Are 98A wheels good?

Wonderful wheels for indoor rink skating! They are such a great price for the quality of the wheels being so good! They have enough grip but also have a nice slide to them. The 98A wheels have just the right amount of bite/traction but yet they have a little rebound for shock absorption.

What are 98A wheels?

The softer the wheels the more grippy they are (78A-88A wheels are very grippy and used on slippery floors – 98A wheels are much less grippy and used on sticky floors). You must match the hardness of the wheels to the level of grip of your floor. If your floor is slippery you will need grippy soft wheels.

Are 98A wheels hard?

Hardness – generally a soft wheel (85A-88A) will grip but won’t roll as fast as a harder wheel (94A-98A). Harder wheels won’t grip as well as softer ones. Cheaper wheels tend to have less rebound and can feel dead.

What is the difference between 78A and 82A wheels?

The smaller the durometer number, the softer the wheel, and the soft wheels grip much better and ride smoother but don’t last as long. Durometer ratings do not go over a 100A rating. Recreational skate wheel durometers are usually in the 78A to 82A range.

What size wheels are best for street roller skating?

For smooth street skating – choose a wheel from 78-90a for a slightly firmer roll to go faster and still grip the road surface. For indoor skating and for roller dance when you are feeling more confident and want less grip – choose a wheel in the 88a-98a range.

What are 85A wheels good for?

85A until 88A. Hard wheels offer a skating comfort which is not that high but give a direct skating feeling, slightly higher speeds and less scuffing. Durability is especially important for aggressive skating – therefore, hard wheels are preferred.

What are 54mm wheels good for?

This is another great size for starting out, maybe the best. 54mm is probably the best all rounder if you are looking at skating a big variety of terrain. This size seems to provide most skateboarders with the perfect blend of speed and acceleration. This really is the Goldilocks zone of wheel size choice.