Bearings

How to improve fidget spinner spin time

Bearings that are used in spinners is not actually designed for spinners but instead are widely used in skates and skateboards which are why they usually come with dust covers and are greased. Bearing lubrication plays a vital role in the life of bearings when they are under significant stress and essentially are there to separate moving parts in order to minimize friction and prevent corrosion. But because bearings in spinners are not under pressure and most likely will not be in contact with water the lubricant is unnecessary and just slows down the spinner. So what I suggest is to get rid of the grease altogether as that usually improves spin time at least a couple of times.

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Bearings

Fidget spinner bearings

There are a lot of possibilities when it comes to bearings and they are the most important thing when it comes to spin time. It’s important to get the right ones for you as it’s the key component and there is no bearing that will be the best for everyone because each of them comes with a good and a bad side.

Nearly all spinners come with bearings that have an outer diameter of 22mm.

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