Making the best skateboard bearings on the planet isn't easy. Bones® bearings reached this goal in the 1980's, when George Powell decided it was time to make a better bearing for skateboarding. At the time, bearing companies were producing notoriously cheap, slow-rolling Japanese bearings. To compete in the marketplace, George Powell found a small Swiss bearing company that he worked with to craft the legendary Bones® Swiss bearing. These bearings rolled faster and smoother than any other preceding bearing, and they did so at a relatively affordable price point.
Bones® Swiss remain one of the most iconic bearings of all time, drawing the world's best pros to ride them on virtually any terrain. The Bones® team consists of over 80 skaters, and it represents both old-school legends and street skating icons. Notable pros include Lance Mountain, Rick McCrank, Sean Malto, and Stefan Janoski.
For those looking to rock a more affordable option that is still similar to Bones® Swiss bearings, check out Bones® Reds for a great value in performance bearings. For the pickiest skater who wants the fastest bearing available, take a look at the swiss ceramic bearings for the ultimate rolling experience. Additionally, grab some Bones® wheels for an amazing street skateboarding wheel that will keep you rolling smooth for a long time!