Win a set of wheels for EVERY SKATER ON YOUR TEAM! ***
Calling out to all Rink Rats out there!... #iamaRinkRat Contest is here!
Check it out: between now and December 31st of this year, we will award a free set of Rink Rat wheels every Sunday to one lucky skater. Then on December 31st, the final winner will get a set of free wheels for His/Her ENTIRE TEAM! The more that you and your teammates participate, the more chances of winning the grand prize.
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Inline wheels are one of the most important pieces of gear that you'll purchase as a roller hockey player. Your performance is directly affected by the type and overall quality of wheels you choose for your inline skates. It isn't simply a matter of going out and purchasing the most expensive wheels and hoping for the best. Each wheel is designed specifically for a certain playing surface, whether that's inside on sport court tiles or hard wood floors, or outside on smooth concrete or asphalt. And then once you have a wheel that's appropriate for the surface you're playing on, you have to make sure that the wheel durometer you choose is a good fit for your weight. These are just a couple of the things you have to consider when purchasing inline hockey wheels.
In addition to the durometer, you also have to pick out wheel sizes that fit the wheel configuration of your hockey skate chassis. Most inline hockey skates have 4 wheels in each chassis with as many as 4 different wheels sizes. The most common wheel sizes for senior skates are 80mm, 76mm, 72mm and for junior skates you'll likely need 72mm, 68mm and 64mm wheels. Just make sure to check the sizes of the wheels on your skates before you purchase a new set of wheels or else you'll end up with wheels that simply won't fit inside your chassis.
Lastly, you have to choose between 608 standard bearing wheels or 688 microbearing wheels. Your skates will already have one of these two sizes of bearings and wheels mounted to the frame with a specific type of axle and spacer. Unless you're adamant about making the switch from standard bearings to microbearings or vice versa and you're experienced enough to know which parts you'll need, we recommend that you stick to the size that you already have on your skates.
We at Rink Rat pride ourselves in giving you the best tools for the trade, so that you can go and enjoy your game without having to worry about your performance.
The Rat Is Back!
Rink Rat Hockey Wheels feature a variety of different wheels that can be used on indoor and outdoor surfaces. The Identity series uses Rink Rat's Mtech© technology and a pro level urethane for a mix of speed, grip and durability. The World Cup is back and even better than ever. This all purpose wheel gives you the same great performance as those in the Identity lineup but can be used on other surfaces for more versatility. The Envy, Pivot and Eclipse all use different high quality urethanes ideal for indoor and outdoor use.