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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #3240 on: September 03, 2020, 05:15:50 PM »
uhh so has anyone else noticed that dialtones don't slide?? skated down a hill today on them for the first time and luckily stuck a few times and was able to run them out. feel like you'd have to be going gx1000 speed for them to feel anywhere close to good for powerslides.

Theyíre definitely grippier than F4 (like most wheels) but they certainly slide. Havenít tried em on a hill but could slide em on flat with little issue. Every wheel slides. Coming off F4 makes it tough but keep tryna break them in and they should get better.


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« Reply #3241 on: September 05, 2020, 04:21:10 PM »
Small wheels and baggy pants...We are full circle once again. The slim ricta cores also look pretty slick. Also feel some type of way about the Nyjahs but at least theyre not the black n gold ones. Waiting on OJ Nomads 95a to drop.

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My friend just got the new Ricta Wide Speed Rings as the only f4 99s were swirled color and gotta say they felt very nice. Good shape too. Im still using Easy Streets and the ricta slid better but were similar regarding feel. Didnt get to try them on really rough pavement but not a bad f4 99 replacement option and I never really see Ricta brought up here.

https://socalskateshop.com/Ricta-Speedrings-Wide-Skateboard-Wheels-White-53mm-101a.html
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Not liking the new shape/hardness of the speed rings, but that’s what the kids are into. The old 103 Speed rings where my favorites until they discontinued them.
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Same here...I was a fan, not wanting to risk the new ones...I'm eyeing they *shudder* Nyjah super slims tho, shape looks great:



So I bit because I needed grip and had to justify shipping costs ;)




Bones V2 (L)         |               Ricta Nyjah 'super slim' (C)               |         Bones V3 (R) all 52mm (V3s might actually be 51).

Basically a slim Bones Lockin/Thinner Radial Slim; my pics makes it look more rounded than it is (the render/stock shot is 100% correct tho). Compared to a V1 (not shown) the lip/cut is more square, less rounded.

This is exactly they wheel shape/width I have been looking for. Was gunning for Spit tabs in 101 as I really like the bones V2s but not feeling the 99s since I'm not hitting any crust.

Note: there is no 'NRG' branding on them at all so no idea what Urethane they're using...probably just the standard flat-spot formula :P I'm not power sliding, so I should be good unless I get fucked with pushing that last 45 degrees on whatever.


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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #3242 on: September 10, 2020, 02:42:41 PM »

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #3243 on: September 11, 2020, 09:23:52 PM »
Ojs had a 95a formula around 2013. Anybody try those?
 I will probably try those or the 97 f4 this fall, whatever comes out first. They will probably be great for skating in October/November.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #3244 on: September 12, 2020, 05:03:13 AM »
Since the F4 shortage I decided to go local and try a chilean brand called Insomnio which seems to be pretty decent.
Tested on the ValparaŪso downhills by crazy guys, you can't get a better test than that.
Urethane feels good, not like that crappy glass feeling wheels. When I put my bearings it felt nice, so that's a good omen. Also I like how the bearings sits on the wheels.
Can't wait to try these 54 x 36 x 23 hopefully tomorrow.



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« Reply #3245 on: September 12, 2020, 06:45:32 AM »
Ojs had a 95a formula around 2013. Anybody try those?
 I will probably try those or the 97 f4 this fall, whatever comes out first. They will probably be great for skating in October/November.

A slapper had a good experience on Speed Lab Danforthís:

https://www.speedlabwheels.com/products/bill-danforth-pro-model-58mm-97a

Theses are made at Creative Urethane so I trust that the quality is similar to old school OJs.

I bought a set of 97a Slime Balls and I didnít even set them up. They felt to plasticy for a 97a wheel.

I am also turned off by Chinese skate products but this is more of a perception issue I have.

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« Reply #3246 on: September 12, 2020, 06:57:33 AM »
https://www.strange-house.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_53&products_id=9060&zenid=ebhn63n86jta8o2p818sp6c416

I skated a friends board these 60mm 95a speed labs and they were awesome. Didnít try to slide em but they held fast and stable in a deep concrete bowl. I expected 95a to be sluggish. Thought they were slime balls because of the color and shape but theyíre way better imo

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #3247 on: September 12, 2020, 08:08:20 PM »
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Ojs had a 95a formula around 2013. Anybody try those?
 I will probably try those or the 97 f4 this fall, whatever comes out first. They will probably be great for skating in October/November.
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Thanks for reminding me of these. A guy who showed us around a new town had a set of these, and he had them for 3 years.He ripped the concrete park, and said he really liked them. I could tell he was super comfortable on them by how they weee so worn in. Iíve wanted a set since.

A slapper had a good experience on Speed Lab Danforthís:

https://www.speedlabwheels.com/products/bill-danforth-pro-model-58mm-97a

Theses are made at Creative Urethane so I trust that the quality is similar to old school OJs.

I bought a set of 97a Slime Balls and I didnít even set them up. They felt to plasticy for a 97a wheel.

I am also turned off by Chinese skate products but this is more of a perception issue I have.

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« Reply #3248 on: September 15, 2020, 08:07:16 PM »
I been skating the 56mm vee shape Loophole wheels for a while. They perform like f4s but have better grip and as a result they roll slower. I haven't ran these with Thunder trucks but I have the impression would be annoying to slide bc of baseplate.

Otherwise good wheels, recommended.

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« Reply #3249 on: September 15, 2020, 10:27:02 PM »
I bought a set of 97a Slime Balls and I didnít even set them up. They felt to plasticy for a 97a wheel.

I am also turned off by Chinese skate products but this is more of a perception issue I have.
I've had a quite nice experience with the 97a 53mm Slime Balls, might be worth a try. A bit smoother than 99a F4's but still slide ok. Will definitely try the 97a F4's when they become available.

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« Reply #3250 on: September 15, 2020, 10:31:46 PM »
Set up some Pig Primes in 52mm.
Iíve only done some slappies but they slide nicely. Weird transparent color and they feel slow. The slowness May be my new bearings. 
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« Reply #3251 on: September 16, 2020, 09:23:02 AM »
Set up some Pig Primes in 52mm.
Iíve only done some slappies but they slide nicely. Weird transparent color and they feel slow. The slowness May be my new bearings.

I wanna try them so bad. Keep us updated after you skated a while. Im curious how they hold up. I loved pig when I was younger.

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« Reply #3252 on: September 16, 2020, 10:53:27 PM »
question about loophole: do they only come in 101a? how do they compare to 99a f4 in terms of feel?

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« Reply #3253 on: September 17, 2020, 03:55:40 AM »
I want to know why people all ridding their wheel with graphics on the inside? If you're locking into things the graphics still wear if that the reason no?

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« Reply #3254 on: September 17, 2020, 04:19:00 AM »
I want to know why people all ridding their wheel with graphics on the inside? If you're locking into things the graphics still wear if that the reason no?

Because they look like shit when theyíre scratched. Plus most wheel graphics suck anyway.

A plain white wheel will always look better, from the side of the board, on film as well.

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« Reply #3255 on: September 17, 2020, 04:28:16 AM »
I want to know why people all ridding their wheel with graphics on the inside? If you're locking into things the graphics still wear if that the reason no?

A lot of people like having their wheels look plain from the outside, it's not so much about the graphic

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« Reply #3256 on: September 17, 2020, 04:43:10 AM »
I want to know why people all ridding their wheel with graphics on the inside? If you're locking into things the graphics still wear if that the reason no?
It has nothing to do regarding keeping the graphic but who knows. In my case I do it because it distracts me seeing the graphic rolling and even worse when is scratched.

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« Reply #3257 on: September 17, 2020, 06:26:49 AM »
question about loophole: do they only come in 101a? how do they compare to 99a f4 in terms of feel?

I'm skating mine and honestly they feel really similar. I am not a 101a fun but these do feel quite good and don't rattle my teeth at all. @Gay Imp Sausage Metal has spent a bunch of time on his, I think @Buttfart Rapedick has as well.

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« Reply #3258 on: September 17, 2020, 06:47:44 AM »
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question about loophole: do they only come in 101a? how do they compare to 99a f4 in terms of feel?
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I'm skating mine and honestly they feel really similar. I am not a 101a fun but these do feel quite good and don't rattle my teeth at all. @Gay Imp Sausage Metal has spent a bunch of time on his, I think @Buttfart Rapedick has as well.
they only come in one hardness! I usually only ride f4 99s and they do tend to feel a tad bit harder than 99s but not teeth rattling like old PFC 101s. I don't usually go for 101s either but they seem like a happy medium to me, I'm hooked for the meantime, powerslides are like a dream on them!!!

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« Reply #3259 on: September 17, 2020, 07:26:49 AM »
question about loophole: do they only come in 101a? how do they compare to 99a f4 in terms of feel?

Yeah, they only come in that hardness. They feel similar to 101 F4ís but with a little less jarring feel when rolling, like the impact of crusty streets is absorbed a little better. They grip more than F4ís and that aspect feels like the newer Bones easy street 99a natural color wheels Iíve tried.



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« Reply #3260 on: September 17, 2020, 01:20:14 PM »
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Got some new Boardycakes 48.5mm 99a.  Looking forward to skating these little baked potatoes.

These are SUPER wide and remind me of the first new wheels I ever bought (powell jellyballs).

44mm Boardcakes for comparison. 




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mine are coming in monday, super hyped ;D
what size truck are you running relative to the deck width? im hoping to run a little bit of magic carpet if they are wide enough
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Nice! This setup has 149s on an 8.5.  The edge of the wheel is basically flush with the axle nut
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word thanks man. might have to add more axle washers to push them out

Anyone have any input on the various boardy cakes formulas and if they flat spot easily? Been really wanting to pull the trigger on some but not sure. Wanting some benchwarmers I think

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« Reply #3261 on: September 17, 2020, 01:58:09 PM »
Riding Benchwarmers right now, but only one session in. No flatspots, but only one session. I actually liked them, and I haven't liked any non f4's in a long time. They sound and feel right. Super wide wheel harder to slide than F4 Classics, but definitely slidable, and it chirps/squeaks ok.

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« Reply #3262 on: September 17, 2020, 03:13:26 PM »
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Yeah, they only come in that hardness. They feel similar to 101 F4ís but with a little less jarring feel when rolling, like the impact of crusty streets is absorbed a little better. They grip more than F4ís and that aspect feels like the newer Bones easy street 99a natural color wheels Iíve tried.

sounds good, maybe i'll try. thx for the reply!

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #3263 on: September 18, 2020, 10:07:31 PM »
Thinking of giving Spitifre F4 another go. Which shape would be the closest match to a Bones V3?
Did any of you guys ever notice that if you took off the end "er" from his name, moved the "b" to after the "i" and then added an "l" to the "b" that you just moved, you'd spell "Bible"?

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« Reply #3264 on: September 18, 2020, 10:52:56 PM »
Thinking of giving Spitifre F4 another go. Which shape would be the closest match to a Bones V3?
There's not a great match for the v3 in the f4 catalog right now. Classics are probably the most similar in performance, but are wider and heavier. Tablets might also be worth a shot; the contact patch is bigger and theyre a bit more square, but they're a good weight and width match for the v3.

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« Reply #3265 on: September 18, 2020, 10:57:20 PM »
Thinking of giving Spitifre F4 another go. Which shape would be the closest match to a Bones V3?

radial slim probably

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« Reply #3266 on: September 18, 2020, 11:01:08 PM »
Thinking of giving Spitifre F4 another go. Which shape would be the closest match to a Bones V3?

If they are V3s slims, good luck. My friend has them and those are pretty fucking skinny.

Classics are the most similar shape I think, but not maybe in actual contact patch and width.

Basically wait for some pal to come along and tell us weíre all wrong and whatís the correct option

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« Reply #3267 on: September 19, 2020, 12:47:25 AM »
Yeah they are the V3 which are really skinny, slimmer than the v1. I like how light they are, I rode some v2 in 53mm and they felt heavy by comparison.

Wondering if spitfires in 101a will give me a better slide and handle crust better. Rolling over brick walkways on v3 is bone jarring.
Did any of you guys ever notice that if you took off the end "er" from his name, moved the "b" to after the "i" and then added an "l" to the "b" that you just moved, you'd spell "Bible"?

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« Reply #3268 on: September 19, 2020, 01:54:38 AM »
Yeah they are the V3 which are really skinny, slimmer than the v1. I like how light they are, I rode some v2 in 53mm and they felt heavy by comparison.

Wondering if spitfires in 101a will give me a better slide and handle crust better. Rolling over brick walkways on v3 is bone jarring.

Because v3s are just about the skinniest wheels ever made. Even going to v1 or v2 should make a noticeable difference. I remember loving classic slims (similar to v3s) back in the day in carparks but not being able to skate them on rough street terrain.

Though I don't think any current spitfire shape will really be lighter than v2s if you found those heavy.