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Boca ceramic ball bearings #13762398 11/09/20 01:26 AM
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I’m trying to update my reels and was told I should invest in Boca. However, I have no idea what size is compatible with my reels. I have both Lews and Revo reels. Is there a size chart available for reference?

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Re: Boca ceramic ball bearings [Re: TFonzy] #13762407 11/09/20 01:34 AM
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Re: Boca ceramic ball bearings [Re: TFonzy] #13762413 11/09/20 01:42 AM
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I put Boca bearings in my Gen 1 Revos. Money well spent

Re: Boca ceramic ball bearings [Re: tmd11111] #13762426 11/09/20 01:53 AM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111


Thank you!

Re: Boca ceramic ball bearings [Re: tmd11111] #13762432 11/09/20 01:58 AM
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Actually, that search function doesn’t list any of the models I use.

Re: Boca ceramic ball bearings [Re: TFonzy] #13762460 11/09/20 02:14 AM
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I'm gonna say to save your money. I jumped on the ABEC 5 then 7 then ceramic bearings using rocket fuel lube etc. over 20 years ago. Way back when there was a difference that was noticeable. These days, manufacturers of decent quality reels are putting good bearings in them from the factory. At most, I will pull the bearings, de-grease them and lube with a decent lube. I buy ABEC 5 bearings 20 at a time for replacements. I de-grease, pull the shields and keep them in a tube should I need them. Haven't bought bearings in 7-8 years. Clean, lube and you're good to go. The only difference I've seen with ceramics is that they're a bit noisier, they can be run dry without damage and will perform the best dry but they are noisy.


Re: Boca ceramic ball bearings [Re: TFonzy] #13762475 11/09/20 02:24 AM
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I will tell you very little difference between the boca abec7 hybrids and the ones you can get other places for much cheaper. But I will recommend cleaning the bearings when they arrive.

Re: Boca ceramic ball bearings [Re: TFonzy] #13762503 11/09/20 02:47 AM
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Try the new ABEC 9 Hybrid ceramic bearings.


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Re: Boca ceramic ball bearings [Re: TFonzy] #13763408 11/09/20 08:45 PM
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I am amazed at what fishermen these days will spend money on.

Re: Boca ceramic ball bearings [Re: Cmack] #13763500 11/09/20 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Cmack
I'm gonna say to save your money. I jumped on the ABEC 5 then 7 then ceramic bearings using rocket fuel lube etc. over 20 years ago. Way back when there was a difference that was noticeable. These days, manufacturers of decent quality reels are putting good bearings in them from the factory. At most, I will pull the bearings, de-grease them and lube with a decent lube. I buy ABEC 5 bearings 20 at a time for replacements. I de-grease, pull the shields and keep them in a tube should I need them. Haven't bought bearings in 7-8 years. Clean, lube and you're good to go. The only difference I've seen with ceramics is that they're a bit noisier, they can be run dry without damage and will perform the best dry but they are noisy.


I agree.

Years back swapping bearings and trying to make a reel a hot rod was the thing. High end bearings cost almost as much as a new reel. You can spend a lot of money on real bearings just to create larger backlashes!!!


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Originally Posted by TxRanger1
I am amazed at what fishermen these days will spend money on.
I’m not😂(me included!). And ABEC 9 has got to better than 5 or 7....or maybe wait for ABEC 11!

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Re: Boca ceramic ball bearings [Re: TFonzy] #13763569 11/09/20 10:35 PM
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How far will they chunk a jerkbait? I am trying to get more distance out on Fork with my jerkbaits


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Check out Hedgehog air bearings. I liked them better than the boca ceramic bearings for better casting distance.

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Originally Posted by ezbassin
Check out Hedgehog air bearings. I liked them better than the boca ceramic bearings for better casting distance.


forgot all about those lol pretty tough to get unless you get them from tackle trap

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Originally Posted by ezbassin
Check out Hedgehog air bearings. I liked them better than the boca ceramic bearings for better casting distance.

+1 Years ago I went from ABEC 7 Ceramic to the Hedgehog Air, I like them much better, with a shot of TSI 301. Most factory bearings in reels these days are pretty decent, just a good clean and lube will make a big difference.

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