Bones Bearings is an establishment in the skateboarding industry. The brand launched in 1983, just five years after its parent company, the legendary Powell Peralta, came into existence. Suffice to say, it is a classic brand that has stood the test of time. Turning 40 years old this year, Bones is going strong. So what makes Bones Bearings a trusted name among skaters worldwide?
Aside from the trust established by SkateOne as a distribution and Powell Peralta as a brand, Bones Bearings demonstrate great quality in their product. They have abandoned the otherwise standard ABEC rating system, which measures bearings.by the same standards of machine parts and engineering performance. This is because the ABEC rating system does not account for things like side loading, impact resistance and the need for maintenance & cleaning, all things that affect the performance of a bearing within a urethane wheel for skateboarders.
We’ve heard through the grapevine that professional skateboarders, even including those that are sponsored by other bearing companies, prefer Bones Bearings over their sponsor’s offering. It really says something that a skateboarder who gets [Brand X Y or Z] bearings for free would go out of their way to acquire Bones (purchasing them or otherwise). Bones has had a solid skateboard bearing since its inception, and people continue to notice. Quality cannot be faked or replaced.
Now, Bones isn’t the only good skate bearing on the market, but it is one of the best! How could this team list be lying? With a stacked roster and incredible product quality, marketing takes care of itself. Yet Bones continues to run ads in Thrasher and be a part of the skateboarding industry in that way. The legend of Bones Bearings continues… Haven’t tried them yet? Get on it! Or you have used Bones Bearings before? Then you already know…