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Old May 11th, 2016, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default Wheel Wear

Hi there, I just started on aggressive inlines (from quads) and for my first gentle outing spent 3 hours skating in the park with my family.

After the session I noticed that my wheels were significantly worn, which begs the question -

How often should you expect to replace your wheels?

I have an anti-rocker setup, which must promote more wear anyway as I could feel myself dragging them to tighten my turning circle though I am not 100% sure if that is good technique or just me trying to adapt from the flex of trucks on quads to the rigidity of inline wheels?
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Old May 11th, 2016, 11:26 AM   #2
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oh, well thats sad for the first time.

if you're skating on tarmac or going freestyle urban skating. it is generally a good idea to have hardness of wheel 85A to 90A, the latter being harder. rollerblade brand wheels are 85 i think.

i have not tried 90 which is probably the hardest for wheels, so will last longer. oh yeah, these wheels are usually 72-80mm. you will need Kizer's powerblade frames to accommodate these wheels. then you can ride freely everywhere.

i guess your wheels are more for indoor or skate parks only. if i were you, i'd go for 80mm sizes. theyre bigger but the same prices as 72 or 76mm. it will wear out sooner or later but then you'll have 76mm wheels instead

we urban skaters usually replaces wheels after couple months or even 6 months or even to a year depending how much you skate or how vigorous. not that often. hope this helps
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Old May 11th, 2016, 11:53 AM   #3
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From what I can tell the wheels are about as hard as you can get at 90A, 57mm dia.

These are what came on the Razor SL Reds I bought at the weekend, I was thinking I would probably try going up to a 64mm wheel at some point, as that is the maximum size they allow. And would be plenty much big enough anyway.

I managed a sly 5 mins at a concrete park yesterday before it started raining and my guess is that on a smooth surface they wouldnt wear anyway near as quickly. It is probably the combination of my heavy weight, a rough surface and only turning one way that cause the noticable damage.

Is it better form to do a 180 jump to switch direction rather than the spin turn that I know from quad skating? Because I can see that that would be quite a lot kinder on the wheels.
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