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04-30-2007, 11:09 PM
hey, I'm new here.. and I hope I'm posting this in the right area. I played roller hockey for a while a few years ago. I'm just now starting to play again after about 6 years. anyway, to my question.. my wheels are different sizes on my skates. I have CCM Vector 2.0 skates. and the front wheels are 72mm, the two center wheels are 76mm and the back wheel is 80mm. on my old skates they were all one size. are they different sizes for a reason? if I wanted new wheels do I have to get 72/76/76/80 wheels? or could I just get all 76's? this might be a stupid question, if it is, I apologize. but I really have no clue and I'd rather ask, look stupid and be safe then not ask, buy and possibly look stupid later. so... any information on this wheel thing would be appreciated. thanks :)
05-01-2007, 09:37 AM
05-01-2007, 12:44 PM
if your wheels are different sizes, stick with the sizes that came from the factory. The situation is similar to Missions HI-LO setup (72/72/80/80). The setup is fit to the contour of the boot, therefore, if you were to put 80 on the front two wheels it would rub the boot. A notch would have to be cut in the bottom of the boot for the wheels to fit correctly and spin freely.
I'm not really sure as to the science behind the different sized wheels, but I know its very popular. I assume is has something to with a combination of improved speed, agility, and grip. However, to answer your question....you will have to stick with the varied wheel sizes unless you want to run into issues.
05-01-2007, 09:16 PM
The chassis on your skates is designed for the wheel size combination that it came with, so you will need to get wheels of different sizes if that is what tyhe skates originally came with. It is called a hi-lo set up and it gives you better agility by putting your weight forward as opposed to just having a flat set-up. Hockey skates usually have hi-lo for agility and speed skates have wheels of all the same size for speed.
05-01-2007, 09:21 PM
the chassis on your skates is designed to have wheels of different sizes, so you will need to buy wheels of different sizes. it is called a hi-lo set up, which puts your weight more on your toes giving you better agility. hockey skates usually have hi-lo for agility and speed skates have wheels all of the same size for speed.
05-02-2007, 09:57 PM
Yes, the wheel size matters, the frames are set up so all 4 wheels touch the floor with the set up of various sized wheels.
05-02-2007, 11:48 PM
thanks for the replies! :) I don't know much about skates so I thought I'd play it safe and ask. thanks again
05-18-2007, 08:55 PM
If you put all the same size wheel on the tri wheel chassis then they will be rockered..meaning.your wheels wont all touch the floor at the same time..
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