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FILA URBAN WHEELS 80MM/84A

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DESCRIPTION:
Wheels represent the essential component of all inline skate and quad skates; they are the only point of contact with the ground and are the means by which direction and force of movement are transferred.
The main features of our wheels are:
- the production process,
- the quality of the materials,
- the diameter,
- the hardness,
- the profile
We use two different production processes: injection moulding (generally in PVC) or casting (polyurethane). Polyurethane cast wheels provide the best quality.
The better the polyurethane, the more durable, faster and better performing the wheels will be. The degree of rebound a wheel provides is a key element to understanding the level of quality of a polyurethane. Wheels with the best rebound provide the best performance.
Wheel diameter affects many factors. Small wheels provide better acceleration but a lower maximum speed. They allow you to have a lower centre of gravity and, as they require a shorter frame length (considering the standard setup of 4 wheels in line), they are more nimble when changing direction. Beginners usually use small wheels (80mm) as these provide a lower centre of gravity, have a lower maximum speed, and are more manageable. Beginners also stop and start frequently, and small wheels make stopping, starting and accelerating easier.
The more experienced you become, the more you’ll appreciate the benefits of larger wheels. Large wheels accelerate more slowly but allow for higher speeds and more riding comfort because they absorb ground vibrations better. The 3-wheel setup also solves the problem of frame length. 3 large wheels can be fitted into the same frame length as a 4 small wheel setup, thus manoeuvrability is not compromised. Hardness mainly affects grip and wear resistance. On smooth, slippery surfaces a softer wheel (78A) is ideal, while on asphalt a harder wheel (85A) is preferable.
Wheel profile has an effect on functionality. Skaters using ramps prefer square profiles, as they deliver better stability. Freeskaters and ice hockey players use a rounded profile as this gives consistent ground contact and grip regardless of skate angle. The elliptical profile is ideal for fitness training and high speeds. Quads use wheels which are smaller (so they don’t interfere with the shoe when turning) and wider. All this is interconnected with the technical characteristics of the chassis, steering truck, and style of skating.

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