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What Kind Of Wheel Is Best For You And Your Skateboard?

What Kind Of Wheel Is Best For You And Your Skateboard?

Jan. 04, 2021

What Kind Of Wheel Is Best For You And Your Skateboard?

As the most direct contact part of the skateboard components with the ground, the importance of skateboard wheels can be imagined. Because of the most friction loss with the ground, the skateboard wheel is also a component that we often replace. Choosing the right wheels is also extremely important. So what kind of wheel is best for you and your skateboard?

When we select wheels in a skateboard store, we can see that the skateboard wheel company will indicate the diameter and hardness of the wheel on the package of each set of wheels. We can use this information to select the appropriate wheel.

Wheel hardness (Durometer)

The outer packaging of the skateboard wheel is generally marked with words such as 95A, 100A, and 80B, which indicates the hardness of the wheel. The higher the number in front, the harder the wheel. For example, 100A wheels will be harder than 95A wheels. The wheel hardness represented by B will be 20 points greater than that of A, that is to say, the wheel hardness of 80B is equivalent to the wheel hardness of 100A.

If you like to brush the street, you often have to deal with the impact of rough roads, small stones, small wooden sticks, and small cracks. The soft wheels with a hardness between 75A-85A will make you feel better about the wind.

Harder wheels can provide more jumping heights. If you are an out-and-out street skater, hard wheels of 95A and above are your best choice.

The hardness of 101A is generally the choice of experienced skaters.

If you like to practice all kinds of movements and often have to brush the street, wheels with hardness between 88A-97A are very good.

Skateboard wheel

The diameter of the wheel (Diameter)

The diameter of the wheel is generally measured in millimeters (mm). The diameter of most skateboard wheels is between 48mm and 75mm.

The diameter of the wheel will affect the speed of sliding and the speed of starting. Small diameter wheels have a slower sliding speed, but the starting speed is faster. Large diameters are the opposite.

48-53mm wheels, slow sliding speed, and fast starting speed. It is very suitable for street skaters.

The 54-59mm wheels are suitable for skaters who like to do tricks and have the need to brush the street. It is also very suitable for beginners.

For wheels above 60mm, large wheels are generally used on Old School style boards and longboards. The big wheels can slide faster and easily run over rough ground, but the start speed is slow.

Wheel width

The width of the contact surface between the wheels and the floor is also important. A larger contact area will spread the weight to a larger area, which means that the wheels are easily slowed down. Therefore, many wheels have rounded edges to reduce the width of the contact surface, making the wheels easier to rotate and slippery. Faster.

The smaller the width of the contact surface, the easier it is for the wheel to slide sideways, so it is not suitable for novices. The width of the contact surface is very large, very close to the width of the wheel itself. When performing prop actions, it will lock tighter.

Wheel material

Nowadays, most skateboard wheels are made of a plastic called polyurethane, and some companies will add some different materials to make different types of skateboard wheels to meet different needs.

When to change wheels

When you should replace your old wheels, depends on how often you skate. Under normal circumstances, you should replace it in three to four months. If you often skate on rough floors or have heavier skaters, you should replace the wheels earlier. In the following situations, you should consider replacing the wheels:

The wheels are severely worn and the diameter becomes smaller;

The surface of the wheel is uneven;

The taxi speed is significantly slower;

The bearing is easy to loosen or make noise.

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