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Old July 30th, 2010, 09:53 AM   #8
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This is "how long is a piece of string?" question. Answer: it all depends on where and how you skate. I'd conservatively guess that 90% of my wheel wear comes from t-stopping. If you gave me a long stretch of smooth road where I could skate up and down all day and not have to worry about controlling my speed or dealing with traffic, I could easily make a set of ordinary wheels last 1,000 miles+. OTOH it's perfectly easy to trash a set of wheels in under 100 miles on something like a London->Brighton skate (a mere 54 miles) that involves lots of bad surfaces and hills where it is important to control your speed.
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