Regarding the ABEC information:

  • ABEC and ISO Standards do not cover the following factors: Radial Play, Raceway Curvature, Roundness or Surface Finish, Material, Ball Complement, Number, Size or Precision Level, Lubrication, Cleanliness at Assembly or Packaging, Retainer Design.
  • Basically ABEC is a grading set up to identify and set dimension tolerences in the manufacturing of bearings. Wildjimbo 01:36, May 10, 2011 (UTC)
    • I like the ABEC info Wildjimbo. That would be great info to put someplace in the main article, if you want/could.--MadYoer  talk  edits 22:32, May 11, 2011 (UTC)


  • I'm interested in rust on bearings. How should you store bearings so they don't rust? Inside the yo without string, out of the yo in a zip lock bag? Can you clean the rust off? Any comments that can be added to this page would help the page and me! --lanceallen 12:29, 28 June 2006 (PDT)

Gold Bearings

  • Gold bearings? Should have a reference and include it from Spingear --Jaco 12:19, 18 April 2006 (PDT)
  • They were sold by II as well, although I think those were the only ones. It's hard to provide much info about them as they seem to be pretty sparse on information on what makes them special. --Wilfred (talk|contribs) 09:09, 19 April 2006 (PDT)
    • Made by Taka and first sold at 2004 Worlds. (He ran around and got a couple of takers.) After this it started selling on Spingear and then at II. Couldn't clean them, removing the shields meant it couldn't have shiels again. After a lot of play the gold coating wore off. That is about the extent of my knowledge, I had a couple. --Jaco 10:49, 19 April 2006 (PDT)

Can we get a better pic for bearing anatomy and some advice on dissambly? --Wilfred (talk)

  • I posted some pictures I took close up of bearings and stuff but I havn't gotten around to using them. You can if you want, just goto special pages and click the link for unused images. --Josh Parker 19:45, 12 Dec 2005 (PST)
    • OK, I'm making progress. I'll start the bearing anatomy page at some point. Anyway, can we have some clarification on gold bearings? They're not made of gold, it's just a coating that wears off after a few hours of play. What is special about them exactly? I'm ashamed to say I own one can't say what makes them good. --Wilfred (talk) 11:51, 20 February 2006 (PST)