The size of the wheels
Diameter is one of the most important parameters of the wheel, which greatly affects the driving characteristics of the skateboard.
Small radius is the value from 48 to 52 mm. These wheels are perfect for very smooth surfaces such as special coatings in skate parks or very fresh and high quality asphalt. They will provide the Board with unprecedented maneuverability. But high speed with these wheels, not to develop, and any obstacle can be for them.
The average radius of from 50 to 52 mm – great for conventional asphalt in the streets. But a large radius (from 52 to 56 mm, and more) gives you the real speed and great maneuverability of the skateboard in terms of cracks, chips, or other obstructions on the pavement. But these wheels are the most difficult.
Optimal for normal driving can be considered wheels from 52 to 54 mm, it is the middle option that enables you how to jump on ramps, and good control of your skateboard on the street.
It should be remembered that sooner or later the wheel will still wear out, so buying too small without clear objectives is not necessary.
Choosing a good wheel, don't forget about the bearings. They also must be of good quality and brand, otherwise the wheels will not show itself in all its force.
Soft or hard
Hard wheels are better hold speed and accelerate faster, and soft, but can do well with noise like twigs, stones or cracks. Rigidity is marked with the parameter "A", the hard wheels – 101A. For street riding it is better to take a fairly rigid, not below 98A, otherwise you'll have to crawl in the rear, riding with a group of friends.
For many skaters an important parameter of the wheels is the color or the pattern they depict. Undoubtedly, it deserves attention, but remember that the quality of skiing has no effect.
Brand or "since"?
Brand wheels, of course, guarantee you a certain level of quality, but the price is slightly higher than the Chinese ones. Among the brands you can select those for whom the wheel is a main product, and those that make the wheels together with other sports equipment. Most known for their quality following brands: Pig Wheels, Аutobahn, Spitfire, Hubba Wheels, Ricta, Satori Wheels. Other very good proizvoditeli: Element, Toy Machine, Black Label, Zero.
Good wheels for the skateboard cost about 1200-1500 rubles per set.