Giotto 57mm Freestyle Wheels
The Giotto 57mm professional lo-profile freestyle wheels provides a less expensive (compared to urethane counterparts), yet, very high quality wheel, which is used on many types of skating surfaces including standard wood floors coated with plastic or polyurethane, but also tile basketball and volleyball courts, indoor or outdoor tennis courts and concrete or terrazzo surfaces. The Giotto FreeStyle Wheels are used a great deal internationally, where there are few indoor skating centers like there are here in the USA. Many competitors use combinations of hardnesses of the Giotto to achieve the best skating result.
The tread color identifies which hardness the wheels are.
- Blue = 47D
- Grey = 49D
- Cream = 53D
- Yellow = 57D
- White = 60D
Set of 8 wheels
The softer the wheel, or lower shore “D” hardness number, the more the grip and slightly less roll. The harder the wheel, or higher shore “D” number, the more the roll, with slightly less grip. The shore “D” scale is used for rubber and plastics, while the shore “A” scale is used for urethane.
It is almost always recommended to use spacers in the wheels, when using standard 7mm bearings.