SKF rolls out a new skateboard bearing set
Leading skateboarders are backing SKF’s return to the market – as it launches a series of low-friction, reliable bearings that will allow a smooth, fast ride.
SKF’s bearings are typically used in high-end engineering applications – and will now help skaters to maintain a high performance. The bearings are engineered for high reliability, with internal grease helping to improve low-friction performance.
“Our standard skateboard bearings offer the proven combination of speed and smoothness that every skater is looking for,” says Daniel Werme, Sales Manager for SKF’s skateboard business.
Top skaters Oskar “Oski” Rozenberg, Ishod Wair, Louie Lopez, Alexis Sablone, Beatrice Domond and Kader Sylla are backing the launch.
“SKF makes bearings for jet engines – so you know their bearings for skateboard wheels are going to be premium,” said Wair.
The first product to be introduced this year is a standard box of eight skateboard bearings. As with all of SKF’s skateboard bearings, they are made in Italy.
With additions to the product range happening throughout the year, the skaters themselves are excited by the prospect of such a prestigious, experienced supplier producing dedicated skateboard bearings.
“SKF has been making bearings for more than a century and it shows in the product,” says Sablone. “The bearings are really high quality: smooth and durable.”
SKF has been producing bearings since 1907. SKF’s bearings are used in a variety of demanding applications, including aircraft engines, wind turbines and high-performance cars – as well as skateboard wheels.