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If you have a pair of poor quality inline skates or the skates are worn out, then it probably is a better choice to buy a new pair of inline skates. In other cases, a better deal would be t...
Necessary tool: an Allen key or a skater-tool. With normal use, your wheels will always be worn more on the inside of the frame than on the outside. In order to get the most value from your...
The wheels are the part of the roller blades that are worn out most quickly. Changing the wheels will in most cases give your skates the feeling of being brand new. Luckily, you can easily ...
To ensure optimal performance for your bearings, it's a very good idea to clean and lubricate the bearings on a regular basis. This will preserve the durability and lifetime of your bea...
What Roller Hockey Wheels Should I Use?
It sounds obvious, but when getting new inline hockey wheels you will need to get ones that are the same size as your existing set. Roller hockey wheels often have a special setup where each wheel on your skate can be a different size.
To avoid confusion, many frames will label the optimal wheel size. So for instance, if you have a hi-lo wheel setup, then this could appear like: 80-80-76-76. These numbers are referring to the wheel diameter in millimetres. This setup would mean your two rear wheels would need to be 80mm and the front wheels would be 76mm - as a rule, the biggest wheels are always mounted at the back of the frame.
Indoor vs Outdoor Roller Hockey Wheels
You will get the most enjoyment from roller hockey if you use a set of wheels specifically designed for indoor or outdoor. Indoor hockey skate wheels are softer, usually with a durometer (wheel hardness) between 72A-76A. These softer wheels will provide a better grip on smooth indoor surfaces. Outdoor hockey wheels typically have a durometer rating of 80A and over, so they can endure the hard, concrete surfaces.
Can you use wheels for both? In theory, yes. Multisurface wheels can be used both indoors and outdoors and usually have a durometer of 78A or 80A. However, you will find that players who play hockey both outdoors and indoors are likely to have a separate set of wheels for both.
With hockey wheel sets, it’s often the case that they come without bearings and spacers, so make sure you get the best performance with our Roller Hockey Bearings.