Skateboard wheels are very important for support, agile movement, and the ultimate riding experience. Here's a guide to help you pick the right wheels.

What re they?

Small yet rigid, skateboard wheels range in sizes of 48 for up to 100 millimeters. They have varying ranges of hardness and these hardness levels determine smoothness smoothness or rigidness of the board.


There are currently four kinds of skateboard wheels available. These are:

Street skateboard wheels – These are the smallest type, which measure anywhere from 48 to 55 millimeters. These are hard, so you can increase your speed. They are good for performing skateboarding tricks like flips and other aerial stunts.

Vert skateboard wheels – These are specifically designed for vert skating or skating that involves landing and jumping on ramps. These wheels have sizes that range from 55 to 65 millimeters, allowing skaters go fast and go on long distances.

Slalom skateboard wheels – These are used primarily for slalom racing and skating, where the skater does all sorts of stunts in an obstacle-type races. Size ranges between 60 to 75 millimeters, allowing racers to skate through long distances at fast speeds.

Longboard wheels – Made especially for longboards, which are boards used for transport, longboard wheels have a size of up to 100 millimeters, allowing for a smooth ride.


A good skateboard wheels guide is one that provides unbiased advice to consumers looking for a set that can help keep them safe and improve their performance. Be sure to pick the right size according to how you're going to use the wheel. Also, be sure to pick the type that matches your skill level.


Source by Ilse Hagen