longboard wheelsThe Longboard Store has wheels for every style of skating. The hardness of your wheels is ultimately a personal preference. You need to find the balance between hard and soft wheels that will be best for the skating you will be doing.
The first number on a wheel is the diameter, which reads in millimeters, like 70mm. The next number is the hardness. The higher the number, the harder the wheel is, and the opposite for smaller numbers. the letter “a” is the scale in durometer. 78a is generally known as a good all around hardness. 75a would be softer and more “grippy”, and 81a+ would be harder and faster. Harder wheels are better for sliding, since they are less “grippy”, and will break loose easier. If a wheel feels too slick while sliding, you would adjust by reducing the durometer.
Questions? Our expert staff is always available to answer any questions and help find the perfect set up for you.