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« Reply #210 on: August 11, 2015, 10:37:50 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.

My sml's bummed me out for that reason.  I liked everything about them but they were the only wheel that I've ever had that was drastically slower then others.  101 F4's roll faster than the 99's but it's not incredibly noticeable.  NRG's seemed a little faster than STF but the difference is minimal.

My sml's felt like like I was rolling through molasses

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« Reply #211 on: August 11, 2015, 10:56:58 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.

My sml's bummed me out for that reason.  I liked everything about them but they were the only wheel that I've ever had that was drastically slower then others.  101 F4's roll faster than the 99's but it's not incredibly noticeable.  NRG's seemed a little faster than STF but the difference is minimal.

My sml's felt like like I was rolling through molasses

That's wild to hear Steve. Both pair of SML wides I had seemed pretty fast, but were really slippery. They sketched me out many times I felt like I was sliding out from everything. I fully back those dudes that are running SML and the team is sick, but the wheels are too slick for my tastes.

To the guy that asked about Autobahn, they are my go-to. Always consistent and I like the feel. It all comes down to personal preference always, and there are a lot of great wheels, and shape choices available from smaller companies these days: PFC, AB, Paradise, Satori, Type S, etc. Autobahn always seem to be a great balance between of speed/grip/slide.

I am currently skating a set of Paradise and I like them as much as Autobahn. I'm going to be staying on these for awhile. Really nice wheel that is fast, and will slide smooth parks or super rough spots.
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« Reply #212 on: August 11, 2015, 01:56:19 PM »

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.

My sml's bummed me out for that reason.  I liked everything about them but they were the only wheel that I've ever had that was drastically slower then others.  101 F4's roll faster than the 99's but it's not incredibly noticeable.  NRG's seemed a little faster than STF but the difference is minimal.

My sml's felt like like I was rolling through molasses

That's wild to hear Steve. Both pair of SML wides I had seemed pretty fast, but were really slippery. They sketched me out many times I felt like I was sliding out from everything. I fully back those dudes that are running SML and the team is sick, but the wheels are too slick for my tastes.

To the guy that asked about Autobahn, they are my go-to. Always consistent and I like the feel. It all comes down to personal preference always, and there are a lot of great wheels, and shape choices available from smaller companies these days: PFC, AB, Paradise, Satori, Type S, etc. Autobahn always seem to be a great balance between of speed/grip/slide.

I am currently skating a set of Paradise and I like them as much as Autobahn. I'm going to be staying on these for awhile. Really nice wheel that is fast, and will slide smooth parks or super rough spots.

I definitely back sml as a company and the team.  It is possible that maybe I got a set from an off batch or something because I've heard others say they are fine.  I think only Xen and I have noted that they're slow. 

I definitely want to give Paradise a shot if you recommend them.  You and Xen are my wheel gurus haha

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« Reply #213 on: August 11, 2015, 05:35:24 PM »

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.

Fair point, we tested these wheels on two types of surfaces, our local park which has the one of the rougher flat surfaces around here and a prefab park that has slippery wood componants, the wayward 101a roll rather similar to the 99a F4 on the rougher surface park, the STF & NRG formula are faster, but they're definantly not a sluggish wheel, like OJ's and Spitfire Parkburners.
Another point I should make though is our park recently had all the transitions and banks painted, on the banks you could really notice how the waywards had more control and when we rode them on the slippery as fuck Rhino Ramps, they didn't slip out randomly like the STF's, NRG & to a lessor extent, the F4 101's do.. But they will still slide when you want them too as well, rather buttery like a coloured spitfire wheel...?
It comes down to what you're riding, if you're riding shit surfaces, you're going to want the hardest formula's going, as the rebound on those formula's allows you to roll faster without taking too much of the surface in and as much as you can skate those same wheels on the more slick/slippery surfaces, that same rebound factor can cause you to lose control on the occasion as its not taking the surface in as much as a true urethane wheel will..

I only compared the waywards to the new age urethane wheels as they're what are more popular, but in all honesty, I shouldn't, because what wayward has done, is made a one of the best (if not the #1) true urethane wheels on the market and holds it own compared to those new age wheels, but if you look at whats out there for the true urethane market (SML, Gold, Autobahn, Broadcast, Spitfire F1 etc..) you'll find that these wheels are amazing in comparison, especailly for the price (Australian store, our RRP is $60 for a set Wayward, which is also the same price as Spitfire F1's and the waywards are far superior to them, where as the NRG, Bones & F4's wheels are $70 a set)

P.S. - I'm sure the term True Urethane is probably the worst way to describe wheels as they're all urethane, but given the chalkier look of new age wheels, some people may understand what I mean when I say it.
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« Reply #214 on: August 12, 2015, 12:01:19 AM »
I know none of this is cool but I'm old, I only skate parks of varying quality, and I love the Bones V3. Where can I go from here?

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« Reply #215 on: August 12, 2015, 03:02:26 AM »
For anyone interested in the paradise wheels, just go for it. I'm skating a set for a while and i cant love them enough. Perfect amount of grip, slide and are fast and durable as fuck. Small company with a great quality product for sure.


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« Reply #216 on: August 12, 2015, 04:04:13 AM »
Has anyone tried wayward wheels yet?

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« Reply #217 on: August 12, 2015, 06:21:47 AM »
Just saw that Paradise makes a 101a slim shape wheel.  Might have to pick up a set based on the recommendation from you guys


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« Reply #218 on: August 12, 2015, 06:10:31 PM »
Has anyone tried wayward wheels yet?

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« Reply #219 on: August 12, 2015, 06:57:00 PM »


Picture of the soft d's

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

why don't more companies do WHITE cruiser wheels?  (not that it matters because i will only ride Spitfire from here on out because what's the fucking point of anything else)

i don't want colored wheels, ever.  good luck finding a cruiser wheel that isn't purple, green, orange, or sky blue pink. 



those Soft D's look amazing, and i will have to try and track down a set. 

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« Reply #220 on: August 13, 2015, 02:57:10 AM »
Has anyone tried wayward wheels yet?

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« Reply #221 on: August 13, 2015, 02:23:25 PM »


Picture of the soft d's

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

why don't more companies do WHITE cruiser wheels?  (not that it matters because i will only ride Spitfire from here on out because what's the fucking point of anything else)

i don't want colored wheels, ever.  good luck finding a cruiser wheel that isn't purple, green, orange, or sky blue pink. 



those Soft D's look amazing, and i will have to try and track down a set. 

Tons of white cruiser wheel options:

http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=126&wb=all&wc=w&ws=all&wd=all&l=product_list&sortby=id:desc#

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« Reply #222 on: August 15, 2015, 08:02:27 PM »
I got these, 101s, they're good enough. Slimmer side cut or "conical." Less riding surface than Spit classics and they came in an OJ Crown Royal bag...


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« Reply #223 on: November 17, 2015, 10:11:54 AM »
got some prize fighter cuts to try out for the indoor months ahead ...



the lurker lou softer ones


we'll see if they end up being any better/worse than the SF F4 99a with dust/wood
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« Reply #224 on: November 17, 2015, 03:54:48 PM »
Those look great for indoor wood/ rough outdoor spots. Good to see some wheel companies toying with duros other than 100a or 78a.

There was talk of a 95a Formula Four at one point...

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« Reply #225 on: November 18, 2015, 12:41:29 AM »
really liking the shape on those lurker lous, let us know how they work out art.
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« Reply #226 on: November 18, 2015, 02:39:25 PM »
will do

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« Reply #227 on: November 18, 2015, 04:23:02 PM »
got some prize fighter cuts to try out for the indoor months ahead ...

Not exactly an appropriate question for the wheels thread but...
How are you liking the 8.6? Don't you usually skate an 8.25?

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« Reply #228 on: November 20, 2015, 06:24:11 AM »
so, skated indoors last night.  the lil place here is one of the dustiest/slippery parks ever.  

that being said, these http://www.prizefightercutlery.com/shop/#!/Lurker-Lou-54mm-95A/p/55250639/category=2470697

sooooo good for indoors!

was ready to slip out so many times, but these had me all


yes, they are that ^ grippy ^



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« Reply #229 on: November 23, 2015, 06:46:07 PM »
are there any board companies that make good wheels? and are Ab-S wheels good?
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« Reply #230 on: December 05, 2015, 05:50:06 AM »


Big fan of Prize Fighters.

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« Reply #231 on: December 05, 2015, 08:57:11 AM »


Big fan of Prize Fighters.

was that typo on the wheels intentional?

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« Reply #232 on: December 05, 2015, 11:18:23 AM »
are there any board companies that make good wheels? and are Ab-S wheels good?

I hear polar's wheels are good. Anyone tried em? Reckon they'll be my next purchase if they're decent

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« Reply #233 on: December 05, 2015, 10:29:24 PM »
I've been riding a set of Reed wheels for a couple weeks. So far they are really solid, stay hard, no flat spots. Definitely going to get a second set if the local shop still has them. Otherwise I'll go back to mini bones.

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« Reply #234 on: December 06, 2015, 07:09:38 AM »
I ordered these in 52 during Black Friday. Probably won't skate them until after Christmas. I've been wanting them for a long time.

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« Reply #235 on: December 06, 2015, 07:39:49 AM »
Anybody check out those Wayward wheels. They look pretty good in any pictures I have seen.
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« Reply #236 on: December 06, 2015, 08:29:04 AM »


Anybody else heard about OJ's new formula ? Could be interesting !

Behold, the ‪#‎InsaneAthane‬... Our toughest formula yet. Have you tried these? Tough as nails, fast, and slide great.
Top: 101a EZ Edge
Bottom: 99a EZ Edge


That being said, I still don't see myself not riding the F4 train, so it will be hard for any company to fully convince me to try their product.
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« Reply #237 on: December 06, 2015, 11:10:24 AM »
STF V2s, The best shape period.

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« Reply #238 on: December 06, 2015, 04:01:00 PM »
I ordered these in 52 during Black Friday. Probably won't skate them until after Christmas. I've been wanting them for a long time.


I skate the 54's of these on my everyday board. I won't buy anything else, ever again.

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« Reply #239 on: December 07, 2015, 06:59:20 AM »
Top: 101a EZ Edge
Bottom: 99a EZ Edge

What does that mean? Top and bottom?