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Big wheel advice please
« on: September 20, 2022, 01:46:56 PM »
So recently set up a semi-functional cruiser, 8.25 sandoval shaped krooked and put on some 62mm 80a filmer wheels. The problem is this thing is just too much fun. I cannot stop skating it. Skating through the city is no longer a chore but actually the best bit of the skate session. Before this I would usually skate a 54 or 55m spitfire but even those can feel rough at times in the weathered streets.

Question is, with the wheels being 80a they are just too soft/grippy to do slides and grinds without plenty of wax, what larger wheels would be a good alternative for something that will let me cruise around but still be able to do tricks? Maybe a 60mm spitfire classic?

Any thoughts welcomed

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2022, 02:02:49 PM »
As sick as we all are of hearing it, I think you're the one that actually needs those powell 93a dragon wheels. (the 56mm fat ones)

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2022, 02:35:03 PM »
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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2022, 02:45:09 PM »
they have 60mm f4 conical fulls in 97a. I bet those would feel so fun while still allowing for grinds and slides! pretty sure they have 58s in the same formula too.
edit: all i can find is 58mm 97a but still….

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2022, 02:58:28 PM »
As sick as we all are of hearing it, I think you're the one that actually needs those powell 93a dragon wheels. (the 56mm fat ones)
Imma agree with this, these feel like a cruiser wheel but you can actually powerslides and do "normal" skating in. They are the perfect ditch/ crust wheel no doubt about it.



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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2022, 04:29:36 PM »
So recently set up a semi-functional cruiser, 8.25 sandoval shaped krooked and put on some 62mm 80a filmer wheels. The problem is this thing is just too much fun. I cannot stop skating it. Skating through the city is no longer a chore but actually the best bit of the skate session. Before this I would usually skate a 54 or 55m spitfire but even those can feel rough at times in the weathered streets.

Question is, with the wheels being 80a they are just too soft/grippy to do slides and grinds without plenty of wax, what larger wheels would be a good alternative for something that will let me cruise around but still be able to do tricks? Maybe a 60mm spitfire classic?

Any thoughts welcomed

I run two sets of wheels with one deck by having an extra set of hangers.

All I need to do to switch wheels is remove kingpin nuts and toss the other hangers on.

I normally have one set of 60mm 78a (brands vary) and one 60mm 84b (104a bones SPF).

The nice thing having the extra parts on hand. I keep one base plate with bushings/washers and nuts in my skate bag.

I would consider the biggest 97a spits you can find for your trick wheel (fast on rough ground) and anything cheap for your soft road wheel (mini logo awol for example).

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2022, 04:44:44 PM »
56mm bones green dragons
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58-60mm 97a formula 4s

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2022, 05:48:06 PM »
I agree with the reference to Powell Dragons. I also enjoy Mini Cubics and Rat Bones. 95a NFGs are a good harder alternative. They make em in a 60mm V shape and they rule

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2022, 06:29:05 PM »
As sick as we all are of hearing it, I think you're the one that actually needs those powell 93a dragon wheels. (the 56mm fat ones)

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2022, 06:54:32 PM »

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2022, 07:56:43 PM »
im a formula4 lover, but i have to say, i really enjoy the dragon wheels. i got the 54's and the 56s and they do in fact fucking slide and they do ride like filmer wheels

its a fucking trip man, i recommend them if you want soft, big wheels

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2022, 09:18:05 PM »
Powell 60 mm bombers are great for this. They are 85a iirc, but still powerslide. They actually feel similar to the 90a dragon samples I got.

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2022, 09:34:36 PM »


One of my earliest memories is helping my Mom put this together for me. I was 4

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2022, 11:05:16 PM »
Im on some 60mm conical 97a spits right now and they are the absolute best

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2022, 12:02:31 AM »
58mm F4s in 97a!
(Although I still prefer 56mm v-cut loopholes)

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2022, 06:44:46 AM »


One of my earliest memories is helping my Mom put this together for me. I was 4

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2022, 06:49:27 AM »
97a does not come in 58 or 60mm anymore. I think the ones i am finding online seem to be older stock. whne i looked at the latest drop, there was nothing 97a for fall 2022.

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

nothing here either saying classic comes in 97a but i did find 56mm and smaller on CCS:

https://shop.ccs.com/collections/spitfire-skateboard-wheels/products/spitfire-f4-97d-classics-skateboard-wheels-56mm
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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2022, 08:48:08 AM »
97a does not come in 58 or 60mm anymore. I think the ones i am finding online seem to be older stock. whne i looked at the latest drop, there was nothing 97a for fall 2022.

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

nothing here either saying classic comes in 97a but i did find 56mm and smaller on CCS:

https://shop.ccs.com/collections/spitfire-skateboard-wheels/products/spitfire-f4-97d-classics-skateboard-wheels-56mm

There was just a Jeff Carlye 97a 60mm F4 conical full.

https://www.paradeworld.com/product/spitfire-wheels-formula-four-caryle-conical-full-97d-60mm-90-40143983476790/

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2022, 11:49:22 AM »
97a does not come in 58 or 60mm anymore. I think the ones i am finding online seem to be older stock. whne i looked at the latest drop, there was nothing 97a for fall 2022.

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

nothing here either saying classic comes in 97a but i did find 56mm and smaller on CCS:

https://shop.ccs.com/collections/spitfire-skateboard-wheels/products/spitfire-f4-97d-classics-skateboard-wheels-56mm

If thats the case i would almost exclusively recommend the dragons then.
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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2022, 12:27:11 PM »
Thanks all. Appreciated. Might treat myself to a couple of the mentions here and see how it goes

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2022, 12:37:25 PM »
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97a does not come in 58 or 60mm anymore. I think the ones i am finding online seem to be older stock. whne i looked at the latest drop, there was nothing 97a for fall 2022.

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

nothing here either saying classic comes in 97a but i did find 56mm and smaller on CCS:

https://shop.ccs.com/collections/spitfire-skateboard-wheels/products/spitfire-f4-97d-classics-skateboard-wheels-56mm
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If thats the case i would almost exclusively recommend the dragons then.

https://calsk8.com/products/conical-full-formula-four-97a-assorted-size-wheel-by-spitfire-wheels

and just bc they're not listed in the latest 'drop' doesn't mean they are discontinued. happens all the time. anyway, you can still get them.

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2022, 07:07:08 PM »
I definitely vote 58-60 mm spit og classic. I ride them.

I like 58s because they purple swirl.

 Also NRG? I forget the name has a dope 58mm wheel.

It's impossible to beat spit tho. That's the fact. Their 99a F4 is the best wheel formula and the bigger the better in my opinion.

Maybe when dragons are bigger? Idk. 56mm is too small for the cracks around here.

Powell wants the top spot a 60mm ditch tech (radials) shape wheel in 93a that slides would be insane. That would get me to switch.

That dtf wheel was almost perfect. Mine were like 54? That wheel in 58 might have done it for me. That was the last Powell wheel I was really stoked on having. They got stolen.
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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2022, 12:26:12 PM »
95a NFGs are a good harder alternative. They make em in a 60mm V shape and they rule

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2022, 08:11:06 AM »
I’ve always been interested in the weird durometers that Satori make. 
I had Oj Keyframes on my rain setup and would recommend for that but maybe not for what you want I dunno. I’m not you.
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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2022, 08:19:10 AM »
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One of my earliest memories is helping my Mom put this together for me. I was 4

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2022, 11:04:27 PM »
Dogtown K9s are available in 60mm / 95a.  I believe they’re made by Creative Urethane, never tried em though. 

My favorite 95a is the OJ Team Rider reissue.  They make em in 61 and 57 mm. 

The Speedlab Boneless Ones wheel is 63mm / 95a.  Never ridden those specific wheels, but I have a few sets of speedlabs and they all fucking roll. Can’t recommend them enough.

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2022, 07:40:09 AM »
T-Bomes, Bullet 66’s or Big Wheels…..that’s the question…

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Re: Big wheel advice please
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2022, 11:41:43 AM »
I personally find 56mm to be plenty big as long as the wheel is wide enough. NFG V cuts or OJ hard lines are probably my ideal "big wheel" in terms of size/shape but for what you're describing I have another recommendation if you can find them - 58mm radial full F4's. I have an urban cruiser/commuter setup with them and they're awesome for bombing down sidewalks and trucking over gravel and acorns and all the other crusty shit that gathers on the side of rust belt streets.

Other big wheels I've enjoyed - 58mm conical full 97a F4, and some vintage plan b 60mm D way specials from the 90s.