Sunday, February 10, 2013
Crazy at Play
Have you ever rolled on a new set of wheels and thought to yourself, "I'm in love?" When I tried out Play wheels by Crazy Skates, that's exactly what I thought, and not just for the first week either. The more I rolled on these, the more I loved them.
The first thing I noticed was how light the Play wheels are. I haven't actually weighed them to see if they are in fact lighter, or if I just felt lighter skating around in them, either way they are a wonderful experience.
When I put the wheels on, I thought I would be slipping around everywhere. I usually skate on 89a and 92a wheels at our normal practice space, so the 93a hardness made me a little apprehensive. After a few laps this apprehension quickly turned to joy as I was able to grip around the corners and had no problem skating some of the quickest laps of my life. The true fun came when I went to stop, specifically hockey stop...then hockey stopped again, and again, and again. I'm still not sure how a wheel can make hockey stops not only easy but enjoyable, but these certainly found a way.
Out of all the wheels I've tried in the past 4 years, these are hands down my absolute favorite. These wheels come in 90a (Rewind), 93a (Play), and 96a (Fast Forward) hardnesses, so if you skate on an uber slick or sticky floor, there are wheels for you as well. You can purchase them here for around $80 a set.
The only con I have about these wheels is that I had to take them off to try out more wheels! If you have tried these as well, please let me know how you like them. I'd like to know if I'm loony, or if these really are made of spun unicorn hair.