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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #300 on: July 25, 2016, 07:38:52 AM »
Does anyone know if ricta NRG formula has the same grippy feel of bones stf? Cause ricta NRG says they're 81b like bones stf

They feel like a mix between STF and F4's.  NRG is my favorite wheel formula.  I just wish they had as many shape options as F4's

nice, i gotta get a set. thanks steve
STF are 83b bro

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #301 on: July 25, 2016, 04:56:39 PM »
Does anyone know if ricta NRG formula has the same grippy feel of bones stf? Cause ricta NRG says they're 81b like bones stf

They feel like a mix between STF and F4's.  NRG is my favorite wheel formula.  I just wish they had as many shape options as F4's

nice, i gotta get a set. thanks steve
STF are 83b bro


thats weird, back then i could of sworn they said 81b, maybe im thinking of SPF even though i got STF's
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« Reply #302 on: July 25, 2016, 07:23:06 PM »
Does anyone know if ricta NRG formula has the same grippy feel of bones stf? Cause ricta NRG says they're 81b like bones stf

They feel like a mix between STF and F4's.  NRG is my favorite wheel formula.  I just wish they had as many shape options as F4's

nice, i gotta get a set. thanks steve
STF are 83b bro


thats weird, back then i could of sworn they said 81b, maybe im thinking of SPF even though i got STF's
SPF's say they're 84b. One whole durometer difference lol

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« Reply #303 on: July 25, 2016, 07:37:43 PM »
Have aynone tried a set of Jiwaro Wheels? Feedback would be appreciated  :)

Hey man, I tried some Jivaro's out, they were alright. I also tried Portland wheels and it was the same result, I think they're both from the same factory. There's really no other wheels worth buying besides Spitfire's F4 or Bones STF's. Everything else out there is pretty much the same feel/performance.
Ricta NRG's are pretty boss too.

Well, it's NHS so I don't see how they'd be much different than OJ because they're most likely made in the same factory. I tried those OJ insane-a-thanes and they sucked.
Never skated the OJ's So I really can't say of they're much different or not. But they aren't chalky feeling like I've heard the OJ's described.
Does anyone know if ricta NRG formula has the same grippy feel of bones stf? Cause ricta NRG says they're 81b like bones stf
I love the NRG 53 park crushers. They're a little harder than the regular NRG wheels. 83b instead of 81b. I feel like they're definitely more grippy than F4's but can't say how they feel compared to STF's. I haven't skated any of those in quite a while.

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« Reply #304 on: July 26, 2016, 09:29:57 AM »
Ricta NRG formula is great, feels harder and faster than both F4s and STFs.

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« Reply #305 on: July 26, 2016, 12:07:44 PM »
Does anyone know if ricta NRG formula has the same grippy feel of bones stf? Cause ricta NRG says they're 81b like bones stf

They feel like a mix between STF and F4's.  NRG is my favorite wheel formula.  I just wish they had as many shape options as F4's

nice, i gotta get a set. thanks steve
STF are 83b bro


thats weird, back then i could of sworn they said 81b, maybe im thinking of SPF even though i got STF's
they make 81b spfs.

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« Reply #306 on: July 26, 2016, 01:27:33 PM »
Ricta NRG formula is great, feels harder and faster than both F4s and STFs.

I love how fast they feel! I do like how well F4s slide but I would take the NRG any day.

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« Reply #307 on: July 27, 2016, 05:03:16 AM »
i used to be a big ricta fan because these wheels are the hardest but it came to a point where i could not stand the immediate flatspotting anymore. last year i got some ricta speed rings to try out and flatspotted them in about 2 minutes. mind, the floor is very smooth and kinda invokes flatspotting (i have flatspotted f4's and stfs in a day there).
i want to ask if this energy thing is any better than the og ricta stuff and if it is i wouldn't mind giving it a try.
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« Reply #308 on: July 27, 2016, 06:12:46 AM »
i used to be a big ricta fan because these wheels are the hardest but it came to a point where i could not stand the immediate flatspotting anymore. last year i got some ricta speed rings to try out and flatspotted them in about 2 minutes. mind, the floor is very smooth and kinda invokes flatspotting (i have flatspotted f4's and stfs in a day there).
i want to ask if this energy thing is any better than the og ricta stuff and if it is i wouldn't mind giving it a try.

What about how they feel? Anybody use speedrings long enough to give a definitive answer on whether that design leads to a smoother ride than typical wheels on the street?

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« Reply #309 on: July 28, 2016, 02:03:34 AM »
i used to be a big ricta fan because these wheels are the hardest but it came to a point where i could not stand the immediate flatspotting anymore. last year i got some ricta speed rings to try out and flatspotted them in about 2 minutes. mind, the floor is very smooth and kinda invokes flatspotting (i have flatspotted f4's and stfs in a day there).
i want to ask if this energy thing is any better than the og ricta stuff and if it is i wouldn't mind giving it a try.

What about how they feel? Anybody use speedrings long enough to give a definitive answer on whether that design leads to a smoother ride than typical wheels on the street?


the place i usually skate has extremely smooth, mirror like floor. using those rictas there felt like i was skating clay wheels. very hard and slippery but this is what i like when it comes to skating smooth flat. i tried squeezing the "ring" in between the polyurethane and that felt like it was very solid, more like an inner core. i doubt they will be smoooth for street skating. its been ages since i skated a set of inner cores but these speed rings feel very similar to the cored rictas. rattly as fuck
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #310 on: July 28, 2016, 01:54:28 PM »
I just ordered a pair of SML wheels, size 53mm. I am stoked to try something new, along with supporting three of my favorites; Molinar, Gillette, and Garcia.

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« Reply #311 on: July 29, 2016, 02:55:28 PM »
i used to be a big ricta fan because these wheels are the hardest but it came to a point where i could not stand the immediate flatspotting anymore. last year i got some ricta speed rings to try out and flatspotted them in about 2 minutes. mind, the floor is very smooth and kinda invokes flatspotting (i have flatspotted f4's and stfs in a day there).
i want to ask if this energy thing is any better than the og ricta stuff and if it is i wouldn't mind giving it a try.

What about how they feel? Anybody use speedrings long enough to give a definitive answer on whether that design leads to a smoother ride than typical wheels on the street?


the place i usually skate has extremely smooth, mirror like floor. using those rictas there felt like i was skating clay wheels. very hard and slippery but this is what i like when it comes to skating smooth flat. i tried squeezing the "ring" in between the polyurethane and that felt like it was very solid, more like an inner core. i doubt they will be smoooth for street skating. its been ages since i skated a set of inner cores but these speed rings feel very similar to the cored rictas. rattly as fuck

One of my favorite wheels were the chrome cores. Rattled your fucking teeth out they were so hard. Loud, hard and fast. Never flatted then and re-learned bluntslides on them.

Speedrings...I skated a pair on street, they felt great, less tooth jarring than the chrome cores...that said, that same day I rode them for all of 15min in a smooth park, ran into a chunk of mulch, it pitched me and flatted the shit out of them. Never touched a pair since.

NRG ridden two sets, still have them, love them, fast, loud and hard. The new speedrings are made with the NRG formula (my speed rings were the old formula).

I prefer Ricta NRG over everything really...wish they made a narrow speed ring as I am a fan of cored wheels. Would ride .sml of they weren't so damn grippy.


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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #312 on: July 29, 2016, 03:45:15 PM »
Does anyone know if ricta NRG formula has the same grippy feel of bones stf? Cause ricta NRG says they're 81b like bones stf

They feel like a mix between STF and F4's.  NRG is my favorite wheel formula.  I just wish they had as many shape options as F4's

nice, i gotta get a set. thanks steve
STF are 83b bro


thats weird, back then i could of sworn they said 81b, maybe im thinking of SPF even though i got STF's
SPF's say they're 84b. One whole durometer difference lol

They make an 81 SPF I got a set and like em...

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« Reply #313 on: July 29, 2016, 08:43:44 PM »
I'm riding Welcome Orbs ghost light 54mm 102d, they are def hard and rattly feeling, they dont slide as easy as f4s, but they still slide, i just have to put a little extra into it. I'm not totally sure if they feel fast, i need new bearings. 
The color is sick though, light blue and a pink core.

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« Reply #314 on: July 29, 2016, 10:35:21 PM »
Those look rad Johnes,
To you guys that skate colored wheels, Do you find they shrink faster than whites wheels?

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #315 on: July 30, 2016, 01:54:05 AM »
Anyone tried the 92A Ricta Clouds yet?

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« Reply #316 on: July 30, 2016, 06:21:23 AM »
Those Welcome Orbs look like they belong on a scooter or some rollerblades.

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« Reply #317 on: July 30, 2016, 07:17:42 AM »
Those Welcome Orbs look like they belong on a scooter or some rollerblades.
yep, you put the word on it

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« Reply #318 on: July 30, 2016, 07:22:16 PM »
Those look rad Johnes,
To you guys that skate colored wheels, Do you find they shrink faster than whites wheels?
I've never noticed that from colored wheels, I've had a few white and a few colored f4s and they seem to wear the same to me.

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« Reply #319 on: July 30, 2016, 08:07:23 PM »
Those Welcome Orbs look like they belong on a scooter or some rollerblades.
I've thought about trying out the solid ones.

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« Reply #320 on: July 30, 2016, 09:08:41 PM »
Those look rad Johnes,
To you guys that skate colored wheels, Do you find they shrink faster than whites wheels?
I've never noticed that from colored wheels, I've had a few white and a few colored f4s and they seem to wear the same to me.
Thanks for the response, gonna pull the trigger on some colored F4s next pay.

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« Reply #321 on: July 30, 2016, 09:43:12 PM »
Those look rad Johnes,
To you guys that skate colored wheels, Do you find they shrink faster than whites wheels?
I've never noticed that from colored wheels, I've had a few white and a few colored f4s and they seem to wear the same to me.

I always found colored bones stfs to feel better than the off white. SPFs feel the same no matter what. Haven't tried colored F4s.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #322 on: August 01, 2016, 06:20:24 AM »
I'm riding Welcome Orbs ghost light 54mm 102d, they are def hard and rattly feeling, they dont slide as easy as f4s, but they still slide, i just have to put a little extra into it. I'm not totally sure if they feel fast, i need new bearings. 
The color is sick though, light blue and a pink core.



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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #323 on: August 01, 2016, 06:52:38 AM »
I'm riding Welcome Orbs ghost light 54mm 102d, they are def hard and rattly feeling, they dont slide as easy as f4s, but they still slide, i just have to put a little extra into it. I'm not totally sure if they feel fast, i need new bearings. 
The color is sick though, light blue and a pink core.


I always wanted a set but never seen them in shops

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #324 on: August 01, 2016, 01:08:00 PM »
Anyone have suggestions for bigger wheels for a pool/tranny set up? I currently ride 54mm Slime balls and i love em but im gonna need something bigger for the big board. Could just do 60mm slimes i guess...

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« Reply #325 on: August 01, 2016, 01:20:03 PM »
Anyone have suggestions for bigger wheels for a pool/tranny set up? I currently ride 54mm Slime balls and i love em but im gonna need something bigger for the big board. Could just do 60mm slimes i guess...

Concrete or wood?

SPFs in cement parks or Spit conicals 54+ 56 is the sweet spot for trucks with no risers and forged plates. Standards you can get away with 58s I'm pretty sure, or if you ride tight.

Also check out the Ricta NRG park crushers. So fast!

Pi wheels as well...big fan.

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« Reply #326 on: August 01, 2016, 08:38:07 PM »
Those look rad Johnes,
To you guys that skate colored wheels, Do you find they shrink faster than whites wheels?
I've never noticed that from colored wheels, I've had a few white and a few colored f4s and they seem to wear the same to me.

I always found colored bones stfs to feel better than the off white. SPFs feel the same no matter what. Haven't tried colored F4s.

A friend once lent me spare Creature green STFs and they felt better than my white STFs by a bit.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #327 on: August 02, 2016, 01:44:55 AM »
Those look rad Johnes,
To you guys that skate colored wheels, Do you find they shrink faster than whites wheels?
I've never noticed that from colored wheels, I've had a few white and a few colored f4s and they seem to wear the same to me.

I always found colored bones stfs to feel better than the off white. SPFs feel the same no matter what. Haven't tried colored F4s.

A friend once lent me spare Creature green STFs and they felt better than my white STFs by a bit.
When I rode Bones I messed around with coloured ones for a bit and they felt a little grippier and less chalky when they slid. I preferred them until switching to F4's

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #328 on: August 02, 2016, 07:29:07 PM »
Does anyone have any advice for a nice hard wheel for street that is good for power slides and isn't unusable on not so perfect roads?  My stf v3's are getting small after 8 months of hill bombs and powerslides and I'm looking for my next set.  How do spitfire f4 101a and those Ricta nrg 101's compare to stfs in regard to slidablility, grip, speed,  and handling on somewhat rough surfaces?

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #329 on: August 02, 2016, 08:00:40 PM »
 I would say PFC but on unperfect surfaces they'll rattle your fillings out

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