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Title: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gabbesucks on July 25, 2021, 01:59:58 PM
Post some of your favorite big wheel skaters, I'll start

https://youtu.be/yQQHZcL7FzU

Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Alan on July 25, 2021, 03:53:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO6l2CyLy9M
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: IpathCats on July 25, 2021, 04:14:55 PM
Post some of your favorite big wheel skaters, I'll start

https://youtu.be/yQQHZcL7FzU

Reese Forbes skates some biggies in that too.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on July 25, 2021, 06:55:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4stuQAXgk_8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itYgYEqXy2k&t=24s
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gabbesucks on July 26, 2021, 11:54:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4stuQAXgk_8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itYgYEqXy2k&t=24s

Both of these videos were fucking sick, loved the songs in the Phil Shao video
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 26, 2021, 07:29:35 PM
Matt Reason should have been the first answer!
His Physics model was 62mm from memory?
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: GardenSkater77 on July 26, 2021, 08:14:17 PM
Matt Reason should have been the first answer!
His Physics model was 62mm from memory?

Always go with odd numbers my man...

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4OE2LlxxWrc/TQGa9bVLnSI/AAAAAAAALzY/1Bg09sdRpxQ/s1600/reasonsswalliechrome.jpg)

Been thinking about building a modern day ĎReasoní set up. What would Matt ride if he were still here?

Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 26, 2021, 09:09:09 PM
haha, I was close my friend!
I actually made a reason-inspired setup a while back:
northern co 8.25
Ace 44s
Loophole 56mm v-cuts
Edit: found a pic
https://www.instagram.com/p/CR0cdx0JrCl/?utm_medium=copy_link
I mean he probably rode bigger, but I figured that would be pretty close to his regular setups back then...
Guess heíd probably ride some brand like TOA (closest I can think to silver star, but still nowhere as good)but Northenr Co. seemed like a solid underground company with good wood. I also have a 8.38 DOA square shape on ice which looks like it could also be a good alternative?
Would be good to hear some anecdotal stories about his setups.

Edit: oh my friend from Sydney was apparently given one of his Adrenalin boards In the US from a fellow teammate but didnít know what to do with a 8.25 ďvert boardĒ  ;D
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: GardenSkater77 on July 27, 2021, 10:29:27 AM
@Gay Imp Sausage Metal

Iím not surprised you did that. You are #1 Reason fan and I am #2, I guess. I just loved everything about the guy (on the board) as I never met him.

I feel like he would be skating an 8.75-9.00 on 159 Indy. Theories 8.875Ē is probably the move but a wide Passport feels right too.

For wheels, I feel like he would be on 97a, so maybe the new 58mm Spitfire full conical. Or some big ass Speed Labs.

This could be itís own setup thread but Iíll leave here in case someone else wants to build a Reason.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Cthulhu! on July 27, 2021, 10:48:54 AM
8.5 and 58s!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-duo3SxXGVRk/UKBR4-_lW6I/AAAAAAAAWTI/5aLGMQr1aPA/s1600/reason4chrome.jpg)

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Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Macho Taildrop on July 27, 2021, 11:36:17 AM
Even though I grew up pretty close to Philly and we were obsessed with those dudes as kids, I was a big wheel hater forever. It was actually seeing @Gay Imp Sausage Metal setup above that got to try some 56s, which is where I have been chilling since. Going to get 58s or 60s for my next set though.

Also, I love any excuse to rewatch that Boserio Life Splicing part.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: dr.prestige on July 27, 2021, 12:55:19 PM
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Matt Reason should have been the first answer!
His Physics model was 62mm from memory?
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Always go with odd numbers my man...

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4OE2LlxxWrc/TQGa9bVLnSI/AAAAAAAALzY/1Bg09sdRpxQ/s1600/reasonsswalliechrome.jpg)

Been thinking about building a modern day ĎReasoní set up. What would Matt ride if he were still here?

Damn that 57mm shape looks so sick. I bet those allow for the most effortless slappies.

On another note, does anyone know what would be the closest modern day wheel to the original Powell Bomber wheels from the 90s? I see Spitfire makes Bigheads in 63mm, something tells me those might be the best equivalent
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gabbesucks on July 27, 2021, 04:43:44 PM
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Matt Reason should have been the first answer!
His Physics model was 62mm from memory?
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Always go with odd numbers my man...

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4OE2LlxxWrc/TQGa9bVLnSI/AAAAAAAALzY/1Bg09sdRpxQ/s1600/reasonsswalliechrome.jpg)

That 63mm looks insane
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 27, 2021, 05:24:24 PM
I actually owned and rode the 63s, I had them on an 8 inch board with indys... I also had dreads at the time!
Physics wheels were so good but looking back I probably should have been on the 55s LOL
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: GardenSkater77 on July 27, 2021, 06:02:51 PM
I remember talk of big wheels on Kaderís whip when Candyland dropped.

Just rewatched and heís on some Reason shit...3.37 is the best look we get.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk1cLKpzHck
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 27, 2021, 08:24:11 PM
@Gay Imp Sausage Metal

Iím not surprised you did that. You are #1 Reason fan and I am #2, I guess. I just loved everything about the guy (on the board) as I never met him.

I feel like he would be skating an 8.75-9.00 on 159 Indy. Theories 8.875Ē is probably the move but a wide Passport feels right too.
not sure I'm his #1 fan, but he's still my fav skater in 2021!
A big passport board you say?
https://www.instagram.com/p/CRLTr5WlzAa/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
;)
good call on the 97s, I originally didn't go for spitfire because he was on physics and I wanted something more indie hence the loopholes
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 27, 2021, 08:24:54 PM
8.5 and 58s!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-duo3SxXGVRk/UKBR4-_lW6I/AAAAAAAAWTI/5aLGMQr1aPA/s1600/reason4chrome.jpg)

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oof!!! so good!
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 27, 2021, 08:26:39 PM
Even though I grew up pretty close to Philly and we were obsessed with those dudes as kids, I was a big wheel hater forever. It was actually seeing @Gay Imp Sausage Metal setup above that got to try some 56s, which is where I have been chilling since. Going to get 58s or 60s for my next set though.

Also, I love any excuse to rewatch that Bosario Life Splicing part.
cheers mate, I'm stoked that my setup (even though it didn't work out for me in the end) could inspire others. I sold the loopholes shortly after but then regretted my decision and bought another pair, still my fav wheels at the moment!
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 27, 2021, 08:28:35 PM
Damn that 57mm shape looks so sick. I bet those allow for the most effortless slappies.
yeah, their shapes were so diverse. funny that their team model is also at 61mm and bigger than the vert riders wheel. I was still so stoked when I picked up those 63s though!!!
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Uncle Jeffrey on July 27, 2021, 09:54:28 PM
Man that first vid. For me skateboarding has always been about that *movement* through space, first and foremost. Something which often seems lost on tiny wheel tech lines. Seeing guys just absolutely rushing through their environment and incorporating tricks at big speeds and for big air, will always trump someone doing some single huge rail, or little lines on ledges at a school.

Obviously guys on little wheels can so similar, so I'm generalizing.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: pekkaaa on July 28, 2021, 01:23:47 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQEL8xejHLe/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gabbesucks on July 28, 2021, 05:29:37 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQEL8xejHLe/?utm_medium=copy_link

Real pekkaaa?
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gabbesucks on July 28, 2021, 05:32:40 AM
Man that first vid. For me skateboarding has always been about that *movement* through space, first and foremost. Something which often seems lost on tiny wheel tech lines. Seeing guys just absolutely rushing through their environment and incorporating tricks at big speeds and for big air, will always trump someone doing some single huge rail, or little lines on ledges at a school.

Obviously guys on little wheels can so similar, so I'm generalizing.


100% agree, love seeing basics being done getting from point A to B, pop up the curb, wallie off the corner, 180 the manhole cover, etc
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Frank and Fred on July 28, 2021, 09:06:08 AM
8.5 and 58s!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-duo3SxXGVRk/UKBR4-_lW6I/AAAAAAAAWTI/5aLGMQr1aPA/s1600/reason4chrome.jpg)

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Man, I remember that interview. So thankful for those dudes bringing back big wheels. Once I got my hands on some 58s again, I could  not bring myself to ever buy anything smaller for a very long time. I had some serious BPSW PTSD.

I see Eddie Cernicky and Jeff Carlyle looking pretty good on the big wheels these days.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on July 29, 2021, 10:48:18 AM
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@Gay Imp Sausage Metal

Iím not surprised you did that. You are #1 Reason fan and I am #2, I guess. I just loved everything about the guy (on the board) as I never met him.

I feel like he would be skating an 8.75-9.00 on 159 Indy. Theories 8.875Ē is probably the move but a wide Passport feels right too.
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not sure I'm his #1 fan, but he's still my fav skater in 2021!
A big passport board you say?
https://www.instagram.com/p/CRLTr5WlzAa/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
;)
good call on the 97s, I originally didn't go for spitfire because he was on physics and I wanted something more indie hence the loopholes
@Gay Imp Sausage Metal that setup is beautiful <3

Also - I can't believe I forgot to list Fred Gall in my previous post. Duh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSrKrJfPsI0
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Macho Taildrop on July 29, 2021, 01:28:08 PM
Freddy's Timecode part is #1 of all time. My intro to Sabbath and the first time I realized that how you push matters.

Big wheel Freddy ad from that era. I cut this out and had it on my wall:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M7nYVH3iQAU/XT4-MlQvIRI/AAAAAAAAhoQ/Xt7rtlmvKrcGM9mhGY8hVLl0zi-cx_h0QCLcBGAs/s1600/alien-workshop-fred-gall-1996.jpg)

Also posting this Boserio interview about his big wheels:

http://www.villagepsychic.net/blog/the-rules-of-skateboarding-8-nick-boserio (http://www.villagepsychic.net/blog/the-rules-of-skateboarding-8-nick-boserio)
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: GardenSkater77 on July 29, 2021, 04:39:29 PM
Boserio be on some Ďdonít ask me about my big wheels, soní.

Hard hitting big wheel journalism.

Back to Gall...when I saw this picture I was like ĎWTF, do you see the wheels on that fuckiní guy!í

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hSOT0HEjrq8/XT4TaBTGu7I/AAAAAAAAhjI/nkaBD1aH-uUmLxXMoeyseWgC-Kc9SCTzwCLcBGAs/s1600/gallfiftyfiftychrome.jpg)

Drexel rail like no one was hitting it.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 29, 2021, 05:57:07 PM
Apparently he was tripping balls for that frontside 5050 photo!
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Macho Taildrop on July 29, 2021, 07:12:24 PM
That was also longboard era Freddy. Look at how far apart his feet are, disregard any fisheye from the camera. I wanna say he was skating a 34" board  or something crazy like that during that era.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on July 30, 2021, 08:24:09 PM
That was also longboard era Freddy. Look at how far apart his feet are, disregard any fisheye from the camera. I wanna say he was skating a 34" board  or something crazy like that during that era.

I love that so much about Fred.

There are some nice clips of Matt Reason in this video starting at around 2:16. I never knew how beautiful his feebles were before watching this. There's also some really sick Donny Barley stuff. Was he the skater who introduced backside kickflip wallrides to the 90s?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGBYgR_2Dp8
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Macho Taildrop on July 30, 2021, 08:30:18 PM
Yo it was definitely BAAAAARLEY, who belongs here for sure.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GiXITDa9TME (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GiXITDa9TME)
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 31, 2021, 05:59:41 AM
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That was also longboard era Freddy. Look at how far apart his feet are, disregard any fisheye from the camera. I wanna say he was skating a 34" board  or something crazy like that during that era.
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I love that so much about Fred.

There are some nice clips of Matt Reason in this video starting at around 2:16. I never knew how beautiful his feebles were before watching this. There's also some really sick Donny Barley stuff. Was he the skater who introduced backside kickflip wallrides to the 90s?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGBYgR_2Dp8
Reason has the best ledge feebles, people always say Carroll but Mattís are what got me sparked to learn them! Also, we canít forget the other link in the Philly trilogy, that is Jerry Fischer, hard to find pics of him but he rode monster wheels/ boards too along with Matt and Fred!
***
My fav current big wheel rider is:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKyFLSPnBw_/?utm_medium=copy_link
Sure heís only on 56s, but he makes loopholes look so rad!!!
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on July 31, 2021, 02:32:38 PM
this crew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S-OrhOr_-A&t=1s
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: boi-cuzudo on August 08, 2021, 10:29:33 AM
does this count? i think i see a few big wheels or maybe i'm wrong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMUxgiojX6U
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: white guy in a durag on August 08, 2021, 02:39:50 PM
Using the energy of this thread to manifest 58mm and 60mm conical fulls in skate shops.

EDIT: it really is tragic that the most readily available 58s are OJs.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Tear Up a Trick on August 08, 2021, 11:47:19 PM
G-Bones and T-Bones on street
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gabbesucks on August 09, 2021, 12:14:42 PM
Using the energy of this thread to manifest 58mm and 60mm conical fulls in skate shops.

EDIT: it really is tragic that the most readily available 58s are OJs.

Biggest size conical full is 58mm, if you want 60mm spitfires youre gonna have to get the Classics or OG Classics I think
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: life is a hell ride on August 18, 2021, 12:38:59 PM
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That was also longboard era Freddy. Look at how far apart his feet are, disregard any fisheye from the camera. I wanna say he was skating a 34" board  or something crazy like that during that era.
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I love that so much about Fred.

There are some nice clips of Matt Reason in this video starting at around 2:16. I never knew how beautiful his feebles were before watching this. There's also some really sick Donny Barley stuff. Was he the skater who introduced backside kickflip wallrides to the 90s?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGBYgR_2Dp8
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Reason has the best ledge feebles, people always say Carroll but Mattís are what got me sparked to learn them! Also, we canít forget the other link in the Philly trilogy, that is Jerry Fischer, hard to find pics of him but he rode monster wheels/ boards too along with Matt and Fred!
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My fav current big wheel rider is:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKyFLSPnBw_/?utm_medium=copy_link
Sure heís only on 56s, but he makes loopholes look so rad!!!

the trilogy is ricky matt and serge mane
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on August 18, 2021, 03:29:33 PM
↑ thatís fine (and I agree), I just meant that Matt, Fred and Jerry nearly all looked identical at one point; hair tucked behind ears, beanie, dark t-shirt, jeans, half cabs and big wheels!
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: jakeumms on August 18, 2021, 04:28:16 PM
↑ thatís fine (and I agree), I just meant that Matt, Fred and Jerry nearly all looked identical at one point; hair tucked behind ears, beanie, dark t-shirt, jeans, half cabs and big wheels!
Can't remember the exact context but I know I once told somebody that some of tricks near the end of Jerry Fischer's EE3 part are Fred Gall. They looked that much alike.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on August 19, 2021, 12:51:40 AM
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↑ thatís fine (and I agree), I just meant that Matt, Fred and Jerry nearly all looked identical at one point; hair tucked behind ears, beanie, dark t-shirt, jeans, half cabs and big wheels!
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Can't remember the exact context but I know I once told somebody that some of tricks near the end of Jerry Fischer's EE3 part are Fred Gall. They looked that much alike.
yes, there are some Fred Gall tricks in there no? The big long backside 50 180 is Fred from memory, but yeah, hard to distinguish those three during those daysÖ that was the trilogy I was talking about
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: jakeumms on August 19, 2021, 12:18:16 PM
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↑ thatís fine (and I agree), I just meant that Matt, Fred and Jerry nearly all looked identical at one point; hair tucked behind ears, beanie, dark t-shirt, jeans, half cabs and big wheels!
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Can't remember the exact context but I know I once told somebody that some of tricks near the end of Jerry Fischer's EE3 part are Fred Gall. They looked that much alike.
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yes, there are some Fred Gall tricks in there no? The big long backside 50 180 is Fred from memory, but yeah, hard to distinguish those three during those daysÖ that was the trilogy I was talking about
In particular, video of the long board front 50 is in that section. Glad you guys kept this thread going. I've always wanted actual numbers on what these guys sets up were like and it's nice to have them now. Anybody know what size trucks they were running? My guess would be 146.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gsosa on August 22, 2021, 12:09:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6XxhZ_-Dg8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_-KPFsYMX4
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: white guy in a durag on August 22, 2021, 01:24:22 PM
shout out to Shin and OJ for having the balls to release his first signature wheel in 58mm only. Truly a big wheel hero.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: GardenSkater77 on August 23, 2021, 08:46:18 AM
Shout out to @Macho Taildrop

Big Wheel big come up. F4 60mm/99a classics (I think)

(https://i.imgur.com/mdCu1EW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LYXsC7j.jpg)

Need new deck, because April deck is 8.38 advertised as 8.5.

Still gonna skate it when the weather clears up.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Macho Taildrop on August 23, 2021, 08:49:25 AM
Correct on the specifics of the wheels @GardenSkater77 and they look great on the 149s.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: yo kid mar1ey on August 23, 2021, 08:57:42 AM
drop fred
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: GardenSkater77 on August 23, 2021, 09:48:07 AM
Correct on the specifics of the wheels @GardenSkater77 and they look great on the 149s.

This thing is heavy as shit. Now I know why Matt reason did heel flips. Donít want this thing spinning towards you. He switch backside kick flipped a one way street gap in Philly with something that looked almost like this. He was riding Thunder at the time but later he switched to Indy. IDK when.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gabbesucks on August 23, 2021, 11:47:41 PM
Shout out to @Macho Taildrop

Big Wheel big come up. F4 60mm/99a classics (I think)

(https://i.imgur.com/mdCu1EW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LYXsC7j.jpg)

Need new deck, because April deck is 8.38 advertised as 8.5.

Still gonna skate it when the weather clears up.

Where did you get those 60s? Canít find them anywhere
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on August 24, 2021, 05:40:46 AM
shout out to Shin and OJ for having the balls to release his first signature wheel in 58mm only. Truly a big wheel hero.
yes, he knows whatís up! His surf model with v-cut loopholes was my fav setup in the last 5 or so years
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Macho Taildrop on August 24, 2021, 06:50:00 AM
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shout out to Shin and OJ for having the balls to release his first signature wheel in 58mm only. Truly a big wheel hero.
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yes, he knows whatís up! His surf model with v-cut loopholes was my fav setup in the last 5 or so years

Bout to set my Surf up with either my broken in 56 Vs or some new 58mm Speedlab Jason Adams. Love the Loopholes but also keen to try something creative-poured.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on August 24, 2021, 07:11:13 AM
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shout out to Shin and OJ for having the balls to release his first signature wheel in 58mm only. Truly a big wheel hero.
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yes, he knows whatís up! His surf model with v-cut loopholes was my fav setup in the last 5 or so years
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Bout to set my Surf up with either my broken in 56 Vs or some new 58mm Speedlab Jason Adams. Love the Loopholes but also keen to try something creative-poured.
either way youíll be stoked and the wheel wells will accommodate both
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: GardenSkater77 on August 24, 2021, 08:46:56 AM
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Shout out to @Macho Taildrop

Big Wheel big come up. F4 60mm/99a classics (I think)

(https://i.imgur.com/mdCu1EW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LYXsC7j.jpg)

Need new deck, because April deck is 8.38 advertised as 8.5.

Still gonna skate it when the weather clears up.
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Where did you get those 60s? Canít find them anywhere

I bought them for $6.66 off @Macho Taildrop
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Macho Taildrop on August 24, 2021, 09:56:22 AM
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Shout out to @Macho Taildrop

Big Wheel big come up. F4 60mm/99a classics (I think)

(https://i.imgur.com/mdCu1EW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LYXsC7j.jpg)

Need new deck, because April deck is 8.38 advertised as 8.5.

Still gonna skate it when the weather clears up.
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Where did you get those 60s? Canít find them anywhere
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I bought them for $6.66 off @Macho Taildrop

They were originally purchased from Kinetic two summers ago. I am just a brat and don't like the classic shape.

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shout out to Shin and OJ for having the balls to release his first signature wheel in 58mm only. Truly a big wheel hero.
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yes, he knows whatís up! His surf model with v-cut loopholes was my fav setup in the last 5 or so years
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Bout to set my Surf up with either my broken in 56 Vs or some new 58mm Speedlab Jason Adams. Love the Loopholes but also keen to try something creative-poured.
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either way youíll be stoked and the wheel wells will accommodate both

I got the one without wheel wells! I don't mind, though. I am really trying to wait and skate my 56/97 F4s until they're sub-50, but having new gear and not skating it is hard.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: GardenSkater77 on August 24, 2021, 11:40:51 AM
The 60mm are sick. I had to put 1/4Ē risers on but the height improved my Ollie and I landed 2 kickflips which I normally donít try riding Dane 1 all Spring/Summer.

The April deck is just a little short in the nose and tail for such big wheels. I think getting a 33/8.6/14.75 instead of the April which is 32.25/8.5/14.38 is really going to Reason-out my deck.

Will report back in the set ups thread...
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thom on August 24, 2021, 05:26:30 PM
Currently running 61s on both setups

OJ winkowski team riders
OJ hosoi rockets

Big wheels make skateboarding more fun and I think they unlock spots for sure
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thom on August 26, 2021, 03:36:49 PM
Winkowski 61mm

(https://i.ibb.co/KwV9gj4/73080-AE7-E84-D-436-E-AE81-1-F2-B4-C110-F52.jpg)
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thom on August 31, 2021, 01:55:01 PM
I think 3 posts in a row constitutes playing with myself

(https://i.ibb.co/LRFbXhG/2-D6-DD3-FB-80-AF-4-A0-F-91-F6-1-F55-B1-CC3-B21.jpg)

The fancy lad has 60mm classics and 1/4 risers, pop feel is heavy but ollies are higher on this than any other setup I own

The polar has 61mm OJ team riders and 1/4 risers, square tail makes popping the tail a little easier and the shorter wheelbase makes this one more wel suited to tight transition and weird spots
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: GardenSkater77 on August 31, 2021, 02:37:28 PM
I think 3 posts in a row constitutes playing with myself

(https://i.ibb.co/LRFbXhG/2-D6-DD3-FB-80-AF-4-A0-F-91-F6-1-F55-B1-CC3-B21.jpg)

The fancy lad has 60mm classics and 1/4 risers, pop feel is heavy but ollies are higher on this than any other setup I own

The polar has 61mm OJ team riders and 1/4 risers, square tail makes popping the tail a little easier and the shorter wheelbase makes this one more wel suited to tight transition and weird spots

Do you heat your rails up to relax them?

Is this for esthetic value or does it add slide-ability factor.

Now youíre not boarding off alone...
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thom on August 31, 2021, 03:59:41 PM
Thank you lol

I screw in the first 2-3 (depending) straightÖ then I pull the end of the tail inward till I see the curve I like and screw those in while I hold it

I do it cause I usually boardslide toward my back truck (slidability) and grab boneless toward my front truck (grip)

If you havenít tried it I really recommend it
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: El Fapinator on August 31, 2021, 06:30:34 PM
Have a set of 57mm for pole jams and crusty chuddy spots, love the ease of little effort.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gabbesucks on September 01, 2021, 04:17:47 AM
Just ordered some 60mm spitfire classics, stoked, will post the setup when I get them
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: GardenSkater77 on September 01, 2021, 05:26:43 AM
Just ordered some 60mm spitfire classics, stoked, will post the setup when I get them

What a relief...I was about to have you buy 58mm so we could trade. I am glad I donít have to ship anything and you got the wheels you needed. Now, letís mentally skate from The Federal Building to UPENN hitting brown benches and Drexel rail along the way...
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gabbesucks on September 01, 2021, 05:50:23 AM
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Just ordered some 60mm spitfire classics, stoked, will post the setup when I get them
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What a relief...I was about to have you buy 58mm so we could trade. I am glad I donít have to ship anything and you got the wheels you needed. Now, letís mentally skate from The Federal Building to UPENN hitting brown benches and Drexel rail along the way...

Iím gonna beat this god damned street cleaner!
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: gabbesucks on September 07, 2021, 02:54:54 AM
https://youtu.be/VtZjaBn79c4 (https://youtu.be/VtZjaBn79c4)
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thom on September 07, 2021, 05:37:16 AM
A+
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mean salto on September 07, 2021, 05:38:24 AM
Kristian svitak rode some pretty big wheels in his black label parts
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: DaleSr on September 12, 2021, 08:55:05 PM
I ride 58mm f4s. I love big wheels
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: dr.prestige on September 23, 2021, 11:16:37 AM
I posted this in the wheels thread also but I'm about to go from NFG 95a 60mm Vees (33.5mm wide) to some Mini Cubics (95a 64mm diameter 57mm wide). To account for the ~70% increase in wheel width I'm going to have to assemble a new setup for them; I'm currently thinking of getting some Indy 109s and an 8.75" wide board but if anyone else has other suggestions I'm open to them. I'm probably not going to set up a Powell replica board, I already have a Mountain with some Rat Bones on them that is serving me well.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mean salto on September 23, 2021, 01:09:37 PM
I posted this in the wheels thread also but I'm about to go from NFG 95a 60mm Vees (33.5mm wide) to some Mini Cubics (95a 64mm diameter 57mm wide). To account for the ~70% increase in wheel width I'm going to have to assemble a new setup for them; I'm currently thinking of getting some Indy 109s and an 8.75" wide board but if anyone else has other suggestions I'm open to them. I'm probably not going to set up a Powell replica board, I already have a Mountain with some Rat Bones on them that is serving me well.
Put them on inside out and have a tank board...
109s seem like they might be too narrow even with almost double wide wheels. Freestylers use 109s with kind of wide wheels (I think about 40mm) but ride boards under 7.5
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: dr.prestige on September 23, 2021, 01:32:27 PM
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I posted this in the wheels thread also but I'm about to go from NFG 95a 60mm Vees (33.5mm wide) to some Mini Cubics (95a 64mm diameter 57mm wide). To account for the ~70% increase in wheel width I'm going to have to assemble a new setup for them; I'm currently thinking of getting some Indy 109s and an 8.75" wide board but if anyone else has other suggestions I'm open to them. I'm probably not going to set up a Powell replica board, I already have a Mountain with some Rat Bones on them that is serving me well.
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Put them on inside out and have a tank board...
109s seem like they might be too narrow even with almost double wide wheels. Freestylers use 109s with kind of wide wheels (I think about 40mm) but ride boards under 7.5

Mini Cubics inside out sound ridiculous, I may have to try that out.

I hope you're right about the 109s being too narrow, I would prefer to not have to get a new set of trucks if I can help it. I have a bunch of 7.625" wide trucks sitting in my garage from the early 2000s when it was unheard of to skate a board wider than an 8", I'm hoping I'll be able to get away with using one of those. I found a set of Orions amongst the bunch that have piqued my curiosity as of late, I also found a set of Webb trucks lol. I did my math to figure out how big of a board I'll need with the Mini Cubics based on their overall width and not the distance from the outer bearing mount to the outer edge of the wheel, I suppose I'll have to do my math over again when they get here on Monday.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: dr.prestige on September 27, 2021, 01:00:09 PM
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I posted this in the wheels thread also but I'm about to go from NFG 95a 60mm Vees (33.5mm wide) to some Mini Cubics (95a 64mm diameter 57mm wide). To account for the ~70% increase in wheel width I'm going to have to assemble a new setup for them; I'm currently thinking of getting some Indy 109s and an 8.75" wide board but if anyone else has other suggestions I'm open to them. I'm probably not going to set up a Powell replica board, I already have a Mountain with some Rat Bones on them that is serving me well.
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Put them on inside out and have a tank board...
109s seem like they might be too narrow even with almost double wide wheels. Freestylers use 109s with kind of wide wheels (I think about 40mm) but ride boards under 7.5

Holy shit guys they are way bigger than I expected this is going to be insane
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: white guy in a durag on September 27, 2021, 02:30:18 PM
That's a thing of beauty. I notice the contact patches are dirty, how's it riding?
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: dr.prestige on September 27, 2021, 02:57:20 PM
That's a thing of beauty. I notice the contact patches are dirty, how's it riding?

They ride well. There's a significant increase in momentum from the NFG 60mm Vees I was riding before, which will certainly come in handy. They are pretty heavy, so if I'm going to ollie or 180 or something like that I have to do it with some real conviction, they demand more physical effort to operate for sure. I haven't tried flip tricks yet but I don't think they'll be easy.

I'm looking forward to grinding with them set up inside out like this, I already have grooves in these Aces but as you can see in that image the wheels cover a good portion of truck, so the grooves aren't going to do much good haha. I imagine I'm probably going to be doing a lot of accidental edgers
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mean salto on September 27, 2021, 11:01:46 PM
That looks so good. Sometimes I set up a 8.75+  board with 129 trucks and when you grind you are locked in way closer to the centre. This looks like it would perform like that but not speed wobble like crazy if you go faster than 4 pushes. Might have to get myself a set of cubics at some point.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: dr.prestige on September 28, 2021, 12:31:02 PM
That looks so good. Sometimes I set up a 8.75+  board with 129 trucks and when you grind you are locked in way closer to the centre. This looks like it would perform like that but not speed wobble like crazy if you go faster than 4 pushes. Might have to get myself a set of cubics at some point.

haha yeah with it set up like this I have maybe 3 1/2" of grinding area on my trucks, I have to focus on aiming my truck onto the coping so I don't do an edger
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: RottenToTheCore on September 29, 2021, 12:39:25 PM
Heres my Ricky inspired setup

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/741334087759036470/892857366754783232/image0.jpg?width=507&height=676)

Antihero 8.25 (14.38wb)
Independent 144
Spitfire F4 classics 60mm 99d
Bones Reds
Mob Grip
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: white guy in a durag on September 29, 2021, 01:30:48 PM
Putting 58mm and 60mm classics on my christmas list. After trying out so many wide shapes, I think some big ass classics might be the truth.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mean salto on September 30, 2021, 06:00:31 AM
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That looks so good. Sometimes I set up a 8.75+  board with 129 trucks and when you grind you are locked in way closer to the centre. This looks like it would perform like that but not speed wobble like crazy if you go faster than 4 pushes. Might have to get myself a set of cubics at some point.
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haha yeah with it set up like this I have maybe 3 1/2" of grinding area on my trucks, I have to focus on aiming my truck onto the coping so I don't do an edger

Wonder what the smallest trucks they'd fit inside out on. If you do end up trying them on 109 or 129s I'd like to see some photos if possible. Right way out or inside out. Having daydreams about a total steamroller board that can just mash over anything but it would end up being like $200+ investment where I am (not including deck). Need to make sure it can at least be possible before I buy.

(If you're not doing it then no pressure/no worries)
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: dr.prestige on September 30, 2021, 10:32:15 AM
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That looks so good. Sometimes I set up a 8.75+  board with 129 trucks and when you grind you are locked in way closer to the centre. This looks like it would perform like that but not speed wobble like crazy if you go faster than 4 pushes. Might have to get myself a set of cubics at some point.
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haha yeah with it set up like this I have maybe 3 1/2" of grinding area on my trucks, I have to focus on aiming my truck onto the coping so I don't do an edger
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Wonder what the smallest trucks they'd fit inside out on. If you do end up trying them on 109 or 129s I'd like to see some photos if possible. Right way out or inside out. Having daydreams about a total steamroller board that can just mash over anything but it would end up being like $200+ investment where I am (not including deck). Need to make sure it can at least be possible before I buy.

(If you're not doing it then no pressure/no worries)

haha yeah man I've been thinking about getting some even smaller trucks to try them out on. If I do I'll post them for sure
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Ivotedfortrudeau on September 30, 2021, 01:16:37 PM
99A 62MM Road crew off set wheels.  Super wide.  They are really fun park wheels.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: bombsaway86 on September 30, 2021, 05:23:19 PM
99A 62MM Road crew off set wheels.  Super wide.  They are really fun park wheels.

I heard those Road Crew wheels are really hard. Howís the grip/slide/speed on them? Any comments on how they stack up against SPF or F4?
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 01, 2021, 05:51:07 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CUc_JrooYV6/?utm_medium=copy_link
Shin knows whatís up
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: boi-cuzudo on October 02, 2021, 06:50:39 PM
Anyone try the Shin wheels? Why there is no 60mm Spitfire nowhere?
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: RottenToTheCore on October 03, 2021, 01:14:17 AM
Anyone try the Shin wheels? Why there is no 60mm Spitfire nowhere?

Doesnít seem to be a lot of demand for them, took me a month or so to find some in Europe (well a slap user sent me a link)
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: jakeumms on October 03, 2021, 03:35:38 AM
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Anyone try the Shin wheels? Why there is no 60mm Spitfire nowhere?
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Doesnít seem to be a lot of demand for them, took me a month or so to find some in Europe (well a slap user sent me a link)
Looks like there are none in the upcoming drop. The 60mm F4 Classics out there are pretty much it for a while
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: white guy in a durag on October 03, 2021, 07:53:21 AM
I think 58 classics and 60 OG classics are on the way. Kader posted a photo to his story a while ago that had the 58s, and Kyota seemed to be rocking the 60 OGs in his new quartersnacks edit.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/526625815794941952/894235439324594236/unknown.png)


In other news, copped some Slime Ball 97a 60s so I can pretend to be Nick Boserio
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 03, 2021, 08:02:47 AM
Anyone try the Shin wheels? Why there is no 60mm Spitfire nowhere?
I havenít, Iím scared Iíll hate them, I think Iíll get 58mm connical fulls in 97a instead
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: boi-cuzudo on October 05, 2021, 04:22:25 PM
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Anyone try the Shin wheels? Why there is no 60mm Spitfire nowhere?
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I havenít, Iím scared Iíll hate them, I think Iíll get 58mm connical fulls in 97a instead

I ended up buying good ole Spitfire Formular 4 Classic 60mm
I am afraid i will hate the Shin wheels as well, I usually prefer the softer stuff Oj makes.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Frank and Fred on October 05, 2021, 07:49:46 PM
Cal Sk8 in Portland has some 60mm F4 Conical Fulls 99a.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Thom on October 06, 2021, 04:29:44 AM
https://www.tactics.com/oj/sanbongi-mini-combo-skateboard-wheels/white-99a

Shin wheels for 22 bucks
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 06, 2021, 05:28:12 AM
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Anyone try the Shin wheels? Why there is no 60mm Spitfire nowhere?
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I havenít, Iím scared Iíll hate them, I think Iíll get 58mm connical fulls in 97a instead
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I ended up buying good ole Spitfire Formular 4 Classic 60mm
I am afraid i will hate the Shin wheels as well, I usually prefer the softer stuff Oj makes.
I ordered the 97a conicals
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: white guy in a durag on October 06, 2021, 06:09:14 AM
https://www.calsk8.com/shop-skateboards/p/conical-full-99a-assorted-size-wheel-by-spitfire-wheels

Anyone trynna proxy me these 60mm conical fulls? In-store exclusive.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: RottenToTheCore on October 06, 2021, 07:46:37 AM
https://www.calsk8.com/shop-skateboards/p/conical-full-99a-assorted-size-wheel-by-spitfire-wheels

Anyone trynna proxy me these 60mm conical fulls? In-store exclusive.

Never knew conical full existed in 60mm, it said 58 was the biggest on all the spitfire catalog/wheel info I could find
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: white guy in a durag on October 06, 2021, 08:32:24 AM
I think they're a new addition now that the second coming of the big wheels revival is upon us.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: boi-cuzudo on October 07, 2021, 10:35:02 PM
https://www.tactics.com/oj/sanbongi-mini-combo-skateboard-wheels/white-99a

Shin wheels for 22 bucks

damn, 22 only...well too late now
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: FatGuy92 on October 07, 2021, 10:54:05 PM
https://www.tactics.com/oj/sanbongi-mini-combo-skateboard-wheels/white-99a

Shin wheels for 22 bucks

Damn I want to try these but I know I won't be able to handle wheels that big
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: white guy in a durag on October 08, 2021, 04:42:25 AM
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https://www.tactics.com/oj/sanbongi-mini-combo-skateboard-wheels/white-99a

Shin wheels for 22 bucks
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Damn I want to try these but I know I won't be able to handle wheels that big

I say give it a shot. I change wheel sizes drastically all the time and it's really not a huge adjusment. It takes a day to get used to the new pop timing, but you gain extra pop, and more comfort rolling over gnarly terrain. I'd recommend getting some risers if you're on like ventures or thunders, but Indy and Ace are manageable, wheelbite-wise, without them.

Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 08, 2021, 07:18:47 AM
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https://www.tactics.com/oj/sanbongi-mini-combo-skateboard-wheels/white-99a

Shin wheels for 22 bucks
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Damn I want to try these but I know I won't be able to handle wheels that big
can you ride 56mm wheels? If so itís only really an extra mm on the top/ bottom which isnít that much in the scheme of things.
On that note, my 97a 58mm conicals just arrived!
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: FatGuy92 on October 08, 2021, 07:20:14 PM
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https://www.tactics.com/oj/sanbongi-mini-combo-skateboard-wheels/white-99a

Shin wheels for 22 bucks
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Damn I want to try these but I know I won't be able to handle wheels that big
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can you ride 56mm wheels? If so itís only really an extra mm on the top/ bottom which isnít that much in the scheme of things.
On that note, my 97a 58mm conicals just arrived!

Yeah I can handle 56s but only for curb and low ledge skating. I can try 58s but for how loose I ride my trucks, I might need 1/4 inch risers
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: RottenToTheCore on October 09, 2021, 05:52:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eO2LdQ-8W8&ab_channel=ThrasherMagazine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eO2LdQ-8W8&ab_channel=ThrasherMagazine)
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 09, 2021, 06:05:30 AM
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https://www.tactics.com/oj/sanbongi-mini-combo-skateboard-wheels/white-99a

Shin wheels for 22 bucks
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Damn I want to try these but I know I won't be able to handle wheels that big
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can you ride 56mm wheels? If so itís only really an extra mm on the top/ bottom which isnít that much in the scheme of things.
On that note, my 97a 58mm conicals just arrived!
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Yeah I can handle 56s but only for curb and low ledge skating. I can try 58s but for how loose I ride my trucks, I might need 1/4 inch risers
thatís all I skate anyway ;)
Will set up my 58s on Ace AF1 and 1/8 risers, Iíll let you know how it goes.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: white guy in a durag on October 12, 2021, 04:03:44 AM
58 classics are starting to hit the streets
https://libraryskateshop.com/products/spitfire-wheels-formula-four-camo-58mm-99
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: iw0 on October 14, 2021, 04:37:10 PM
https://www.calsk8.com/shop-skateboards/p/conical-full-99a-assorted-size-wheel-by-spitfire-wheels

Anyone trynna proxy me these 60mm conical fulls? In-store exclusive.

might be able to help you on this, i was planning on grabbing some griptape this weekend
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mbrimson88 on October 14, 2021, 10:43:22 PM
Never have I ever seen conical full 60mm in the F4 urethane variety, so I am thinking it is a typo, maybe meant to be Classics or OG Classics which have both been available, or even the old normal urethane which comes in 60mm Classics in that shape.

Still, I am curious to hear back about it, either way.


I used to ride the old 59mm Bigheads like Dan Drehobl did and those things lasted a long, long time.

Still have quite a few sets of worn down Bigheads and other graphic options, but since F4 came out, I had been riding the Classic and Classic Full variety more than anything else.



(https://i.ibb.co/mv64n0g/Dan-Drehobl-setup.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Jx5HYqg)

Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mean salto on October 18, 2021, 01:07:14 AM
Not sure what he was riding but axel crusbergs wheels at Tampa looked like at least 56s.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mbrimson88 on October 19, 2021, 02:56:07 AM
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https://www.calsk8.com/shop-skateboards/p/conical-full-99a-assorted-size-wheel-by-spitfire-wheels

Anyone trynna proxy me these 60mm conical fulls? In-store exclusive.
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Never knew conical full existed in 60mm, it said 58 was the biggest on all the spitfire catalog/wheel info I could find



Yep, that is correct - there are no Spitfire Formula Four Conical Full 60mm wheels.


They removed the 60mm option from that listing now too.

At least there are other big wheels 58mm and 60mm wheels in stock from there as well as a lot of other shops around now too.


The Formula Four wheels come in 60mm in Classics and OG Classics, 58mm in Conical Full, Classics and OG Classics, along with some other options in the original formula too, maybe just the OG Classics in 60mm and 58mm.


There were some special limited releases of wheels in a conical full shape in 60 and 61mm over the years, but they are long gone now, unless you have some new old stock or a time machine.

These are the only wheels still around in a conical full shape from Spitfire, the original formula Classics.


(https://i.ibb.co/HKHfLFg/Spitfire-60mm-classics.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Gd54fxP)


Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: DaleSr on October 19, 2021, 07:46:55 AM
Cal Sk8 in Portland has some 60mm F4 Conical Fulls 99a.

In store only &#128553;
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: boi-cuzudo on October 19, 2021, 11:32:42 AM
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Cal Sk8 in Portland has some 60mm F4 Conical Fulls 99a.
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In store only &#38;#128553;

I bought the last one looks like.  :)
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mbrimson88 on October 19, 2021, 04:38:27 PM
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Cal Sk8 in Portland has some 60mm F4 Conical Fulls 99a.
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In store only &#38;#38;#128553;
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I bought the last one looks like.  :)

What size and shape did you get?

Just curious, not a worry either way.

Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: boi-cuzudo on October 19, 2021, 05:11:36 PM
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Cal Sk8 in Portland has some 60mm F4 Conical Fulls 99a.
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In store only &#38;#38;#38;#128553;
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I bought the last one looks like.  :)
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What size and shape did you get?

Just curious, not a worry either way.

99a Classic F4 60mm

(https://i.ibb.co/r2TbWk1/20211019-210910.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4R9sQW5)
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: jakeumms on October 19, 2021, 05:30:19 PM
The 60mm Spitfire is a mercurial beast. I bought those black Gonz classics that were out a few years ago and they were square just how I like them. When I needed new wheels I ordered some 60mm F4 classics and they were the rounded classic shape. It's odd that the shapes were different but I guess for whatever reason DLX used to put out OG Classics in 60mm for the regular line and then uses the classic shape for F4s. That was my guess anyway.

I was very bummed to see no new 60mm F4 OG Classics in the new Fall catalog but hopefully they'll do a drop when F4 Classics dry up in stores.
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mbrimson88 on October 20, 2021, 07:47:04 AM

99a Classic F4 60mm



Yeah - good to see a selection there!




The 60mm Spitfire is a mercurial beast. I bought those black Gonz classics that were out a few years ago and they were square just how I like them. When I needed new wheels I ordered some 60mm F4 classics and they were the rounded classic shape. It's odd that the shapes were different but I guess for whatever reason DLX used to put out OG Classics in 60mm for the regular line and then uses the classic shape for F4s. That was my guess anyway.

I was very bummed to see no new 60mm F4 OG Classics in the new Fall catalog but hopefully they'll do a drop when F4 Classics dry up in stores.


I had always found it funny they had the Bigheads (classic full shape) in bigger offset sizes 57, 59 and 63mm (with 63mm size in more of a radial shape), then the Classics (true classic shape) in the other sizes 56, 58 and 60, but as you said the 60mm Classics were never in a classic shape but in what has now come to be known as the conical full shape, but never called that.  Multiballs came out in bigger sizes of 58 and 61mm, also the same big wide rounded shapes of classic fulls, but were discontinued around the same time that F1 came out, or not too long after that anyway.

When F4 options all went to the more standard shapes with the same graphics (down to four, but now back up to twice that, but have had 11 or even 12 shaped options) there were no conical full wheels, with only Classic, Full, Tablet, etc which was also when the original Classic 60mm wheel shape was very limited in supply and production seemed to be more aimed towards special releases, eg those black ones or the following Gonz flower graphics.

OG Classic are a different shape again, thinner overall, with a smaller rounded edge, then cutaway inside, which were released in original urethane and F4, both of which have been out not so recently but only some limited options / sizes and not many it seems made it to most places.


The pandemic caused all sorts of issues, along with further urethane shortages and whatever else and manufacturing is still trying to catch up to demand, so who knows how many or when certain other wheels might be back.

It does seem like there might be another special wheel or two coming out in the bigger sizes in F4 but until that drops or is shown, I am not about to go into details.


Sorry it probably sounds like a long winded ramble, which I guess it is.

Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: DaleSr on October 21, 2021, 09:08:04 PM
https://depop.app.link/RY0yujjkykb

If any of you just really gotta have a set
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mbrimson88 on October 21, 2021, 10:27:50 PM
Interesting to see some of the listings there.

I feel for this poor fellow though, wanting to buy some wheels that seem out of production / very hard to get:


https://www.depop.com/products/max_drysdale2-wtb-60mm-spitfire-og-classic-please/


UK based so nothing I can do from here, but he is after a set of the OG Classics (original formula or anything) in 60mm.


This too:

https://www.depop.com/products/max_drysdale2-wtb-spitfire-conical-fulls-in/


I haven't seen any Formula Four 58mm wheels since production issues, apart from the 97 duro versions that seemed to sell out in a minute, but there might still be some out there.


Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: DaleSr on October 21, 2021, 10:47:54 PM
Interesting to see some of the listings there.

I feel for this poor fellow though, wanting to buy some wheels that seem out of production / very hard to get:


https://www.depop.com/products/max_drysdale2-wtb-60mm-spitfire-og-classic-please/


UK based so nothing I can do from here, but he is after a set of the OG Classics (original formula or anything) in 60mm.


This too:

https://www.depop.com/products/max_drysdale2-wtb-spitfire-conical-fulls-in/


I haven't seen any Formula Four 58mm wheels since production issues, apart from the 97 duro versions that seemed to sell out in a minute, but there might still be some out there.

There's some really crazy requests

https://depop.app.link/FACuEfprykb

https://depop.app.link/vgnqh2rrykb

https://depop.app.link/jYKuqDurykb

Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: Mbrimson88 on October 22, 2021, 07:19:47 PM
I don't think he will have much luck with those requests though.

Not unless he is willing to pay significant sums of cash, those things being like collectors items.

Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: DaleSr on October 23, 2021, 08:13:54 AM
I don't think he will have much luck with those requests though.

Not unless he is willing to pay significant sums of cash, those things being like collectors items.

For real. He seems like he's just trying to get them as a flex but they're gonna be an expensive flex
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: FatGuy92 on November 05, 2021, 10:08:34 PM
58mm F4 OG classics in stock at skate warehouse and tactics

https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Spitfire_Formula_4_OG_Classics_99a_Wheels/descpage-SFOC9WH.html

https://www.tactics.com/spitfire/formula-four-og-classic-skateboard-wheels/white-purple-99d
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on November 05, 2021, 11:42:15 PM
Habitat era Fred Gall in Florida:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiF-bFgcg2k
Title: Re: Big Wheel Appreciation Thread
Post by: white guy in a durag on November 06, 2021, 12:16:18 PM
Quick heads up for the euro boys. Mantis in Hamburg has 58 classics and 58 97a conical fulls at the moment.

https://mantisshop.de/spitfire/spitfire-f4-classic-camo-capsule-99a-purple.html?c=22
https://mantisshop.de/spitfire/spitfire-f4-conical-full-97a-mint.html?c=22

(Also G-bones and Mini Cubics... if you swing that way)


Also a courtesy quote because this vid is too good to get buried so quickly:
Habitat era Fred Gall in Florida:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiF-bFgcg2k