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02-05-2009, 06:28 PM
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Question about roller hockey wheels

Well, Im in need for some new wheels and I have a question. It may sound really stupid but Ill ask anyway.

I have Tour Cobalt 8.8's. They come with 80mm wheels. I dont have alot of cash and HockeyGiant has wheels on clearance for $1-$1.50, but they are only 68mm and have some 72mm. Would it be ridiculous to put 68's on or no? Has anyone tried it?

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Well, Im in need for some new wheels and I have a question. It may sound really stupid but Ill ask anyway.

I have Tour Cobalt 8.8's. They come with 80mm wheels. I dont have alot of cash and HockeyGiant has wheels on clearance for $1-$1.50, but they are only 68mm and have some 72mm. Would it be ridiculous to put 68's on or no? Has anyone tried it?

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I'm not an expert and I don't know Tour Cobalts but I think you can do that. 72s in the back and 68s in the front will give you a slight "rocker" and raise your heel relative to your toe which some people like for roller hockey. (it will actually lower the heel about an 1/8" and the toe 1/4")

The hardness of the wheels for the surface you play or skate on is a huge factor as well.

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I'm not an expert and I don't know Tour Cobalts but I think you can do that. 72s in the back and 68s in the front will give you a slight "rocker" and raise your heel relative to your toe which some people like for roller hockey. (it will actually lower the heel about an 1/8" and the toe 1/4")

The hardness of the wheels for the surface you play or skate on is a huge factor as well.
Tour skates have a little groove under the footbed so the front wheels will fit, because the skate is angled downwards. They arent hi-lo's, they are meant to have 4 80's going across. I know I need indoor wheels, too.

What Im asking is, is wheel size really relevant? I know the bigger, the faster, but does it make a huge difference?

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If you put 72s on instead of 80s, you'll lose a little speed but not all that much imo. You may notice no difference at all.

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Side question... how do you like your 8.8s? I just got some on sale at inlinewarehouse.

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Side question... how do you like your 8.8s? I just got some on sale at inlinewarehouse.
They are pretty nice. Its my first pair of Tours and I dont think ill ever be going back. The only thing I didnt like was that the wheels it came with cracked pretty quick (Labeda Fusions) where the bearing goes in. I also weigh 220 though, so that probably did them no justice.

How much did you get them for?


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They are pretty nice. Its my first pair of Tours and I dont think ill ever be going back. The only thing I didnt like was that the wheels it came with cracked pretty quick (Labeda Fusions) where the bearing goes in. I also weigh 220 though, so that probably did them no justice.

How much did you get them for?
They're on sale now for $150

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Damn, I paid $220 for mine and used them a total of 30 times? (I use seperate skates for indoor/outdoor) I should have waited.

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