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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #750 on: August 11, 2017, 08:20:21 AM »
They're pretty much a hard, fast park wheel that grips when you need em to. I ride them on all terrain, but they don't slide as well as STF or F4's. Also stick a bit on tail slides, lipslides, etc. personally I like that they're a little more difficult to slide, cause I like my wheels to squeal a bit.
SPF's are sick on street, pretty sure I accomplished my longest hill bomb powerslide ever on a set, shit felt cool as fuck

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« Reply #751 on: August 12, 2017, 01:17:24 AM »
They're pretty much a hard, fast park wheel that grips when you need em to. I ride them on all terrain, but they don't slide as well as STF or F4's. Also stick a bit on tail slides, lipslides, etc. personally I like that they're a little more difficult to slide, cause I like my wheels to squeal a bit.
SPF's are sick on street, pretty sure I accomplished my longest hill bomb powerslide ever on a set, shit felt cool as fuck

They're designed for super nice ground aren't they? How are they on shit ground, how would you compare them to stfs/f4s if you've had them? Not sliding well on ledges sounds like a bummer though

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« Reply #752 on: August 12, 2017, 02:14:13 AM »
I guess I wouldn't even say that they don't slide well. Just relative to those other two wheels, they aren't as smooth. For me, I just have to skate a bit faster for tail slides and shit of that nature. Their "stickiness" is hard to explain. Like, it's not a soft wheel grip or anything, but I feel really confident carving around transition on them. Between that and how fast they are, they're the perfect wheel for me. If I was skating rough shit more exclusively, I'd probably ride f4's or stf.

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« Reply #753 on: August 12, 2017, 09:05:52 AM »
They're pretty much a hard, fast park wheel that grips when you need em to. I ride them on all terrain, but they don't slide as well as STF or F4's. Also stick a bit on tail slides, lipslides, etc. personally I like that they're a little more difficult to slide, cause I like my wheels to squeal a bit.
SPF's are sick on street, pretty sure I accomplished my longest hill bomb powerslide ever on a set, shit felt cool as fuck

They're designed for super nice ground aren't they? How are they on shit ground, how would you compare them to stfs/f4s if you've had them? Not sliding well on ledges sounds like a bummer though
How easily, and how many can you fit in your anus, though?
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« Reply #754 on: August 12, 2017, 08:25:03 PM »
SPF=hard but sticky....yet still slide. They are made for California skateparks which are smooth and slippery.....

I skate em on street too because somehow the stickiness makes them feel softer.....


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« Reply #755 on: August 13, 2017, 09:14:02 AM »
I don't know how you guys enjoy SPF on street. It didn't feel like skateboarding to me. Teeth Chattering displeasure my end. Amazing in new smooth parks though- agreed. 

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« Reply #756 on: August 21, 2017, 06:58:19 AM »
Anyone here skate sml wheels? Are they good? How do they compare to F4s? Does anything compare to F4s?

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« Reply #757 on: August 21, 2017, 03:18:33 PM »
Anyone here skate sml wheels? Are they good? How do they compare to F4s? Does anything compare to F4s?

Wayward, from what I have heard

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« Reply #758 on: August 22, 2017, 10:37:37 PM »
Has anyone skated anyone of the Type S 98a wheels? I wanna try something a bit smoother than a 99 but not quite a cruiser wheel.

Would there even be much of a difference in 1 durometer anyway?

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« Reply #759 on: August 23, 2017, 10:51:11 AM »
Anyone here skate sml wheels? Are they good? How do they compare to F4s? Does anything compare to F4s?

Wayward, from what I have heard

I've never heard anything good about Wayward.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #760 on: August 23, 2017, 01:05:45 PM »
F4s aren't white to begin with...
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« Reply #761 on: August 23, 2017, 04:31:36 PM »
I actually prefer the colour of well used F4s.

Has anyone skated anyone of the Type S 98a wheels? I wanna try something a bit smoother than a 99 but not quite a cruiser wheel.

Would there even be much of a difference in 1 durometer anyway?

I don't think you'd feel much of a difference, If you want something between a street and cruiser wheel I'd recommend OJ's 92a ditch witch. I don't really ride them very often, but I like the feel. Ricta has 92a clouds too but I haven't tried them.

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« Reply #762 on: August 23, 2017, 04:49:19 PM »
I would suck three dicks of Ricta started making 53mm Park Crushers again.

THREE OF THEM.

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« Reply #763 on: August 23, 2017, 04:52:38 PM »
Has anyone skated anyone of the Type S 98a wheels? I wanna try something a bit smoother than a 99 but not quite a cruiser wheel.

Would there even be much of a difference in 1 durometer anyway?

Absolutely have. I loved Type S wheels. Even tho they were all vert dudes, the wheels were great on any terrain. Really well made. If you look at the first page of this thread I had the 96 and they were just a little too grippy for my tastes. Not "soft" at all, just smooth/grippy. The 98s were perfect. Where are you finding Type S wheels? I thought they closed up. Most of those dudes ride for Alta now.

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« Reply #764 on: August 23, 2017, 08:49:11 PM »
I would suck three dicks of Ricta started making 53mm Park Crushers again.

THREE OF THEM.

I loved my 55mm crushers until I flatted them at a park, such a fast, hard wheel.

Rictas problem is they rotate out wheels types too fast...speed rings, gone (tho they lasted a while), pro designed are gone in favor of pro natural nrgs and old sparx are gone, for new sparx....crushers became scorpions (wtf) only to vanish....slix are dumb and crome cores seem to only exist because nyjah skates them...

Been eyeing the D.Loy 53 naturals for a minute...

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« Reply #765 on: August 24, 2017, 01:03:23 AM »
Has anyone skated anyone of the Type S 98a wheels? I wanna try something a bit smoother than a 99 but not quite a cruiser wheel.

Would there even be much of a difference in 1 durometer anyway?

Absolutely have. I loved Type S wheels. Even tho they were all vert dudes, the wheels were great on any terrain. Really well made. If you look at the first page of this thread I had the 96 and they were just a little too grippy for my tastes. Not "soft" at all, just smooth/grippy. The 98s were perfect. Where are you finding Type S wheels? I thought they closed up. Most of those dudes ride for Alta now.

https://www.ocdskateshop.com.au/shop/wheels/wheels-by-brand/type-s.html

This aussie site has a few sets im pretty interested in the bastien wheel as i know its pretty rare to get wheels that are both small and softer than a 99.

I pretty much just wanna be able to ride on the road (which can be pretty rough out here) or skate tranny without being scared of slipping out

I will probably get them in the coming weeks if i can't come across the oj's mentioned above

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« Reply #766 on: August 24, 2017, 04:22:10 AM »
I would suck three dicks of Ricta started making 53mm Park Crushers again.

THREE OF THEM.

I loved my 55mm crushers until I flatted them at a park, such a fast, hard wheel.

Rictas problem is they rotate out wheels types too fast...speed rings, gone (tho they lasted a while), pro designed are gone in favor of pro natural nrgs and old sparx are gone, for new sparx....crushers became scorpions (wtf) only to vanish....slix are dumb and crome cores seem to only exist because nyjah skates them...

Been eyeing the D.Loy 53 naturals for a minute...
They change their wheel selection more than I change my shirt. Those Loy and Black Johnson wheels both look like they're a pretty similiar shape. I'm only concerned if the hardness would match up since they went from calling them 84b to 101a and I'm generally a broke ass bitch. If you're gonna start using the god damn B scale on your wheels don't pussy out and keep using the damn B scale!

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #767 on: August 25, 2017, 10:38:32 AM »
Quick question...

Any of you guys like riding wheels that are a tad softer than the usual 99/101's?

I was thinking the other day how much I used to like spitfire parkburners, which were 97/98 I believe.

Are there any wheels out there that are comparable to that? I know Skull sells 97's which look pretty rad

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #768 on: August 25, 2017, 10:51:51 AM »
SML makes a 97 Aaron Herrington wheel I've been tempted to buy multiple times.
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« Reply #769 on: August 25, 2017, 04:57:29 PM »
Quick question...

Any of you guys like riding wheels that are a tad softer than the usual 99/101's?

I was thinking the other day how much I used to like spitfire parkburners, which were 97/98 I believe.

Are there any wheels out there that are comparable to that? I know Skull sells 97's which look pretty rad

Nope, I need wheels as hard as rocks. I just rotated out my waywards to F4s (both claim 101a but they feel much softer), then F4s to bones stf (83b) and then finally bones to my old ass 99a rictas.

The 99a rictas felt much harder than all the above, chirped the loudest. The waywards and f4s felt sticky grippy, rictas grippy and stfs in between. Waiting for a sale to grab some of the 101 rictas.

I would suck three dicks of Ricta started making 53mm Park Crushers again.

THREE OF THEM.

I loved my 55mm crushers until I flatted them at a park, such a fast, hard wheel.

Rictas problem is they rotate out wheels types too fast...speed rings, gone (tho they lasted a while), pro designed are gone in favor of pro natural nrgs and old sparx are gone, for new sparx....crushers became scorpions (wtf) only to vanish....slix are dumb and crome cores seem to only exist because nyjah skates them...

Been eyeing the D.Loy 53 naturals for a minute...
They change their wheel selection more than I change my shirt. Those Loy and Black Johnson wheels both look like they're a pretty similiar shape. I'm only concerned if the hardness would match up since they went from calling them 84b to 101a and I'm generally a broke ass bitch. If you're gonna start using the god damn B scale on your wheels don't pussy out and keep using the damn B scale!

My guess is the b scale is too complicated for some to wrap their heads around, either that or they adjusted the formula and they are a true 101 instead of 103/104 or whatever the fuck b to a translates too; but, naturals have been their mainstay and always been on the 'a' scale. They let their marketing teams have too much control I think :P

I'm going to guess the pro naturals are going to stick around for a while...at least until the <pro natural nrg speed ring crystal duo tones> come out :P

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #770 on: August 26, 2017, 05:45:35 PM »
Debating on getting some SPF's on sale but don't know how they compare to STF's.
Also, anyone ever try Oj's 101a's?


Currently riding some Bones 100's but they're grippy as fuck and I miss power-slides.

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« Reply #771 on: August 27, 2017, 10:02:10 PM »
Debating on getting some SPF's on sale but don't know how they compare to STF's.
Also, anyone ever try Oj's 101a's?


Currently riding some Bones 100's but they're grippy as fuck and I miss power-slides.

SPFs are grippier and harder feeling than STFs, different formula; personally SPFs are for park only.

101 OJs (regular formula), feel like F4s but without the easy f4 slide, they're pretty grippy, just got to push into those slides - good for rough streets/all terrain.

101 OJs (insane-a-thane), feel like Ricta chrome cores/Park crushers, hard as nails but a wee bit chalky (I love'em); they fit right in between SPFs and STFs for me, pretty damn hard on rough streets tho.

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« Reply #772 on: August 29, 2017, 04:44:29 AM »
How are SML?s. Slow, fast, grippy, slick etc..., how do they compare to both formula fours and arcs x and do they have different shapes or just a standards STFs.


I can get a cheap set but want to know what I?d be getting lol




Also if anyone ants to know my Waywards are stillpretty much  fucking perfect and ed to yellow whatsoever. Unless I decide to get these Sml?s I don?t think I?ll ever not buy Waywords.

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« Reply #773 on: August 30, 2017, 11:24:06 AM »
Stick with the waywards!

Sml, the ones I skated, the narrow cut or whatever, we're cored, didn't feel fast at all and we're much to grippy.

I wish Landshark had more success, those wheels were on point.

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« Reply #774 on: September 04, 2017, 06:54:36 AM »
Stick with the waywards!

Sml, the ones I skated, the narrow cut or whatever, we're cored, didn't feel fast at all and we're much to grippy.

I wish Landshark had more success, those wheels were on point.

Well I work nights and took the train to work. I'm
Currently on the bus home and didn't notice anything on my way to the train but on the
Way to the bus I heard thumping and lo and behold, my waywards have a significant flat spot.


Going to try out my old STFs but it looks like I'll be sticking to F4's. Everything else I try gives me a worse experience.

Edit: it's been a long tom since I've had STFs and I remember them being suuuper duper mega hard but they barely feel harder than my Waywards.

Also, I have the v3s (I fucking love skinny wheels and these are about half as wide as spitfire classics) and bombed a hill right by house and their slide brought back  so many memories. Now I remember why I used ride nothing but STFs. And they don't have that plastic-ish feeling I remembered either.

This is weird. The STFs feel like a SLIGHTLY harder wayward (101s) with a bit more slide

I  know that riding then with loose tucks (I ride thunders with the stick white bushings and have never loosened or tightened them ever) with these might be a little slick but I love them. Makes me feel like a kid in a candy store.


Going to ride these for a bit and see if I find any flaws but right off the bat, they feel super good.  


Double edit: forgot the picture of the flat spot.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #775 on: September 09, 2017, 11:09:50 PM »
Okay, so on rough ass ground or the sidewalks on my way to work with pretty big cracks STFs definitely ?rattle my teeth? quite a bit but there is still something I love about them. Maybe because until about year ago I only rode them for a solid 3-4 years so I?m just used to them I don?t know.


Still think I prefer formula 4 classics but I don?t hate these STFs like I thought I would.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #776 on: September 09, 2017, 11:32:58 PM »
Skated the 55mm 99a f4 lock-ins for the first time today. Much wider and hence grippier than my radial slims which were under 50mm. Blunts on ledges are much stickier but feel so much more in control bombing hills and navigating shit terrain. Feels nice to have a powerslide that actually slows you down. Can always wax up a ledge more, can't unwax the ground.

Might just be placebo effect but I did notice my backside 5050s on round rails slipping out into feeble less, so far I'm convinced that they do help a little with locking in. Got a small flatspot already though, should be gone in a few.

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« Reply #777 on: September 10, 2017, 07:56:52 PM »
How much of difference is there between a stf v2 and v5? I'm skating the v5s right now and enjoying them but the v2s seem like the same shape but slightly slimmer. Is that the only difference?

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« Reply #778 on: September 10, 2017, 08:28:56 PM »
How much of difference is there between a stf v2 and v5? I'm skating the v5s right now and enjoying them but the v2s seem like the same shape but slightly slimmer. Is that the only difference?

They pretty damn different.

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« Reply #779 on: September 11, 2017, 08:35:29 AM »
So I've only ever skated spitfire's classic shape.

Would anyone who's tried both, recommend classics or radial slims.