How to Rotate Rollerblade Wheels

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Rotating your rollerblade wheels when they become worn will give them a longer life and keep you skating safely for quite a while. There are many different ways to rotate your rollerblade wheels. Whatever method you choose, ensure you rotate the wheels when required. Read on to learn more.

Things You'll Need

  • Allen wrench
  • Remove the number one wheel (the front wheel) from the left rollerblade skate and place it in the number three position on the right skate. Put the number three wheel in the open number one slot on the left skate.

  • Repeat step 1 on the right skate.

  • Remove the number 2 wheel from the left rollerblade skate and place it in the number 4 position on the right skate. Put the number 4 wheel in the open number 2 position on the left skate.

  • Repeat step 3 on the right skate.

  • Try a different rotation if your rollerblades are uncomfortable. Move the wheels from the number 4 position to the number 1 slot, then 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and 3 to 4. Put the wheels from the left skate on the right skate.

Tips & Warnings

  • Since rollerblading wears the inside of the wheels, put the worn edge of the wheel to the outside of the skate. This will give your wheels even wear which leads to a longer life.
  • When you should rotate your rollerblade wheels depends on a number of factors including your weight, where you skate and how often you skate. Avid skaters may need to rotate wheels often while the weekend skater may only need to rotate them every six months.
  • Keep all washers, bolts and axels when removing the wheels. You will need them again when you put the wheels back on the skates.

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