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I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Goryer Gaynor » 18 Nov 2012, 19:52

Hello you lovely lot,
I've just got my birthday skates ordered (sure grip rebel invaders) and I'm not sure they come with wheels....what ones are gonna see me right for withywood and drop in, also considering I'm still pretty fresh meat....I'd want some that would be slightly more responsive and not take too much effort to move off in as I feel it takes me quite a while to get going on the wheels I've got now...(ridgey, vipers fairly wide....that's about as technical as I get ATM)
Thanks in advance derby fonts 'o knowledge :) x

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Re: I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Devine Retribution » 19 Nov 2012, 09:49

I have these skates - they come with suregrip fugitve wheels which i found to be totally fine but i am tall and big, if you a little and light then you may want something more sticky later down the line. they will be more than good enough to start with and then you can decide what you want later!


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Re: I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Ruby Whipper » 19 Nov 2012, 11:22

I found this really helpful when trying to decide, if you click on all the different wheels it tells you all about them and what they are best for...

http://www.atomwheels.com/Quad/index.html

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Re: I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Power Kraut » 19 Nov 2012, 11:44

Suregrip Fugitives are fine, I skated on them for ages, and lots of people use them. They will certainly be alright for you for a while, until you figure out if you would like to try something narrow/lighter/smaller/harder/stickier, whatever.

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Re: I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Goryer Gaynor » 19 Nov 2012, 12:55

Great stuff guys thanks, just spoke to James at skate Britain and I've upgraded to Sure grip Rebel AVENGER's now which have fugitive wheels.....I'll see how I get on with these and can look at new wheels when I've improved.

Devine Retribution wrote:I have these skates - they come with suregrip fugitve wheels which i found to be totally fine but i am tall and big, !

Yup- I'm short and big so hopefully these will do me right :) x

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Re: I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Black Thorn » 19 Nov 2012, 13:18

Gorier Gaynor wrote:I've upgraded to Sure grip Rebel AVENGER's now


Good choice - you are joining a small (elite ;) ) group of us that are skating with an avenger plate. Small warning - I found this plate so reactive that to begin with I had to tighten the trucks right up and put on harder cushions to allow me to skate in a straight line! I got used to them really quickly and have now loosened them/put softer cushions back on, and it is probably due to the fact that I was used to such a different plate, but if you struggle initially (they feel squirrelly/out of control) try tightening the trucks right up :)

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Re: I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Goryer Gaynor » 19 Nov 2012, 18:13

Good to know.....best I've done this sooner rather than later then! Do you know who's leading the training on sun? ,ought make sure in advance there's a skate tool handy :)

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Re: I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Chick Dastardly » 20 Nov 2012, 10:22

Gorier Gaynor wrote:Do you know who's leading the training on sun?

I think it's Da Silva Surfer on Sunday 25th Nov.

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Re: I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Kamo » 20 Nov 2012, 11:50

Gorier Gaynor wrote: ought make sure in advance there's a skate tool handy :)


I usually have one in the bag, just give me a nudge if you need it.

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I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby da silva surfer » 17 Dec 2012, 22:50

If anyone is still confused about wheels and hardnesses, different floors, mixing wheels etc this video is pretty good at explaining stuff:

http://youtu.be/5HagbrU3GOw

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Re: I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Taya Thomas » 10 Jan 2013, 15:37

Hi people who have bought the Avenger plates. How did you decide what size plate to get? Is the guide chart accurate?
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Re: I wheely need some advice on wheels please...

Postby Chick Dastardly » 10 Jan 2013, 15:45

Taya Thomas wrote:Hi people who have bought the Avenger plates. How did you decide what size plate to get? Is the guide chart accurate?
TT

I think I found that the chart size was accurate... but I measured the distance between my ankle bone and ball of my foot and then matched it to a plate size (distance between axles). I think Blizz did it this way too.

EDIT - this was the most useful web page I found while I was reading up on plates - http://www.skatelogforum.com/forums/sho ... stcount=64


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