What is the difference with professional wheels?
Material can be the most important characteristic of a professional fingerboard wheel. Urethane has converted in a popular material for fingerboarders and brands because it’s the same material of skate wheels.
The quality of the bearings also makes a big difference between professional and amateur wheels. This piece provides softness to the ride when your fingerboard is rolling.
Friction surface of fingerboard wheels
Friction surface is the zone of the wheel in contact with the surface. When this is wider, it has more grip. This is the reason why street wheels are thiner, because the road and the streets are rude and stop the skate.
Bowl wheels are wider because they are used to roll on skateparks, where the floor is polished and does not have imperfections. Moreover, they provides more stability for the speed of the bowls.
Blackriver Wheels review
We show you some Blackriver wheels models, give them a try and talk about their difference.
Basically, there are around four models with different diameters which make them bigger or smaller, and different friction surface.
How to well-maintain fingerboard wheels
Bearings have small pieces inside which can be damaged because of dust, sand or water. So it’s convenience to save them in a closed place.
Set them off
Dirt can be generated between nuts and axel of the truck. This provoques a great difficulty when you go to change wheels. So try to change wheels now and then to keep this zone clean.
Clean the surface
If you see that the friction surface has some dirt, you can clean it up by moving your fingerboard from side to side on a sheet.