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Old March 2nd, 2013, 04:43 AM   #1
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I purchased a used pair of Boomerang skates. They are white with blue strings, the wheels look small. They are not usa made as the size was euro. How do I tell if they are indoor or outdoor?? The wheels only say Boomerang ABEC 1 or 7?
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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Googled the brand, seems they make skateboards, is Australia?
Any skate is an outdoor skate and any wheel can be used outdoors

But...78-85a is a wheel durometer that works better then harder 85a+ wheels unless the surface is exceptionally smooth.

Tiny wheels start and stop faster, outdoors they tend to bog down with debris easier but if you are on a clean smooth surface will work.

Hugh wheels don't bog down with debris, necessarily, they just want to go straight, and fast. Depends on the type of outdoor skating you want to do, so you've got the boots, if the wheels aren't outdoor wheels or the size is wrong, the wheels can be changed.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #3
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thanks, the wheels looks mall have no size on them, so I just try them and see how they work?
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Old March 5th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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thanks, the wheels looks mall have no size on them, so I just try them and see how they work?
You could measure them. They look like indoor wheels but it's hard to tell in such a tiny photo
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Old March 5th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #5
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I wonder if Boomerangs will make a comeback.











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Old March 5th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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Just because a skate may be "declared" an outdoor skate, does not necessarily mean that very much about the skate has really been properly optimized for outdoor performance.

On top of that, you have the different expectations of the skater as to what kind of skating use they plan for the skates, what different qualities of surface conditions they intend to roll, etc. ....

With that said, the skates in the PIC have one very good thing for outdoor use handled, and that is the forward location of the front axle.

If you can just get some softer (78A-84A) large diameter (65-70+ mm) to fit on them, they should probably work fairly well. Rougher the surfaces you will roll, the softer the wheels should be.

I am not much of a fan of high cut boots for outdoors, but if that suits you well then go with them.

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I wonder if Boomerangs will make a comeback.











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