Skate cushions how they work

Skate cushions how they work

Skate cushions how they work

Skate cushions how they work

Skate cushions have a real job ahead of them by increasing traction softening your ride plus maximise your mobility.

The default cushions on skateboards and roller skates are really hard as in 98 to 100a this is because beginners have to lean balance before leaning mobility this is why every manufacturer starts off with hard stiff cushions and when the rider becomes more instantaneous in handling wheels under there feet this is the time to increase your mobility.

Most brand cushions come in 4 hardnesses so what is the right cushion hardness to choose simple rule of thumb is to choose a cushion hardness durometer to the rider’s body weight and yes this is as close as might be right.

Going too soft could be too responsive or too hard and you reduce wheel traction when turning it really is a personal preference.

The reason you gain traction with softer cushions is when leaning into a left turn for example softer cushions flex more and you don’t tend to lift the right wheel off the ground whereas hard cushions don’t flex as much causing less traction.

For any further inquiries feel free to call Ed at ampro skates any time for a free chat.

Yours true Ed ampro skates Malaga ph 0450 330 640





ampro skates Malaga

Thank you for browsing the ampro skates website. 

ampro skates was established in 2015 & the original store was in Ellenbrook in Perth’s northern suburbs & it moved to the Malaga Market’s complex in 2018.  We are first and foremost a scooter, skate shop for skaters, in whatever form that takes, by skaters.

There is so many wrongs in this world and we cannot fix all this is why we are happy to sell our products free of labour install fees Being highly dedicated to supporting family-priced products rather than higher-end competition-level items.

We are a non-franchised family business with more than 40 years of retail, mechanical and skating knowledge going back to 1973. and due to having a fully qualified mechanical technician on-site who can do most repair jobs on-site while you wait.

 ampro skates stocks scooters suitable for casual riders as well as park users, both two and three-wheelers.  Roller skates, inline skates & skateboards for all budgets.  We stock a great range of accessories and spare parts. 

Always free fitting if products are purchased from us. We’re also happy to work with you if you would like a custom build at labour free as well.

ampro skates is very safety conscious and stocks a wide variety of safety gear aimed at both the enthusiastic beginner right through to the pro skater which is always up to 20% off RRP every day.

 Generally, ampro skates does not do sales as we try and give our customers the best products at the very best prices, every day causing less chance of upsetting regular customers furthermore ampro skates does not sell variety store/supermarket disposable toys or electrical products. 

We try and stock a little of everything, including Claudius CV, Envy, Fasen, Ethic, Flavor, Unfair, Globber, Bont, Chaya, Impala, Micro, Riedell, 187, 888, S One, Trinity, Samurai, Protec, Fox, Sacrifice, Syndicate, Venice & Versatyl. 

We at ampro skates look forward to meeting you in-store.  We’re open Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive, 9-5, Public Holidays if open 9-4, and trade 7 days a week at school holiday times.  Give us a call on 0450 330 640

ampro skates Malaga markets Western Australia you can call or text Ellen or Ed any time for advice  7 am till 9 pm 7 days per week 0450 330 640 or if you prefer email