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    Default Skateboard wheels for faster skating on rougher ground?

    Hey!

    So, I've got an element complete board with 50mm wheels and I've found that its a bit tough to ride on rough terrain (streets, sidewalks) without my feet vibrating to the point where they get numb. Also, I can't skate too fast either. I'm pretty tall and probably weigh around 180lbs so I was wondering if you could give me some suggestions as to what kind of wheels I should buy to be able to ride faster?

    Thanks!

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    99a spit formula 4s, 56mm

    It depends on how rough the road is though. Some things just cant be fixed

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    You can get big cruiser wheels. 56mm wheels with 78-80a hardness. That'll get you over rough terrain and help you go faster on rough terrain. Spitfire 80hd is an example.

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    How rough are we talking? Sometimes you just have to suck it up and push harder.

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    Yeah, you're right Bozo, some harder pushing would definitely help (It's only my 2nd week of skating though, so, hopefully, I'll get there :) ), but I'll also look for some wheels. Well, its kind of hard to say, like there are some seemingly smooth-ish roads I try to skate on and my feet literally vibrate ( http://lh5.ggpht.com/_sk0T7lv_0ZE/TQ...is-cels-04.gif ), so I usually skate on the sidewalk meant for cyclists (just to practice) and it looks like this http://www.divritenis.lv/box/images/...ja/img3601.jpg (the red one). This will probably seem ridiculous to some of you who are more experienced, sorry. xD

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    I deal with some pretty rough roads where I live, it's best to get used to it now then try to use wheels as a crutch. That being said, going up to a bigger wheel size (54 to 58mm) can help a lot.

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    Okay, thanks! :)

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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.


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    I still skate with this setup.
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    Anyone give Ricta Speedrings an extended look?

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    As CCCP said...Spitfire 80HD's. They roll fast and soak it all up on rough terrain. I have a set on my street riding board. They make a huge difference.

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    bones atf 80a 54mm lower a rating=softer wheel, a bit little bigger than average but not too big, great for rough bad roads, i've personally been skating one set for like 3 or 4 months now and they're still holding up pretty well rocks just roll out of the way when you hit them for the most part.
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    I am using cult ist wheels. They are a bit big at 63mm (got 1/4" riser at bullet trucks). I am using skateboard as a commuter, going 10km total daily and they do the job just fine. I bought a set of 58mm 97a mini logos but on rough pavements of Glasgow (uk) it's a bit of torment. Cult is on sale now in one of the shops you can get this for like £15. They are really smooth (80a)

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    I wanted to ask a similar question to this. I've been riding around one of my local parks lately (a regular park, not skate) to try and get more used to cruising but I find I'm just pushing all the time, the paths are pretty flat and fairly smooth-ish, but the board stops pretty quickly after not pushing and it's quite tiring to just be pushing all the time. It's fine when there is a bit of downhill but as soon as it flattens out again I stop quick.

    I just measured my wheels at 50mm and read that it's a pretty small size for an adult. Would going up to 54/55mm size help much? I found some spitfire wheels online that were 54mm and 99A durometer, as well as some bones which were 55mm and 100A. Would any of these help or would they be too hard? I occasionally go to a skate park to learn on ramps and stuff so I need a bit of an all rounder board. Would I also need some risers if going up to that size? I have no idea what size my trucks are.
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    I just got some spitfire formula fours, 53mm and they seem to handle to streets decently. You don't want to get nothing too slick because if you get a really smooth surface your wheels will slip out from under you.

    I recommend getting Bones Swiss bearings though (non-ceramic) because I got bones reds and even after lubing them up with Monkey-Lube (bought from my local skate shop), they still aren't getting me the top speed I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demni View Post
    I wanted to ask a similar question to this. I've been riding around one of my local parks lately (a regular park, not skate) to try and get more used to cruising but I find I'm just pushing all the time, the paths are pretty flat and fairly smooth-ish, but the board stops pretty quickly after not pushing and it's quite tiring to just be pushing all the time. It's fine when there is a bit of downhill but as soon as it flattens out again I stop quick.

    I just measured my wheels at 50mm and read that it's a pretty small size for an adult. Would going up to 54/55mm size help much? I found some spitfire wheels online that were 54mm and 99A durometer, as well as some bones which were 55mm and 100A. Would any of these help or would they be too hard? I occasionally go to a skate park to learn on ramps and stuff so I need a bit of an all rounder board. Would I also need some risers if going up to that size? I have no idea what size my trucks are.
    needing risers depends on what trucks you have, if you have krux-high rucks or something similar you can get away with 54's and no risers, won't hurt to keep a set handy though. i personally like softer wheels for skating, bones atf 54's are what i've been using, and i love them as long as you flip them every couple months or so they'll hold up really good like mine have. and if you don't want to dish out 60-70 bucks on swiss bearings get bronson g3's i've never skated swiss but i've skated super reds and g3's put them to shame. and g3's on amazon are like 40 bucks, and as long as you take care of them you won't need another set of bearings for a long time.

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    Mini logo do some 90 a wheels now in different sizes, I haven't tried them yet but think they may be my next wheel.
    i have some Chris Cole 99a formula fours and am debating wether to put them on my board for all round use or to keep them for parks.

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