Checkout the highlights from the Lunchbox event at Identity Board Shop’s new Century City Location.
Andale Bearings is doing a Lunch Box Tour.
Not all bearings are created equal. What makes the ProRated Swiss so good? It starts with using a superior quality chromium steel alloy for the balls and races precision machined and polished to a surface roughness below 0.1 microns. The smoother the polish means less friction for quicker acceleration and a higher top speed. Balls are rated by their grade. Andale Pro Rated Swiss use grade 5 which means the balls have a 5/1,000,000 of an inch tolerance of being a true sphere. This perfection also decreases friction to reduce internal wear and again maximize speed and acceleration. The cage was engineered to withstand all abuse from skateboarding. Because the cage is a crucial component to maximize durability and protect a bearing from failure, it not only had to be strengthened in critical areas but a proper material blend of nylon and fiberglass had to be determined. The ProRated Swiss uses a removable frictionless rubber shield for easy cleaning. And to achieve the best performance from a bearing, it’s imperative to keep them free of dirt and debris. The inner race has a step machined in it so the rubber shield overlaps to keep the oil in and keep dirt from getting into the bearings increasing wear and reducing speed. The bearings are lubricated with specially-formulated synthetic oil that adheres to the components in a thin layer for protection against wear and corrosion. The ProRated Swiss was built for maximum speed.
Here are the highlights from our recent Lunch Box event at Mainline skate shop. Thanks to everyone who came out and to the homies at Mainline. Look out for more Lunch Box skate jams coming to a skate shop near you.
“We know we make better bearings!!” – Andale Bearings
Paul goes through his latest Andale box including the new Prod Swiss, Andalé Blues, abec 7’s and more…
Shmatty Chaffin rolling smooth with his Andalé Blues.
Nathan Ko skating the Andalé Blues.
Yuto Kojima for Andale Blues.
Yuto with a quick line skating the Andalé BLUES Bearings.
Yuto Horigome with a couple lines skating the Andalé BLUES Bearings.
The 4th Annual Andale Wheelie Dope Contest went down at the West LA Courthouse with our elite top 3: Sewa, John Dilo, and Shmatty taking home the top spots. Great vibes, great contest, and great skating.