This bearing contains 8 balls instead of the traditional 7 which has many
advantages. The additional ball allows the load to be spread out evenly over the entire
bearing instead of just one or 2 points.
The additional ball also gives the bearing greater
lateral load capabilities while turning, an important aspect of quad skating that many
Lateral load is the force created while turning; it’s the momentum that wants to
push you off the track.
Using an 8-ball bearing will help distribute the load evenly over
the entire bearing, in essence making a stronger bearing laterally. Combined with a
deeper groove this gives you the ability to skate into turns harder with no worry of
bearing blow out.