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    Default Need Help With Roller Wheels

    I was playing a pickup game on July 4th, and one of my wheels literally blows up. The damn thing explodes. So I switch some wheels around and go with three. And that one disintegrated as well.

    WTF?

    I play on concrete, so it tears up my wheels fast. So I flip them all the time. This concrete surface is the primary surface I play on for roller. I have a set of brand new wheels that are meant for sport court. I don't want to use them because I know they will be eaten up like cheesecake at a buffet.

    So what the hell do I do?

    Do any of you know of wheels that are specifically meant for concrete, or do I just buy some cheap wheels and eat them up like the last ones?

    Please help...

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    I'm curious as hell, what kind of wheels were these? There definitely are wheels made for concrete/pavement though. Hyper always had a few to choose from like their Edge series and NHL Pro series.

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    Try these places for decent selections:


    Hockey Skate Wheels


    Outdoor Inline Hockey Skate Wheels

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    Labeda Asphalt Micro-HubOutdoor Inline Skate Wheels

    Those are the wheels my friend and I use outdoors(pavement/concrete) and they last quite a while. Careful in the turns, they don't grip quite as well as softer wheels, but they get the job done.

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    I always went with an 80A wheel when I used to play on a concrete rink..

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    I hear from guys that I play with that Labeda Gripper's are among the best outdoor wheels. They say they last a long time. When I buy my wheels, I usually just ask for a "good outdoor wheel" and then flip then when necessary. If you're flipping them everytime or every other time, that is not normal and you have cheap wheels. Spend the extra few bucks a wheel and it will pay off in the end.

    Examples: Ice Hockey Equipment and Roller Hockey Equipment - HockeyDogs.com - Contact Us - Good guys, they're in Garden Grove.

    Hope that helps...

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    You wanna look for some with a high durometer. The higher the number, the harder the wheel. Hardness affects durability, shock absorption and ability to grip to whatever surface you're skating on. For your size and where you're using them really your only option typically would be an 80A durometer. However, Hyper came out with a wheel not too long ago that is made for concrete and has a higher (78A) Durometer.

    http://www.hockeymonkey.com/hyper-ro...razoredge.html

    They aren't too expensive in the grand scheme. However, just know if you have been rolling a 78A, and you're still having the chunking problems it could be your size. These wheels are made to hold specific weight classes and even though you're all tall and skinny... the wheel just feels the weight. That combined with a hot concrete on a hot day might just make for spontaneous combustion.

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    Daxx, what kinda wheel were you using? Sounds like Rue could be right. Was it a covered rink, or was it out in the sun?

    Regardless, do NOT use the sport court wheels on concrete. It will wear them faster than you can believe. It you gotta, get a cheap set of wheels for the concrete and switch them out when you play sport court. It may take some getting used to, but your wallet, and your game play will be thankful.

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    i had labeda asphalt wheels and i hate them

    grippers are my favorite wheel

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    Hmm, you guys got me thinking I should switch over to Labeda when I replace my wheels.

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