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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #180 on: June 16, 2015, 03:43:13 AM »
Pretty neat that Broadcast gave Ethan another wheel.



I'd pick up a set if they were smaller and harder.
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« Reply #181 on: June 16, 2015, 06:39:25 AM »
^^^That entire new Broadcast line looks great. I love the variety of shapes they used. The Zach Lyons wheel looks really good for anyone that likes wides.

I would be down to give Broadcast another look, they sponsor some really good dudes, but the 53. Crop Circles scared me off a little bit. I am no weight whore but for a 53m wheel they were noticeably heavier and bulkier than everything else I skate.

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« Reply #182 on: June 16, 2015, 07:27:22 AM »
I destroyed my Scumco clay wheels I had on my cruiser :-[
Totally my fault though, ripping down some barely paved streets.

These were 57mm 86a with square edges. I replaced them with some 56mm 92a spitfire soft d's. Little harder and rounder, so hopefully they'll last longer

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« Reply #183 on: June 17, 2015, 06:27:09 AM »


Picture of the soft d's

I like these so far. More control doing tricks, but still soft enough to roll over the bullshit

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« Reply #184 on: June 17, 2015, 09:05:26 PM »
Anyone tried the Spits Luan conical? I need opinions fore' i buy thankssss
How slidy it is? compared to 101's spits and ricta nrg (81b)
and the feel of the wheels
how it does on grinds/ledges and stuff
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« Reply #185 on: June 17, 2015, 11:51:26 PM »
Anyone tried the Spits Luan conical? I need opinions fore' i buy thankssss
How slidy it is? compared to 101's spits and ricta nrg (81b)
and the feel of the wheels
how it does on grinds/ledges and stuff

there 99a duro. i skated the conical wides and personally prefer the classic shape f4s. my friend who always skated classics has em and isn't too into em. we primarily skate street ; ledges and flat.  conicals are supposed to lock in better into ledges/coping from what i've read on here.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #186 on: June 18, 2015, 05:21:18 AM »

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« Reply #187 on: June 22, 2015, 02:14:22 AM »
^^^That entire new Broadcast line looks great. I love the variety of shapes they used. The Zach Lyons wheel looks really good for anyone that likes wides.

I would be down to give Broadcast another look, they sponsor some really good dudes, but the 53. Crop Circles scared me off a little bit. I am no weight whore but for a 53m wheel they were noticeably heavier and bulkier than everything else I skate.

Thanks for the heads up, Heritage. If I do pick up a set, I might size down and grab the Coakley 52s.

I sold the Satoris to a friend. They were really good quality, probably a bit too grippy. I would get them again, as they seem like they'd last a long time.

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« Reply #188 on: June 22, 2015, 06:41:09 AM »
Nice, think you'll dig them.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #189 on: June 26, 2015, 01:10:10 PM »
http://m.socialskateboarding.com/p/oj-iii-gall-getoz-56mm-101a?gclid=CjwKEAjw8LOsBRDdub-swPW8riISJAAnmS01Ypq7dgfjvUi49iBLuUFrVNPrqBfPlwT_a_-j1raH4xoCKuTw_wcB
just got these Fred Gall oj's yesterday, 56mm is a pretty noticeable step up for me but im tired of taking the train to the city and having my feet go numb. Hopefully they treat me well

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« Reply #190 on: June 27, 2015, 09:07:43 AM »


shout out to spitfire for these great 80hds. this somehow happened when i messed up a kickflip on flat.

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« Reply #191 on: July 21, 2015, 09:55:00 AM »
I'm still skating my Ricta NRGs, I honestly can't find anything wrong with them.  I have swapped back and forth with spits - 101 radials (too wide) and 99a classics (too slow).

They're super fast, slide great, no flat spots yet, grip as well as any other wheel at speed, great shape too, not too thin, not too wide.


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« Reply #192 on: July 21, 2015, 11:46:13 AM »
Reupped on Autobahn Appleyard wheels this afternoon.  ;D



How do those skate? I've considered dual durowheels but I don't think I've heard much about them.
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« Reply #193 on: July 23, 2015, 01:24:45 PM »
I'm still skating my Ricta NRGs, I honestly can't find anything wrong with them.  I have swapped back and forth with spits - 101 radials (too wide) and 99a classics (too slow).

They're super fast, slide great, no flat spots yet, grip as well as any other wheel at speed, great shape too, not too thin, not too wide.
Man, I might have to try those Rictas next. How are you liking that Blood [email protected]

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« Reply #194 on: July 28, 2015, 09:11:25 AM »
I'm still skating my Ricta NRGs, I honestly can't find anything wrong with them.  I have swapped back and forth with spits - 101 radials (too wide) and 99a classics (too slow).

They're super fast, slide great, no flat spots yet, grip as well as any other wheel at speed, great shape too, not too thin, not too wide.
Man, I might have to try those Rictas next. How are you liking that Blood [email protected]

Bloodwizard decks are amazing. They have made all other decks feel boaty and heavy in comparison: they are thinner and lighter than anything I've ridden (even P2s) regardless of size great concave and super crispy; I don't know how they do it or why others haven't. The only downside is they make all their decks short, nothing 32" in length and wheelbases around 14.3ish. My BW is 8.37 (skates like an 8.25), was riding an 8.38 baker (skates like an 8.5) to shake things up and it just felt like a plank/boat (totally skate able just a noticeable/different feeling). I've got an 8.125" on hand I can't ride has it feels like a 7.xxx" so skinny.

Every time I switch it out, I end up going back to it (and it's pretty much done) - guess that is telling me something ;) As of today I am forcing my self to ride fat 8.25" so BW are out as there's is 31.5 long or something, so stubby...

I picked up a set of STF V5s (53 neon Raybourns) as I really like the shape and wanted to try them out. Shape is great and they felt very different than the V5s I have on hand and better than STFs I have ridden before, slide and chirp were great, fast too...but I flatspotted them! Didn't noticed until a few days after when I hit a park, I tried skating it out and doing the flatspot trick, no dice, it's still there. Hopefully Bones hooks me up, for not it's back to the Ricta setup (and maybe .sml depending on the setup).
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« Reply #195 on: July 29, 2015, 06:44:03 AM »
Been skating slippery parks lately so I wanted to try out a wider wheel with a bit more grip so I'm giving the conical 99a's a shot.  Buddy at the park had them and they looked rad so I picked up a set

Compared to the super skinny wheels that i normally ride, these look like baked potatoes



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« Reply #196 on: August 04, 2015, 03:12:36 PM »
I'm still skating my Ricta NRGs, I honestly can't find anything wrong with them.  I have swapped back and forth with spits - 101 radials (too wide) and 99a classics (too slow).

They're super fast, slide great, no flat spots yet, grip as well as any other wheel at speed, great shape too, not too thin, not too wide.
Man, I might have to try those Rictas next. How are you liking that Blood [email protected]

I checked out the new drop of BW decks at a local shop....they changed woodshops and lost their thin-ply, light/stiff feel - now they feel just like anything else out of mexico =(

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« Reply #197 on: August 04, 2015, 04:17:25 PM »
I'm still skating my Ricta NRGs, I honestly can't find anything wrong with them.  I have swapped back and forth with spits - 101 radials (too wide) and 99a classics (too slow).

They're super fast, slide great, no flat spots yet, grip as well as any other wheel at speed, great shape too, not too thin, not too wide.


I've been skating the ricta 54 speed rings for a only a few days and I love them. They are faster and smoother than my bones 56mm.


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« Reply #198 on: August 05, 2015, 11:04:53 AM »
I'm still skating my Ricta NRGs, I honestly can't find anything wrong with them.  I have swapped back and forth with spits - 101 radials (too wide) and 99a classics (too slow).

They're super fast, slide great, no flat spots yet, grip as well as any other wheel at speed, great shape too, not too thin, not too wide.
Man, I might have to try those Rictas next. How are you liking that Blood [email protected]

I checked out the new drop of BW decks at a local shop....they changed woodshops and lost their thin-ply, light/stiff feel - now they feel just like anything else out of mexico =(
Damn...I guess my deck will be another Real then.

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« Reply #199 on: August 05, 2015, 11:39:06 AM »
I'm still skating my Ricta NRGs, I honestly can't find anything wrong with them.  I have swapped back and forth with spits - 101 radials (too wide) and 99a classics (too slow).

They're super fast, slide great, no flat spots yet, grip as well as any other wheel at speed, great shape too, not too thin, not too wide.
Man, I might have to try those Rictas next. How are you liking that Blood [email protected]

I checked out the new drop of BW decks at a local shop....they changed woodshops and lost their thin-ply, light/stiff feel - now they feel just like anything else out of mexico =(

What was their old woodshop?

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« Reply #200 on: August 05, 2015, 01:42:57 PM »
I'm still skating my Ricta NRGs, I honestly can't find anything wrong with them.  I have swapped back and forth with spits - 101 radials (too wide) and 99a classics (too slow).

They're super fast, slide great, no flat spots yet, grip as well as any other wheel at speed, great shape too, not too thin, not too wide.
Man, I might have to try those Rictas next. How are you liking that Blood [email protected]

I checked out the new drop of BW decks at a local shop....they changed woodshops and lost their thin-ply, light/stiff feel - now they feel just like anything else out of mexico =(

What was their old woodshop?

No clue. A Slapal mentioned that they were made by a sister company to dwindle (whatever that means since Dwindle is it's own distro., unless they meant pressed at Dwindle), but I've never seen a Dwindle (or other deck co.) make a deck that looks and feels like this. I only know of Shorty's saying their decks are thinner than the industry standard 7ply stuff. It's very noticeable just by holding them (I don't have calipers so I can't measure) but I'd say they feel/look at least 2 plays thinner while still being 7 plys.

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« Reply #201 on: August 08, 2015, 10:18:36 AM »
Sorry to go off topic but since we're on the subject.. Do any other companies make thinner or thinner feeling boards? I like that alot and I'm pretty light so I don't break boards ever. Crailtap kinda has that but they're so fucking flat...

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« Reply #202 on: August 08, 2015, 11:56:21 AM »
Sorry to go off topic but since we're on the subject.. Do any other companies make thinner or thinner feeling boards? I like that alot and I'm pretty light so I don't break boards ever. Crailtap kinda has that but they're so fucking flat...

I had a Black Label Alfaro Pro model some years ago that felt pretty thin and light, yet stiff... I really liked that deck! Dunno the woodshop they use.

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« Reply #203 on: August 09, 2015, 10:49:53 AM »
Sorry to go off topic but since we're on the subject.. Do any other companies make thinner or thinner feeling boards? I like that alot and I'm pretty light so I don't break boards ever. Crailtap kinda has that but they're so fucking flat...

Older Bloodwizards are that way, new Fall drop isn't. The Habitat Raptor series is pretty thin as well but outside P2s I haven't found anything consistent pressed with thinner plys (and I've looked); you could try the almost Double impact? 6 plays of wood and 1 carbon fiber ply. I've never held one as no one carries them. Anyone comment on if they are thinner? BMC had one I think?

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« Reply #204 on: August 09, 2015, 10:54:58 AM »
Sorry to go off topic but since we're on the subject.. Do any other companies make thinner or thinner feeling boards? I like that alot and I'm pretty light so I don't break boards ever. Crailtap kinda has that but they're so fucking flat...

Older Bloodwizards are that way, new Fall drop isn't. The Habitat Raptor series is pretty thin as well but outside P2s I haven't found anything consistent pressed with thinner plys (and I've looked); you could try the almost Double impact? 6 plays of wood and 1 carbon fiber ply. I've never held one as no one carries them. Anyone comment on if they are thinner? BMC had one I think?
The new Control mfg boards are light and feel kinda thin(compared to dlx), but super poppy and stiff with no sag

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #205 on: August 10, 2015, 01:29:08 PM »
How are Autobahn wheels? I ride Bones STFs right now but have been interested in Autobahn for a bit now party for aesthetic and partly for Apples.

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« Reply #206 on: August 10, 2015, 01:45:02 PM »
How are Autobahn wheels? I ride Bones STFs right now but have been interested in Autobahn for a bit now party for aesthetic and partly for Apples.

They're great wheels, a bit grippier than STFs but other than that, top notch!

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« Reply #207 on: August 10, 2015, 07:16:40 PM »
Got a shop guy rolling on a set of Wayward wheel at the moment, this dude honestly gives no fuck about what he rides, if I give him something, he'll shred it till its dead, so with that being said we normally just take down some notes/comparisons and I put the rest together in a bit of a rant/review of the product.

What we've come up with goes a little something like this...

Straight out of the wrapping you'll notice one thing, these wheels look like true urethane wheels, no plastic looking all white or over kiln'd type wheels like your popular STF & F4 wheels, Wayward look like what Spitfire F1's should of been!
Print wise, you'll notice the wheels have a small logo & size printed on each wheel, but on the other side of one wheel only, a full scale print with the Pro's initials as well, something a bit different to the regular, but its cool to see something a little different these days. Also a point of individuality to be made, each pro has chosen they're prefered duro & size for their wheels, in this case we're using the Chewy Cannon 101a 52mm wheels.
These days, every company is making claims or using gimmicks to promote their product, as far as we're aware, wayward don't, they market the way you would expect a true skateboard company to, let the pro's put it out there what they ride, let the skateboarders choose what they think will suit them and then let the product speak for itself.
We've got some rather shitty surfaces to roll around on in these parts and so far the wheels are holding up a lot better than we anticipated, no faults, no chips or flatspots as of yet, but the best part about these wheels is that you honestly feel like you're totally in control of the wheels no matter what surface you ride, they grip when you want them to grip and they slide when you want them to slide.
Obviously if you were to compare these wheels to the likes of the STF, NRG & F4 wheels, you'd probably find these may not roll as fast as the likes of them, but you wouldn't go as far its the end of the world, as they do roll rather fast considering and as we said before, you feel in control and comparing them to some of those other formula's, we've had instances where they can be a wild ride on certain surface's, not to say thats not fun sometimes, but you can't deny how good if feels to know you're not going to randomly wash out on a smoother'slippery surface with these wheels.

All in all, Wayward's got something damn good to offer the guy who wants to try something new, they may not be the biggest brand out there or the new big thing when it comes to wheels, but if you're the type of guy who wants a good looking, solid, reliable and reasonably price set of wheels, we highly suggest you give waywards a try.



P.S. I'm well aware that other companies do match their wheels to what the pro rides also, but so far wayward is yet to go into detail about how these wheels are apparently going to make you a better skateboarder etcetera etc... If you're the type of guy who likes hitting the local spots/parks, hits ledges, flatbars, banks and small transition, i think you should give these a go for yourself.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #208 on: August 11, 2015, 06:25:25 AM »
i've been trying to get my hands on some wayward wheels, but can't find them anywhere in the U.S. 
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« Reply #209 on: August 11, 2015, 09:53:21 AM »

Obviously if you were to compare these wheels to the likes of the STF, NRG & F4 wheels, you'd probably find these may not roll as fast as the likes of them

I'm all for trying out new brands but a slow wheel is not what I look for. Speed first, grip/slide second. Main reason I can't skate .sml or OJs, they feel soooooo sloooooow.