The second to last wheels on both of my skates are pretty much ripped up to the point where I can't use them for a game tomorrow night. (I use these as my back wheel when I play street).
Since I need to run to the store tomorrow to grab wheels, I was wondering: I'm looking to make a transfer into soft wheels (I play in an indoor league on sport court). I'm a fairly large guy (6'1, 200 lbs) and was too afraid of using soft wheels in case I got the "flat tire" effect. However, a team mate of mine about the same size was wearing new soft wheels last game and said they felt great, so I'm ready to make the switch.
I'm thinking instead of buying a new set of soft wheels, is it a good idea to just buy two new soft wheels and place them on the boot as my last wheel, as a "test drive"? I'm afraid this is not a good idea, as the rest of my boot uses wheels about 76A.
I use Labeda all-purpose grippers as my 76's and Mission 76A wheels as my 80's. (Hi-Lo)
The soft wheel I would place as my back wheels are Labeda X-Soft Grippers.
Anyway, in case you are confused, my main question is: Is it a bad idea to mix the harder wheels with a soft?
for hi-lo setup, i like going with softer wheels front and back for turns and harder wheels in the middle for speed. also not all same hardness wheels are the same, the higher end ones will usually last longer and feel stickier.
Are you sure it's not the acetone breaking down the urethane that's making the wheels tacky?
The wheels seem to be holding up and I got this tip from an other guy that has been doing this for a long time. I am a big guy so I need the extra grip without buying a new set of wheels every other month.