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Globe ABEC 7 Bearings

The ABEC 7 Bearings in color Antibrass is a lubricated bearings with anti-brass colored shields and an 8mm diameter.

Globe operates its own factory to manufacture the skateboards and trucks. The DSM (Douglas Street Manufacturing) Premium Woodshop is located in Shenzhen, China, with skateboard icon Rodney Mullen closely involved in its production practices from its inception. DSM imports maple logs from Canada’s Great Lakes region for the production of its decks. A 2013 TransWorld SKATEboarding article likened DSM’s approach to the sourcing and treatment of wood; “as the sandwich shop that prepares all of their meat from the whole animal versus others who order their cuts from a wholesaler. DSM has the in-house butcher.” DSM was first publicly announced in 2003 and caused a widespread surprised reaction in the skateboard industry, as production had previously been solely based in North America and concern was raised about job losses. Globe CEO Matt Hill, stated at the time: “When you get down to the labor issues, if we sell a lot more boards, then we’ll create jobs here (in the U.S.A.), it’ll open a lot more doors.”

In 2015, the company launched a book ‘Unemployable: 30 Years of Hardcore, Skate and Street’ to celebrate its 30th anniversary, and held launches in Melbourne and Los Angeles. In 2017, the company acquired the American brand, Salty Crew and in 2019, sold the Dwindle part of the business. Towards the end of 2019, the company launched an electric skateboard product, the dot board. As of 2020, the company operates a number of branded “Globe” retail stores in two Australian locations: St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria; and Torquay, Victoria, two stores in Hossegor, France, and a single store in Hong Kong.

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Globe ABEC 7 Bearings Globe ABEC 7 Bearings

£15.00

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