Favourite Bearings? (+ Bearing Recommendations) (Added more bearings to the list)

Recommend me some bearings. Vote on your favourite bearings in the poll too!

I have searched around but I want to see if people’s tastes and preferences have changed since most of the posts about bearings on here are like a year old.

  • YYR DS Platinum
  • YYR DS Gold
  • YYR DS
  • Pixel Bearing
  • Buddha Whipple
  • Buddha Ripple
  • Buddha Double Double
  • Buddha Dimple Bearing
  • Buddha Ceramic Dimple
  • Buddha Simple
  • Buddha Bearing Gold
  • Dif-E-Yo KonKave
  • OneDrop 10 Ball
  • YYF Center Trac
  • YYF Center Trac Type X
  • Topyo 5 Cut Bearing

0 voters

  • Sochi Concave
  • Sochi T-shape
  • Sochi White Ceramic Concave
  • Sochi Silver Ceramic Concave
  • Sochi V-shape
  • Sochi VI-shape
  • NSK Center Trac Gold
  • NSK Center Trac Platinum
  • Original Throw Concave
  • Original Throw T-shape
  • G2 Boss Rage
  • G2 Boss Ripper
  • G2 Boss Ceramic

0 voters

  • MFD Tasmanian Tornado
  • MYY Concave
  • Mazal Top V10 Hybrid Bearing
  • Mazal Top 10 Ball Hybrid U Groove Bearing
  • Mazal Top Grooved Bearing
  • Mazal Top Full Ceramic U Groove Bearing

0 voters




List of bearings:

  • YYR DS Platinum
  • YYR DS Gold
  • YYR DS
  • Pixel Bearing
  • Buddha Whipple
  • Buddha Ripple
  • Buddha Double Double
  • Buddha Dimple Bearing
  • Buddha Ceramic Dimple
  • Buddha Simple
  • Buddha Bearing Gold
  • Dif-E-Yo KonKave
  • OneDrop 10 Ball
  • YYF Center Trac
  • YYF Center Trac Type X
  • Topyo 5 Cut Bearing
  • Sochi Concave
  • Sochi T-shape
  • Sochi White Ceramic Concave
  • Sochi Silver Ceramic Concave
  • Sochi V-shape
  • Sochi VI-shape
  • NSK Center Trac Gold
  • NSK Center Trac Platinum
  • Original Throw Concave
  • Original Throw T-shape
  • G2 Boss Rage
  • G2 Boss Ripper
  • G2 Boss Ceramic
  • MFD Tasmanian Tornado
  • MYY Concave
  • Mazal Top V10 Hybrid Bearing
  • Mazal Top 10 Ball Hybrid U Groove Bearing
  • Mazal Top Grooved Bearing
  • Mazal Top Full Ceramic U Groove Bearing
  • Crucial Grooved Bearing
  • Yoyolab x Ahay Concave Bearing
  • Throwback Skill Toys VIP Yoyo Bearing
  • Throwback Skill Toys VIP Ultimate Ceramic Yoyo Bearing
  • Terrapin X Bearing



Table of bearings sorted by vote count:



Bearing Name

Votes

YYR DS Platinum 23
YYR DS 16
Pixel Bearing 15
Dif-E-Yo KonKave 14
OneDrop 10 Ball 12
YYF Center Trac 9
NSK Center Trac Gold 9
NSK Center Trac Platinum 9
YYR DS Gold 7
G2 Boss Rage 7
Topyo 5 Cut Bearing 6
YYF Center Trac Type X 6
Sochi Concave 5
G2 Boss Ripper 5
MFD Tasmanian Tornado 5
Mazal Top Full Ceramic U Groove Bearing 4
MYY Concave 3
Buddha Double Double 3
Buddha Whipple 3
Sochi T-shape 3
Mazal Top V10 Hybrid Bearing 3
Mazal Top 10 Ball Hybrid U Groove Bearing 1
Sochi White Ceramic Concave 1
Sochi V-shape 1
YoYoLab x AHAY Concave Bearing 1
Crucial Grooved Bearing 1
Throwback Skill Toys VIP Yoyo Bearing 1
Buddha Ripple 0
Buddha Dimple Bearing 0
Buddha Ceramic Dimple 0
Buddha Simple 0
Buddha Bearing Gold 0
Sochi Silver Ceramic Concave 0
Sochi VI-shape 0
Original Throw Concave 0
Original Throw T-shape 0
G2 Boss Ceramic 0
Mazal Top Grooved Bearing 0
Throwback Skill Toys VIP Ultimate Ceramic Yoyo Bearing 0
Terrapin X Bearing 0
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Thanks for doing this. I am actually looking at picking some up myself and was doing some searching to compare my top options. This might help me decide between the few I’ve narrowed it down to.

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Is there any noticable performance difference between the Stainless Steel YYR DS vs the Platinum YYR DS?

The only thing I know is that flat bearings are out-dated… I read that somewhere :wink:

Extensive list and I wish I tried more of the choices in the poll. I voted for the 3 bearings I have experience with and really like.

If the poll was for “if you were to buy a bearing what would you get” my votes might be different since I like to test and I have a few on my list I’d like to try.

But, bearings are more difficult to test than string due to price. String I’ve been ordering variety packs and can cheaply try out a bunch; bearings the price adds up quickly trying all of them out so I’ve been sticking with what I know I like. Hopefully this poll gives all of us some ideas on better ones we haven’t yet tried, so thanks for creating this!

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Myy 10 bb?

A very lightly lubed Platinum DS is my best player. I also like the luftverk full ceramic, and have been pleasantly surprised by the Mazal Top hybrid bearings

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You’re welcome man. That was what I was thinking to do as well.

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Added those! U can vote now!

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Lots of people say the platinum coated one is much smoother and lasts longer. I think they say it’s also quieter?

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No problem man. I was hoping this would become a list for people who ask for bearing recommendations so we don’t have to keep digging through the site to see what people think.

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I gotta say out of all the bearings I have, the myy v shape bearing spins the longest and is the easiest to maintain. Not to mention it also comes pre-unshielded!

Yoyolab x Ahay concaved bearing is super smooth~ Not too pricey either.

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Once my full ceramic Mazal bearing broke in- its my best bearing.
I might have gotten a bad NSK DS bearing because mine is terrible

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Does anybody know the difference between the yyf center trac and the yyf center trac type x.

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Type x is a 10 ball where the standard is 8.

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Out of the handful of bearings I’ve tried, the Pixel is my current favorite. I ordered some Buddha Double Doubles to see how they compare but it is taking a while to get here. I also really like the Original Throw concave.

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What does Good Life use in the Gully, Gulch and Valley? Those seem good. How about CLYW? I’ve never swapped a bearing in a yoyo other than to replace a flat with concave so I don’t know how to judge between them.

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I honestly think the difference is very minimal and not really worth the cost difference.

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I believe they all use standard center track bearings . I know that clyw uses the pixel bearing but I think I have only got one pixel bearing over the last two years in the Clyw’s that I have purchased .

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