View Full Version : Wheel Question: Match Inline to Ice Skates
06-12-2008, 12:07 AM
I was wondering if there was a way to roughly match the feeling/ edges of inline skates to ice skates using only different wheel sizes/ durometer. Unfortunatley, I'm not willing to shell out the bucks for the rocker chasis.
Thanks a lot guys
06-22-2008, 01:40 PM
I play more ice than roller and I used the rocker chassis for years and it does mimic an ice hockey profile better than a flat or hi lo chassis and makes the transition from ice to roller a bit easier. If you look on ebay you can sometimes find them for around $20. I sold my spare Rocker chassis's for around that last year when I switched to another chassis.
The chassis I switched to is the Sprung Chassis. Google it and you can read more about it. It isn't cheap, but I feel it does an even better job replicating the feel and stride of ice then the Tuuk Chassis. For me I think it's also increased the grip and my speed. It uses two springs to help you dig in like you would on ice.
I don't think you can just change the wheels on a Hummer, Hi lo or regular flat chassis and make it feel like ice...you'll want the Tuuk or the Sprung. The Sprung is the better option in my opinion, but is also generally more expensive. I like the Sprung so much that I have a pair on outdoor boots and just bought my second pair of indoor boots with them (I like the first pair, but the boots just weren't the right fit for my foot so I'm going to have to get rid of them). I still have a pair of boots with the Tuuk Rocker on them, but haven't used them since I switched to the Sprungs.
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