In the early 1980's George Powell of Powell+Peralta Skateboards set about working on a decent skateboard bearing as the then current available bearings weren't really up to the job. George searched the world over and eventually started to work with a small bearing factory in Switzerland who's bearings were the fastest they'd came across and at the time not too expensive. They ended up creating the fastest, most sought after bearing in skateboarding and to this day Bones Bearings are market leaders in the skateboard bearing market...
George Powell and the Swiss bearing factory beefed up the bearings and optimised them for skateboarding making their Bones Swiss Bearings 'The' skateboard bearing. Knowing that their Swiss made bearings were expensive and out of a lot of skateboarders reach, Bones worked long and hard with a Chinese Bearing factory to produce their Bones Reds Bearings. Bones Reds are the best blend of speed, strength and durability available at a price point. Here at Native, Bones Reds have equated to at least 40% of all bearing sales over the years and we've very rarely had a complaint (they're such good value bearings for the price). All of the Bones Bearings feature their Trademarked Bones Speed Cream lubricant which we also sell small bottles of so you can maintain your skateboard bearings.
Other products from Bones Bearings are Bones Swiss Ceramics, Bones Super Reds, Bones Big Balls Reds, Bones Ceramic Super Reds, Bones Swiss 6 Ball.
If you're looking for a new skateboard bearing, you should seriously consider one of the Bones Bearings family of bearings.