A lot of you already know, and have taken advantage of, 2N1 Skate Shoppe's Wheel Library which was (and may still be the only) wheel rental service of its kind. We believe that it is important for skaters to have properly fitting and working gear, which differs from person to person. The wheels your teammate swears by may be the worst choice for you due to a multitude of factors.
With the Wheel Library, you are able to pay a deposit ($25-$50 depending on the value of the wheels), try the wheels out for 2 weeks, then decide whether to keep them and pay the remaining balance (Retail Price - Deposit) or return them and use the deposit for a different set of wheels. There really isn't any risk involved and even if you end up having to pay to ship a couple sets of wheels back and forth, it is cheaper in the long run than buying all those wheels outright then having to go through the hassle of selling them yourself.
Please read the Wheel Library program details, which are listed in the Description area of the Wheel Library listing, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on the program.
Until we skate again,