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Blueland89 04-06-2014 09:06 PM

Uneven wear on skate wheels
 
My front two wheels are wearing away much faster than my back wheels. My back wheels look okay, but the front two are horrible. My guess is that I tend to lean more on my front wheels, is this a common thing or just me?

silkyjohnson50 04-06-2014 09:53 PM

Very common, especially if you have a Hi-Lo setup with smaller wheels in the front compared to the back (Missions/Bauers). Not only will the front two wheels wear quicker, but they'll wear with a distinct edge on them. They suggest rotating the wheels often to make the wear even and thus longer. I've always been too lazy to rotate them until I'm forced too though so I cannot tell you first hand how much it helps.

Blueland89 04-06-2014 10:46 PM

yeah I have a pair of Bauers with the hi-lo set up. I have rotated them a couple of times and your right about the very distinct edge. They come down to a point.

silkyjohnson50 04-06-2014 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Blueland89 (Post 82945551)
yeah I have a pair of Bauers with the hi-lo set up. I have rotated them a couple of times and your right about the very distinct edge. They come down to a point.

They suggest rotating them by flipping the wheels around every couple wears that way they don't get that edge on them...

I've always kind of been hesitant to though because I almost feel like I have better edge work when the wheels do get worn down some. Like the first time I'm on brand new wheels I feel like I'm going to lose balance a couple times.

I just put new wheels on recently though so I might actually give it a go and see if there's any benefits/drawbacks.


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