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Old April 18th, 2019, 10:46 AM   #1
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I'm not here to get advice to choose wheels, I like to do my own successes and mistakes, so I already bought 8 70 mm kryptonits wheels. I haven't tested them yet, as a beginner I try to master the basis before.

But I'd like to have some opinions about what I can wait for when I'll use them. I purchase larger wheels mostly to go for a "hike" on wheels.

I read a lot of posts about it but it seems that the ones of you who use large wheels mostly do that for downhill or speed. Is it good for hanging around ? It'll probably be harder to move, but is there a huge difference for tuning fr exemple ?

I also saw that some are cutting the wheels to make them narrower, is that an obligation ?

Thanks by advance.
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Old April 18th, 2019, 11:24 AM   #2
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Hi.

I'm not here to get advice to choose wheels, I like to do my own successes and mistakes, so I already bought 8 70 mm kryptonits wheels. I haven't tested them yet, as a beginner I try to master the basis before.

But I'd like to have some opinions about what I can wait for when I'll use them. I purchase larger wheels mostly to go for a "hike" on wheels.

I read a lot of posts about it but it seems that the ones of you who use large wheels mostly do that for downhill or speed. Is it good for hanging around ? It'll probably be harder to move, but is there a huge difference for tuning fr exemple ?

I also saw that some are cutting the wheels to make them narrower, is that an obligation ?

Thanks by advance.
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Old April 18th, 2019, 01:17 PM   #3
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70mm will not be so big that they'll be slow for recreational skating. They will be fine.

I have a set of 70mm longboard wheels on my outdoor skates and they're the only wheels I use outdoors. So they cover both speed/distance skating and relaxed recreational skating.
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Old April 18th, 2019, 01:19 PM   #4
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Kryptonics Route 70 are my favorite outdoor wheel. Big soft and give me a workout due to weight. As long as you are "hiking" on some sort of pavement they should do fine.

I'd only cut them down if I wanted to shave the weight but hey, I want the exercise!

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Old April 18th, 2019, 02:26 PM   #5
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Yes, I'll "hike" on solid surfaces (I just wasn't sure to find the right word in English, but I surely won't go into gravel ways or things like that).

Also glad to know that the cutting is "optionnal". And yes I took "only" 70mm because I wasn't sure the wheels won't touch the plate in 80mm and I wanted a "compromise". I also try to slow my "geek" nature, (I can't skate bacwards or correctly stop and already wants all kind of wheels and stuff...). So 70mm seemed the reasonnable thing beetween "I want plenty of cool big stuff" and "Forget it I won't use any of that".

Thanks for your replies guys, they confirm what I thought about these wheels.
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Old April 18th, 2019, 09:51 PM   #6
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Kryptonics Route 70 are my favorite outdoor wheel.
Mine should be on my front porch right now from FedEx. Blue ones. My only concern is tripping myself with overlapping wheels between my feet. I think they will stick out and this may be why people are trimming them.

I am currently skating on 65mm Radar Energy wheels. They come narrow and I still hit them together but never crashed because of it. If the 70s are dangerous I just go back to the 65s. Except for the occasional perfectly shaped rock I really love the Energy wheels.
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Old April 19th, 2019, 02:18 AM   #7
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Mine should be on my front porch right now from FedEx. Blue ones. My only concern is tripping myself with overlapping wheels between my feet. I think they will stick out and this may be why people are trimming them.

I am currently skating on 65mm Radar Energy wheels. They come narrow and I still hit them together but never crashed because of it. If the 70s are dangerous I just go back to the 65s. Except for the occasional perfectly shaped rock I really love the Energy wheels.
Cutting the faces off reduces weight. My wheels were 85mm with large radiused corners that made for a narrower footprint and very fat overhanging faces on the wheels. After cutting them down to 73mm the footprint widened and then cutting the faces flat with the hubs, lost a lot of weight. Light weight and a wide footprint with a narrower wheel was the goal, I got what I wanted by cutting extra large wheels down
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Old April 20th, 2019, 02:03 AM   #8
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Cutting the faces off reduces weight. My wheels were 85mm with large radiused corners that made for a narrower footprint and very fat overhanging faces on the wheels. After cutting them down to 73mm the footprint widened and then cutting the faces flat with the hubs, lost a lot of weight. Light weight and a wide footprint with a narrower wheel was the goal, I got what I wanted by cutting extra large wheels down
Skateboard/longboard wheels? My quads have narrow bearing spacing compared to my longboard wheels. Is there a fix for that?

Do you have any YouTube vids of your lathing the wheels?

I skated my Route 70s today first time and I don't care about the extra weight, only the wheel overlap that may trip me up.

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Old April 18th, 2019, 03:24 PM   #9
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I'd advise that you might try smaller wheels, 48-55 just to gain confidence, small wheels spin up fast and make small turns, they are a blast and will shorten your time as a beginner.
Larger wheels are nice, as long as they aren't heavy, and you like to go in a straight line.
As an outdoor skater I moved to ceramic bearings because more than once when caught in the rain...steel bearings siezed up and made me walk.

Honestly, if you want speed get on inlines.
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Old April 18th, 2019, 04:37 PM   #10
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I'm not looking particulary for speed for know. I currently have my quads monted with 62x38 mm wheels, and I learn with them, mostly indoor.

When I said that I bought those wheels i should have said: I additionaly bought those wheels...
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Old April 18th, 2019, 04:46 PM   #11
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Your plate and large wheels may collide, depending on deck height.
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