The Longboard Blog

  • 16th Nov 2015

    DIY: How To Pick Wheel Size

    Hawgs Micro Monster 63mm 80a White WheelsStart off with your truck size. If you don't know what size you need, read our article here.The general rule for wheels is as follows: - 150mm or 9" Truck…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 6th Nov 2015

    Wheel Durometer: What Is It?

    The Sector 9 65mm 80a Butterballs Durometer is the measurement of how soft or hard a wheel or bushing is. All wheels are placed on a scale ranging from 75a to 101a. The lower the number, the soft…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 26th Oct 2015

    Crunch Time: How To Prevent Wheel Bite

    The dreaded wheel bite occurs when a wheel comes into contact with the deck during a turn, stopping the forward motion. This causes a rider to loose balance and/or fall off the board. Thankfully,…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 9th Oct 2015

    Big or Small? The Characteristics of Wheel Size

    Cloud Ride Ozone 70mm 80a Teal WheelsWheel size contributes to speed, grip, and agility. In general, larger wheels are used for downhill and smaller wheels are used for cruising. Larger Wheels: 7…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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