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Old February 4th, 2018, 11:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Refresh View Post
How do i know if i need a 87b or what?
You mentioned a wheel hardness in the B scale. Almost all skate wheel are measured in the A scale.

If the wheels really are measuring in B scale, then 87b equates to about 98a, which might be a bit too hard.

I'm 86kgs (190lbs) and sometimes skate on wood with a clear coat. If the floor is clean and giving good grip, my 94a wheels roll and corner nicely for speed sessions, but can still be forced to break traction for a hockey stop. If that same floor's a bit dirty or slippery, I drop back to my 89a wheels for their grip, which is fine for general skating and some light speed, but they are a touch too soft for full speed or to hockey stop / drift in the corners.

Last edited by Sunnyape; February 5th, 2018 at 03:35 AM. Reason: 87b might be a bit hard for wood
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