What Would You Pay for The Fastest Bearings
There has’nt been any real bearing improvements in skateboarding since sealed bearings showed up in the 70′s. Welcome to the next generation of ball bearing technology. Introducing TUNGSTEN Bearings. They are built with a brand new process. Pure Tungsten Alloy Carbide is blasted at high PSI into the races and balls of the bearings and through the process of “impinging”, a micro layer of Tungsten is deposited on all rolling surfaces of the bearing which substantially reduces the coefficient of friction. These same bearings are used in the Space Shuttle, the Mars Rover and most importantly as the camshaft bearing in Formula One. Until now, Ceramics have been known to be some of the fastest bearings. TUNGSTEN makes an even faster competitor. The tests have resulted in a bearing that will freely spin for 3 minutes on an average axle. By that same simple spin test, ceramics lasted for between 10 and 14 seconds and oiled abec-7′s were 32 seconds (yep that’s in the same wheel, same axle and same initial momentum).
What about longevity? To date, there is a Tungsten Turbine Bearing still running at 45 years old. Temperature is the death of all engines and most mechanical devices. When your bearing heats up, the oil inside thins and “runs” out the sides. Heat dries the remaining film and your bearing is running metal to metal. This new generation of Tungsten Bearings have an achievable temperature tolerance of over 6000 degrees. They are “Sticktion” free. Steel melts at about 1425 degrees so the lubricity of the bearing is stronger than the bearing itself. Shall we HAUL ASS?