Ball Bearing in bulk?


(2Sick Joey) #1

Where can I get some size C string centering bearings in bulk from? A website would be good or just PM me it.

Thanks :slight_smile:


#2

Best thing to do would be to Email the manufacturer of the bearing you’re looking for.


#3

…which happens to not be any yoyo manufacturer.

VXB is alright if you are buying in small numbers. If you are looking for true bulk pricing and supply, you are going to be ordering from China, just like most yoyo manufacturers do.


#4

What do you need a bulk of bearings for? I have never bought a bearing.


#5

you no buy bearing ??? What wrong with you ???


#6

l can get you 10 balls in bulk.


#7

I could think of a few reasons.

An example, a friend of mine, who throws with me regularly, his bearing of choice are the Crucial Grooved bearings. He’s recently acquired many yoyos and he’d like to put in his bearing of choice into all those new awesome yoyos he’s gotten.

Someone may wish to carry inventory of spare bearings of their favorite kind(or their competition set) so in case of a problem, they can just swap and go with bearings.

Myself, as a collector and player, I also experiment with bearings from time to time, so it’s good to have spare bearings around so when something finds a new home, I don’t have to order a replacement bearing of that kind for a bit. I am a bit short on KK’s, Crucial Grooved and CenterTracs, but I have plenty of Trifectas and OD 10 Ball and YYJ Speed Bearings. Sometimes, if something just doesn’t seem right stock, if cleaning the bearing and Dry Play treating it(and it passing my tests) doesn’t seem to give me the results I want, I will start trying out different bearings.

Also, when I was in Vietnam, I carried 5 Trifecta bearings with me and 1 YYJ narrow bearing(for my Go Big). I should have snagged a couple of OD 10 Ball and a couple of YYJ Speed Bearings as well just because many of my yoyos I do choose to use flat bearings in. Fortunately, I didn’t have any bearing issues.


#8

Im just not sensitive to bearings yet, or string. Some Toxic’s or some popular brand. That string didn’t feel any different from YYE 100% poly.

I just haven’t yoyoed long enough to really feel a difference.


#9

Gotta mix it up a bit if you want to see a real difference. :wink: Before you even put it on your yoyo, you will notice a difference between several of Toxic’s strings and standard poly… “Normals”, Dragon, and Thick Metz… all remarkably different.


#10

There are a large number of bearing manufacturers in the US and in China… they will gladly sell to you in bulk, but we’re typically talking minimum orders of 200+

Boca does offer smaller quantities but they’re all overpriced. VXB is crap.

Your best best is contacting whomever is selling the bearings you like, and seeing if they’ll sell you larger quantities at a discount (most probably will)

Kyle


(2Sick Joey) #11

I’m not looking for crazy bulk. Looking for like 10 quantity


#12

budda bearings at a brick/mortar store


#13

I bet YYE would offer you a discount if you bought ten of the same kind of bearing. Shooting them an email would be worth a try.

Although, considering you’re buying only around ten bearings, I doubt you’ll get much of a discount anywhere.


#14

This is the kind of post that I like to see from you. Contributes to convo and humble. I’m just pointing this out. :slight_smile:

To contribute to convo, I would actually just grab some from a manufacturer and ask for a discount.


#15

You’ll develop this. With the new YYJ H3X, it was decent with the stock YYJ Speed Bearing, but I popped in a new wing cut Terrapin X 10-ball and this removed this “thunk” kind of feeling the H3X was doing when throw in a break-away. Then, I added a Type X string and that combination really smoothed out how the yoyo played.

I’m not saying this to push the Terrapin X product, but needless to say, it’s a product I would highly recommend. My point is rather that, of course based on preferences, a bearing can make a difference.

I will say that next week I will be contacting John to get a couple of Terrapin X wing-cut D-sized bearings if he has them around. For the most part, unless I need something else, I have been buying Terrapin X bearings. For all my other bearings, with very few exceptions(my loopers), I dry-play treat all my bearings.


#16

I wish I could afford terrapin :o


#17

I think I’m the only person in the universe that likes a dry Center-Trac, like honestly, in my Ava it feels absolutely heavenly. But maybe that’s just because it’s an Ava… it’s deliciously decadent though.

Anywho, to keep to the topic, I’d recommend trying to speak to YoyoStores, or find a company near your home that happens to sell bearings, and put in an order.


#18

Center Tracs are my favorite


#19

Love Center Tracs, too. I put a bit o’ lube in mine, though.


#20

I agree. Hate to say it (sort of, not really) but I’ve really begun to like Center Tracs! It has nothing to do with the string centering either, I just think they spin really well! Same with 10-balls. Both are great in my opinion

Another thing, off topic in a way, but am I the only one who really can’t tell a difference between string centering and flat bearings?