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    Question How much do wheels affect the speed / acceleration?

    Hello guys, I'm skating for 2-3 years. Through the time, I noticed my friends' skateboards gone longer, faster and smoothier than mine. I was using the complete board's bearings, then I felt slow so I bought Bones Redz, my friends' boards still go better than mine. With one time push, their move last longer. You got the deal I guess, do you know if wheels affect speed that much?

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    Yes.
    Big Wheel = Bigger Top Speed, Slower Acceleration
    Small Wheel = the exact opposite

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    >tfw small wheels and i go the fastest out of all my friends

    gotta push harder fam


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    Quote Originally Posted by DontHateJustSkate View Post
    >tfw small wheels and i go the fastest out of all my friends

    gotta push harder fam
    Nothing to do with push harder. I mean, I try my friend's board, push with same power one time and it goes for 15-20 seconds non-stop, while my board goes 10 seconds.

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    I had some inliner wheels, and before buying some longboard wheels,
    I gave it a try to change the original skateboard wheels with them,
    and what a difference.
    It was a great surprise, they were much quieter, the skateboard runs much easier,
    so I had not tried some longboard wheels this time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddig View Post
    I had some inliner wheels, and before buying some longboard wheels,
    I gave it a try to change the original skateboard wheels with them,
    and what a difference.
    It was a great surprise, they were much quieter, the skateboard runs much easier,
    so I had not tried some longboard wheels this time.
    Why would you do this, just get some bigger wheels and throw some risers on your board
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    Quote Originally Posted by piedude View Post
    Why would you do this, just get some bigger wheels and throw some risers on your board
    I did it, because I had these inliner wheels.
    When I skated the streets at home on my inliners, they run much easier and longer at a slight downhill.
    The skateboard did'nt increase speed like my inliners, until I put inliner wheels under it.
    It is well known from bikes and other vehicles, that narrrow and harder wheels run easier than wide and soft wheels.
    Of course I'm looking forward to the day, where I get a chance to try a longboard.
    / Henning

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    Some people can just cruise faster and smoother than others no matter the equipment you use. The redz are fine. If you are still using the complete wheels then go ahead and grab some decent wheels to replace. Other than that just keep practicing your pushing and cruising and your technique will develop. Don't be surprised if you get new wheels but are still slower then everyone else. Good luck though and try not to let it bother you too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddig View Post
    I did it, because I had these inliner wheels.
    When I skated the streets at home on my inliners, they run much easier and longer at a slight downhill.
    The skateboard did'nt increase speed like my inliners, until I put inliner wheels under it.
    It is well known from bikes and other vehicles, that narrrow and harder wheels run easier than wide and soft wheels.
    Of course I'm looking forward to the day, where I get a chance to try a longboard.
    / Henning

    In the weekend I had the chance to try this longboard and compare with my own skateboard.
    It's very different, but I definitely prefer my own board with the inliner-wheels.
    Because my skateboard is smaller, it is wilder and more exciting to ride.
    / Henning
    Last edited by Buddig; 06-01-2016 at 12:41 AM.

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