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« Reply #1080 on: April 02, 2018, 10:48:58 AM »
I have the SPF ditchtechs which were a 94 I think. They are great wheels but they don't make them right now.  I followed up w Powell and they sent me protos for the gslides. Mine are smaller, no core and they work super good on my zip zinger....

My feedback was that I think most guys want the softest they can get without losing that tackiness of your wheels...once it gets squishy it just feels unstable.  I said if they did something like the gslide in a 92 maybe...the idea was that the gslides could be soft but still perform like a harder wheel ie. Slide.

that sounds good. and if they offered standard shapes and sizes even better.

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« Reply #1081 on: April 02, 2018, 12:41:30 PM »
I feel like the radials do grip more, they feel a lot smoother so definitely gonna get a set of the radial 101 to try next
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« Reply #1082 on: April 03, 2018, 08:20:39 AM »
I have the SPF ditchtechs which were a 94 I think. They are great wheels but they don't make them right now.  I followed up w Powell and they sent me protos for the gslides. Mine are smaller, no core and they work super good on my zip zinger....

My feedback was that I think most guys want the softest they can get without losing that tackiness of your wheels...once it gets squishy it just feels unstable.  I said if they did something like the gslide in a 92 maybe...the idea was that the gslides could be soft but still perform like a harder wheel ie. Slide.

I kind of gave up trying to find that magic soft/slide formula. Somewhere in 92a is the sweet spot, but then I always felt like you're just getting the worst things about softer and harder wheels (stickiness/fast wear and a rough slow ride), without either of the benefits (fast over rough ground/easy sliding and stability at smaller sizes).

There's another big thing. I like wheels around 52-53mm for everything, and you just can't have a formula that soft at those sizes. Doesn't work for anything other than cruising.

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« Reply #1083 on: April 03, 2018, 08:34:12 AM »
Yah....I ride the 81b SPF on the board I just skate around my streets.....the SPF feels sticky so mentally at least it takes the edge off.  They still slide good.  No way are these great for really rough stuff though, but trying to do tricks on big squishy wheels sucks for me.  I have bombers on my rain board and they are super smooth and slide but too high and too much of a chance of wheelbite to start ollieing. 

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« Reply #1084 on: April 06, 2018, 01:36:34 PM »
 anyone know if there's a difference between ricta naturals 101a and oj insane 101a? Apologize if this has been brought up before.

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« Reply #1085 on: April 06, 2018, 01:54:46 PM »
anyone know if there's a difference between ricta naturals 101a and oj insane 101a? Apologize if this has been brought up before.

Been curious about this myself!

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« Reply #1086 on: April 06, 2018, 10:49:35 PM »
anyone know if there's a difference between ricta naturals 101a and oj insane 101a? Apologize if this has been brought up before.

Idk if this partially helps but the insane a thane feel smooth and soft and can slide better than regular 99a wheels but theyíre slow, ricta Iíve never had the naturals but I did have the 81b Sandoval nrg pro wheels and they are fast but hard as rocks
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« Reply #1087 on: April 16, 2018, 05:25:26 PM »
In reaction to the local bowls copping the anti graffiti paint, and becoming way too slick as a result, I changed it up from F4 99ís, which I have been running since they came on to the market, to powerflex. They seem pretty good, just as quick as F4ís, no flat spots so far, and a little bit grippier, which is what I wanted. Prolly not that great for street, with the extra grip being unwanted in that scenario, but good for tranny and park.

Edit: bombed a couple of hills today with these and holy hell youíd wanna pony up before you sesh slide them, they grip like crazy!

Those are the Jim Grey ones yah?  My friend flat spotted them bad super fast....

Yep those are the ones. I havenít flat spotted them yet, Iíll see how they go.

Iíve been punishing them on raw concrete transition for a while now, still no major flat spots. I give them the thumbs up!

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« Reply #1088 on: April 18, 2018, 10:23:48 PM »
What's a good wheel size for crusty parking lots/curb skating? 53-55mm? Coming back from an injury and going to take it slow just skating low impact for a bit. I'm riding 51mm right now with Bones Swiss and I'm losing quite a bit of speed.

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« Reply #1089 on: April 19, 2018, 01:25:22 AM »
What's a good wheel size for crusty parking lots/curb skating? 53-55mm? Coming back from an injury and going to take it slow just skating low impact for a bit. I'm riding 51mm right now with Bones Swiss and I'm losing quite a bit of speed.

Had the same problem with the 51 classics.
Just started riding the 99a 54 conical fulls and they are stupid fast with Swiss. Locks in perfectly on any grind!

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« Reply #1090 on: April 19, 2018, 01:30:55 AM »
54mm Prize Fighter Cutlery http://www.prizefightercutlery.com/#!/Banners-101A/p/55250624/category=2470697

Or 54mm Spitfire F4 classic shape.

Can't go wrong with either.

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« Reply #1091 on: April 19, 2018, 02:04:34 AM »
54mm Prize Fighter Cutlery http://www.prizefightercutlery.com/#!/Banners-101A/p/55250624/category=2470697

Or 54mm Spitfire F4 classic shape.

Can't go wrong with either.

Damn those prize fighters look sick.
How do these compare to the f4s?

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« Reply #1092 on: April 19, 2018, 02:49:18 AM »
Prize Fighter's feel harder than the 99 F4s but not at slick as the 101 F4s. They grip when you need them to but slide well.

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« Reply #1093 on: April 19, 2018, 09:38:45 AM »
What's a good wheel size for crusty parking lots/curb skating? 53-55mm? Coming back from an injury and going to take it slow just skating low impact for a bit. I'm riding 51mm right now with Bones Swiss and I'm losing quite a bit of speed.

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« Reply #1094 on: April 19, 2018, 10:53:22 AM »
Hate Bones wheels, donít get the hype.

I used to love Autobahnís back in the day, but cycle between OJ, Spits, Pigs, and Speed Lab (transition) these days.
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« Reply #1095 on: April 20, 2018, 08:52:14 AM »
I need some new wheels. Spitfire F4 or Bones STF? Mostly street skating.

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« Reply #1096 on: April 20, 2018, 10:12:51 AM »
You can't really go wrong with either in my opinion, I also love Powell Park Formula and Bones SPF in both durometers. I'm a mix of broke mofo and cheapskate so price usually helps make my decisions. Typically when I want/need wheels, I wait for a good sale on anything PPF/F4/STF/SPF in a size & shape that I think I can jive with and buy 1 or 2 sets. If I was looking for wheels today I would jump on the SW daily dose sale and grab a set of 81b P4 shape SPFs in 53 or 54mm for $15.

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« Reply #1097 on: April 20, 2018, 11:16:39 AM »
Just got back from the local shop. They didn't have STF's in a size I wanted , so I got some SF F4 Conical Full's in 99a. Can't wait to try them out. I had some A-1 Meats in 95a then some Ricta Clouds in 92a. Both those wheels felt so good for just cruising, and the A-1's were stupid fast. But neither would slide, so they had to go.

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« Reply #1098 on: April 20, 2018, 12:11:58 PM »
Just got back from the local shop. They didn't have STF's in a size I wanted , so I got some SF F4 Conical Full's in 99a. Can't wait to try them out. I had some A-1 Meats in 95a then some Ricta Clouds in 92a. Both those wheels felt so good for just cruising, and the A-1's were stupid fast. But neither would slide, so they had to go.
You should be good then because F4í do SLIDE, even too much for my liking so Iíll stick with my STFís.
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« Reply #1099 on: April 21, 2018, 03:38:59 PM »
I need some new wheels. Spitfire F4 or Bones STF? Mostly street skating.

Park street, city streets, crusty street, or all of the above?

Tech or hesh?

Do you like thin wheels or wide wheels?



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« Reply #1100 on: April 21, 2018, 04:01:03 PM »
I need some new wheels. Spitfire F4 or Bones STF? Mostly street skating.

Park street, city streets, crusty street, or all of the above?

Tech or hesh?

Do you like thin wheels or wide wheels?
City streets mostly. Not too technical. I think I'm set with the F4's I got in the meantime.

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« Reply #1101 on: April 23, 2018, 12:53:15 PM »
As anyone here ever tried Fast Skateboarding Wheel Co.? I'm thinking about bumping 1mm and trying those out:
http://fswc.bigcartel.com/product/fswc-classic-54mm

Or I'm also maybe some Waywards, they also look promissing! 

I know I should probably just call it a day and just buy some Formula 4's but I like to just try different stuff.

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« Reply #1102 on: April 23, 2018, 05:50:11 PM »
As anyone here ever tried Fast Skateboarding Wheel Co.? I'm thinking about bumping 1mm and trying those out:
http://fswc.bigcartel.com/product/fswc-classic-54mm

Or I'm also maybe some Waywards, they also look promising! 

I know I should probably just call it a day and just buy some Formula 4's but I like to just try different stuff.

Waywards feel exactly like F4s to me, can't go wrong with them (and they offer up some thinner shapes).

Crupie gets my dollar next time I grab some wheels.

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« Reply #1103 on: April 23, 2018, 06:44:03 PM »
As anyone here ever tried Fast Skateboarding Wheel Co.? I'm thinking about bumping 1mm and trying those out:
http://fswc.bigcartel.com/product/fswc-classic-54mm

Or I'm also maybe some Waywards, they also look promising! 

I know I should probably just call it a day and just buy some Formula 4's but I like to just try different stuff.

Waywards feel exactly like F4s to me, can't go wrong with them (and they offer up some thinner shapes).

Crupie gets my dollar next time I grab some wheels.

You should man, I'm ridding a set now and they are really good at a good price. I would get a second set but I'm at a point that trying stuff out is also part of the fun...

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« Reply #1104 on: April 24, 2018, 09:29:20 PM »
Try Waywards if you havenít already skatan, I loved them. My only gripe was I felt like they wore down really fast, but I was skating every day last year so I was probably just trippin.
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« Reply #1105 on: April 25, 2018, 07:46:25 AM »
It seems like earlier on there was some criticism about Waywards that made me decide against trying them.  Do they slide well?  I'm basically an old man and don't skate super fast.  If they slide well I'll definitely try some.

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« Reply #1106 on: April 25, 2018, 04:07:39 PM »
I bought a set of Waywards 2 days ago (52mm round cut.) They took me half an hour to push the bearings into the wheels. Then one of the front wheels got flatspotted 20í into the first sesh. I also ordered a pair of shorts from their main website and I havenít received them after almost a month. I called and sent email but absolute no communication. I think Iím done with this company.
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« Reply #1107 on: April 25, 2018, 04:17:11 PM »
Have F4s made Spitfire classics obsolete? I want a wheel thats a little softer and easier to ride over all the shitty ground here. I've been skating some of the Lurker Lou 95A Prize fighters for a while and they started off soft enough to flatspot pretty easily, but broke in to be a nice medium. I don't think I really mind minor flatspots, it's kinda hard to tell when you're rolling over rough ground. Would classics or 99A F4s be a better bet?
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« Reply #1108 on: April 26, 2018, 02:58:17 PM »
I have noticed that nearly every skater i run into seems to be running spitfires, i hardly ever see bones in the wild. why is this?

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« Reply #1109 on: April 26, 2018, 03:31:32 PM »
Have F4s made Spitfire classics obsolete? I want a wheel thats a little softer and easier to ride over all the shitty ground here. I've been skating some of the Lurker Lou 95A Prize fighters for a while and they started off soft enough to flatspot pretty easily, but broke in to be a nice medium. I don't think I really mind minor flatspots, it's kinda hard to tell when you're rolling over rough ground. Would classics or 99A F4s be a better bet?

Seems like it. Not sure why a re-worked classic is even in the cards (unless there are die-hard pros in the ranks that dislike F4s)...I can't imagine anyone not really like F4s unless they need a different shape or hate wheels that yellow (not like the F1s/classics don't)?

OJs regular 101 formula does justice on rough terrain, doesn't feel like a 101 but slides like it.