Longboards Wheel Shapes

Longboard  wheels come in different shape, size and colors.

Some of the main shapes are with round and square lip

longboard-wheel-shapes

each has its own purpose and work better in a specific boarding activity.

The hardness of the wheels (durometer) has impact on the grip, slide and bumpiness of your ride.

longboard-wheels-durometer

You find much more info on this in how to choose a longboard on longboardsusa.com

These wheels can be put on any longboard.

Eric

Hello World, Longboard wheels anybody?

You longboard can not survive without great wheels. Its like a car without tires.

Your car can not move without wheels/tires and the wider the are the more contact with the asphalt.

Same is true for longboards. They have wider wheel based – compared to skateboards – so there is more contact with the concrete/asphalt you skate on.

This allows for sliding at higher speeds and keeping the board under control at high speeds.

On a drop deck longboard you are close to the ground and you have a stable ride, however without the right wheels you still go no where.

drop-deck-longboard

Here a great drop down longboard with premium zaza wheels size 70mm  with a  83a hardness.

This is a great freeride / small downhill longboard from ehlers.

 

Nico.