View Full Version : Helping Finding Durable Wheels
05-15-2007, 11:56 AM
I just purchased a pair of aggressive skates with 58/88a. I wanted them for roller hockey since I play goalie and need to be low to the ground and needed hard durable shelled blades. Atm I'm playing forward and in just one day of practice (about 3hrs) I wore my wheels out that I needed to rotate them already!... I love to play hard and I skate hard. I've been researching wheels ranging up to 101a, but I was hoping anyone here could help me find some hardcore durable wheels. The setup I would like on each skate would be 101a/89a/89a/101a all 58mm. I think 101a wheels are not meant for skating though, but more grinding. Not sure what I should do. Thanks for your time!
05-15-2007, 12:15 PM
go with something made of concrete or maybe steel, they should last a while... most people on here don't have too much experience with aggressive inline wheels, at least when it comes to using them for inline. wheels made for inline hockey don't usually go above 80 for indoor and 84 for outdoor. how you skate and how much you weigh has as much effect on how long your wheels will last as the quality of the wheels. maybe you should invest in 2 sets of wheels, one for playing goalie and one for playing forward. i do know a goalie who uses aggressive wheels but he sucks so i don't know what to tell you...
05-15-2007, 12:19 PM
do they really make concrete and steel wheels? lol where can I buy them online? =) Im 6'2" at 185lbs. I'll probably get the softer wheels for goaltending and the 101a/90a wheels for forward. Hope that'll work! lol thanks for your post
05-22-2007, 02:47 PM
I think you might be getting a little ahead of yourself. It's generally a good idea to rotate your wheels after each good practice or game, but I'm 6'1 and 200lbs and I've never worn out a set of wheels as fast as you're describing, even if I was playing on asphalt. As far as 101A wheels are concerned, you might get away with them on rough concrete, but get onto any smooth surface and you'll feel like you're trying to skate on ice with a pair of roller blades.
I did go the same route when I was first starting and bought a pair of aggressive skates, but I completely went the opposite way with my wheel choice. My goal skates had 60mm 80A wheels, while my regular skates had 70/72 and 76/78. I don't know if I'm just an outcast, but I felt like the harder wheels helped me slide a little bit when I was in goal, which certainly helped.
05-22-2007, 03:15 PM
I think the simple answer to this is to buy goalie skates for when you play goal, buy hockey skates for when you play out and buy aggressive skates for when you wanna jump ramps and bust you sack open on railings :D
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