Thread: Light up wheels
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Old September 8th, 2019, 08:34 PM   #2
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I don't see any particular problem with a change from 54mm to 58mm wheels. The smaller wheels will be more manoeuvrable and better suited overall to artistic skating but 58mm wheels will also work.

One thing about light up wheels is they tend to be softer, around 78a. This is less important for a 6 year old than it is for a rather weighty fella like me, but you might want to compare with the hardness of your current wheels or speak the coach to check whether the hardness of light up wheels suitable for artistic skating.

Regardless you could buy a set and use them for the more fun skating sessions and swap back to the 54mm for lessons/practice. If you do this I'd advise buying bearings as well. It's easy to change a set of wheels, its a bit of a pain if you have to swap the bearings as well.
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