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Hockey and Other Roller Games Discussions about hockey played on inline skates, quad roller skates, and ice skates. Also includes discussions about other games played on skates such as roller basketball and rollersoccer.

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Old February 7th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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Hello all.. i have an older pair of Hi-Lo Mission Hockey skates that i use all summer for weekend hockey playing with friends and family.. they get pretty beat up as we play a lot to say the least.. well i have the original wheels on there and they've about had it.. they are angled on both sides as after each game i'm rotating them to try and even the wear out..

we play outside at an outdoor hockey rink but i'm pretty sure this surface is a lot harder than most surfaces..

my question is what kind of wheels should i go with to replace these? i literally abused these wheels i currently have on there to the point where when i make a hard turn in either direction i'm sliding through it because i'm hitting the plates!

i want a wheel that will have decent (half way decent) grip and decent life..

thanks
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Old February 7th, 2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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how heavy are you, and what would you say the skating surface is made of?
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Old February 10th, 2010, 12:51 AM   #3
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how heavy are you, and what would you say the skating surface is made of?
about 195lbs and the surface is definitely concrete
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Old February 10th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #4
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i got some of the red star wheels and they came with free bearings from inlinewarehouse or rollerhockeymonkey..i forget which. they are holding for me and im a bit heavier than you. definitly dont need a spendier wheel like rink rats.

they are 84a with a pretty nice profile on them..not too spendy.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #5
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i got some of the red star wheels and they came with free bearings from inlinewarehouse or rollerhockeymonkey..i forget which. they are holding for me and im a bit heavier than you. definitly dont need a spendier wheel like rink rats.

they are 84a with a pretty nice profile on them..not too spendy.
thanks for the info... i never bought roller hockey wheels before so this will definitely be a learning experience!
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 04:24 AM   #6
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Just about any wheel between 78A and 86A will be good for outdoor roller hockey. I've heard Labeda makes some good wheels. I have some coming my way soon, I believe I got the "Addictions". They are supposed to be really good for roller hockey, but we'll see.
Back to the 'A'... If you want more of an ice feel (with a slight bit of a chance of sliding out) I would lean more towards a higher A. If you want to stick to the ground a little better, I'd go with a lower I.
I started playing with 76A and 78A and now I actually prefer 80 or 82.
Here's a link containing all the info you'll need to help you decide when making your next purchase.
http://www.schoolyardpuck.com/2010/0...or-hockey.html
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