You might have asked a couple people about outdoor skating, and they said you should get another set of bearings with your new outdoor wheels. But if they did not tell you why, it may seem frivolous. Why spend more money when you could just change them out for the ones you use skating indoors? Do I need more than one set of bearings?
You need a separate set of bearings because outside is dirty. Have you noticed? Someone totally forgot to call the maid! There is dirt out there! No matter how nice the surface, there are always going to be some debris, some dirt, some small trees etc. This may not seem like a big deal…dirt happens. You think, I don’t need to go super-fast outside, it’s fine! The problem may not arise until you take back to indoors. You put those lovely awesome bearings back in your indoor wheels and go to skate for practice, fun, speed, but things do not seem quite the same as before.
It is also a huge time saver, when all you have to do is take off the lock nut and slap on the other set of wheels with bearings in them…you will be so glad. Because taking the time to change the bearings in your wheels is the last thing you will want to be doing when you are ready to get rolling. It can also be hard on your bearings if you change them out from one set of wheels to another without the right tools. Always make sure to use the right tools. So even if you have to spend a little more to get that new set of bearings for your outdoor wheels, you will be glad you did!