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Old May 3rd, 2008, 02:00 PM
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Default Wheels and Surfaces....take II

Unfortunately guys.....it appears that I have accidentally deleted our "Wheels and Surfaces" thread somehow while trying to merge a couple of topics. My apologies.

So here we go again. Use this thread to post what wheels you are using and what you weigh, and on what surfaces you are playing on.

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Outdoor Painted Concrete
Rink Rat MB-816's 78a on RBK 7K ice boot with Sprung Chassis

Indoor Smooth as Glass Painted Concrete
Labeda Dynasty II's on RBK 7K ice boot with Sprung Chassis
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 02:12 PM
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6"1 178LBS
Labeda Fuzion and Dynasty II XS ( 74A )
Sport Court and Ice Court.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 08:48 PM
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5'9" 220

Sportcourt
RR Hornets 76A
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Outdoor rink - Concrete
RR World Cups
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Old May 4th, 2008, 01:26 AM
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180lbs hyper unity shift 76a on painted concrete
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Old May 4th, 2008, 01:33 AM
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approximately 140lbs
Mission Wicked 3s
76mm RR Hornets 76a (black/silver)
80mm RR Hornets 76a (yellow/green)

Sportcourt Equivelant (its like a plastic with tiny modules in it) & tiled surface.
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5' 5" 125 lbs.

Rink Rat Hornets 76a on sport court using code carbons.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 07:03 AM
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Okay.. question about the Rink Rat Retros.. they're way cheaper here on IW than the Hot Shots I've been using forever, and I assume that since they're a single pour they're probably more likely to chunk, but has anyone used both, and can give an opinion about the Retros? I'm thinking about making them my next replacement set for indoor sport court, but if any of you have had bad experiences with them, I'll stick with the Hot Shots or the Hornets.

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Old May 4th, 2008, 04:33 PM
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kuzak sticky wheels on outdoor basketball court
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Old May 5th, 2008, 10:44 AM
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Friend of mine had a question for his Missions.. he said "If I'm out of 72mm wheels can I use all 68mm wheels up front instead, and will there be any negative impact"?

Now I know, obviously, that there's a reduction in speed, but I don't know how much pitch will be affected. Can anyone give me a good answer for this? Or should my response be, simply, "nope... it's really no big deal." ?
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if he's on a 72-80 Hi-Lo, then he can go 68-76. Putting 68 with the 80 will not only put so much on the toes he'll be staring at his laces, but the second and fourth wheel won't touch, or the first two won't depending on how he leans
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Higher the pitch, the more wear on the front two wheels.
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if he's on a 72-80 Hi-Lo, then he can go 68-76. Putting 68 with the 80 will not only put so much on the toes he'll be staring at his laces, but the second and fourth wheel won't touch, or the first two won't depending on how he leans
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Higher the pitch, the more wear on the front two wheels.
Thanks, guys. I will pass on the info!
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5'8" 140 lbs

-Indoor smooth concrete
-Labeda Grippers, soft

It's my first time on this surface. The wheels grip alright but I'm sure there are better wheels out there. Tight turns are tough to pull off. I'll live with it for now.
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Default Wheels and Surfaces....take II

im using a 78S wheel hardness and lately im having a hard time doing a hockey stop, i was never that great at it on rollers but especialy bad recently, does any1 have any tips and should i switch to a 82A hardness?
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to stop better or to get more grip you should get a softer wheel like a 76a.
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im using a 78S wheel hardness and lately im having a hard time doing a hockey stop, i was never that great at it on rollers but especialy bad recently, does any1 have any tips and should i switch to a 82A hardness?
78S?? *laugh*

It depends on what your stopping problem IS. Can you be more specific, and tell us what surface you're playing on and how much you weigh?
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6'2", 230lbs - 78a indoor rink surface. 84a outdoor basketball court asphalt.

I'm having trouble stopping now (wheels slip out), so I'm considering dropping to 76a soon.

Last edited by l8nite : August 26th, 2009 at 04:12 PM. Reason: lost weight
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What would be a good wheel # for a once ice rink turned into a gym like floor surface? I have 84A on both pairs of my skates.
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Default Wheels and Surfaces....take II

I'm looking for a set of wheels that are good for one certain rink in particular that I practice and play pickup games at.

Outdoors on a somewhat rough asphalt surface. I hate sliding all over the place, and want some GOOD grip.

I'm currently using a La Beda "Asphalt Gripper" that I think came with these Mission Proto V's from like 1998 (hi-lo 72-80). I'm not very pleased with these. I try to push off hard and don't like my traction. My stopping is also difficult. I just slide too damn far.

I assume that better grip means a softer wheel that will wear down easily, but whatever. Grip, and therefore mobility, are what I need.

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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:51 PM
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Outdoors on a somewhat rough asphalt surface. I hate sliding all over the place, and want some GOOD grip.

I'm currently using a La Beda "Asphalt Gripper" that I think came with these Mission Proto V's from like 1998 (hi-lo 72-80). I'm not very pleased with these. I try to push off hard and don't like my traction. My stopping is also difficult. I just slide too damn far.

I assume that better grip means a softer wheel that will wear down easily, but whatever. Grip, and therefore mobility, are what I need.

I'm 6'1" 170lbs. I skate well and have no problem stopping....except for the fact that I slide 11,000feet when I do.

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