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« Reply #870 on: November 23, 2017, 10:15:47 AM »
^Santa Cruz started making the Slime Balls 97a in smaller sizes again (52-54-56 I think). I like that formula a lot. Takes the edge off of fucked up ground and provides more grip in below freezing temps/indoor spots.

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« Reply #871 on: November 25, 2017, 02:16:00 PM »
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.

Speed Lab wheels have some, depending on what size you want.

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« Reply #872 on: November 25, 2017, 02:19:06 PM »
I recently won a set of OJ wheels (the Shrine ones that come with a tape) they are 55mm. I was skating some really old Spitfire Mike Anderson wheels before (like for a year) that started off as 54mm. The Spitfire wheels even a year later are faster then the OJ wheels, every set of OJ wheels I have tried have a sluggish feeling to them, glad I didn't pay for them. Anyone else have this issue?

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« Reply #873 on: November 25, 2017, 02:49:45 PM »
I recently won a set of OJ wheels (the Shrine ones that come with a tape) they are 55mm. I was skating some really old Spitfire Mike Anderson wheels before (like for a year) that started off as 54mm. The Spitfire wheels even a year later are faster then the OJ wheels, every set of OJ wheels I have tried have a sluggish feeling to them, glad I didn't pay for them. Anyone else have this issue?
Yeah I've had that problem too, it feels like driving with really under inflated tires. Also the 2 pairs I had got flat spots within 30 minutes.



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« Reply #874 on: November 25, 2017, 07:20:53 PM »
I recently won a set of OJ wheels (the Shrine ones that come with a tape) they are 55mm. I was skating some really old Spitfire Mike Anderson wheels before (like for a year) that started off as 54mm. The Spitfire wheels even a year later are faster then the OJ wheels, every set of OJ wheels I have tried have a sluggish feeling to them, glad I didn't pay for them. Anyone else have this issue?
Yeah I've had that problem too, it feels like driving with really under inflated tires. Also the 2 pairs I had got flat spots within 30 minutes.

Yup. 'Regular' OJ'thane feels slow as hell at 101 but feels ok on rough terrain (I've also flatted every set I've had skating smooth parks) 'Insane-a-thane' is totally different, after you get used to them, they as fast as SPFs in parks. Super hard and fast (some say they feel chalky...maybe at first).

I've learned my lesson with regular oj than, never again, rather just get spits.

Interestingly enough, many people at my local park are rocking oj insane-a-thane and two that I speak with regularly feel that everything else after riding them feels slow.
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« Reply #875 on: November 25, 2017, 09:41:39 PM »
I recently won a set of OJ wheels (the Shrine ones that come with a tape) they are 55mm. I was skating some really old Spitfire Mike Anderson wheels before (like for a year) that started off as 54mm. The Spitfire wheels even a year later are faster then the OJ wheels, every set of OJ wheels I have tried have a sluggish feeling to them, glad I didn't pay for them. Anyone else have this issue?
Yeah I've had that problem too, it feels like driving with really under inflated tires. Also the 2 pairs I had got flat spots within 30 minutes.

Yup. 'Regular' OJ'thane feels slow as hell at 101 but feels ok on rough terrain (I've also flatted every set I've had skating smooth parks) 'Insane-a-thane' is totally different, after you get used to them, they as fast as SPFs in parks. Super hard and fast (some say they feel chalky...maybe at first).

I've learned my lesson with regular oj than, never again, rather just get spits.

Interestingly enough, many people at my local park are rocking oj insane-a-thane and two that I speak with regularly feel that everything else after riding them feels slow.

How do you think insane-a-thane handles on street terrain and how do they slide? Compared to 99a formula fours and bone stfs? Curious to try some.

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« Reply #876 on: November 28, 2017, 01:13:36 AM »
Just ordered a board with the Mini logo A-cuts 101A, how are they? Everything they make always seems to be pretty solid

I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down.

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« Reply #877 on: November 28, 2017, 12:33:24 PM »
I recently won a set of OJ wheels (the Shrine ones that come with a tape) they are 55mm. I was skating some really old Spitfire Mike Anderson wheels before (like for a year) that started off as 54mm. The Spitfire wheels even a year later are faster then the OJ wheels, every set of OJ wheels I have tried have a sluggish feeling to them, glad I didn't pay for them. Anyone else have this issue?
Yeah I've had that problem too, it feels like driving with really under inflated tires. Also the 2 pairs I had got flat spots within 30 minutes.

Yup. 'Regular' OJ'thane feels slow as hell at 101 but feels ok on rough terrain (I've also flatted every set I've had skating smooth parks) 'Insane-a-thane' is totally different, after you get used to them, they as fast as SPFs in parks. Super hard and fast (some say they feel chalky...maybe at first).

I've learned my lesson with regular oj than, never again, rather just get spits.

Interestingly enough, many people at my local park are rocking oj insane-a-thane and two that I speak with regularly feel that everything else after riding them feels slow.

How do you think insane-a-thane handles on street terrain and how do they slide? Compared to 99a formula fours and bone stfs? Curious to try some.

They slide great, not as slippery as F4s, as for street, they're hard wheels, they'll rattle your teeth. F4s and even STFs are far more forgiving than the OJs.

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« Reply #878 on: November 28, 2017, 08:58:22 PM »
Just ordered a board with the Mini logo A-cuts 101A, how are they? Everything they make always seems to be pretty solid

Sticky and unpredictable slide compared to F4s. Other than that I guess they're alright. Just a bunch of wheels really. Nothing special.

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« Reply #879 on: November 28, 2017, 10:10:24 PM »
Just ordered a board with the Mini logo A-cuts 101A, how are they? Everything they make always seems to be pretty solid

Sticky and unpredictable slide compared to F4s. Other than that I guess they're alright. Just a bunch of wheels really. Nothing special.
What about compared to classics? I don't powerslide a ton nor do I slide on ledges aside from boardslides so I think I'll be fine then

I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down.

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« Reply #880 on: November 29, 2017, 05:48:55 AM »
Must agree with the OJII chat, was so bummed that they felt like one of your bearings was seized.
Can't see much beyond the f4 but I am skating a set of Alta's which are a great wheel but super hard, not so good on my weathered streets and old park but fully fly on new crete and give a long satisfying screech when asked to. Once they are done it's back to f4 classics.
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« Reply #881 on: November 29, 2017, 07:37:15 AM »
Just ordered a board with the Mini logo A-cuts 101A, how are they? Everything they make always seems to be pretty solid

Sticky and unpredictable slide compared to F4s. Other than that I guess they're alright. Just a bunch of wheels really. Nothing special.
What about compared to classics? I don't powerslide a ton nor do I slide on ledges aside from boardslides so I think I'll be fine then



I've heard good things about the Bones 100's but not sure about mini logo....most Powell stuff I've bought has been pretty good...

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« Reply #882 on: November 29, 2017, 09:17:36 AM »
Just ordered a board with the Mini logo A-cuts 101A, how are they? Everything they make always seems to be pretty solid

Sticky and unpredictable slide compared to F4s. Other than that I guess they're alright. Just a bunch of wheels really. Nothing special.
What about compared to classics? I don't powerslide a ton nor do I slide on ledges aside from boardslides so I think I'll be fine then



I've heard good things about the Bones 100's but not sure about mini logo....most Powell stuff I've bought has been pretty good...
Pretty sure mini logo isn't owned by Powell anymore, also not stoked on how soft they seem, they'll be nice because Chicago has pretty shitty ground but I do too many 180s/disasters to not be able to slide. They're coming in today so maybe I'll feel different once I ride them myself.
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I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down.

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« Reply #883 on: November 29, 2017, 10:00:59 AM »
Nah.....it's all owned by GP....

Possibly different factory though....

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« Reply #884 on: November 29, 2017, 12:08:42 PM »
Just ordered a board with the Mini logo A-cuts 101A, how are they? Everything they make always seems to be pretty solid

Considering that they're something like 15 bucks for a set, I like them. They're noticeably stickier than Spitfires, but I skate a lot of transition and slippery ass parks so I don't really mind. They're reasonably durable as well, they seem to have kept their shape and size so far. While I'm probably going to go back to Spits or Bones after this it's nice to know there are some under $20 wheels that perform almost as well as some nearly $40 ones. I would get them if you want new wheels but are strapped for cash at the moment, or want a harder wheel that grips more than other brands.

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« Reply #885 on: November 29, 2017, 04:43:48 PM »
stay on f4's or support the little guys and get a pair of sml.s?

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« Reply #886 on: November 29, 2017, 07:11:59 PM »
stay on f4's or support the little guys and get a pair of sml.s?
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« Reply #887 on: November 29, 2017, 09:47:42 PM »
stay on f4's or support the little guys and get a pair of sml.s?
Do you know baskwith
can't say I do...

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« Reply #888 on: November 29, 2017, 11:16:00 PM »
Just ordered a board with the Mini logo A-cuts 101A, how are they? Everything they make always seems to be pretty solid

Considering that they're something like 15 bucks for a set, I like them. They're noticeably stickier than Spitfires, but I skate a lot of transition and slippery ass parks so I don't really mind. They're reasonably durable as well, they seem to have kept their shape and size so far. While I'm probably going to go back to Spits or Bones after this it's nice to know there are some under $20 wheels that perform almost as well as some nearly $40 ones. I would get them if you want new wheels but are strapped for cash at the moment, or want a harder wheel that grips more than other brands.

Not considering graphics..I think mini logo stuff is as good or better than half the stuff out there....

It's just not as good as the other half....

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« Reply #889 on: November 30, 2017, 07:13:03 AM »
stay on f4's or support the little guys and get a pair of sml.s?
Do you know baskwith
can't say I do...
Okay thank you people were asking

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« Reply #890 on: November 30, 2017, 10:11:18 AM »
stay on f4's or support the little guys and get a pair of sml.s?

SMLs are good (I found them grippy and slower than say, STFs or F4s), Waywards are good (they feel exactly like F4s to me, except less slippery on the 101s), the smaller brands are made in the same places as the bigger wheel cos (except Bones and Spit since they are proprietary), Just like Autobahn (RIP) was.

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« Reply #891 on: November 30, 2017, 10:31:38 AM »
Waywards are fuckin rad wheels, you won't be disappointed

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« Reply #892 on: November 30, 2017, 03:56:51 PM »
Been on the F4 train for a few years now but just pulled the trigger on some 101a OJ insanethanes, for $20 bucks. Pretty excited to see how they skate

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« Reply #893 on: November 30, 2017, 04:28:23 PM »
Okay thank you people were asking
k (I still don't have an idea what you're talking about though)

SMLs are good (I found them grippy and slower than say, STFs or F4s), Waywards are good (they feel exactly like F4s to me, except less slippery on the 101s),
hmmm maybe I shouldn't make the switch then. I'm on a set of radial slims that I've had for a year and they are still going strong

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« Reply #894 on: November 30, 2017, 05:58:15 PM »
Okay thank you people were asking
k (I still don't have an idea what you're talking about though)

SMLs are good (I found them grippy and slower than say, STFs or F4s), Waywards are good (they feel exactly like F4s to me, except less slippery on the 101s),
hmmm maybe I shouldn't make the switch then. I'm on a set of radial slims that I've had for a year and they are still going strong
Are you from Australia? Baskwith is a skater from Australia. For some reason I seem to think you are from Australia.  Wondering if you knew him.
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« Reply #895 on: November 30, 2017, 07:26:14 PM »
I'm an Aussie but haven't lived there for over 10 years now...
which state is he from?

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« Reply #896 on: November 30, 2017, 09:16:31 PM »
I'm an Aussie but haven't lived there for over 10 years now...
which state is he from?
I believe it would be Victoria, near Melbourne sort of. I skated a place called noble park and some park in dandenong with him a few times but this was years ago I can’t remember very well. He was on flow for folklore, or maybe it was called fibretech? He posted some vids on YouTube of skating before it was big but then stopped and said he might have brain cancer or something. Then fell off and we lost contact. I’m from Canada so I have no idea if he is still alive or what happened to him. Definitely was a stupid question and a shot in the dark that you would know of him.
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« Reply #897 on: November 30, 2017, 09:36:31 PM »
hahaha no I'm a Sydney boy but there are some VIC boys that post on here (RIP Jedi), maybe post in here?
https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=96782.0
lots of knowledgeable heads in that thread

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« Reply #898 on: December 01, 2017, 12:13:12 AM »
Mini logo wheels are id say exactly bones 100 they feel super smooth and soft but can slide if you really need to but not as good as f4 or stf, in my opinion definitely better than spit classics and like someone said half of the wheels on the market but in the end if you want more slide and don’t care for speed or smoothness f4 are very slippery and board feel wheels

I prefer stf’s cause they’re smoother and faster and still slide well, not as good as f4 but I don’t slide everywhere I go like the crazy hip kids
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« Reply #899 on: December 02, 2017, 02:26:46 PM »
Okay thank you people were asking
k (I still don't have an idea what you're talking about though)

SMLs are good (I found them grippy and slower than say, STFs or F4s), Waywards are good (they feel exactly like F4s to me, except less slippery on the 101s),
hmmm maybe I shouldn't make the switch then. I'm on a set of radial slims that I've had for a year and they are still going strong

Just started running the SML AG formula, definitely slower than any higher end spits, more controlled slide for me personally though. On my cruiser I have the V cut replacing Syvanen Oj's and they're way faster than the OJ's. Can't comment on slide yet