Knowing how to measure skateboard wheels comes in very handy. Smaller wheels are better for technical tricks, while larger wheels are better for vert skating, which is why it is important to know how to measure skateboard wheels to find the perfect size to match your style.
Before you start learning how to measure skateboard wheels you will need the following items:
- Skateboard Wheel
- Ruler or Tape Measure
Once you have gathered these items it is time to start learning how to measure skateboard wheels.
- Make sure your ruler or tape measure has millimeters. The standard unit of measurement for skateboard wheels is millimeters, so the first step in learning how to measure skateboard wheels is making sure your ruler or tape measure measures in millimeters.
- Lay the wheel on its side. The easiest position to measure a skateboard wheel in is with the wheel laying on its side. This allows you to get a bird's eye view as you measure across the wheel.
- Measure the widest part of the wheel. Use your ruler or tape measure to measure the widest part of the wheel. This means your ruler or tape measure should be laid directly across the middle of the wheel, bisecting it. Now, simply count how many millimeters across the skateboard wheel is. Most measuring devices will have highlighted points indicating centimeters, that way you don't have to count each individual millimeter. Now, you know all there is about how to measure a skateboard wheel.