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Old August 6th, 2018, 05:58 AM   #1
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Default Best wheels for indoor rink skating..

Hello...... just wondering what the best wheels are for rink skating.....currently using 91a, thinking harder might be better??? Thoughts?
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Old August 6th, 2018, 06:30 AM   #2
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Default Which rink?

Which rink in Melbourne are you skating at? There are few Melbourne skaters on this forum.
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Old August 6th, 2018, 11:32 AM   #3
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Hello...... just wondering what the best wheels are for rink skating.....currently using 91a, thinking harder might be better??? Thoughts?
There is no best, depends on the floor and what you like. However, "normally" you would be looking at 95-103 for most rink floors. I think 91 is a bit soft for most experienced skaters and common floors. If your not sure, try 101's.
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Old August 6th, 2018, 12:15 PM   #4
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Depends on your weight and skating style.
And most of all the surface your skating on
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Old August 6th, 2018, 11:48 PM   #5
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Which rink in Melbourne are you skating at? There are few Melbourne skaters on this forum.
The surface is painted concrete...... I think... not glossy.....

I'm 55kg.

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Old August 7th, 2018, 12:52 AM   #6
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I found this post and I have the same question. I DO NOT intend to Hijack this thread, but I think its the SAME information we are seeking. I'm currently on suregrip monza 95a's, and I'm 265lb (125kg) currently (dropping, recently returned to skating) I skate on epoxy coated concrete indoor only. The 95a's grip like crazy, I really want to have a little bit of slide. A T-stop with the 95'a usually results in chatter from the wheels and if not careful the skate will bounce up. I'm wondering how much difference is there between 95a, 97, 101?

I bought some vanguard fan jet wheels that included some OLD re-groved tires on them. They felt very hard in my hand, I tried skating on them and I was sliding all over the place. T stop on those resulted in a very SMOOTH drag of all 4 wheels. I'd like to find something in the middle, but I have no idea how hard the old used wheels are. I did buy a durometer, but won't be here for a few days. Any suggestions? I'm looking at Anabolix for tires for my fan jets unless someone else has any suggestions?
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Old August 7th, 2018, 02:23 AM   #7
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I bought some vanguard fan jet wheels that included some OLD re-groved tires on them. They felt very hard in my hand, I tried skating on them and I was sliding all over the place. T stop on those resulted in a very SMOOTH drag of all 4 wheels. I'd like to find something in the middle, but I have no idea how hard the old used wheels are.
How long since the re-groove? If it more than a year then they have probably glazed over again. Some aggressive wiggle skating on outdoor concrete will fix that.


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I did buy a durometer, but won't be here for a few days.
A durometer is a wonderful thing but it won't answer your question on grip. There are too many other factors. The main one being coefficient of friction. Unfortunately that is a relative measurement. The important factors usually being skater weight, floor finish, urethane compound, temperature and humidity.


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Any suggestions? I'm looking at Anabolix for tires for my fan jets unless someone else has any suggestions?
Scotts. Lotta roll for the grip! Wear forever, save you money in the long run and have made more SkateLoggers happy than any other urethane...

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I found this post and I have the same question. I DO NOT intend to Hijack this thread, but I think its the SAME information we are seeking. I'm currently on suregrip monza 95a's, and I'm 265lb (125kg) currently (dropping, recently returned to skating) I skate on epoxy coated concrete indoor only. The 95a's grip like crazy, I really want to have a little bit of slide. A T-stop with the 95'a usually results in chatter from the wheels and if not careful the skate will bounce up. I'm wondering how much difference is there between 95a, 97, 101?

I bought some vanguard fan jet wheels that included some OLD re-groved tires on them. They felt very hard in my hand, I tried skating on them and I was sliding all over the place. T stop on those resulted in a very SMOOTH drag of all 4 wheels. I'd like to find something in the middle, but I have no idea how hard the old used wheels are. I did buy a durometer, but won't be here for a few days. Any suggestions? I'm looking at Anabolix for tires for my fan jets unless someone else has any suggestions?

If you use annabolix tyre on your fanjet hubs you may have to use 2 circlips as they are differnt..

But get scotties tyre instead in a 100a for sure
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Old August 7th, 2018, 08:54 AM   #9
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The surface is painted concrete...... I think... not glossy.....

I'm 55kg.
Dont go any higher than a 96
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Old August 7th, 2018, 09:14 AM   #10
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You would love a Scotty 95a on most of the floors in Melbourne.
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Dont go any higher than a 96
Is that because of my weight?
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Old August 7th, 2018, 11:13 AM   #12
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You would love a Scotty 95a on most of the floors in Melbourne.
What's a Scotty? Like a brand? I haven't heard of that one....(sorry I'm very new to skating and specific wheel types)

Just looked them up....custom made wheels!!!
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Old August 7th, 2018, 12:57 PM   #14
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Is that because of my weight?
Yep.
Someone so light.(congrats)does not need a hard wheel.
But which rink.??
Just remember softer wheel more grip(less roll)
Harder wheel less grip(slide)lots roll.
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Old August 7th, 2018, 09:18 PM   #15
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Depends on what you like. I use a mix of 101a and 103a wheels (All American Plus'/Fomacs). I do a lot of spins and slides so these wheels work best for me. I'm 5'8", 155lbs.
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Old August 8th, 2018, 12:18 AM   #16
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Yep.
Someone so light.(congrats)does not need a hard wheel.
But which rink.??
Just remember softer wheel more grip(less roll)
Harder wheel less grip(slide)lots roll.

Thanks....
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Does that mean with harder wheels, I'll be able.to make that awesome noise when stopping? Lol.... love that noise! Hahaha.....

I have Bionic Abec7 bearings...... these are ok right?
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Old August 8th, 2018, 01:50 AM   #17
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Does that mean with harder wheels, I'll be able.to make that awesome noise when stopping? Lol.... love that noise! Hahaha.....

I have Bionic Abec7 bearings...... these are ok right?
Carras a weird one...Very slippery mostly...Unless its been cleaned.
But yes a harder wheel does make that screech easier.
Still i wouldnt go harder than a 96...
Stump up for Scotties ....

Ohh and Bearings don't make that much difference so don't go spending a gazillion on them..
I've found the cube 8 balls to be great..Copy of the Fafnir{best ever imo}
Don't go by the abec rating either...More marketing hype.
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Old August 8th, 2018, 01:56 AM   #18
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Carras a weird one...Very slippery mostly...Unless its been cleaned.
But yes a harder wheel does make that screech easier.
Still i wouldnt go harder than a 96...
Stump up for Scotties ....

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Stump up for Scotties?

Thanks for the tip on bearings too.....

Do you get to Caribbean much?
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Old August 8th, 2018, 03:09 AM   #19
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My 97A Phantom Wides roll like crazy and grip well on both wood and coated concrete floors.
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Yep.Scott corey from NSW makes the best wheels....
Ever.

Our gang get out that way maybe 6 times a year.
Usually when the interstaters come down.
We skate at lavo and sunshine..
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