Choosing The Right Wheels


The first important step is to know the size of wheels that fit your skates. Inline hockey wheels will generally range from 47mm – 80mm. 47mm and 59mm wheels are generally for goalies, with 68-72mm for small children and 76-80mm for adults.

The wheel setup will vary between makes and models too. For example, newer Bauer and Mission skates have a Hi-Lo wheel setup, which means the back two wheels are bigger than the front two, while Alkali tends to have a straight setup with the same size wheels along the chassis. Be sure to know your wheel setup before buying your wheels.



The second step is to know what surface you’re playing on. This should play an important factor in deciding the hardness of your wheels. Wheel hardness or 'durometer' ranges from 72A-85A with 72A being the softest and 85A being the hardest.

Indoor Wheels (72A - 78A) are generally used on surfaces such as indoor sports court, wood floors, and smooth concrete. A softer wheel is needed in order to provide grip and traction. Outdoor wheels used on an indoor surface can slip and won't provide sufficient grip.

Outdoor Wheels (82A - 85A) are for use on surfaces such as asphalt or rough concrete. A harder wheel is needed to maintain durability and grip on a rough surface. If an indoor wheel is used on an outdoor surface, the wheel will quickly wear down and can even crumble.

Multi-Surface Wheels (generally 78A/80A) can really be used on any surface and provide a balance between speed, grip, and durability. These are great for players who constantly switch between indoor and outdoor surfaces.

Konixx wheels are given slightly different stiffness designations based on the wheel model. 

  • The standard "A" rating designation. 
  • Konixx's exclusive "+" rating system which is required due to the complexity of their wheels made for tiled surfaces.  

Please refer to the information below to help in your decision about picking the Konixx wheel best suited for your given skating style/surface.

For wheels with the standard “a” rating we suggest to following for all weights and skaters:

78a - (Spitfire, e-Flux)

  • Smooth Concrete, Coated/Painted Concrete, or Wood
  • Beginner to advanced skaters
82a & 84a - (Triton, Rocket 2x)
  • Abrasive concrete or asphalt
  • Beginner to advanced skaters

85a - (Pure-X Street)

  • Abrasive concrete or asphalt
  • Beginner to advanced skaters

For Dual Pour* wheels with the Konixx “+” rating we suggest the following based on body weight, skating style, and surface skated on:

+0 Dual Pour - (Pure, Tachyon, Pure-X)

  • Tiled Surfaces
  • Beginner Skater up to 180lbs
  • Intermediate to advanced Skater up to 170lbs

+1 Dual Pour - (Pure & Pure-X)

  • Tiled Surfaces
  • Beginner Skater 180 to 195lbs
  • Intermediate Skater 175 to 190lbs
  • Advanced Skater 170 to 185lbs  

+2 Dual Pour - (Pure & Pure-X)

  • Tiled Surfaces
  • Beginner Skater 195 to 230lbs**
  • Intermediate Skater 190 to 230lbs**
  • Advanced Skater 170 to 230lbs**
* The unique properties of a Dual Pour wheel require more specific stiffness limitations. As a result, in the Pure we offer three + ratings catering to higher body weights and more aggressive skating styles. The above guidelines for body weights are just that, guidelines. If you find yourself between two stiffness ratings I body weight, we suggest the softer of the two options for beginner to intermediate skaters and the stiffer of the two for advanced skaters.


Larger players need to choose a harder wheel on indoor surfaces because their weight compresses the wheel into the surface, adding to the wheel's grip. Smaller players need a softer wheel on indoor surfaces as they cannot compress the wheel as much as heavier players, so they need the wheel to provide better grip.

Wheel Hardness Player Weight Playing Surface
72A - 74a Under 150 lbs Indoor
74A - 76A 150 - 175 lbs Indoor
74A - 80A Over 175 lbs Indoor
82A - 84A All Weights Outdoor