Hey guys, Kris is going to help me upload my video to my profile, but I wanted all of you guys to check out this sweet 1990s board that I found in my house, so I am putting it here too
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Hey! Nice video! :) Just to let you know, you can take off the dented shield on the bearing so that the ball-bearings can move freely again! A lot of skaters actually do that right when they get the bearings. It does allow dirt to get in, but even with the shields you can't completely prevent dirt or sand from getting in, but with the shield off it also allows sand and dirt to easily leave the bearing. You should definitely take the shield off so that the bearings aren't completely wasted. The dent didn't look deep enough to do any damage to the balls. :)
Awesome, thanks again! Btw, with a metal shield, how can i take off the shield. I have taken it off with my black panther bearings because they were rubber, but never with metal shields?
Hey Taco! That board looks kinda cool :D
Well start out by watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXmZhfvH9y0 (Copy and paste it into your browser, it won't embed for some reason.) It'll give you a visual idea of what you're supposed to do and which bearing you have. If you have the type of bearing that he says you "can't take off" then don't fear, you actually can! However, doing so(depending on the bearing) may make it more fragile, so I suggest you put the exposed side inside of the wheel it's self to prevent it from being overly exposed. I have a ton of extra bearings laying around that I tried this on just to make sure that it works. So what I did, what I took a razorblade and I wedged it beneath the shield, where you want to do this is at the middle circle of the bearing, not the outside circle like the other bearings. Then once it's wedged, work your way around the bearing gently pulling up the shield until it loosens enough to where it just comes off. Do be careful that when you push down on the razor blade that the blade does not go to far down into the bearing its self. This will make it so the shield is completely broken, but it will free up the balls so that you can use the bearing again. The reason they say these types of shields are not removable is because it's tedious, they're not made to come off and you can't put them back on. So like I said before make sure you put the exposed side on the inside of the wheel to prevent exposure to things that may get inside. If the bearing was fine I wouldn't recommend this, but since you're unable to use the bearing as is it'll make it useable again. Hope I was able to help, if you need any more advice don't be afraid to ask! Cheers. :)
[quote=Brianowennn]Well start out by watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXmZhfvH9y0 (Copy and paste it into your browser, it won't embed for some reason[/quote] As you're writing a reply you can see that there's "URL" button. Click it and copy paste your link in it. Now the URL's should work. :)
Ahhhh! Okay, I didn't even notice. Thank you, Skater! :)
[quote=Brianowennn]Ahhhh! Okay, I didn't even notice. Thank you, Skater! :)[/quote] No problem!