I ordered some ABEC 7 chinese bearings and Bocas to compare. I got 10 chinese bearings and 4 bocas for the same price.
Wise buy! There are no bearing manufactures in USA, ABEC 7 are just that, regardless who you buy them from. BTW-why does anyone need bearings that can spin 10K+ in a fishing reel? Manufactures go to great extent to slow down spool spin. ABEC 3s are more than smooth/fast enough.. I believe most people hailing Boca bearings are just feeling the difference between worn bearings and new bearings.