About Us

Better Bearings is owned and operated by Kerryn Brownson, a passionate Skater, and business owner who founded Skatescool Australia. Kerryn has taught over three thousand people to roller skate and is passionate about supplying high quality, affordable bearings, and using business as a force for good.

Kerryn Teaching Skating in a School

Better bearings was founded in 2014 by Ace Vagas (who founded the first Roller Derby shop in Australia) and Narsty.
The bearings we use at Better Bearings are the highest performing from many, many trials……put through rigorous testing by some of Australia’s best skaters including the boys from Brisbane City Rollers ...and when they stopped breaking, we knew we had the right combination.

    Better Bearings donates 5% of profits to UN Women Australia.

    In May 2021 Better Bearings announced that moving forward 5% of their profits will go to UN Women Australia

    UN Women Australia is a registered charity raising funds for, and awareness of, UN Women’s platform to accelerate gender equality worldwide. UN Women is the United Nations agency for women’s empowerment and gender equality, focusing on ending violence, ending poverty and increasing women's leadership.

    Violence against women is a grave violation of human rights. It comes in many forms and its impacts are deep.

    Women of all ages, race, culture and socio-economic situations experience domestic or intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and assault, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict and gender-related killings. In fact, it is estimated that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their life.

    These forms of violence result in immediate and long-term physical, sexual and mental health consequences, while also preventing women from fully participating in society. Violence not only has negative consequences for women but also families, communities and countries at large.

    While decades of campaigning has put ending gender-based violence high on national and international agendas, there is still not enough being done to prevent violence.

    UN Women works to prevent and respond to violence against women across the globe by:

    Expanding access to services, such as mental, physical and sexual health care, post-rape care and counselling;
    Implementing initiatives to address sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces;
    Improving knowledge and providing guidance around implementing laws, policies and programs; and
    Advocating to end violence against women through the Secretary General’s UNiTE to end violence against women campaign.

      Your purchase from Better Bearings helps to support the world’s largest movement for gender equality, ensuring that women and girls are safe from violence and free to have choice and opportunity.

      You can see Better Bearings Authority to fundraise here.


      Better Bearings Using Business as a Force for Good - May 2019 to April 2021


      Better Bearings Products

      Better Bearings are not only crafted to withstand the rigours of roller derby, and roller skating, they're priced competitively - so that we can all afford them...…and they’re tough!
      All Better Bearings are above an ABEC 7 rating (ABEC rating...it's a thing), not so much for the speed, but for the level of attention and quality during manufacture...which as it turns out, means they'll go faster too!
      They're reliable and longer lasting...which means you spend more time skating, and less time mucking around with your gear.
      Easy to clean and maintain, Better Bearings have really easy to remove shields, which makes cleaning easier! You can get everything you need to keep your bearings spinning in our complete bearing packs, or buy bearing maintenance and cleaning gear separately. Our packaging makes transporting and sorting your bearings, easier and well...…just better really. Need to know more? Click here

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