As the part of the skateboard component that is most directly in contact with the ground, the importance of skateboard wheels can be imagined. Because of the most friction loss with the ground, the skateboard wheel is also a component that we often replace. Choosing the right wheels is also extremely important. So what kind of wheel is best for you and your skateboard? When we select wheels in a skateboard store, we can see that the skateboard wheel manufacturer will indicate the diameter and hardness of the wheel on the package of each set of wheels. We can use this information to select the appropriate wheel.
1. The hardness of the wheel (Durometer): The outer packaging of the skateboard wheel is generally marked with words such as 95A, 100A, and 80B, which indicate the hardness of the wheel. The higher the number in front, the harder. For example, a 100A wheel will be harder than a 95A wheel. The hardness of the wheel represented by B will be 20 points greater than that of A, that is to say, the hardness of the wheel of 80B is equivalent to the hardness of the wheel of 100A.
Second, the diameter of the wheel (Diameter): the diameter of the wheel is generally in millimeters (mm) as the unit. 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. 48-53mm wheels, slow sliding speed and fast starting speed. Very suitable for street skaters. The 54-59mm wheels are suitable for skaters who like to do tricks and have the need to brush the street. It is also very suitable for beginners. For wheels above 60mm, large 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.
Third, the width of the wheel: the width of the contact surface between the wheel and the floor is also very 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.