About Inline Hockey Wheels

You have many options when considering inline hockey wheels. Certain things come into play, such as playing surface, skater's preferences and your hockey league's rules.

  1. Playing Surface

    • The playing surface is a big factor. Certain wheels work well on concrete; these wheels are much more durable and will last longer, but they have less traction when playing on slick hockey floors. On slick playing floors, softer wheels provide better traction.

    Size

    • The size chart for wheels usually goes from 47 mm to 100 mm. Some people prefer bigger wheels, which are better for speed but are not as good as smaller wheels for acceleration and handling.

    Hardness

    • The hardness of the wheels is slightly defined by the surface you play on. The hardness rating goes from 72A, the softest, to 84A, the hardest. Softer wheels are better for slick playing surfaces but will wear more quickly. The 84A is the hardest you can buy, and it is best for concrete playing surfaces.

    Pricing

    • Prices can range from $4 to $18 a wheel. The more expensive wheels are lighter and have a higher performance level.

    League Rules

    • Some leagues allow only clear wheels, so they won't leave marks on the floor while the skater stops. Check your league's rules.

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