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Old May 18th, 2018, 02:11 AM   #1
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Default Help with my custom skate park skates

So I am normally an indoor skater but have found I enjoy outdoors skating too. Looking to build a set of skates that I can change out wheels and use them for skate parks. Mostly ramps and bowls. Iím not sure about the plate, I noticed most people are using 10-20-degree plate. Kind of wondering if I should get a 15 because that is what I am used to indoors. I understand the tradeoffs, but donít know what might be best. Love some input. Iím definitely out of my territory here, have had some experience with 100 buck crappy skates in the park. I think the boot is OK, but there may be much better choices for the plate and wheels. Thanks for your thoughts!

*Riedell 965 boot
*Sure Grip Avanti magnesium (10 degree)

*Octo Momentum Park Dual Density Wheels (I would use these for park)
Wheel Diameter:58mm
Wheel width:32mm
Wheel hardness:100A (too hard for most people or fine with many?)

*Maybe Sure Grip Slider/Grinder Blocks for easier drop ins?
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Old May 21st, 2018, 06:24 AM   #2
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IMHO, the only thing you really need to concern yourself with going
from indoors to outdoors is wheels. Generally, you want something
softer outdoors that deals better with much-less-perfect surfaces.
There are people who swear by the Atom Pulse wheel for outdoor.
I don't personally have any experience with them. I've got a set of
Sure-grip Aerobic wheels which have been just fine for me. Too,
I have no experience with ramps and bowls though. Most of the time,
I'm skating quadlines outdoors which is a whole different kettle of
fish! Around here on SLF, there's been alot of talk about some bigger
wheels called Zombie Hawgs. If you do a Google search for
"zombie hawgs site:skatelogforum.com", that should turn up the
threads.

Have fun!
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Old May 22nd, 2018, 02:44 PM   #3
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IMHO, the only thing you really need to concern yourself with going
from indoors to outdoors is wheels. Generally, you want something
softer outdoors that deals better with much-less-perfect surfaces.
There are people who swear by the Atom Pulse wheel for outdoor.
I don't personally have any experience with them. I've got a set of
Sure-grip Aerobic wheels which have been just fine for me. Too,
I have no experience with ramps and bowls though. Most of the time,
I'm skating quadlines outdoors which is a whole different kettle of
fish! Around here on SLF, there's been alot of talk about some bigger
wheels called Zombie Hawgs. If you do a Google search for
"zombie hawgs site:skatelogforum.com", that should turn up the
threads.

Have fun!
I agree that soft wheels are great for outdoors, but on ramps you need the firmness of a hard wheel. Look at the wheels the boarders use, very small, hard wheels to help get up to speed quickly and less friction to allow pumping.
Have a look at the Chicks in Bowls groups. These girls do a lot of ramp and street skating. Some useful information from them
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