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04-15-2008, 09:51 PM
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Inline wheel question

Hey there, just got my first pair of real roller hockey skates (CCM Vector 2.0) and I love 'em. Only thing is they came with 72-76-76-80 wheels.

I play in a league on a surfaced indoor rink, and I've heard most guys in the league say to just get all low wheels. Was wondering if I should get a similar slant (like 68-72-72-76), a flat angle (all the same hardness), or just keep what I've got.

I'm sure a lot depends on personal preference, but I've only been playing a couple years and don't know what guys who have been around a while like to skate on.

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No reason to have all low wheels... I would stick with the sizing that the skate was designed for.... Use all the same hardness.... You'll be fine....

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Use the wheels your skates were designed for. Bigger wheels = faster speed, I don't know why anyone would tell you to get smaller wheels.

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Use the wheels your skates were designed for. Bigger wheels = faster speed, I don't know why anyone would tell you to get smaller wheels.
I've been told it's cause I'm pretty light (140lbs) and short (5'5"). I guess the theory is keep me closer to the ground?

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Use the wheels your skates were designed for. Bigger wheels = faster speed, I don't know why anyone would tell you to get smaller wheels.
Yeah, that's some bad advice.

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I've been told it's cause I'm pretty light (140lbs) and short (5'5"). I guess the theory is keep me closer to the ground?
Uh, no. With your weight I'd get the softest wheels possible for your surface. If it's sport court, get 74A wheels in the sizes that came with your skates.

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I've been told it's cause I'm pretty light (140lbs) and short (5'5"). I guess the theory is keep me closer to the ground?
They probably meant get the softest wheels possible. Usually the heavier you are the harder the wheel you should have (taking into account the surface you are playing on of course)

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First off I got these same blades. If your playing on an indoor court you're going to want to change the wheels because the ones they come with a hard more outdoorish wheels.
The sizes you have should basically stay the same but you could vary it slightly if need be.

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