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04-14-2010, 11:11 AM
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Roller wheels? What hardness?

Time to get new wheels and well, I usually get all the same hardness. Although this time I was thinking of switching it up (usually I use 76 or 78).

Since my front wears out much quicker than the back, would getting a 82/82/78/78 setup (front to back) work or would that kill the grip since only the back will really be the grip wheels. Or would 82/78/78/82 make more sense? I think going 82 with all 4 would be a bit much wouldn't it (in terms of lack of grip)?

I only play outdoors, either on smoother asphalt or clay-top.

Oh yeah, wheel sizes are 72 76 76 80 so I can always rotate the middle two depending on wear also.

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You should just go all 82 or even 84. When playing outdoor you will get grip from pretty much any decent wheel no matter it's hardness and you won't have to worry about wear if you use the hardest possible.

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You should just go all 82 or even 84. When playing outdoor you will get grip from pretty much any decent wheel no matter it's hardness and you won't have to worry about wear if you use the hardest possible.
Quoted for truth, I use all 84 a's, and have no problem

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yep agreed as well. it'd be better to just go with 82 or 84s.

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Since my front wears out much quicker than the back, would getting a 82/82/78/78 setup (front to back) work or would that kill the grip since only the back will really be the grip wheels.
Are you rotating your wheels?

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i agree with the other posters. if you only play outdoors 82s or 84s will be fine. you'd be wasting your money with anything less because they'd just wear down faster unless you are using them for indoors only.

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Just got my 82a wheels in. Went to use them for a bit today in the morning. First tight turn I made slipped right on my hip. Forgot that these things aren't as grippy as my old 76a wheels! Got more used to it after a few minutes though!

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