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5teve.0h

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Metric vs Imperial
« on: August 21, 2018, 01:39:35 AM »
Anyone have any idea why wheels are usually measured in metric?
Yet boards, trucks, bolts, grip & risers are usually measured in imperial

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Re: Metric vs Imperial
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 03:46:00 AM »
Maybe for precision ?
Since 1 mm = 0,0393701 inch, and if I remember correctly some brands used to have half size in millimeter.
This could be more marketable too ?
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5teve.0h

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Re: Metric vs Imperial
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 03:51:39 AM »
Maybe for precision ?
Since 1 mm = 0,0393701 inch, and if I remember correctly some brands used to have half size in millimeter.
This could be more marketable too ?

Good points. You're probably right.

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Jollyoli

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Re: Metric vs Imperial
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 04:05:24 AM »
Don't mind which one you use but the use of decimals and inches irks me.
8.25, pah! It's 8 1/4
How about 8.06? If it's 8 1/16 it would be 8.0625 is that too many decimals, or is it actually 8 3/50?

Madness!

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