from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instrument used to measure the hardness or stiffness of a material, especially of an elastomer, such as rubber. A simple durometer consists of a movable tip on a spring with a dial gauge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for measuring the degree of hardness; especially, an instrument for testing the relative hardness of steel rails and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus invented by Behrens for testing the hardness of steel rails.
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PowerLink rear tires have harder, 70a durometer rubber in the center tread (for better power transmission, durability, and reduced rolling resistance) and softer 60a rubber on the sides for grip.
The “squishy = better shock absorption” can be mesured using a durometer that mesure the Density of the foam.
Choose a wheel hardness, which is rated using the durometer scale.
A wheel with a durometer rating of less than 90 is considered soft and is generally used on a longboard.
GROSSMAN: It is difficult to obtain compounds that are as soft as the 60 durometer (ph) synthetic rubber compound used in the Votomatic machine.
The front tire, called Yksion GripLink, uses a dual-compound tread with a 60a durometer center tread and
And even the durometer of the silicones and other materials used can closely approach the feel of human skin.
He was DQ'd after a victory on Feb. 7 for soaking tires and again after Wednesday's victory when his tires punched too low on the durometer.
The sanding pad is made of a firm durometer rubber and backed with a steel plate to minimize deflection.
If it's GI Joe, the dimensional specification for the pipe would be about 30 mm O.D. x 160 mm long, durometer varying from maybe 10 to 50??