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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #510 on: January 16, 2017, 06:11:26 PM »

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« Reply #511 on: January 16, 2017, 06:48:32 PM »
should i try these autobahns?
http://www.tactics.com/autobahn/evolution-ab-s-skateboard-wheels/white-101a

Ducky - these are AB price point wheels but truthfully I think they slide a little bit better than some of their premium stuff. That can be good or bad, more sliding out from tricks and a little more unpredictable at times. They are also loud as hell and on the streets they will rattle your teeth out.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #512 on: January 16, 2017, 08:04:19 PM »
should i try these autobahns?
http://www.tactics.com/autobahn/evolution-ab-s-skateboard-wheels/white-101a

Ducky - these are AB price point wheels but truthfully I think they slide a little bit better than some of their premium stuff. That can be good or bad, more sliding out from tricks and a little more unpredictable at times. They are also loud as hell and on the streets they will rattle your teeth out.
Ok that doesn't sound appealing, but still on the subject of autobahn, would the Torus Ultra 83b wheels be any better?
http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Autobahn_Torus_Ultra_83b_Wheels/descpage-ABT83WH.html

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #513 on: January 16, 2017, 08:25:58 PM »
Has anyone tried these?
http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=72685

Ha, I wanted to ask about these too (was just thinking about it this morning). I'm interested in the 101's though. Love the retro shape, but I'm worried that reg OJ formula will suck (only tried the insane-a-thanes, but I like those a lot).

I think 95a is kind of hit or miss on weather or not they'll be fast. Those would be sick for skating a slippery indoor park though.

Did Santa Cruz stop making 97a Slime Balls in smaller sizes? I can only find the 60mm+ ones now. If I could find those in like 54-56, would be perfect.

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« Reply #514 on: January 16, 2017, 10:23:28 PM »
Has anyone tried these?
http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=72685

Ha, I wanted to ask about these too (was just thinking about it this morning). I'm interested in the 101's though. Love the retro shape, but I'm worried that reg OJ formula will suck (only tried the insane-a-thanes, but I like those a lot).

I think 95a is kind of hit or miss on weather or not they'll be fast. Those would be sick for skating a slippery indoor park though.

Did Santa Cruz stop making 97a Slime Balls in smaller sizes? I can only find the 60mm+ ones now. If I could find those in like 54-56, would be perfect.

I commented on those in FB when they announced them, NHS responded and they are regular old slo oj thane, not insane a thane.

No more Slimeballs in smaller sizes either.
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« Reply #515 on: January 17, 2017, 06:50:42 AM »
I grabbed a set of 53mm Spitfire Hypno swirl 99a wheels (blue).  I had been riding 55mm wheels and wanted to try to size down a little.  I skate parks and mini ramps most of the time (41 year old and not that good).  Even though these are 99a, they don't have much grip.  I almost got a concussion at the park yesterday.  I slipped out making a turn to go down a flat ramp and slammed hard at the bottom.  My head bounced off the pavement (luckily the place requires helmets and I have a good one.)   It freaked the old man out who was monitoring the place (YMCA park) It was a gnarly looking slam I'm sure, but I was okay and got right up.  Luckily it just rang my bell.  I kept skating but after a couple more slip outs, I took those wheels off and went back to my old ones.  They felt good rolling, but they're just too slick!  I think these Hypno's are original formula, not formula 4's.
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« Reply #516 on: January 17, 2017, 07:04:37 AM »
Who else is riding wayward? I'm on the 52 Bledsoe slims and.... I can't tell the difference from my last set of F4 52mm slims.

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« Reply #517 on: January 17, 2017, 09:11:53 AM »
Has anyone tried these?
http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=72685

Ha, I wanted to ask about these too (was just thinking about it this morning). I'm interested in the 101's though. Love the retro shape, but I'm worried that reg OJ formula will suck (only tried the insane-a-thanes, but I like those a lot).

I think 95a is kind of hit or miss on weather or not they'll be fast. Those would be sick for skating a slippery indoor park though.

Did Santa Cruz stop making 97a Slime Balls in smaller sizes? I can only find the 60mm+ ones now. If I could find those in like 54-56, would be perfect.

I commented on those in FB when they announced them; they regular old slo oj than, not insane a thane.

No more Slimeballs in smaller sizes either.

Damn, i was looking for a cruiser that slid so I didn't have to stick my foot out to stop or slow down.
Wasn't totally stoked on the Insane-a-thane formula either.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #518 on: January 17, 2017, 10:29:00 AM »
Who else is riding wayward? I'm on the 52 Bledsoe slims and.... I can't tell the difference from my last set of F4 52mm slims.

I tried that exact set for a few days and they do in fact feel like 99a f4s too me, that is to say, slow in parks but fantastic on rough streets, really great shape and easy slides too.

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« Reply #519 on: January 17, 2017, 10:52:28 AM »
Alright guys ive switched over from street skating to hill bombing.  After 3 weeks of bombing and little power sliding (40 miles total) my spitfire classics are toasted ...They started conning after a week and a half. 

What you hill bombers using to keep from buying wheels every month

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #520 on: January 17, 2017, 11:15:30 AM »
Alright guys ive switched over from street skating to hill bombing.  After 3 weeks of bombing and little power sliding (40 miles total) my spitfire classics are toasted ...They started conning after a week and a half. 

What you hill bombers using to keep from buying wheels every month

Just get F4's, the old classics don't hold up well. The 101's are faster and wear better, but they're sketchy in some situations.

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« Reply #521 on: January 17, 2017, 11:49:26 AM »
Who else is riding wayward? I'm on the 52 Bledsoe slims and.... I can't tell the difference from my last set of F4 52mm slims.

I tried that exact set for a few days and they do in fact feel like 99a f4s too me, that is to say, slow in parks but fantastic on rough streets, really great shape and easy slides too.

yep, wayward skate very very very similar to formula 4 ... they a just a tad wider than the standard F4 classic
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #522 on: January 18, 2017, 10:00:41 AM »
Has anyone tried these?
http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=72685

Ha, I wanted to ask about these too (was just thinking about it this morning). I'm interested in the 101's though. Love the retro shape, but I'm worried that reg OJ formula will suck (only tried the insane-a-thanes, but I like those a lot).

I think 95a is kind of hit or miss on weather or not they'll be fast. Those would be sick for skating a slippery indoor park though.

Did Santa Cruz stop making 97a Slime Balls in smaller sizes? I can only find the 60mm+ ones now. If I could find those in like 54-56, would be perfect.

I commented on those in FB when they announced them; they regular old slo oj than, not insane a thane.

No more Slimeballs in smaller sizes either.

Damn, i was looking for a cruiser that slid so I didn't have to stick my foot out to stop or slow down.
Wasn't totally stoked on the Insane-a-thane formula either.

If you find a cruiser wheel that slides, let me know - still eyeing those g-slides...

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #523 on: January 18, 2017, 10:45:51 AM »
Has anyone tried these?
http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=72685

Ha, I wanted to ask about these too (was just thinking about it this morning). I'm interested in the 101's though. Love the retro shape, but I'm worried that reg OJ formula will suck (only tried the insane-a-thanes, but I like those a lot).

I think 95a is kind of hit or miss on weather or not they'll be fast. Those would be sick for skating a slippery indoor park though.

Did Santa Cruz stop making 97a Slime Balls in smaller sizes? I can only find the 60mm+ ones now. If I could find those in like 54-56, would be perfect.

I commented on those in FB when they announced them; they regular old slo oj than, not insane a thane.

No more Slimeballs in smaller sizes either.

Damn, i was looking for a cruiser that slid so I didn't have to stick my foot out to stop or slow down.
Wasn't totally stoked on the Insane-a-thane formula either.

If you find a cruiser wheel that slides, let me know - still eyeing those g-slides...

60 or 64mm 87a Powell Bomber 3s

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #524 on: January 18, 2017, 01:32:55 PM »
Who else is riding wayward? I'm on the 52 Bledsoe slims and.... I can't tell the difference from my last set of F4 52mm slims.

I tried that exact set for a few days and they do in fact feel like 99a f4s too me, that is to say, slow in parks but fantastic on rough streets, really great shape and easy slides too.

yep, wayward skate very very very similar to formula 4 ... they a just a tad wider than the standard F4 classic

Nice to know! Gonna grab a set online soon. Who knows if my locals will be getting WW any time soon....

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« Reply #525 on: January 18, 2017, 04:32:35 PM »
Has anyone tried these?
http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=72685

Ha, I wanted to ask about these too (was just thinking about it this morning). I'm interested in the 101's though. Love the retro shape, but I'm worried that reg OJ formula will suck (only tried the insane-a-thanes, but I like those a lot).

I think 95a is kind of hit or miss on weather or not they'll be fast. Those would be sick for skating a slippery indoor park though.

Did Santa Cruz stop making 97a Slime Balls in smaller sizes? I can only find the 60mm+ ones now. If I could find those in like 54-56, would be perfect.

I commented on those in FB when they announced them; they regular old slo oj than, not insane a thane.

No more Slimeballs in smaller sizes either.

Damn, i was looking for a cruiser that slid so I didn't have to stick my foot out to stop or slow down.
Wasn't totally stoked on the Insane-a-thane formula either.

If you find a cruiser wheel that slides, let me know - still eyeing those g-slides...

60 or 64mm 87a Powell Bomber 3s

Damn man were hubbas actually any good? I remember wanting those Shake Junt swirls but never pulled the trigger.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #526 on: January 18, 2017, 10:38:43 PM »
Has anyone tried these?
http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=72685

Ha, I wanted to ask about these too (was just thinking about it this morning). I'm interested in the 101's though. Love the retro shape, but I'm worried that reg OJ formula will suck (only tried the insane-a-thanes, but I like those a lot).

I think 95a is kind of hit or miss on weather or not they'll be fast. Those would be sick for skating a slippery indoor park though.

Did Santa Cruz stop making 97a Slime Balls in smaller sizes? I can only find the 60mm+ ones now. If I could find those in like 54-56, would be perfect.

I commented on those in FB when they announced them; they regular old slo oj than, not insane a thane.

No more Slimeballs in smaller sizes either.

Damn, i was looking for a cruiser that slid so I didn't have to stick my foot out to stop or slow down.
Wasn't totally stoked on the Insane-a-thane formula either.

If you find a cruiser wheel that slides, let me know - still eyeing those g-slides...

60 or 64mm 87a Powell Bomber 3s

Damn man were hubbas actually any good? I remember wanting those Shake Junt swirls but never pulled the trigger.

Might end up picking up the G Slides to try them out.

As for Hubba, I got into skateboarding a little after they ended but they deserve to comeback...or at least make a calendar or anything with their models. You know what, f-it I'd cop the wheels and a tee (that just has their logo as an inside joke). I swear it on our lord and skate-vior Fred Gall.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #527 on: January 19, 2017, 08:22:52 AM »
I grabbed a set of 53mm Spitfire Hypno swirl 99a wheels (blue).  I had been riding 55mm wheels and wanted to try to size down a little.  I skate parks and mini ramps most of the time (41 year old and not that good).  Even though these are 99a, they don't have much grip.  I almost got a concussion at the park yesterday.  I slipped out making a turn to go down a flat ramp and slammed hard at the bottom.  My head bounced off the pavement (luckily the place requires helmets and I have a good one.)   It freaked the old man out who was monitoring the place (YMCA park) It was a gnarly looking slam I'm sure, but I was okay and got right up.  Luckily it just rang my bell.  I kept skating but after a couple more slip outs, I took those wheels off and went back to my old ones.  They felt good rolling, but they're just too slick!  I think these Hypno's are original formula, not formula 4's.

Hypno's are the branded knock offs that only zumiez seems to sell.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #528 on: January 19, 2017, 09:04:47 AM »
I grabbed a set of 53mm Spitfire Hypno swirl 99a wheels (blue).  I had been riding 55mm wheels and wanted to try to size down a little.  I skate parks and mini ramps most of the time (41 year old and not that good).  Even though these are 99a, they don't have much grip.  I almost got a concussion at the park yesterday.  I slipped out making a turn to go down a flat ramp and slammed hard at the bottom.  My head bounced off the pavement (luckily the place requires helmets and I have a good one.)   It freaked the old man out who was monitoring the place (YMCA park) It was a gnarly looking slam I'm sure, but I was okay and got right up.  Luckily it just rang my bell.  I kept skating but after a couple more slip outs, I took those wheels off and went back to my old ones.  They felt good rolling, but they're just too slick!  I think these Hypno's are original formula, not formula 4's.

Hypno's are the branded knock offs that only zumiez seems to sell.


Yep, that explains it then.  I jokingly put "I'll just use my Zumiez rewards card" as my signature, and I ended up getting a freakin' gift card for the place for Christmas.   I thought I'd give those a try since it wasn't costing me anything.  I liked the feel of the size the wheels were, but they're just too slick for where I skate. 
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but then I turned myself around.

"I'll just use my Zumiez rewards card".

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« Reply #529 on: January 19, 2017, 09:25:25 AM »
Smaller wheels can seem like they have less grip sometimes (less surface area) and also wheels need to be broken in. I like to bomb some hills before I hit the park with my wheels. Freshies can feel a little unpredictable...

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« Reply #530 on: January 19, 2017, 06:31:23 PM »
Smaller wheels can seem like they have less grip sometimes (less surface area) and also wheels need to be broken in. I like to bomb some hills before I hit the park with my wheels. Freshies can feel a little unpredictable...

There was an article (can't find it) that has Brofessor Schmitt talking about how thinner wheels are just as grippy, if not more, to a point (my guess is at breakaway :P

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« Reply #531 on: January 19, 2017, 06:50:36 PM »
Smaller wheels can seem like they have less grip sometimes (less surface area) and also wheels need to be broken in. I like to bomb some hills before I hit the park with my wheels. Freshies can feel a little unpredictable...

There was an article (can't find it) that has Brofessor Schmitt talking about how thinner wheels are just as grippy, if not more, to a point (my guess is at breakaway :P

Yeah, there was something in one of these threads.. People were saying that width and duro # end up evening out where grip is concerned. But then people say that wider wheels stick more on slides.

Now we hear thinner wheels could be more grippy? I've always felt like wider wheels stay stuck to the ground better. I don't know what to think.
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« Reply #532 on: January 19, 2017, 07:14:30 PM »
Smaller wheels can seem like they have less grip sometimes (less surface area) and also wheels need to be broken in. I like to bomb some hills before I hit the park with my wheels. Freshies can feel a little unpredictable...

There was an article (can't find it) that has Brofessor Schmitt talking about how thinner wheels are just as grippy, if not more, to a point (my guess is at breakaway :P

Yeah, there was something in one of these threads.. People were saying that width and duro # end up evening out where grip is concerned. But then people say that wider wheels stick more on slides.

Now we hear thinner wheels could be more grippy? I've always felt like wider wheels stay stuck to the ground better. I don't know what to think.

George Powell argues that thinner wheels can be grippier in that once wider wheels slide out its harder to bring them back under control. Or some shit like that... But all this must depend on the urethane formula also...

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #533 on: January 19, 2017, 07:30:14 PM »
Physics: surface area does not affect friction. Might seem counterintuitive at first but that's just the way it is.

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« Reply #534 on: January 20, 2017, 10:46:37 AM »
Physics: surface area does not affect friction. Might seem counterintuitive at first but that's just the way it is.

Same weight acting on smaller surface area = more pressure, you can probably extrapolate this into deciphering how different widths suit different things, but it's late and I don't wanna think.
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« Reply #535 on: January 20, 2017, 12:32:58 PM »
I've been skating the "Rollriguez" from Pusher wheels. I skate really rough gravel and concrete pretty often and these have held up very well for the few months I've had em. My next wheels are most likely going to be F4's. Been wondering what it's like to skate the conical ones...would they make certain trucks harder maybe? Either way, I adapt to whatever setup I'm skating.. for example my last pair of shoes was too big and I could barely do flip tricks, so I've been skating a lot more tranny
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« Reply #536 on: January 22, 2017, 08:14:31 PM »
I've been skating ricta speed rings for a while. I've had a few pairs and I really like them.
I'm interested in either some Autobahn's or some welcome orbs.

What do you guys think?

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« Reply #537 on: January 22, 2017, 11:30:50 PM »
do most of you guys who prefer formula fours skate parks more than street?
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« Reply #538 on: January 23, 2017, 02:06:42 PM »
do most of you guys who prefer formula fours skate parks more than street?

I kinda like the 101's best for both. 99's are good for the rougher streets but I just use 101's everywhere now.. I thought they'd be too slippery for indoor parks but they're fine even where it's too slippery to push properly, I don't know how they do it.

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« Reply #539 on: January 23, 2017, 02:10:36 PM »
do most of you guys who prefer formula fours skate parks more than street?
I use the 99A and skate parks almost exclusively
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