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Old May 25th, 2008, 02:21 PM
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My only concern would be being too heavy for the wheels. I won't be skating until the 1st. I've got a few X-Soft wheels, I'll check to see if I can get a nice slide going. Thanks.
How much do you weigh? I got 180lbs. going for me and they're fine.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 02:21 PM
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Hey, i'm new to the board. I was wondering if yhou guys could suggest a good indoor wheel for me to use. I've never skated indoors. For outside i use labeda gripper asphalt 88a wheels. For indoor i ordered labeda zerodrag 82a wheels, but haven't been able to try them out yet. I weigh 280lbs and am 6 feet tall. I was told that even for my weight my new wheels may still be a little too hard for indoor rinks.. any help please!
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Old May 25th, 2008, 02:27 PM
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check out some 80A Rink Rat hot shots or hornets. There on clearence on the main site. If you can't find them i posted a link to them on the other board.


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Newer rbk 7k's for indoor sportcourt with blue xxx-soft rr hot shots.
outdoor is rbk 4k's with some crappy outdoor bauer wheels my lhs had, there tanks and hold up great.
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How much do you weigh? I got 180lbs. going for me and they're fine.
I've got ya by about 20lbs. I've got some 80mm X-Softs I'll throw on and see how it goes. What's the worst that could happen? I fall on my ass which happens enough anyway haha.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 05:37 PM
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Default Wheels and Surfaces....take II

I'm 6'0 185-195lbs (I fluctuate like crazy). Anyway I just bought some new Mission Soldier skates to start playing inline. I mostly play on a rough outdoor blacktop/asphalt surface. I know it will tear up the wheels that come stock on the soldiers but I was wondering what wheels I could get to replace them at a decent price. I don't want to spend a boatload right now, but had a few questions.

Are the Hyper Pro 150s sufficient? The Mission BSX? They're both pretty cheap, and it would be great if they would work. I don't need 110% top notch performance just yet as I just play with a group of friends for fun. None of us are great.

Also, I've read in a few places that a lot of inline skaters will use 2 softer front wheels with harder durometer back wheels. Is this universally recommended to prevent sliding out so much? If so, what is a ratio for the front 2 to back 2 as far as hardness goes?

Any tips or advice I can get is appreciated. Sorry for so many questions, I'm new
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Old May 29th, 2008, 05:43 PM
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The Mission BSX wheels will NOT be efficient for asphalt. They are too soft and they will actually slow down your skating, no joke... I use them.
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Too soft at 83A? How about the Hyper Pro 150s?
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haven't used them personally but we sell a TON of the labeda asphalt wheels, the purpose is in the name plus I've heard good things about they're durability

its what I ALWAYS recommend if playing on asphalt

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Yeah, I was just trying to avoid spending $6/wheel when I'm meaninglessly screwing around with friends.
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If you're just going to be messing around with friends then you can go for the cheaper wheels. But the BSX's do slow down skating noticeably on asphalt. I'm not quite sure why but from skating on them the only conclusion that I can come to is that they are softer than advertised because the are not solid wheels.
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And how about the notion of 2 harder wheels in the back with 2 softer ones in front? Is that common, and do you recommend it? If so, approximately what hardness on each?
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And how about the notion of 2 harder wheels in the back with 2 softer ones in front? Is that common, and do you recommend it? If so, approximately what hardness on each?
A lot of people prefer that as the harder wheels in the rear allow more speed and an easier ability to slide/stop, while the softer wheels up front are what are used for most of your power and turning.
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2 questions about wheels
1. if you buy new wheels do you need to get new bearings??
2. what type of wheel will hold up good for outdoor play on asphalt/concrete??
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If you're putting together a new skate and buying new wheels, then yes, get bearings etc. For concrete/asphalt, you'll probably want between a 78 and 84. If you're my size, say 150 lbs, you'll probably do better with a 78 but if you're 250, then an 84 will be fine (although you won't much be able to turn sharp).
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thanks :D i'm around 125-130 so 78 should do and also i'm not making new skates just new wheels but how do i get the bearings out of the old wheels?
and any suggestions for the wheels?? i don't want to pay over $8 a wheel
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as for wheels, if you want some good outdoor wheels, get the rink rat world cup wheels. If your looking for a cheaper option go for Hyper Razoredge or something like that.

by the way, send me a message if u want some cheap rink rat VT733's with abec5 bearings. (never been used).
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thanks :D i'm around 125-130 so 78 should do and also i'm not making new skates just new wheels but how do i get the bearings out of the old wheels?
and any suggestions for the wheels?? i don't want to pay over $8 a wheel
You have to pry/pull the bearings out. You can either get a tool (bearing puller) for this job, or use a screwdriver and cautiously pry the bearings out while trying not to break/dent the casing. (Second option saves time and money haha.)

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thanks :D i'm around 125-130 so 78 should do and also i'm not making new skates just new wheels but how do i get the bearings out of the old wheels?
and any suggestions for the wheels?? i don't want to pay over $8 a wheel
Here's some IW help on bearing removal: http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/tipsagg/bearings.html

As far as the wheels go, you might want to consider something a little harder than 78's if you want them to last. My 60 lbs 9 year old goes through them in nothing flat on asphalt, though on smooth concrete (like a garage floor or a tennis court) the 78's should be fine. I'm with "Crazy" for asphalt though, go with Rink Rat "World Cups". Maybe you should call and discuss this with the folks at IW before buying?

Finally, if you're looking to buy new bearings, be sure to consider "Bones Reds".

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Old June 12th, 2008, 11:37 AM
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Default I want a 100 plus wheel

I am big, fat and athletic.

I am 6'1" 250. My rear wheel always deforms and flattens after the 1st week. This only happens to the very rear wheel.

I need a wheel that is 76mm and 120 on the hardness scale. I would take a wheel that is made out of steel. I figure the other 3 wheels would allow me to make turns.


Do they make such a super hard rear wheel?
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