Roller Hockey Skate Care
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03-27-2012, 12:26 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
don't know how much money you have, but this should be your ideal system.
considering you will be playing both indoor and outdoor, you should have 2 sets of wheels and bearings.
Depending on your financial situation, the wheels that are coming with your new missions should never touch the outdoor surface. Im not sure what wheels the skates are coming with, but if its a "soft" wheel like the labeda dynasty wheels, they will be destroyed within a couple sessions out doors. If your skates come with a harder wheel, I would put the ABEC 3 bearings in those wheels and buy yourself a good set of indoor wheels to use for your ABEC 9's.
I can't stress enough how important having two sets of wheels is. If you use hard wheels indoors, you will have issues gripping the surface and will slip on the rink pretty frequently.
If you use soft wheels on both surfaces, you will destroy the wheels pretty quickly outdoors as well as have the wheels pick up all the dirt and what not from the outdoors and they will be useless both outside and inside.
The seperate bearings is more of a personal preference. More dirt and what not is accumulated outdoors, so I dont want my high performance bearings getting gunked up outside and be less effective during games.
I know the constant wheel switching can be time consuming and annoying, but the difference you will see in performance is absolutely worth it
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