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BUY SKATE WHEELS

Fun is always funnier if it is on wheels, but not any ones. In Fillow we help you to choose the ideal skateboard, depending on where and for what you are going to use it, always from the best skateboard brands, and at the best price.

How to choose skateboard wheels?

Skate wheels have changed a lot over time, both in sizes and materials, thanks to the continued development of this industry. 

Here’s a quick summary of what you should consider when choosing skateboard wheels. 

SKATE WHEELS SIZES

The sizes of the wheels are usually the diameter in millimeters, the most common are from 50 to 59mm. 

The smaller wheels have lower final speed, but higher acceleration, and vice versa. 

If you want to train technical maneuvers on smooth surfaces, you should prefer smaller wheels, around 52mm. 

If you prefer higher speed to move around or skate on ramps, the best sizes are 56-57mm. 

Remember that if you want to use very big wheels, you may need to use high trucks or risers, so they will not touch the deck in any case. 

 

Street and Park Skate Wheels

For all these reasons, the best skate wheels are smaller: lighter and lower skate, with better acceleration for tricks, etc.

If you are going to skate on smooth floors, and you want to train technical tricks, your ideal wheel’s size is between 50 and 53 mm. For more uneven floors, ramps or if you also use your skate to move around, slightly larger wheels are preferable, from 53 to 56 mm. 

Therefore, 53 mm would be the average diameter, that is why it is the preferred size for street skateboarding.

Ramps and Cruising Skate Wheels

For ramps, the ideal measures are between 56 and 60 mm, because in this case it is interesting to achieve maximum speed to reach heights. 

In cruising, larger wheels adapt better to any kind of surfaces, they offer greater speed and it is not so important that it’s harder to maneuver with them. 

In any case, remember that the trucks you use limit the size of the wheels you can use, because if you set up very big wheels on low trucks, without using risers, you could stop the wheels against the deck at the most inconvenient moment, with a painful outcome.

WHEEL HARDNESS

Classification according to hardness:

There are several ways to classify the wheels according to the hardness of the urethane from with they are made. 

The most common is the A-scale, used by most skateboard brands and most well-known skaters. The larger the number, the harder the wheel (101 A is harder than 95 A, for example).

This scale becomes somewhat imprecise for hardness from 101 A, so some brands like Bones use different or additional scales, such as the B or D scale. To find the correspondence between one hardness scale and another, Bones recommends adding 20 points to the value of B to get the value that would be in A. For example, wheels 83 B would be like 103 A, and are much harder than 101 A.

 

How to choose the hardness of your wheels?

As always, it depends on what you want your skate for, and your preferences. Hard wheels reach higher speeds, have higher acceleration and lower grip, but are for use on smooth floors. Soft wheels adapt better to the irregularities of the terrain, have a greater grip, but are slower. They are also mores susceptible to abrasion and deformation (the dreaded ‘flatspots’ of which we will speak later). 

So if you are going to do technical street tricks on smooth floors, harder wheels are better for you, because they are better for tricks and grinds. If you want to move around on all kinds of floors, the slightly softer wheels will be more comfortable for you, and they will offer greater grip. 

Soft  (75-92 A)

The softest wheels are used almost exclusively for cruisers, because they adapt perfectly to any type of terrains, and if you like to just skate around, with them you will have less inconvenience with the pebbles and parallelepipeds. They are also a good option if you are going to record videos.

Medium (92-95 A)

They are a bit faster that the soft ones, with a very good grip, but it is not so difficult to do tricks on them from time to time or get a little more speed on your walks. 

Hard (96-99 A)

With a reasonable speed, a bit of grip, but also with good maneuverability for tricks, these are the most recommended hardness for beginners. They serve for both street and park skating. 

High hardness (99-101 A and 83-84 B)

They are preferred by the most experienced skaters. They are faster and have a greater acceleration capability, so they are perfect for more technical skateboarding. However, on uneven floors, they may be uncomfortable.

 

DIFFERENT SHAPES AND TYPES OF SKATE WHEELS

Core / Standard

Skate wheels can have the central hole part reinforced with a harder plastic than the rest of the wheel, to keep the bearing in place (as when spacers are used). Those wheels that have this are called ‘core wheels’, and the rest are simply standard or ‘non-core’. 

Shapes

Each wheel may have a different shape, with a variety of angles in the curvature of the profile and the width of the part that is in contact with the grounded. A smoother or even convex profile reduces weight to the wheel and prevents the curve of the profile from bothering you in your grinds and edges. As for the surface of contact with the ground, the larger it is, the better the grip and the lower the speed. And, on the contrary, the narrower it is, the more acceleration. 

You can find more information about the different shapes available in the section of each wheels’ brand. 

WHAT ARE ‘FLATSPOTS’? 

When the wheel stops being round and not longer rotates as well as the first day, we can say that it has a flatspot. It occurs when the material wears out by abrasion. This can happen, for example, when you put the wheels in a position perpendicular to the direction in which they are advancing, as usually made to brake. The wheels of higher quality and hardness such as some from Bones Wheels and Spitfire Wheels, are almost impossible to deform with normal use. 

 

WHERE TO BUY SKATE WHEELS?

In our skate shop you can choose from hundreds of models and brands of skate wheels from the most prestigious and professional brands in the sector. We have basic prices, cheap skate wheels, with very good performance and professional skate wheels. 

From our UK skate store we send throughout the European continent: United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, London, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton, Cardiff, Bristol, Cambridge, Sheffield, Southtampton, Plymouth.

BDSKATECO

Bdskateco is a Spanish brand that differs from the rest of the Spanish brands for its philosophy. They seek to offer quality at the best possible price to bring skateboarding to everyone, it is the perfect choice if you are a beginner, or if you have a tight budget, or if you already skate like a pro but you are clear that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to skate with good products. BDSkate is a great brand that offers a warranty on all its products. 

BDSKATECO COMPLETE SKATES

The simplest way to make skateboarding available to everyone is to offer a ready-to-use complete skate, so it is not surprising, knowing the objectives of the brand, that BDSkate complete skate is cheap and one of the best-seller products. In Fillow you can buy your skate with fast shipping and free postage from €75, to offer the perfect gift or to skate yourself as soon as possible. 

BDSKATECO SKATEBOARD DECKS

To ensure the best possible quality, each BDSkate skate deck is manufactured with Canadian maple A+, pressed one at a time, so that the shape is perfect, and using a new special glue called Amerian Glue Formula, or with epoxy resin for the more resistant and light ones. Its stiff construction technology achieves great strength and more durable pop. 

To this care in manufacturing, we must add the original designs for all tastes that they offer us each season, and so we get the famous BD decks so appreciated throughout the country and increasingly beyond our borders. 

In Fillow the BDSkateCO decks are available in different sizes and shapes so you can find the one that best suits your style. 

In this video you can see them in detail, and if you have any questions, remember that you can contact us and we will be glad to help you.  

BDSKATECO WHEELS

The skate wheels from the brand are also in its quality line at a good price. They are made of urethane and with a treatment that makes them more resistant to wear, abrasion and flat spots. They are designed to offer enough grip, but at the same time allow a perfect skidding on curbs, reverts, etc. 

In Fillow you can buy BDSkateco wheels of various hardnesses, sizes and with the best designs of the brand. 

BDSKATECO TRUCKS

Skate Trucks from BDSkate are all you need: indestructible, available in all the most common sizes, with a reasonable weight and an unbeatable price. You can choose between several models and colors, the most basic ones, or the hollow ones that are lighter, or the high performance for higher quality while keeping the price well below usual. 

BDSKATECO GRIPTAPE

Thanks to BDskateco you can buy anti-bubble griptape for skate, it was one of the first brands to offer the no-bubbles system. The micro-perforations to which we have become so accustomed supposed a great advance, since before the common thing was that, when sticking the griptape, air bubbles were trapped between the deck and the grip, and they were very difficult to remove and could end up breaking.

BDSkate griptapes do not have that problem, they stick easily without any problem and offer a good lasting grip. You can find them with various designs, like the basic black grip, that is the cheapest, but better than others that have the same price, and there also other models with their logo or small designs.

BDSKATECO BEARINGS

BD also offers us cheap skate bearings, within reach of all budgets and with a great quality that has been tested by all the brand’s riders and thousands of skaters who have long been fans of the brand, like ourselves. Bdskate bearings are an excellent option to put on your skate. 

BDSKATECO ACCESSORIES

You will always find in Fillow the top-selling BDskateco bolts, guaranteed quality with basic prices and with several measurement options, metallic colors...

The brand also offers skateboarding tools with everything you need to keep your skate well adjusted. We have them available in various sizes and colors so you can choose the one that you like the most.

Another accessory that we highlight is the BDskate bushing. They have a double core that makes it easier for your skate to return faster to its position after turning.

BDSKATECO FAMILY

BDSkate’s intention to make skateboarding more popular is not only noticeable in the price and quality of its products, they also do a nice work creating and supporting skate events, involving their team skaters, recording videos, helping repair skateparks and a long etc. 

The team members are Juan Castaño, Fran Rodríguez, Jaime Bueno, Sergio Sánchez, Victor Cebrero “Vikma”, Javier Saavedra, Xavi Muñoz, Toño García and Arturo Alonso. 

Here you can see one of their videos, in which they give a masterclass of enjoying skating, even at night!