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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #480 on: January 08, 2017, 07:23:36 AM »
What's up with the shitty cores on the spitfire 80hd chargers making them spin like shit? These things are terrible.

What's the Slap consensus on the cruiser wheel?


Got some Keyframe 87A's they are smooth and fast on rough ground, don't slide though. they are good for cruising, but super slow in the parks.

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« Reply #481 on: January 08, 2017, 07:58:18 AM »
To sum up this thread; F4 is the superior product. Everything else is subpar.

I guess you could look at it that way if you like your opinion spoon fed to you without trying things for yourself. I haven't skated Spitfire wheels wheels since 2005 and I'm doing just fine.

Autobahn for the last decade and when I run out of my AB reserves I will skate something else that's not Spitfire.

My post was mostly pointing out that the majority of the posters on this thread are stating that they prefer F4s over everything else.

From my perspective, I've skated a bunch of wheels in the last 5 years (oj, bones, autobanh, creative urethane) and F4 are the best IMO. Before that, I was riding mostly STF and hated my sets of F1 and SFW. So, I didn't always have a positive opinion on spitfire's products.

At the end of the day, you'll be fine skating with whatever wheels you have. I just bought a set of shop wheels, because I'm on a budget, and they're good. Nothing to complain. That being said, I'd rather skate a set of F4.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #482 on: January 08, 2017, 11:17:36 AM »
I would guess that all of us have made do with shitty wheels at some point. Picking and choosing wheels is a luxury as far as I'm concerned. I might not be rich, but being able to always have my wheels on point is a small victory.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #483 on: January 08, 2017, 12:41:54 PM »
To sum up this thread; F4 is the superior product. Everything else is subpar.

I guess you could look at it that way if you like your opinion spoon fed to you without trying things for yourself. I haven't skated Spitfire wheels wheels since 2005 and I'm doing just fine.

Autobahn for the last decade and when I run out of my AB reserves I will skate something else that's not Spitfire.

My post was mostly pointing out that the majority of the posters on this thread are stating that they prefer F4s over everything else.

From my perspective, I've skated a bunch of wheels in the last 5 years (oj, bones, autobanh, creative urethane) and F4 are the best IMO. Before that, I was riding mostly STF and hated my sets of F1 and SFW. So, I didn't always have a positive opinion on spitfire's products.

At the end of the day, you'll be fine skating with whatever wheels you have. I just bought a set of shop wheels, because I'm on a budget, and they're good. Nothing to complain. That being said, I'd rather skate a set of F4.

Totally agree Julz. My post was more a generality, not directed at you personally. I've seen people write things off, without giving them a fair shake, and eat up the marketing that they 'need' a particular product. Skateboarding is such a personal experience and not one thing works for everyone. Spitfire make good wheels, but they've also killed the marketing game.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #484 on: January 08, 2017, 01:05:18 PM »
What's the word on ghetto child? I'd buy some for nostalgia's sake.

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« Reply #485 on: January 08, 2017, 08:02:49 PM »
I remember Accels being very similar to Darkstars back in the day. Really hard, super white almost plasticky looking, and pretty skinny as far as shapes were.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #486 on: January 08, 2017, 08:28:53 PM »
Nobody skated those lame ass Mike V wheels, stop frontin.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #487 on: January 08, 2017, 08:35:40 PM »

anyone see this crupie multicultural wheel nonsense? i guess people leaving gold and or not on a wheel company found this strange program to ride for.

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« Reply #488 on: January 08, 2017, 08:39:30 PM »
I've been skating the regular (non-slim) radial shape for the last couple weeks and I think they're my new favorite wheel.  Everything I love about the slims but with a little more grip. 

They've been great in a slippery park, on the street, carving in bowls and hitting curbs.  I can't find a single thing to complain about

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« Reply #489 on: January 08, 2017, 09:58:40 PM »
Nobody skated those lame ass Mike V wheels, stop frontin.
Stefan Attardo and Stacy Lowry did
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #490 on: January 08, 2017, 10:26:38 PM »
Just bought the OG Wide version of these https://www.smlwheels.com/shop/grocery-bag-53mm-ag-formula

Will update after i skate them for a bit



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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #491 on: January 09, 2017, 01:53:44 AM »
Been skating 53mm Ricta NRGs for about a month now. Quite good, I suspect the word on the street that they're a bit faster may be true, might just be placebo though. Slide really nice on ledges, better than 101 f4s imo, similar to stfs without being too slippery like stfs or 101 f4s on most street surfaces.

On certain types of ground they grip a little bit too much for powerslides and slide a bit funny, not sure why this is. They're perfect for most surfaces though.

Managed to flatspot it slightly on a noseblunt on a ledge, not a dealbreaker but can definitely feel it a little on skatepark ground, how do you get rid of minor flatspots like this? Hasn't gone away by itself just yet.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #492 on: January 09, 2017, 08:32:09 AM »
Been skating 53mm Ricta NRGs for about a month now. Quite good, I suspect the word on the street that they're a bit faster may be true, might just be placebo though. Slide really nice on ledges, better than 101 f4s imo, similar to stfs without being too slippery like stfs or 101 f4s on most street surfaces.

On certain types of ground they grip a little bit too much for powerslides and slide a bit funny, not sure why this is. They're perfect for most surfaces though.

Managed to flatspot it slightly on a noseblunt on a ledge, not a dealbreaker but can definitely feel it a little on skatepark ground, how do you get rid of minor flatspots like this? Hasn't gone away by itself just yet.

You have to do subsequent noseblunts of exactly the same length around the entire circumference of the wheel that isn't flatspotted.

Either that or you just ride it out of the wheel if it isn't that big.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #493 on: January 09, 2017, 09:36:08 AM »
powerslide the fuck out of it
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #494 on: January 09, 2017, 11:18:08 AM »
Nobody skated those lame ass Mike V wheels, stop frontin.

I think I bought the Cleveland joints after seeing a Svitak part.

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« Reply #495 on: January 09, 2017, 12:00:44 PM »
I would guess that all of us have made do with shitty wheels at some point. Picking and choosing wheels is a luxury as far as I'm concerned. I might not be rich, but being able to always have my wheels on point is a small victory.

You kinda just adapt. I have the 101a Oj Insane formula and came from 99a Classic f4s. At first they slid like crazy and I loved it, then I started realizing they felt slow. They didn't feel as fast and they started requiring a little extra for slides.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #496 on: January 09, 2017, 12:41:37 PM »
What's up with the shitty cores on the spitfire 80hd chargers making them spin like shit? These things are terrible.

What's the Slap consensus on the cruiser wheel?

OJs, Juice or Keyframes, some people swear by clouds here but I love my OJs
I got some 57mm 78a clouds to replace my worn down keyframes, and I'm not that siked on them. They're really fast on smooth ground, but I rarely encounter smooth ground when I'm just cruising.  I feel like the keyframes were faster on the rough stuff. I'm curious about those powell g slides though.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #497 on: January 09, 2017, 03:55:11 PM »

I got some 57mm 78a clouds to replace my worn down keyframes, and I'm not that siked on them. They're really fast on smooth ground, but I rarely encounter smooth ground when I'm just cruising.  I feel like the keyframes were faster on the rough stuff. I'm curious about those powell g slides though.
I'm seriously contemplating trying the G slides as my next cruiser wheel. I love my key frames but they're getting pretty worn down.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #498 on: January 09, 2017, 06:00:16 PM »
Anyone try Rain Skates or Alta
Looking for something off the beaten path at this point...

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« Reply #499 on: January 09, 2017, 09:55:12 PM »
Anyone try Rain Skates or Alta
Looking for something off the beaten path at this point...

I've ridden rainskates a while back, great wheels, Creative Urethane (if I recall), shapes are lacking.

If Alta are good enough for Barros, they're good enough for anyone reading this ;)

Really depends on what you are skating.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #500 on: January 09, 2017, 11:16:02 PM »
Nobody skated those lame ass Mike V wheels, stop frontin.

I think I bought the Cleveland joints after seeing a Svitak part.
I always skated the rotten apples ones maybe a few Bartie models as well
if you flatspotted them they would send you a set for free if you sent the flat ones back
I only ever flatspotted a couple of sets. They were great wheels.

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« Reply #501 on: January 10, 2017, 03:55:08 PM »
Anyone try Rain Skates or Alta
Looking for something off the beaten path at this point...
Anyone try Rain Skates or Alta
Looking for something off the beaten path at this point...

I've ridden rainskates a while back, great wheels, Creative Urethane (if I recall), shapes are lacking.

If Alta are good enough for Barros, they're good enough for anyone reading this ;)

Really depends on what you are skating.

I wish the Alta's were a bit bigger but yeah pretty sure Barros could have any wheel he wanted and probably still kill it with wooden ones

I mostly just skate transition but this will be for my smaller setup that I would be more likely to actually take to the streets with

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« Reply #502 on: January 11, 2017, 03:57:12 PM »
What's up with the shitty cores on the spitfire 80hd chargers making them spin like shit? These things are terrible.

What's the Slap consensus on the cruiser wheel?

OJs, Juice or Keyframes, some people swear by clouds here but I love my OJs

86a clouds.... Fast. durable. Perfect compromise between a spongey cruiser wheel and regular street wheel. Just wish they'd do them in colours...
I got some 57mm 78a clouds to replace my worn down keyframes, and I'm not that siked on them. They're really fast on smooth ground, but I rarely encounter smooth ground when I'm just cruising.  I feel like the keyframes were faster on the rough stuff. I'm curious about those powell g slides though.

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« Reply #503 on: January 11, 2017, 05:22:54 PM »
Finally got to roll around on the Waywards today, I was right. Soft feeling 101s, like OJs (regular) and F4s, they slide nice, good chirp but in park they were slow, on regular street (that's rough as fuck on OJ insane, SPF, STF and 99a Rictas) these things felt great; I'd skate them if I was looking for a wheel to handle spotty terrain, even over F4s.

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« Reply #504 on: January 11, 2017, 06:20:08 PM »
Finally got to roll around on the Waywards today, I was right. Soft feeling 101s, like OJs (regular) and F4s, they slide nice, good chirp but in park they were slow, on regular street (that's rough as fuck on OJ insane, SPF, STF and 99a Rictas) these things felt great; I'd skate them if I was looking for a wheel to handle spotty terrain, even over F4s.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #505 on: January 12, 2017, 06:54:28 AM »
Finally got around to setting up some all black STFs that I've had for a while now that I've just been keeping on standby.
After skating on some badly flatspotted pigs for the longest time, I completely forgot what it feels like to actually go fast with only a few pushes. Feels good.

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« Reply #506 on: January 16, 2017, 01:55:26 AM »
Finally got around to setting up some all black STFs that I've had for a while now that I've just been keeping on standby.
After skating on some badly flatspotted pigs for the longest time, I completely forgot what it feels like to actually go fast with only a few pushes. Feels good.

I prefer colored stf's over white ones, i think they are just a little bit faster and slide better.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #507 on: January 16, 2017, 02:25:22 AM »
Quote from: Krooked antihero  link=topic=82118.msg2597156#msg2597156 date=1484560526
Finally got around to setting up some all black STFs that I've had for a while now that I've just been keeping on standby.
After skating on some badly flatspotted pigs for the longest time, I completely forgot what it feels like to actually go fast with only a few pushes. Feels good.

I prefer colored stf's over white ones, i think they are just a little bit faster and slide better.

Really?? I keep hearing stuff about colored stf's but I don't wanna believe it cause I'm on some classic white bones stf and they're everything I like, fast, smooth, grippy, slides. But now you guys got me thinking to invest in some colored ones...
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« Reply #508 on: January 16, 2017, 08:26:34 AM »
Quote from: Krooked antihero  link=topic=82118.msg2597156#msg2597156 date=1484560526
Finally got around to setting up some all black STFs that I've had for a while now that I've just been keeping on standby.
After skating on some badly flatspotted pigs for the longest time, I completely forgot what it feels like to actually go fast with only a few pushes. Feels good.

I prefer colored stf's over white ones, i think they are just a little bit faster and slide better.

I've always preferred colored STFs/SPFs, they just feel better to me (and a few people I know that have skated them).

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #509 on: January 16, 2017, 04:17:11 PM »
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