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Thread: Soft roll vs firm roll

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    Soft roll vs firm roll

    Any opinions on if the Soft Rolls are more difficult to push on carpet. Mainly commercial low pile carpet? I have firm rolls now that need to be replaced and I'm considering soft rolls but I'm concerned it may make it more difficult to push and turn on carpet.
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    air tires

    I think air tires are the best. They will handle rough ground much better and I think they are lighter as well. I have never noticed a problem with them on carpet.

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    I forgot to mention I was referring to the front casters. Air tires aren't an option. Too many things can go wrong.
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    I switched to Soft Roll casters and love them. They're better on all surfaces, in my experience/opinion.

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    soft roll, ftw.

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    soft rolls x3
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    I went from hard solid rubber to soft rolls about a year ago....they are great. I did not notice any appreciable difference pushing on carpets. Low pile commercial carpeting typically doesn't provide much resistence anyway. I certainly did notice a smoother ride on pavement and other hard surfaces...but part of that is probably due to the Frog Legs also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey View Post
    I certainly did notice a smoother ride on pavement and other hard surfaces...but part of that is probably due to the Frog Legs also.
    The Frog Legs probably help, but I have regular forks and notice a much smoother ride with the Soft Rolls.

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    For me these soft rolls are the best so far:

    http://www.sportaid.com/product.php?code=6613

    I hate those more expensive soft rolls though:

    http://www.sportaid.com/product.php?...sa&code=FL-CAS
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    im w/ scorp and the guys......i have the 3in soft rolls love them.
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