Author Topic: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?  (Read 1117 times)

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Weegee

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Is it true that the bigger and heavier you get you have to upgrade in wheel size? I've been told that alot even when I started skating. I'm 6'4 and 203 pounds and I ride 52's or 53's and I do get problems sometimes but the thing that gets me is that James Hardy is 6'3 (?) and is around my weight area and he rides 51's with no problem. So is wheel size a personal choice or do you have to get it bigger when you get older? Sorry for this lame topic.

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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 01:31:47 PM »
I think the bigger you are, the wider deck you should ride.

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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 03:57:54 AM »
Wheel choice is probably dependent on personal preference and what you ride most often. 

Bigger wheels = more speed, especially on rougher surfaces and/or transition

They kind of help if you're heavy and/or don't want to push a lot, but all that extra pushing might help you drop some pounds.


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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 05:18:24 PM »
Ride whatever you want to. Im 6'2" and 215 and I ride 51s.  Go with what you think is best.
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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 10:38:37 AM »
good god this is a dumb question
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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 10:47:34 AM »
i think it just seems like you should ride bigger wheels because most of the fat asses just ride tranny, and claim to be more into "cruising and skating fast" when in reality they just cant get off the ground anymore and would break something if they fell.
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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010, 10:53:40 AM »
i think it just seems like you should ride bigger wheels because most of the fat asses just ride tranny, and claim to be more into "cruising and skating fast" when in reality they just cant get off the ground anymore and would break something if they fell.
sounds like me, exept the tranny.
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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 03:32:54 AM »
Definitely bigger board, it just looks stupid otherwise.  I'm 200lbs, 6"2 and ride 53's - so I don't know about the wheel size really making a difference. 


Probably just ride whatever wheels you want!
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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 09:32:51 AM »
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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2010, 10:58:45 AM »
IMHO, if you're a heavy dude, you should ride high trucks with riser pads and smaller wheels to reduce the amount of wheel bite since wheel bite makes you bails tricks that you could have rolled away from.       
 

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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2010, 10:41:15 PM »
i think it just seems like you should ride bigger wheels because most of the fat asses just ride tranny, and claim to be more into "cruising and skating fast" when in reality they just cant get off the ground anymore and would break something if they fell.

Ironically all my hardest falls over the years have been transition skating.

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Re: The bigger and heavier you are, the bigger wheels you have to ride?
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2010, 05:22:43 AM »
Me too to be honest... Busted my ass yesterday skating a little bullshit transition... Like a 3 or 4 ft quarterpipe hip... Caught my back truck coming in on a bs nosegrind and fell straight to flat on my shoulder.
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