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Old November 2nd, 2016, 10:33 AM   #5
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I skate on some fairly hard outdoor hockey wheels for speed and they last longer than soft wheels. I find skating on wet anything nearly impossible to be safe. It can be done, and you can find speed skate race videos online where they race in the rain, and fall a lot.

Keep your weight over the foot on the ground best you can. Shorten your push stroke. Let us know if you find wheels that make a big difference.

Personally, I switch to my longboard for wet skating. Big, fat wheels have much larger contact patches and are actually difficult to make them slide. Also, on a longboard, my weight is ALWAYS over the wheels. Plus - half as many bearings to mess with after a rain skate.
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