boss Speed Bearings)
There are a lot of quad wheels available to choose from. We’ve broken them down by manufacturer, and then within each manufacturer they’re listed with the least expensive ones first.
Durometer: the durometer of a wheel is a measure of it’s hardness. Most wheels are measured on the “A” scale (i.e. 98A or 95A) but occasionally you see one on a different scale. The higher the number, the harder the wheel, as long as they’re both on the same scale.
Choose from the following brand to get started:
Hyper Sure-Grip Labeda
Atom Powell-Bones Vanilla
We carry a wide variety of laces. Plenty of colors, patterns, and lengths. Generally the 72″ size is used for speed skates and the longer sizes are used for artistic skates, but that is just a guideline, certainly not a firm rule.