Which Longboard Wheels Should I Get?
When it comes to buying longboard wheels, it is extremely important to take different shapes, sizes and designs into the account as these factors can make the wheel more effective in different areas. Longboard wheels tend to be bigger than skateboard wheels however, depending on the size, you might also be able to use them on your standard skateboard and convert it into a cruiser board.
What Size Should I Go For?
One of the most important factors to consider is the size of the wheel. The bigger the wheel, the higher top speed you will be able to reach however, your acceleration would be much slower. On the other hand if you have a smaller size wheel, the acceleration would faster but the top speed wood be lower. Most people tend to go with size 70mm diameter however, longboard wheels can vary from 64mm to even as high up as 83mm diameter in some cases.
How Hard Should My Wheels Be?
Longboard wheel tend to be made up of urethane and when we mention hardness, we are referring to the durometer of the urethane used. Harder wheels tend to be a lot faster and great for sliding however, they can be less stable due to the lack of grip. Slower wheels however, will be slower but will provide you with some great grip and stability when you most need it!