Thread: Taller Wheels?
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Old September 11th, 2015, 01:46 AM   #4
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Wheel height (and width) will give you more leverage for working the action when they go taller and wider.

This can be important if your suspension is set firm, to allow you to get up on the two wheel edges of either side of the skate, because this extra leverage can have the skate be turning too much before you get leaned up on the wheel edges as as much as you want to be.

Also when landing jumps, when an error in the focus of your weight as you land happens, this can end up being amplified more when the axle turning leverage is higher.

This could turn you further off track and take you down, compared to a shorter and narrower wheel which would have less turning leverage and would not steer you as much off track far, thus allowing for path correction without falling.

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