SKATEBOARD Wheels

THE PURPOSE OF A SKATEBOARD WHEELS

  • Impact your ride, such as speed.
  • Affect the way you feel your board, and your ability to control its movements. 

MATERIALS

  • Made from a hard composite material called polyurethane (PU).
  • Provide durability and abrasion resistance. 
  • Inexpensive pricing.

TWO MAIN AREA FOR CHOOSING A SKATEBOARD WHEELS

1. DIAMETER 

  • The diameter, or size, of the wheels.
    (measured in millimetres (mm) )
  • Affects your board’s top speed, acceleration and ability to turn.
  • Typically range in size from 49-75mm.
SKATEBOARD Wheels

    Bigger wheels
    Good for bigger / heavier riders.
    Give you a faster ride.
    Difficult to make sharp turns on.
    Best suited towards speed.
    Offer a smoother ride.
    Typically used on cruisers and longboards.

    Small wheels
    Sit lower to the ground
    More effective for street skating maneuvers. 
    (such as powerslides and blunts)
    Best suited to park skating.

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    2. DUROMETER

    • The measurement of the wheel's hardness.
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      Hard wheels
      The higher the number, the harder the wheel.
      Have more pop for jumps, grinds, and tricks. (95A+) 
      Idea for skating vert.

      Soft wheels
      The lower the number, the softer the wheels.
      Soft wheels (75A-85A) absorb the impact of pebbles, sticks, and cracks for better cruising on roads.

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