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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #600 on: April 04, 2017, 08:48:36 PM »
[...] bearing socket slackening. [...]

some bearing socket slack is good for cushioning impact

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« Reply #601 on: April 04, 2017, 10:48:01 PM »
Nah man. You want your bearings to be nice and snug in your wheel.

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« Reply #602 on: April 05, 2017, 12:10:24 AM »
[...] bearing socket slackening. [...]

some bearing socket slack is good for cushioning impact

yeah, especially if you fill the gaps with felt
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« Reply #603 on: April 05, 2017, 10:54:44 AM »
I'm thinking g about getting crupie's. Team/overall vibe are sick! Anyone have these?

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« Reply #604 on: April 05, 2017, 03:09:52 PM »
I'm thinking g about getting crupie's. Team/overall vibe are sick! Anyone have these?

You could just wait until four people get a set and beg for their fifth wheels.

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« Reply #605 on: April 05, 2017, 03:35:40 PM »
Pretty sure someone here just got some, maybe in the recent purchases thread
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« Reply #606 on: April 05, 2017, 06:51:39 PM »
[...] bearing socket slackening. [...]

some bearing socket slack is good for cushioning impact

yeah, especially if you fill the gaps with felt

haha.. im gonna coin a term here "bearing feel" basically i always rode the cheapest stock wheels until my most recent two sets which were spitfires.. classics and bigheads.. bearings fit a lot tighter into these and the wheels are more noticeable. but in having the wheels more noticeable u lose some bearing feel that comes with the socket slack.

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« Reply #607 on: April 05, 2017, 07:55:40 PM »
After being a little unsure for a while, i've realized I love my Orbs Ghost Lights. They just always feel hard and fast, they dont take much effort to slide. I have some in 54mm on my normal set up and 52 on my extra board. They haven't seemed to lose any chunks the way f4s sometimes do, no flat spots yet either.

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« Reply #608 on: April 06, 2017, 02:55:35 AM »
After being a little unsure for a while, i've realized I love my Orbs Ghost Lights. They just always feel hard and fast, they dont take much effort to slide. I have some in 54mm on my normal set up and 52 on my extra board. They haven't seemed to lose any chunks the way f4s sometimes do, no flat spots yet either.

Was thinking about trying these but haven't rode cores wheels ina decade.last ones I had were Darkstar unbreakable bullahit and the core popped out in a week. I was skating parking blocks and 3 stairs

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #609 on: April 06, 2017, 03:26:30 AM »
Pretty sure someone here just got some, maybe in the recent purchases thread
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« Reply #610 on: April 06, 2017, 05:11:21 AM »
Quote from: Bumpovertrash  link=topic=82118.msg2628732#msg2628732 date=1491472535
After being a little unsure for a while, i've realized I love my Orbs Ghost Lights. They just always feel hard and fast, they dont take much effort to slide. I have some in 54mm on my normal set up and 52 on my extra board. They haven't seemed to lose any chunks the way f4s sometimes do, no flat spots yet either.

Was thinking about trying these but haven't rode cores wheels ina decade.last ones I had were Darkstar unbreakable bullahit and the core popped out in a week. I was skating parking blocks and 3 stairs



I was using this muckefuck ones that look the exact same as the welcome ones (probably made on the same place) and they were the best wheels i've ever had. Fast, light, slide great, durable... Probably kinda slippery on parks but they are a hard wheel anyway. If the welcome are the same I wouldnt be scared to try them.

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« Reply #611 on: April 06, 2017, 06:54:38 AM »
I copped some old Danny Renaud Paradise wheels for cheap from my local, only skated them on a flat a little yesterday. They felt a little soft for being 101s as compared to the F4s (99&101) I've been on for a while. But otherwise they felt fine.
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« Reply #612 on: April 07, 2017, 06:18:36 AM »
Quote from: Bumpovertrash  link=topic=82118.msg2628732#msg2628732 date=1491472535
After being a little unsure for a while, i've realized I love my Orbs Ghost Lights. They just always feel hard and fast, they dont take much effort to slide. I have some in 54mm on my normal set up and 52 on my extra board. They haven't seemed to lose any chunks the way f4s sometimes do, no flat spots yet either.

Was thinking about trying these but haven't rode cores wheels ina decade.last ones I had were Darkstar unbreakable bullahit and the core popped out in a week. I was skating parking blocks and 3 stairs



I was using this muckefuck ones that look the exact same as the welcome ones (probably made on the same place) and they were the best wheels i've ever had. Fast, light, slide great, durable... Probably kinda slippery on parks but they are a hard wheel anyway. If the welcome are the same I wouldnt be scared to try them.

exactly, i used to ride only cored wheels for a while (when i freaked with bones bearing cages slackening) and was using mainly rictas. Apart from the inedible flatspot i was very happy with the performance. Have seen flip sidecuts and also those shitty element featherlights breaking but my whole experience with core wheels is that if it is a decent set then they are not going to disappoint. These welcome/muckfuck ones look extra light
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« Reply #613 on: April 07, 2017, 06:45:59 AM »
RIP Darkstar Lightknights. My favorite wheel I've ever skated.

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« Reply #614 on: April 09, 2017, 07:35:32 AM »
Does darkstar really make good formula wheels ?

I read Chet had darkstar originally as a wheel company and focused on darkstar doing top wheels for a moment then being forced to strictly do boards and starting wreck to continue his wheels thing
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« Reply #615 on: April 09, 2017, 10:55:35 AM »
No they don't. But the used to. Boooyy did they used to.

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« Reply #616 on: April 09, 2017, 01:53:17 PM »
Yup, I remember darkstar being a legit wheel choice back in the day. Now I would probably just try wreck instead.

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« Reply #617 on: April 12, 2017, 07:53:32 AM »
Thanks for the feedback I was wondering cause warehouse had a sale on them and I remember my best friend had the same feeling about the light Knights, I wanna try some wreck but from the reviews I've seen everyone who rode bones stf previously still prefer stf over wreck and I hardcore love my stf's

Riding on some 53mm v5 and I love them, starting to have OCD on the shape here and there though and craving some classic v1, not too wide not too thin, classic shape and stf formula
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« Reply #618 on: April 12, 2017, 08:21:58 AM »
From what I remember the dark stars had that really hard hard plastic feel and stf's have that slightly softer feel....

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« Reply #619 on: April 12, 2017, 09:06:37 AM »
They were definitely hard as fuck.

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« Reply #620 on: April 12, 2017, 11:48:29 AM »
Does darkstar really make good formula wheels ?

I read Chet had darkstar originally as a wheel company and focused on darkstar doing top wheels for a moment then being forced to strictly do boards and starting wreck to continue his wheels thing

Best wheels in the game in the early 2000's. Don't know about now, I doubt they're as good as they used to.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #621 on: April 12, 2017, 12:45:05 PM »
Has anyone skated Ghetto Child's (ghetto children?) since they rebooted? I like the shape of them but haven't heard anything about the formula.

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« Reply #622 on: April 12, 2017, 12:53:25 PM »
I've been riding some 86a Ricta Clouds for a few weeks now and though they took a little getting used to, I'm really enjoying them. The roll a lot smoother than the 92a Spitfire Soft Ds on rough ground (unsurprisingly) but I don't feel I've sacrificed any rebound to get that magic carpet feel. I'm not hitting a lot of ledges but they do slide if you push in to them on nose/tailslides and they feel good on flip tricks. My frontside flips kinda scrape and these don't kill me which I'm taking as a good sign. They definitely have a soft wheel bounce that takes some getting used to. I'd say they are light years better than a Spitfire 80hd though.

I'm in the UK and spend a lot of my skate time just pushing around town so smooth ride is a priority. I never intended these to be used for more than that, but I take them out instead of my 92a Soft Ds because they have no real downside and they ride better. I'm planning to try both the 92a Clouds and the 95a Soft Ds to get a full spectrum. Just not sure which to get first.


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« Reply #623 on: April 12, 2017, 01:18:12 PM »
I've been riding some 86a Ricta Clouds for a few weeks now and though they took a little getting used to, I'm really enjoying them. The roll a lot smoother than the 92a Spitfire Soft Ds on rough ground (unsurprisingly) but I don't feel I've sacrificed any rebound to get that magic carpet feel. I'm not hitting a lot of ledges but they do slide if you push in to them on nose/tailslides and they feel good on flip tricks. My frontside flips kinda scrape and these don't kill me which I'm taking as a good sign. They definitely have a soft wheel bounce that takes some getting used to. I'd say they are light years better than a Spitfire 80hd though.

I'm in the UK and spend a lot of my skate time just pushing around town so smooth ride is a priority. I never intended these to be used for more than that, but I take them out instead of my 92a Soft Ds because they have no real downside and they ride better. I'm planning to try both the 92a Clouds and the 95a Soft Ds to get a full spectrum. Just not sure which to get first.

I'm currently riding the 95a Soft Ds and they're exactly what I'm looking for. I was in love with F4s, but wanted a softer ride, so I tried the 92a clouds, which we're still a tad bit grippier and bouncier than I wanted, then went to the 95a Soft Ds.

In your case, I'd say you're in a good spot. I would imagine that the 92a Soft Ds aren't as different as the 92a clouds, but they are different brands so who knows. With the 95a you're probably going to feel the rough ground more than you would like. Also I live/skate in southern California and don't skate around rough roads, which would probably explain my love for a somewhat harder wheel.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #624 on: April 12, 2017, 01:27:01 PM »
Has anyone skated Ghetto Child's (ghetto children?) since they rebooted? I like the shape of them but haven't heard anything about the formula.

Havent really heard anything but i plan on getting a whole new set up this summer, was thinking about getting ghetto child wheels.



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« Reply #625 on: April 12, 2017, 06:46:29 PM »
Best wheels in the game in the early 2000's.
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« Reply #626 on: April 13, 2017, 12:22:56 PM »
I've been riding some 86a Ricta Clouds for a few weeks now and though they took a little getting used to, I'm really enjoying them. The roll a lot smoother than the 92a Spitfire Soft Ds on rough ground (unsurprisingly) but I don't feel I've sacrificed any rebound to get that magic carpet feel. I'm not hitting a lot of ledges but they do slide if you push in to them on nose/tailslides and they feel good on flip tricks. My frontside flips kinda scrape and these don't kill me which I'm taking as a good sign. They definitely have a soft wheel bounce that takes some getting used to. I'd say they are light years better than a Spitfire 80hd though.

I'm in the UK and spend a lot of my skate time just pushing around town so smooth ride is a priority. I never intended these to be used for more than that, but I take them out instead of my 92a Soft Ds because they have no real downside and they ride better. I'm planning to try both the 92a Clouds and the 95a Soft Ds to get a full spectrum. Just not sure which to get first.


I'm currently riding the 95a Soft Ds and they're exactly what I'm looking for. I was in love with F4s, but wanted a softer ride, so I tried the 92a clouds, which we're still a tad bit grippier and bouncier than I wanted, then went to the 95a Soft Ds.

In your case, I'd say you're in a good spot. I would imagine that the 92a Soft Ds aren't as different as the 92a clouds, but they are different brands so who knows. With the 95a you're probably going to feel the rough ground more than you would like. Also I live/skate in southern California and don't skate around rough roads, which would probably explain my love for a somewhat harder wheel.

I'm really loving the 78a clouds on my cruiser set up now. They're even reasonably slideable on rougher concrete.

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« Reply #627 on: April 13, 2017, 12:30:45 PM »
Anybody try Pusher Wheels? Curious on how they ride but my heart is telling me to stick to F4's...they've never let me down.

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« Reply #628 on: April 21, 2017, 09:55:37 AM »
how do stf v5s stack up against say formula fours? rocked some 56mm stf v5s for a year and need a new set, dunno whether to grab another set of stfs (probably 54's), try formula fours or maybe give spfs or even speedlab a shot.

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« Reply #629 on: April 21, 2017, 11:57:48 AM »
how do stf v5s stack up against say formula fours? rocked some 56mm stf v5s for a year and need a new set, dunno whether to grab another set of stfs (probably 54's), try formula fours or maybe give spfs or even speedlab a shot.

I went from the 99a Classic shape Formula 4s to V5 Bones. The Bones definitely feel more slippery and plasticky. As for an accurate comparison, just picked up 101a Conical Fulls off skatewarehouse
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