,/tr>

S k a t e L o g
Inline Skating and Quad Roller Skating
Editor: Kathie Fry

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Email    

SKATING AROUND THE WORLD: Africa - Asia - Europe - Oceania - Pan America
Home --> Wheels --> Rotating Skate Wheels


Roller Derby Books

Roller Derby Videos



SkateLog editor Kathie Fry
Kathie Fry, Editor

Venice Beach
What I Saw Skating in Venice Beach

Start Here
Beginners
Articles
Countries
Events
Skaters
Site Map
Skating Styles
Aggressive
Artistic
Fitness
Ice
Naked
Hockey
Recreation
Skateboard
Speed
- [View More]
Equipment
Skates
Wheels
Bearings
Protective Gear
Helmets
Maintenance
Accessories
- [ View More]
Community
Message Board
Chat Room
Newsletter
Regional
Countries
Local Clubs
Group Skates
Skate Tours
Media
Books
Magazines
Movies
Posters
Video Clips
Videos
Video Games
More Topics
Beginners
Deaths
Health Issues
History
How to Skate
Hydration
Injuries
Legal Issues
Lessons
Nutrition
Organizations
Police Skating
Safety
Sports Medicine
Travel
Web Sites
Where to Skate
- [View More]

Site Map
Quick Start
Search


Rotating Skate Wheels

An explanation of why it's important to rotate your skate wheels and when to do it, plus three different approaches for rotating your skate wheels.


A Tip
Pay attention to the way you wear out your wheels because it can help to improve your skating skills.

My wheel-wear pattern tells me to put more power into my left stride because I'm wearing out the wheels on my right skate faster than the wheels on my left skate.

I also tend ot wear out the inside edges of my wheels faster than the outside edges, so this tells me I am probably pronating too much, and I need to skate more on my outside edges.
Why to Rotate Skate Wheels
Rotating your wheels regularly will make them last longer, because they will wear more evenly. Skate wheels usually wear out faster on one edge than the other, and most people wear down some of their wheels faster than others. For example, I wear out my back wheels, and the wheels on my right skate first, and (like most people) I tend wear out the inside edges of my wheels faster than the outside edges.

When to Rotate Skate Wheels
You will know it's time to rotate your skate wheels, when you see that one side of your wheels - usually the inside edge - is wearing down more quickly than the other. Another signal is when you can see that some of your wheels are noticeably larger than others, but if you can see this difference, you have probably waited too long.

3 Different Wheel Rotation Strategies
Here are three different approaches to rotating your wheels: #1 keeps things simple - you rotate the same wheels, the same way, every time. #2 turns rotating your wheels into an all-day project (that method is only for people who really love futzing around with their wheels). #3 is a very reasonable middle ground, and this is the method I use.


The Conventional Wheel Rotation Strategy

A Precise and Complicated Strategy

The Middle Ground (What I Do)


After You Rotate Your Wheels
Freshly rotated wheels can feel a bit strange when you skate on them and it can be difficult to keep your balance. This problem can be reduced by rotating your wheels frequently, and by rotating the largest wheels to the front and back positions. If you your wheels do feel strange after rotating, they will feel normal again after a few days of hard skating.



Wheel Rotation Article in French
Permutation des Roues
(Estriade.com)



Visit Our 12 Skating Forums
Forums for discussing aggressive, artistic, beginning, hockey, fitness, recreational, roller basketball, roller derby, roller dancing, rollersoccer, quad skating, slalom skating, and speed skating.



Related Links:
Skate Wheels - Main Menu
Bearings for Skate Wheels
Skating Accessories
Skate Buying Guide



Skating in Africa | Skating in Asia | Skating in Europe | Skating in Oceania | Skating in The Americas


SkateLog Forum

Michael, Kathie, and Glenn in Venice Beach
Join our friendly international skating community
Inline Skate Shop

Roller Skate Shop


SkateLog Forum

Michael, Kathie, and Glenn in Venice Beach
Join our friendly international skating community


Skating In: Albania | Andorra | Asia | Austria | Estonia | Europe | Norway | Liechtenstein | Portugal | United_Kingdom

Skating Topics: Aggressive | Articles | Artistic | Bearings | Beginners | Books | Clubs | Countries | Countries | Events | Fitness | Forum | Group Skates | Health | Helmets | History | Hockey | Hydration | Ice | Injuries | Ice | Legal | Lessons | Magazines | Sports Medicine | Naked | Nutrition | Organizations | Police | Posters | Protective Gear | Safety | Skateboardingl | Skaters | Skates | Travel | Video Clips | Video Games | Videos | Web Sites | Wheels | Where to Skate


Recreation
SkateLog Forum
SkateLog.com
Scuba Doll
Hawaiian Music
Ask About Sports
Web Site Editor
Kathie Fry Dot Com
Pictures of Kathie
Venice Beach Skating
U.S. States
Arizona for Visitors
California for Visitors
Hawaii for Visitors
Nevada for Visitors
New Mexico for Visitors
U.S. Cities
Los Angeles for Visitors
Miami for Visitors
Do It In Long Beach
Continental Travel
Do It In Africa
Do It In Asia
Do It In Europe
Do It In Oceania
Do It In The Americas
More World Travel
Travel Guides International
Vietnam for Visitors
Do It In Thailand