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Old January 1st, 2016, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default Wheels advise needed please.

Hello I'm Aaron

I do need help with Inline wheels but today have an odd request of you and I hope you're still willing to help.

I used to skate quite a bit but now I ride a casterboard. The one I use is custom made and uses wheels of the same type as indoor inline skates.

I can use up to 100mm wheels and grip isn't an issue even with really hard wheels. I know I need something in the range of 90a to 93a but with different companies using standards like firm footprint or durometer it's difficult to be sure what I'm looking at. If you could list a few wheels starting with the hardest avaliable I would appricate it greatly.

Also considering my weight is distributed upon 2 wheels and not 6 or 8 should I be concerned that a banded wheel might squash down and have an enlarged footprint as it would during pushes even while riding straight? I basically need to have minimum footprint at all times despite tromendous load.

I thank you so much for your time in this matter most of all since it's so out of the ordanary.

I'll be posting this in the main forum as well to get a public opnion.
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Old January 1st, 2016, 06:04 PM   #2
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Default Hi Aaron,

Had to consult the "Oracle of all knowledge" to see what you were referring to. RipStik.... I would suggest you look into scooter wheels if you can run 100mm. They are intended to work on 2 wheels only and since Razor makes both, they may have a much better handle on what you want.

Sorry I cannot be of more help. I will caution you however, harder indoor inline (over 90A) wheels are not real fond of high loads. Even before all the current "enhanced construction" wheels, I saw a lot of hard wheels crack and shed under heavy loads, like rolling on the toe wheel.

If you want to pursue inline wheels the fastest way to find out what is easily available is got to the bay and search 100mm wheels.

Good luck.
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Old January 1st, 2016, 10:19 PM   #3
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Hey thanks for the quick reply.

I should have been more specfic. The casterboard started off with razors plastic version but other performance versions are available today. mine as stated is a custom built longboard type none like it exist yet. I've had to replace the original wheels which are substandard compared to racing wheels. I used "matter g shock" wheels in f0 with quite a lot of success it's simply time to replace them and they're no longer being made. I basically just need something that performs similarly to that wheel of anyone has used it. I do know indoor racing wheels to outperform what comes stock.. let's face it manufacturers of toys are trying to save money not design wheels to change the way people ride lol.

I'm hoping to use the vast improvements that the easing community has ushered in.
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