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Old October 17th, 2018, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default Best wheels for newly coated STICKY wood floors

I guess the usual answer to this is 100-103 hardness, etc. I get that.

So several of my rinks refinished their wood floors. My Roll-line Panther 57MM 95A were wonderful, now they suck. Tried some bones 101's, a little better. I know, still harder would be better.

However, I was wondering if there are any wheel types that work even better on new very sticky wood floors? Maybe a different material other than urethane? A secret I donít know about? Do sliders still work well?

Is it just me, I hate new sticky wood floors, maybe I have just not learned to cope with it. Doing anything that requires you to slip a little feels (and sounds!) horrible to me. I feel less safe turning around at higher speeds.

I see how it affects most peopleís skating for sure, but some seem to be doing much better than others. Is there a secret? Any suggestions?
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Old October 17th, 2018, 03:11 AM   #2
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Old October 17th, 2018, 12:32 PM   #3
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Default 98a+

going from loose floors to grippy floors, sometimes cushion adjustments need to be made as well as wheel changes. Tighter suspension settings for stickier floors helps. Short or smaller floors usually dictate suspension changes too as top speeds are less, so all work is at a lower speeds. With suspension changes and wheel changes you should be able to get back to normal, 98a and up for super grippy.
Depending on what kind of coatings they put down, the ultra grip may not last very long. I have seen several rinks coat their floors and within a few weeks the grip begins to fade away, little by little. Some loose the grip within a few weeks, but the floor still looks pretty..
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Old October 17th, 2018, 08:44 PM   #4
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Thanks, all very good ideas. Never thought of Tighter suspension settings, makes sense though.

I also just might try the All American Plus, I understand it's not just a really hard wheel, but a different material as well.
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Old October 26th, 2018, 03:28 PM   #5
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Thanks, all very good ideas. Never thought of Tighter suspension settings, makes sense though.

I also just might try the All American Plus, I understand it's not just a really hard wheel, but a different material as well.
I've noticed that on really sticky floors, I needed to replace the All American Plus wheels to Fomacs, and they were still kind of sticky. And I keep my trucks loose.
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Old October 28th, 2018, 01:14 AM   #6
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I've noticed that on really sticky floors, I needed to replace the All American Plus wheels to Fomacs, and they were still kind of sticky. And I keep my trucks loose.
Fomacs Is what I ended up with, I think it is the best possible solution to the newly coated sticky floors along with looser trucks.
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Old November 10th, 2018, 09:30 PM   #7
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This is what I went with and it solved the problem of the newly coated floors.
Thanks for the great tip, you were right!
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