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04-28-2008, 09:34 PM
What is the thought on how to go faster on a sports court by changing your wheel makeup?
I assume I want to use the hardest wheels that will still grip?
How about mixing wheels? should I mix in a 84 somewhere?
If so where should it go? the rear wheel? front wheels?
05-02-2008, 01:21 PM
Just a follow up.
74’s seem way too soft for a sports court. They are too grippy and too slow. 78’s seem good and there were no slippage issues. I have full sets of 74, 79, and 84 wheels.
Does anyone use 80’s, 82’s or 84’s on a sports court or are they too hard?
Does anyone mix wheel hardness for sports court?
I am just thinking out loud in regards to my 1st post;
It seems the whole High low set up is putting larger wheels in the back for straight away speed and smaller wheels in the front for turning. I can surmise that the front wheels are used more for turning.
Rear wheel 84, then 78, then 78, front wheel 78 or maybe 74.
In theory this would give me the best of all worlds? And maybe make the “Hockey stop” easier to do with a hard rear wheel.
05-03-2008, 07:51 AM
It's all about personal preference and feel, tinker with your setup until you find something you like.
05-03-2008, 01:48 PM
I find that if the rear wheels don't have much grip in comparison to the fronts, hockey stopping is very awkward as it tends to over-rotate since your fronts are gripping, but the rear still wnats to keep sliding out.
If I ever mix hardness I try to keep front and rear the grippiest
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