Skateboard wheels vary in colour, size and durability. Skateboard wheels are most commonly made from polyurethane. The diameter and durometer of the wheel affect the way the board rides, but which size to use is mainly down to the personal preference of the rider.
|50 - 53mm||Small slower wheels, stable for trick riding and smaller riders skating street, skate parks and bowls.|
|54 - 59mm||Average wheel size for beginners and bigger riders skating street, skate parks, bowls and vert ramps.|
|60mm +||Speciality riders skating longboards, old-skool boards, downhill and dirt boards, made for speed and rougher surfaces.|
Durometer measures the wheel's hardness. Harder wheels are faster, softer wheels are slower but have better grip.
This is usually measured on a Durometer A Scale which goes from 1 - 100 to measure hardness. Some companies use the B Scale which measures 20 points lower, allowing the scale to be extended by 20 points for harder wheels. So an 80b Durometer is the same as a 100a durometer. These skateboard wheels have a larger and more accurate range of hardness. The average wheel durometer is 99a.
|78 - 87a||Soft wheel good for rough surfaces. Longboards or street boards need lots of grip to roller over cracks and pebbles.|
|96a - 99a||Good speed and grip - an all-round wheel. Great for beginners skating street, skate parks, ramps and bowls. Ideal for both surfaces.|
|101a +||The hardest and fatest wheel with the least grip. Ineffective on slick and rough surfaces. These are PRO wheels.|
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