What's the hardness rating mean?
Sure-Grip Uses the "A" rating when giving a wheel its hardness rating. Their are several different ways to measure the hardness of a material, 12 in fact. The most common are "A" and "D." "A" is used for softer materian and "D" for harder material. In roller skating the higher the number the harder the wheel. Outdoor wheels typically are between 78A - 88A, indoor wheels are typically between 90A - 100A. The hardness of the Fugitive wheels is from 92 - 97, which means that these wheels are very grippy and thus great for derby skating. At LowPriceSkates.com we have a wide variety of choices of wheels for speed skating, jam skating, and roller derby.
Some wheels such as the American/Vanathane wheels cannot be rated on this system because of its clay composition. The All American Plus, Fomac, Premiere and Freestyle wheels were made in the 1960's for use on a wood floor with no plastic coating. They were made of a clay/vanathane material that would slide and outstanding roll. When rinks began using plastic coating on the floors in the early 70's the composition of wheels was changed to urethane, but LowPriceSkates.com still offers All American and Fomac wheels which are the top preferences for rhythm skates. Another very popular wheel with the rhythm skater are the Bones Elite are the 101A, 62mm. Checkout the great deals on these wheels at LowPriceSkates.com.
While the actual boot itself is a very important aspect of skating due to comfort level, everyone knows that the wheels are what will determine your speed and the smoothness of your ride. Wheels are easily the most important aspect to the art of skating. Depending on which wheels you purchase, you can skate faster, smoother, and with more reliability than ever before. Roller skate wheels are a greatly underestimated aspect of skates, because they will ultimately determine just how well you are riding. The beauty of our website is that we have a wide assortment of wheels as well as bearings, frames, boots, plates, and anything else you might need. If you want high quality products at affordable prices, choose our skates and roller skate wheels today.