We skate every day and have fun doing tricks. From skating various terrain and skating styles of street, ramps, pools, downhill and skate parks, we noticed that standard skateboard bearings get worn out quickly from doing lots of high-impact tricks.
Product design experience in mechanical engineering and the quest for continuous improvement sparked the search for stronger bearings. Some bigger bearings were found and an experimental design was made to fit the bigger bearings on a skateboard.
Prototype sets were made for testing and given to local skateboarders. Results were better than expected. The bigger bearings are stronger and also roll smoother with less friction. Super Bearing riders liked the wheels and bearings so much it became obvious: This experimental design needed to go into production.
Smoothie Designs makes Spinball Super Bearing Wheels and Spinball Super Bearing Kits with the larger size 6001 bearings. Smoothie also makes wheels and bearings for standard size 608 bearings with the Spinball Classic Wheels and Spinball Classic Bearings. Have fun with the Smoothie wheels & bearings!