Things you need to understand about skateboard wheels.
For those who know very little about skateboarding, but are planning to take it up as a hobby, the importance of skateboard wheels will not be known. As a skateboarding beginner, it is imperative for you, to know about different types of skateboards and the best skateboard wheels. These are the most important parts of your skateboard. It is imperative to have the wheels that are of good quality.
Skateboard wheels are available in different sizes (diameter). The wheel size should be selected based on the type of skating, you will be doing. Bigger wheels are known for excellent acceleration, and are fast, while the small wheels are the ones with moderate acceleration and are slow. Turns can be readily made with small wheels, but, it is not possible with the bigger wheels. The diameter of skateboard varies from 50 mm-70 mm, and the most commonly used are the ones whose diameter varies from 52mm-56mm. Small wheels are ideal for street stunts and tricks. Bigger wheels are for those who want speed, and at the same time, also want balance.
The next parameter is the durometer. Durometer is actually the measure of the wheels hardness. Durometer A is a 100-point scale that is used to measure the hardness of the wheels. Higher the number, harder is the wheel. Even the B-scale is also used for measuring, which is an 80-point scale. If the wheels are harder, they offer great speed and must be used to skate only on the smooth and leveled surfaces such as skate parks. Soft wheels are slow and offer great grip to the skater. Balancing the movements is a lot easier with soft wheels, so they are the best choice for street stunts. More grip means fewer injuries; so, the skater can easily do the risky stunts.