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Old April 13th, 2019, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default Wheels from the past...

Note: I posted this in the speed topic as well.
Iíve been (quad) skating since 1973... never specifically speed skating, but sometime it the late 70s I bought a set of wheel made for speed. The were considerably wider than standard wheels. 6 wheels were white and I believe 2 were a deep shade of green, sort of teal. They were different hardness and designed to go on the left rear of each skate. My memory may not have it exactly right but Iím close.
Now, why the diatribe? I wonder if anyone else remembers such a setup.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 12:03 AM   #2
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Note: I posted this in the speed topic as well.
Iíve been (quad) skating since 1973... never specifically speed skating, but sometime it the late 70s I bought a set of wheel made for speed. The were considerably wider than standard wheels. 6 wheels were white and I believe 2 were a deep shade of green, sort of teal. They were different hardness and designed to go on the left rear of each skate. My memory may not have it exactly right but Iím close.
Now, why the diatribe? I wonder if anyone else remembers such a setup.
Thanks for reading.
This question is about 8 or 9 years too late. Back then, talk of vintage stuff from the late 70's and early 80's, especially wheels, went on a lot. Then when some really good modern stuff started showing up, a lot of that just went away. I'd help ya if I could, but my early 80's skates were a brown suede high top boot, a basic heavy metal plate, and some soft wheels. The only little distinction they had were sealed bearings. Hang in there. Some of the old guard will come along and chime in eventually.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 08:11 AM   #3
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It used to be fairly common for speed skaters to experiment with different hardnesses and arraignments to try to find that magic combo that would give them a bit more of an edge.
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It used to be fairly common for speed skaters to experiment with different hardnesses and arraignments to try to find that magic combo that would give them a bit more of an edge.
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