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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #840 on: October 27, 2017, 04:43:51 PM »
Dear Slap,

I got some new spitfires, but there is this mark on one. The surface is smooth but it looks like a crack- send it back or skate it?




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« Reply #841 on: October 27, 2017, 07:55:43 PM »
Skate it. I bet its just a minor blemish.

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« Reply #842 on: October 28, 2017, 02:46:30 AM »
Dear Slap,

I got some new spitfires, but there is this mark on one. The surface is smooth but it looks like a crack- send it back or skate it?



Looks like something went wrong in pouring them. I would be worried bombing a hill on that wheel.

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« Reply #843 on: October 28, 2017, 02:51:24 AM »
caved and got some 53mm formula fours on sale for £25 quid, worst comes to worst if i dont like them ill sell them on and try something else. all i rode for years were spitfire classics then changed to stfs and it was a whole new world

F4s and STFs are almost equal IMO. They just have different feels. STFs are bouncy rubbery feeling, but slippery at the same time. F4s feel like rocks but grip pretty well.
I feel total opposite, for me stfís grip more and f4ís are bit unpredictable on slides.

after a week or so on the f4s im really enjoying it, if anything id say my experience is the reverse of yours with the f4s gripping more and the stfs being far slippier but in reality thats probably down to the fact i had the stfs a year and they shrunk like fuck

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« Reply #844 on: October 28, 2017, 03:02:28 AM »
I've been wanting to get some formula 4's, is there a difference for real from 99a and 101 duromater?

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« Reply #845 on: October 28, 2017, 07:50:22 AM »
I've been wanting to get some formula 4's, is there a difference for real from 99a and 101 duromater?

99s are noticeably smoother on rough ground, 101s slide just a wee bit more. Both really good

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« Reply #846 on: October 28, 2017, 07:53:40 AM »
Picks up some SPF fireballs....they look good....kinda Powells response to the wide tread spitfire profiles....put em on my ramp set up....

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #847 on: October 28, 2017, 02:52:25 PM »
Skate it. I bet its just a minor blemish.

Got them replaced- Good lads at Note in Manchester.

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« Reply #848 on: October 29, 2017, 01:59:59 PM »
I've been wanting to get some formula 4's, is there a difference for real from 99a and 101 duromater?

99s are noticeably smoother on rough ground, 101s slide just a wee bit more. Both really good
Word I'm in Alabama and most of the ground besides the park and downtown  is pretty rough so I'm def going with the 99a

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« Reply #849 on: October 29, 2017, 05:40:15 PM »
Those Clones are pretty nice. Fast.

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« Reply #850 on: October 29, 2017, 06:15:38 PM »
I've been wanting to get some formula 4's, is there a difference for real from 99a and 101 duromater?

the 101's are way more slippery. i skate a lot of marble surfaces so the 99 ones are perfect. i tried the 101s after using the 99 classics and they felt too slippery so i had to go back to the 99s
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #851 on: October 30, 2017, 08:22:11 AM »
Dear Slap,

I got some new spitfires, but there is this mark on one. The surface is smooth but it looks like a crack- send it back or skate it?



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« Reply #852 on: October 30, 2017, 03:39:47 PM »
Those Clones are pretty nice. Fast.

Completely agree! I got the 54mm Chromosome Conical shaped ones and couldn't believe how fast yet seemingly forgiving on cracks and rough pavement they are! They're a little on the grippy side for a 101A but still slide nice and work well on the metal ramps at my park. After getting three defective sets of F4's in a row I decided to go a different route for my park/street wheels and I'm glad I did as I'm really enjoying them! They seem really well made too, no flatspots or chipping/chunking as of yet. They're only $25 on Tactics.

https://www.tactics.com/alien-workshop/clone-chromosome-skateboard-wheels/white-light-blue-101a

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« Reply #853 on: October 30, 2017, 04:09:21 PM »
If you're in the market for an "in-between" wheel that isn't slow as molasses or as bouncy as a superball then I can't recommend these enough! Been skating them for about two years on my "Who knows what I'm gonna be skating?" setup. They're 92A but have a hard plastic core so they actually go go go instead of mushing out around the bearings like Spitfire SoftD's do. 92A is what I used to skate as a street wheel when I was a kid in the 80's so "power-sliding" a 92A wheel is business as usual for me but if you always skate harder wheels you may have to put a bit more "power" into it than you're used to when initiating a slide. You aren't going to be doing a lot of blunt slides with these but Slappies and Board-Slides or similar tricks can be accomplished pretty easily. I skate these on a metal mini-ramp a lot and they work pretty well there too. They also handle cracks and pebbles quite nicely.

If you want a hybrid wheel that you can cruise quickly over most terrains with but not be completely out of luck should you end up at a park or a nice ditch then this wheel is the perfect compromise between hard and soft while staying fast! Tactics usually has them but they seem to be out of stock right now so you can get them on the Sml site. Hope this helps someone!

https://www.smlwheels.com/shop/succulent-big-dreams-54mm-92a-1


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« Reply #854 on: November 04, 2017, 08:37:38 PM »
Been skating more tranny and was thinking about separate park board . Any recomendations on wheels . I figured this would be more of a dual use cruiser/ tranny setup so something thatís works well for both would be ideal. Thanks pals

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« Reply #855 on: November 06, 2017, 09:30:30 AM »
81b SPF's or 99a formula 4's no?

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« Reply #856 on: November 07, 2017, 11:50:23 AM »
Has anyone skated Ghetto Child since they relaunched the brand? Are the wheels any good?

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« Reply #857 on: November 07, 2017, 02:31:38 PM »
I wonder what would happen if you took STF and F4 urethane and mixed it together? Would you create the ultimate wheel?

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« Reply #858 on: November 07, 2017, 05:07:23 PM »
Been skating more tranny and was thinking about separate park board . Any recomendations on wheels . I figured this would be more of a dual use cruiser/ tranny setup so something thatís works well for both would be ideal. Thanks pals
Not sure if you mean outdoor concrete or wood ramps, but I have a set of 58mm bones skatepark formula that I skate at the dreamland park, and it's pretty fun to be able to just cruise around basically as fast as you want. I skate them on indy 159 forged, with no risers on the 8.88 creature shape with a 15" wheelbase.  I probably wouldn't have gotten the wheels, but skatewarehouse had them for like $16 last spring, and I'm pretty hyped on that setup for concrete. I skate 55-56mm stf everywhere else, including masonite.

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« Reply #859 on: November 07, 2017, 07:22:27 PM »
Been skating more tranny and was thinking about separate park board . Any recomendations on wheels . I figured this would be more of a dual use cruiser/ tranny setup so something thatís works well for both would be ideal. Thanks pals

Are you good at carving? I'm only asking as a park wheel and a cruiser wheel are/can be totally different.

Park wheels are usually hard, would recommend SPFs, the P5 shape. Cruiser wheels or softer wheels, I seen old guys rocking them in bowls all the time (hell Alva still does), I can't do it tho, you have to go BIG on the mms to compensate for the soft thane...they're also really grippy.


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« Reply #860 on: November 07, 2017, 08:02:15 PM »
I wonder what would happen if you took STF and F4 urethane and mixed it together? Would you create the ultimate wheel?

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« Reply #861 on: November 07, 2017, 08:33:20 PM »
Been skating more tranny and was thinking about separate park board . Any recomendations on wheels . I figured this would be more of a dual use cruiser/ tranny setup so something thatís works well for both would be ideal. Thanks pals

Are you good at carving? I'm only asking as a park wheel and a cruiser wheel are/can be totally different.

Park wheels are usually hard, would recommend SPFs, the P5 shape. Cruiser wheels or softer wheels, I seen old guys rocking them in bowls all the time (hell Alva still does), I can't do it tho, you have to go BIG on the mms to compensate for the soft thane...they're also really grippy.

I don't even really like having soft wheels for cruisers because they are hard to slide on....which is why I recommended something just a hair softer to take the edge off.....the bones SPF while still really hard the stickiness just gives you that less plastic feel.....I think the 99 spits are up the same alley....

Get something wide.....the bones make fireballs and spits have conical.....

I get the idea of the board....I usually ride an 8' w. Tablet wheels but a wider 8.5 w. Slightly softer, bigger and wider wheels...to ride on tranny and back alleys makes sense....a good board to have around....

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« Reply #862 on: November 08, 2017, 11:23:03 AM »
Been skating more tranny and was thinking about separate park board . Any recomendations on wheels . I figured this would be more of a dual use cruiser/ tranny setup so something thatís works well for both would be ideal. Thanks pals

Are you good at carving? I'm only asking as a park wheel and a cruiser wheel are/can be totally different.

Park wheels are usually hard, would recommend SPFs, the P5 shape. Cruiser wheels or softer wheels, I seen old guys rocking them in bowls all the time (hell Alva still does), I can't do it tho, you have to go BIG on the mms to compensate for the soft thane...they're also really grippy.

I don't even really like having soft wheels for cruisers because they are hard to slide on....which is why I recommended something just a hair softer to take the edge off.....the bones SPF while still really hard the stickiness just gives you that less plastic feel.....I think the 99 spits are up the same alley....

Get something wide.....the bones make fireballs and spits have conical.....

I get the idea of the board....I usually ride an 8' w. Tablet wheels but a wider 8.5 w. Slightly softer, bigger and wider wheels...to ride on tranny and back alleys makes sense....a good board to have around....

I've tried so many duros and wheel types to get a cruiser wheel that can slide and still take the bumps out...I've not succeeded (then again I also live in a part of LA with some of the roughest fucking roads and jankiest sidewalks around all littered with fucking hard berries and shit); it's for that reason I use Powells Rough Riders, plenty fast and smooth but not slidey.

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« Reply #863 on: November 08, 2017, 02:26:09 PM »
Powell sent me more or less the rough riders formula but no hub in a traditional shape and I like em but they are too soft to feel good doing ollies and such....I have them on my zip zinger and love em...

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« Reply #864 on: November 09, 2017, 08:33:48 AM »
I've tried so many duros and wheel types to get a cruiser wheel that can slide and still take the bumps out...I've not succeeded (then again I also live in a part of LA with some of the roughest fucking roads and jankiest sidewalks around all littered with fucking hard berries and shit); it's for that reason I use Powells Rough Riders, plenty fast and smooth but not slidey.

Try the Powell G-Slides 85A wheels. Same exact size as the Rough Riders but they actually slide pretty well. They also handle rough terrain about as good as the Rough Riders.

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« Reply #865 on: November 09, 2017, 01:52:20 PM »
I've tried so many duros and wheel types to get a cruiser wheel that can slide and still take the bumps out...I've not succeeded (then again I also live in a part of LA with some of the roughest fucking roads and jankiest sidewalks around all littered with fucking hard berries and shit); it's for that reason I use Powells Rough Riders, plenty fast and smooth but not slidey.

Try the Powell G-Slides 85A wheels. Same exact size as the Rough Riders but they actually slide pretty well. They also handle rough terrain about as good as the Rough Riders.

Am curious to try the g-slides 85a too. On the powell bomber 3 85a 60mms right now and they slide incredibly well and don't flatspot for a cruiser wheel.

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« Reply #866 on: November 09, 2017, 04:39:33 PM »
G-Slides vs Keyframes?

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« Reply #867 on: November 16, 2017, 02:10:38 PM »
Interested to hear what other people are riding other than Spits or Bones. Did a search and was surprised there wasn't a thread for other wheel manus. There is a great selection of smaller brands... Autobahn, OJ, Broadcast, Paradise, Pusher, SML, PFC, Type S, etc. Definitely interested to hear what people are skating.

Currently on these on these SML Herrington 53 Wides and I love them. They were a little slick for my tastes at first but after a few sessions they're perfect. For anyone that prefers wider wheels they are great:



Just finished up on OJ Dela 53. Wasn't a big fan of them on first ride, but gave them a revisit and I was pretty psyched:





I have these up next, Satori Guru 54:


If you are young you should just start riding spitfire classics now, you want to ride wheels that are going to be around forever. You get spitfire classics whatever size you want and bones bearings and thats what you ride for wheels, you dont fuck with that. then you get indys and get new indy bushings.
then you always have your spitfires and your indys, makes setting up a board much easier. no gimmicks.
Then you get OJs for your cruiser or rough spot board, I like the OJ ditch witch wheel too, sometimes you need something a lil softer and at 92 you can still powerslide.

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« Reply #868 on: November 21, 2017, 01:49:27 AM »
Been skating the Sml AG formula V-cuts.
Love them so far. A nice balance of grip and slide.

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« Reply #869 on: November 23, 2017, 08:11:51 AM »
Does anyone make a 97a or equivalent anymore? I'm still looking for a good "rough park" wheel.

My 99 F4s are pretty great on almost everything but lose speed and rattle around too much on my local asphalt-flat tranny park.

I have some older DTF Formula wheels on my park cruiser but they are annoyingly bouncy and unresponsive. Trying to find a middle ground.