CT, CTX or Konkave?


#1

Hellow,

I’m planning on getting some new bearings to replace the OD 10 ball bearings (I love how smooth they are but not a big fan of it being flat at all)

I’m quite happy with the CT, but have yet to try a CTX or Konkave. Does the Konkave have 10 balls like the CTX? Or just 8?

Which one do you recommend for smoothness? I would like the string to stay dead center too.

And does the Borealis come with a CT or CTX?

Cheers!


#2

Borealis comes with a ctx


#3

Also check out the yyr ds bearing they center better than the konkave


(InvaderDust) #4

+1 for YYR DS bearings.

as for the others? think of them like Vanilla, French Vanilla and Vanilla Bean. All gonna do the job the same way.


#5

Unless your making Root beer floats, those aren’t good with vanilla bean.


#6

Is it okay to keep my extra bearings in a sealed plastic?

Where do you guys keep yours?


#7

Sure.


#8

Why not just buy a CTX and a konkave and see which one you like best. That’s what I’m going to do. Do think the Konkave Ceramic bearing is worth buying. Can it be lubed?


#9

Frank Difeo says ceramics should be lubed like any other bearing. I personally don’t think they are worth the cost.


#10

I personally don’t find ceramics to be worth the extra cost.


#11

Yup, I’ve decided to get some konkaves. Can’t wait to try em out.

I hope I’ll like em :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

definitley DS.

10-ball goodness


(InvaderDust) #13

I LOVE the DS bearings, but they are actually only 8 ball (i know! right?)


#14

Been using the buddha whipple I think they’re called. Cheap and sweet!


(InvaderDust) #15

I got a Buddha Ripple and felt the same. Cheap and sweet. (however i came to the conclusion that I do not prefer grooved bearings)


#16

KK was a good choice! Great build quality, smooth and quiet performance.

All the best bearings I’ve used have actually been 8-ball. Except for the CTX, which I do prefer to the 8-ball CT.


#17

I have yet to try DS, interested in trying out the new Pixel bearing. Currently in love with KK! <3