Anyone with knowledge about K2 rollerblades?

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    Jul 02, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    I bought my rollerblades 2 years ago and I need new wheels and bearings. The inline skates say they can hold up to 90mm but it came with 84mm ILQ 9.

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    First off what the hell does ILQ 9 mean? I know is for the bearings but whats better ILQ9 or ILQ 7?

    Also when i see stuff like 80A, what does this mean????? It seems to be related to the endurance of the wheel or its hardness I have no idea Id like to know whats better when it comes to endurance, I want my wheels to last and to be decent on rough/irregular terrains.

    My last question is about the aluminum spacers, Id like to understand this part too so I can know whats better. Im so lost icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 02, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    perhaps there's a way to reverse necro this thread to the 90s?
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    Jul 02, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    LOL rollerblades
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    Jul 02, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    bleh, rollerblades are so passe. Quads are back in style if you live in an area with smooth enough roads. They're also better for working your core (including those annoying parts of your lower back and sides)

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    Jul 02, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
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    Can't believe there's no one here able to help me icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif
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    Jul 02, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    charlitos saidicon_sad.gif


    but if you really want parts, go check out Skates.com. I get all my parts from them
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    Jul 02, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidbleh, rollerblades are so passe. Quads are back in style if you live in an area with smooth enough roads. They're also better for working your core (including those annoying parts of your lower back and sides)

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    how are quads better for working your core? It requires more balancing to ride on rollerblade, like i don't recall quads being at all challenging to my muscle groups.
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    Jul 02, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    calibro saidperhaps there's a way to reverse necro this thread to the 90s?


    oh thank god I thought I had in fact mistakenly travelled back to RJ in the 90's..I was like skates!?
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    Jul 02, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    charlitos saidicon_sad.gif


    but if you really want parts, go check out Skates.com. I get all my parts from them


    i know where to order I just really need to understand what im ordering
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    Jul 02, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    84 mm is the diameter of the wheel. The ILQ 9 and 7 I think means the number of balls in the bearing. The higher the number, the faster you go (but the quicker they wear out too). I believe K2 is the only brand that uses 'ILQ'. Most others use ABEC ratings...same thing. The the letter in 80A means hardness or softness of the wheels. Soft wheels wear out quickly, hard wheels go faster but watch out taking corners because they slip more. A is the softest.

    If you are going to buy new wheels and bearings, it would probably be less expensive to just buy new skates.

    Good luck. Now go blast that disco music on your Sony Walkman and skate away!
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    Jul 02, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    I have a couple pair of K2 Skates, a Radical Pro and an Moto 84 but it's been a while and I'm not up on all the specs. I found in the past great results calling them.
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