Nowadays, most skateboard wheels are made of a plastic called polyurethane, and some companies will add different materials to make different types of skateboard wheels to meet different needs. So what size wheels are generally available on the market?
The diameter of the wheel is generally measured in millimeters (mm). The diameter of most skateboard wheels is between 48mm and 75mm. The diameter of the wheel will affect the speed of sliding and the speed of starting. Small diameter wheels have a slower sliding speed, but the starting speed is faster. Large diameters are the opposite.
1. 48-53mm wheels, slow sliding speed and fast starting speed. Very suitable for street skaters.
2. 54-59mm wheels, suitable for skaters who like to do tricks, but also need to brush the street, also very suitable for beginners.
3. Wheels above 60mm, big wheels are generally used on Old School style boards and long boards. The big wheels can slide faster and easily run over rough ground, but the starting speed is slow.
The width of the contact surface between the wheels and the floor is also important. A larger contact area will distribute the weight to a larger area, which means that the wheels are easily slowed down. Therefore, many wheels have rounded edges to reduce the width of the contact surface, making the wheels easier to rotate and slippery. Faster.
The smaller the width of the contact surface, the easier it is for the wheel to slide sideways, so it is not suitable for novices. The width of the contact surface is very large, very close to the width of the wheel itself. When performing prop actions, such as the 5050 on the pole, it will lock more tightly.