Roller: Wheel Placement

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  1. the_nole

    the_nole Registered User

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    I've seen some different wheel set ups, and not sure how to set up my skates.
    2 grippier wheels on the front(1) and back(4).
    or the grippy wheels in the back two wheels (3)(4).
    or then obvious, the same wheel on all four.

    I've got a hi-lo 72-80, and I've been thinking about doing front / back

    what is everyones prefrence?

    Is there even a science to it?
     
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    I have no idea. I always keep the same grade on all four.
     
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    Actually, I have the grippers on 1 and 3 positions and the harder wheels on 2 and 4. Never tried it any other way but it seemed to work for me.
     
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    I usually get the same hardness for all 4, but if I haaad to choose, I'd probably put the two softer, grippier ones in the back. When I think of myself stopping, it's using the back wheels and when I think of myself pushing off the back wheels do a lot of work while if I'm just gliding I'm usually leaning forward. This could be completely wrong but it's how I'd justify it.

    Plus with the 80/72 setup the back wheels are larger and won't have to be replaced as often so it would probably last you a bit longer.
     
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    waffledave waffledave, from hf

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    I play with 2 big extra hard wheels in back, one smaller medium grip wheel in the middle and one extra soft, smaller gripper in front. Alot of people think I'm weird but it works for me...I brake alot so I wear out my back wheels fast and the gripper in front helps me with my sharp turnarounds. I go through the front wheel in sometimes less than 2 games...But the way it's set up I can change directions almost as good as on ice.
     
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    how hard are we talking about 80+?
     
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    Yes. I play on asphalt though.
     

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