Keeping bearing sorted/identified


#1

Hey guys, I tried searching for this, but didn’t seem to really get what I was looking for.

How do you keep bearings sorted so you know which bearings are which or keep track of what bearings are in what throws?


#2

Well I deshield all my bearings so this is usually quite easy. Ten balls are going to come in most one drops and g squared. Clyw uses 8 ball center tracs so that’s usually distinguishable. ILYY and X^3 use flat metric KMK bearing that is smaller than a size C bearing. Hope this helps a bit.


#3

I use something like this for bearings/response that I keep in my hard case: http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Options-Accessory-Organizer-Opaque/dp/B007WDO79S

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/9897328324_b788d6ea88_n.jpg

Any craft organizer would do the trick. There are a bunch of options online, at craft stores, walmart, etc.

In terms of knowing which bearing is which, I usually just try and keep it straight in my head, but I’ve known some people to mark the bearing with a sharpie. I don’t think this has any negative effect on the bearing, but someone else can chime in and clear that up. There are a lot of sharpie colors so you could have one for each type of bearing you own.


#4

So, the ridiculous thing is that I’m not even an organized person with most of my life. I’m very much laissez faire, not a neat freak, etc…

Disclaimer out of the way…

I keep mine in a Google Docs spreadsheet, PLUS the sharpie method. :wink: The Sharpie doesn’t always work because not all bearings have shields and no other part of the bearing is particularly easy or reliable to mark on. So for example:


SPYY Revenger | Twisted Trifecta | 3 blue dots on shield | unresponsive, quiet | cleaned, 1 pin-drop V4M

No OCD or anything, but I like to know which bearings are which because I experiment around so much. If I just kept everything stock I wouldn’t bother.


#5

Thanks everyone! Mr.wIerdHObBies31, that does help a lot with identifying them. Anmo and Greg, I think I might use a mix of the sharpie/craft organizer things.

And Anmo, I like that case, looks good!


(Bína) #6

I dont really care about this, Trifecta and centracs bearings are identified easily and with bunch of konkaves I own, I just pick up one which spins best.