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Old March 16th, 2015, 01:45 PM
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Default New to Roller hockey, wheel setup tips please

Ive played Ice hockey my entire life and have joined a roller hockey league for this summer. The league uses the rink surface under the ice, they just let the ice melt, its basically a slippery concrete sort of surface.

Im 5'10", 180lbs and have played ice since I was 5 years old.

What type of wheels should I look at getting? Im unsure of how soft I should look at, and if I should get all my wheels the same size or if I should maybe so like an 80,80,76,76 setup. I read a little bit of stuff but I always find asking real people for opinions is a much better way to get good answers.

I just went to my LHS and he is short on stock but he has some 74a wheels, I forget the brand, red somthing, but he said they were the higher end ones he had. He has 4 76mm and 4 72mm ones so I would be running 76mm on the back two wheels of each and 72mm on the front. Would this maybe make my transition from ice easier? and will this be soft enough for a slippery concrete surface that is beneath the ice?

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