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Choosing which skateboard wheels you should get depends on your personal skateboarding style, but smaller wheels are typically used for street and smaller riders, while bigger wheels are use...
Skateboard wheels - choosing the right durometer and size
Skateboard wheels come in many different sizes and hardnesses and even more colours and designs. All our skate wheels are made of polyurethane, which provides you with great durability and grip.
The wheel durometer and size are the two main factors you should pay attention to when buying new wheels for your skateboard.
Wheel size: The size of the wheel is measured in diameter and affects speed and control. Bigger skateboard wheels are typically faster but less manoeuvrable while smaller skateboard wheels tend to be easier to manoeuvre but are not as fast.
Wheel durometer: The hardness of the wheel is indicated by a numerical rating and the letter A. The durometer affects the durability, road grip and shock absorption of the wheels. The higher the rating, the harder the wheels.
If you have doubts about how to choose the right wheels for your skateboard, do not hesitate to contact us.
Skateboard wheel hardness and riding style
Skateboard wheels are all about personal preferences, but there are a few rules of thumb.
Hard skateboard wheels - Street, Vert
If you’re a technical street skater you might prefer small, hard wheels due to the fact that the small wheels’ light weight allows street skaters to perform flip tricks more easily.
Some vert and bowl riders also prefer hard wheels but there, you will normally get them wider for more stability and grip to the surface.
Soft skateboard wheels - cruising
Softer wheels will give you a smoother ride and you won't be feeling every pebble on the road. That is why softer wheels are preferred by those who are into cruising.
Super soft skateboard wheels - a trend from longboard cruising
Recently, a trend is on the rising where skateboarders who like cruising around town put extra soft wheels on their boards, which is an influence from the longboarding culture.