86a - Hard for a "soft wheel". These wheels have a fast roll speed and plenty of grip for pushing around town but are likely to lose traction around tight corners. You'll be able to roll over rough surfaces without getting hung-up on cracks or small rocks, but the wheels will absorb less vibrations than a softer wheel. Ideal for technical freeride because they transition into slides very easily, slide quickly, and wear slowly. Also a good filming duro as it's a bit faster than some softer varieties.
Urethane skate wheels generally range from 75a-101a, the numbers increase with the hardness of the wheel.
You may notice a discrepancy between what we designate a wide, standard or narrow and what the brands do. This classification is our opinion based on years of skating, as well as looking at the profile of the wheel as it compares to what we believe is a standard profile. You just have to trust us on this.
Wide - Wide wheels provide more traction and stability at high speed, so you'll be less likely to slip out of your line.
Smooth - Smooth wheels have a shiny coating on their surface that is commonly referred to as its skin or mold release. Smooth wheels are generally preferred for their grip and traction.
|Contact Patch (mm):||33.5||36.4||36.4|
|Suggested Riser Size (in):||1/8||1/8 - 1/4||1/4 - 1/2|