I have some abec 7 bearings I bought previously. I put one in my new Hitman X and quite frankly I can’t tell any difference from the stock YYJ bearing it came with.
On a further note, from another time and place…
[quote=Atomic Cow]BAC ABEC 7 vs stock Bearing Challenge results
As many of you already know, Nathan and I were chatting a month or so ago about having a bearing challenge where we would pit the cocky upstart ABEC 7 bearing against the aging champ stock bearing. It was decided that we should have two yo-yos that were as similar as possible and install these two different kinds of bearings and let the yoers themselves decide which was which.
As a precaution, neither Nathan nor I nor anyone else knew during the test which was which. Nathan provided the clean dry bearings which he’d marked for later identification. I took them not knowing which was which and installed each into an identical all black Lyn Fury without him knowing which was installed where. To allow the yoers to tell one from the other, one had blue slick 6 and the other had pink slick 6.
30 yoers at BAC accepted the bearing challenge. Thank you all for your help!
16 correctly identified the ABEC 7 in the yo with the blue string.
13 incorrectly thought the ABEC 7 was in the pink-stringed yo.
1 person couldn’t decide.
Many of the folk who misidentified which yo held the ABEC 7 are major players whom everyone would recognise.
I will not identify who was mistaken except for myself. That’s right I was fooled.
[quote=Kyo]BAC ABEC 7 vs stock Bearing Challenge results
This just further proves the point I and others have been making for years. There’s no incredible difference in play… it’s in your head.
You could say that all the results were a direct result of a 50/50 chance and that nobody really knew the difference one way or the other.
So yea, if you truly believe that the bearing makes such a huge difference, by all means use one if it makes you more confident. However, in reality, abec ratings do not effect the way a bearing plays.
yes, some bearings play better than others, but not because of an abec rating.
A big thanks to AC and Nathan on this, it’s about time somebody did this.