The importance of skateboard wheels
The wheel is an undervalued part of your skateboard, but the wheel determines how you feel when sliding. It depends on where you are skiing-on the street, U pool, swimming pool or indoor playground-this will determine what kind of wheel you choose (including size and hardness). Color and pattern may be important factors when you choose a wheel, but function is more important.
The wheel is made of polyurethane, which is a chemically synthesized hard rubber that improves the performance of the wheel by changing the ratio of chemical components. Each company has its own formula, so you will feel a little different when you use it. The ideal wheel you want to find must have both good elasticity and a certain degree of hardness, speed and durability.
Wheel Selection Guide Hardness 87A-Very rough ground (hill slope speed drop, etc.) 95A-Rough ground (blocks) 99A-Smooth ground (various markets, skateparks, U pools, swimming pools) 101A-Not suitable for rough or rough ground Very smooth ground (the grip is poor because it is too hard) 52-55 mm in size-suitable for most users. Street market, skatepark. Little skater. 56-60 mm-suitable for most users. Street market, skatepark. Adult skater. 60+mm-special skates. Lengthen the board surface, drop down the slope rapidly, and mud floor.
Beginners are better to choose wheels with lower hardness, because they can’t ride their skateboards well to avoid pebbles, glass, debris on the road, etc. If the hardness is too high, these debris will jam their wheels. , And experienced skaters usually choose harder wheels. If you are a beginner, it is best to consult with friends around you or try out wheels of several hardness and sizes to help you make a decision.