Like I said, been riding without bearing shields since Paris dude took them off for me last weekend. Here's a video, just in case you were curious as to what happens inside your wheels/bearings and bearing balls when you're rolling away.
:P I took him everywhere in NYC, and he and my friend made me royally cold and tired. It was hard as hell to feed him bc he's a vegetarian, hahaha! Also got a new pair of gloves from him. He's now in Israel on another vacation! :) btw pls ride those Keanus. Lmk what you think.
The balls can't just dislodge, btw. If you look at the photo, it's pretty embedded in there. Even if the shields were on and a ball dislodges, the ball would get stuck because of the shield, which would cause the bearing to stop spinning entirely.