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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5970 on: December 21, 2022, 02:55:13 PM »
I got a set of 54mm V6 Bones X-97 formula and they are way better than the prototype 97's I was riding earlier. And in that conical full shape which I'm stoked on. For me, I don't notice the sticking on ledges that have a metal edge with crooks like I experienced with Dragons. Seems like a good all around wheel that works in skateparks without feeling sluggish like dragons and pretty good at handling crust too (though obviously not as good as dragons). These seem like a throw it on your board and not worry about changing your wheels kinda wheel. Blunts still work for me but I do have to sit in that back heel pocket.

I'm also hyped Bones knows what's good and made these untreaded unlike the dragons.

Overall, I'm pretty stoked on these and will probably buy another set. I hope Bones does a X-99 at some point, that would be the my go-to skatepark wheel for sure. I'm hoping it'd fix the slideability issue with the STF 99's (excluding the EZ streets which I gotta find my old set of).


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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5971 on: December 21, 2022, 04:50:23 PM »
anyone know what's up with NFG? site is down, insta gone and google listing as perma closed. seems sudden though?

https://www.instagram.com/p/CmZlu2xPPHl/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

The wheel finish was rough and the graphics quality was bad, but performance wise these were great wheels.  :'(

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5972 on: December 21, 2022, 04:55:43 PM »
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anyone know what's up with NFG? site is down, insta gone and google listing as perma closed. seems sudden though?
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https://www.instagram.com/p/CmZlu2xPPHl/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

The wheel finish was rough and the graphics quality was bad, but performance wise these were great wheels.  :'(

welp, guess i'm gonna be trying the conicals everyone's going on about

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anyone know what's up with NFG? site is down, insta gone and google listing as perma closed. seems sudden though?
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From what I've heard from friends that worked for/were sponsored by them it sounds like they're going out of business. Hit up @cute_emoqueen on Instagram if you want to get any of their last stock.
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bummer, but thanks for the info! wonder where that's gonna leave loophole
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They're going to switch to BBS wood like everyone else  ;)

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5973 on: December 21, 2022, 05:28:53 PM »
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anyone know what's up with NFG? site is down, insta gone and google listing as perma closed. seems sudden though?
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https://www.instagram.com/p/CmZlu2xPPHl/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

The wheel finish was rough and the graphics quality was bad, but performance wise these were great wheels.  :'(

Not as bad as that poster's grammar...

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5974 on: December 21, 2022, 05:44:59 PM »
I knew the wheel Wizard couldn't be trusted but still those wheels were a good second best to F4s IMO. LoopHole is super sick also. I hope they can find some new 'thane and keep it going.
loophole wonít be the same without that Ďthane though Ö

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« Reply #5975 on: December 21, 2022, 09:55:11 PM »
Really hope this isn't the end of Loophole. It's been strictly Loophole for me ever since they started up, love both the Teardrop and Square shapes.

The only thing that could draw me back to Spitfire are radial slims, maybe.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5976 on: December 21, 2022, 10:07:10 PM »
52mm teardrops and 56 v-cuts are my go to wheels, have some 54mm square cuts on ice but currently DM-ing NFG so I can hopefully get a nice stockpile.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5977 on: December 22, 2022, 09:36:17 PM »
52mm teardrops and 56 v-cuts are my go to wheels, have some 54mm square cuts on ice but currently DM-ing NFG so I can hopefully get a nice stockpile.
just copped a mix of 8 different sets, doesnít look like the have much stock leftÖ

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« Reply #5978 on: December 23, 2022, 05:14:08 PM »
Saw on this on the Instagram post about NFG going down:


Not sure if this means NFG isn't getting rid of anything or if just she wouldn't be the one selling.

Would be sick to see Loophole continue to use the molds and formulas somehow.

I prefer Formula 4s slightly but NFG stuff was on almost that same level to me. Plus it was nice to support a little manufacturer.

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« Reply #5979 on: December 24, 2022, 09:36:15 AM »
This whole NFG going under thing and what happens with Loophole got me thinking.

It would be very handy to have a wheel manufacturer thread like the woodshop thread.

There are so many little wheel companies now and knowing I could avoid Creative Urethane would be handy.

Plus if I remember correctly even brands under NHS can be poured in the USA or in China.

What knowledge does everyone have out there?

My contribution outside of major brands would be Acid Chemical Co pours their own wheels

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5980 on: December 24, 2022, 03:14:50 PM »
This whole NFG going under thing and what happens with Loophole got me thinking.

It would be very handy to have a wheel manufacturer thread like the woodshop thread.

There are so many little wheel companies now and knowing I could avoid Creative Urethane would be handy.

Plus if I remember correctly even brands under NHS can be poured in the USA or in China.

What knowledge does everyone have out there?

My contribution outside of major brands would be Acid Chemical Co pours their own wheels

you are right so many things about the wheel industry are shady and secretive

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5981 on: December 25, 2022, 02:00:20 PM »
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This whole NFG going under thing and what happens with Loophole got me thinking.

It would be very handy to have a wheel manufacturer thread like the woodshop thread.

There are so many little wheel companies now and knowing I could avoid Creative Urethane would be handy.

Plus if I remember correctly even brands under NHS can be poured in the USA or in China.

What knowledge does everyone have out there?

My contribution outside of major brands would be Acid Chemical Co pours their own wheels
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you are right so many things about the wheel industry are shady and secretive

There's a few brands out there I want to try but it's hard to stray away from Formula 4's especially without knowing I could just end up with a set 99a creative thane that I leave at the park.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5982 on: December 27, 2022, 09:48:19 AM »
Anybody try bones 97a formula yet? Is it better then spits?

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5983 on: December 27, 2022, 09:55:15 PM »
Anybody try bones 97a formula yet? Is it better then spits?

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5984 on: December 28, 2022, 05:03:14 AM »
Saw on this on the Instagram post about NFG going down:


Not sure if this means NFG isn't getting rid of anything or if just she wouldn't be the one selling.

Would be sick to see Loophole continue to use the molds and formulas somehow.

I prefer Formula 4s slightly but NFG stuff was on almost that same level to me. Plus it was nice to support a little manufacturer.

Maybe NFG is going away to try their hand at being another Creative Urethane alternative - an OEM maker for other brands. Or maybe they think this is just temporary.

More likely than that is that, in fifteen years, the molds end up for sale on Craigslist and then scrapped.

As for NFG wheels, I thought they were good. Better than any of the generic wheels out there, but not as good as Bones or Spitfire. I still have two pairs, Iíll probably post them up for trade in the classified section because Iíll likely never skate them and you all seem like youíre going to miss them.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5985 on: December 28, 2022, 12:17:35 PM »

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Be ready for an honest review. I'm out.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5986 on: December 28, 2022, 04:42:18 PM »
Not that fast so far.
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5987 on: December 28, 2022, 05:13:57 PM »
Not that fast so far.

It's going to depend on the terrain...they are 93s after all; also, no one, anywhere, has ever said they were fast; if anyone buying is thinking they're getting a fast wheel, they've not been following the plethora of feedback on this forum/in this thread (or elsewhere around the net), just sayin'...

58 dragons on shit pavement will, however, be faster than any 99a+ wheel tho...


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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5988 on: December 28, 2022, 07:17:09 PM »
Really bummed to hear about NFG been skating Loops since they came out, really liked their teardrop shape
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5989 on: December 29, 2022, 06:02:56 AM »
Has anyone tried the powell g-slides? Think theyíve been around a couple years but just stumbled across them now.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5990 on: December 29, 2022, 07:48:00 AM »
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Not that fast so far.
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It's going to depend on the terrain...they are 93s after all; also, no one, anywhere, has ever said they were fast; if anyone buying is thinking they're getting a fast wheel, they've not been following the plethora of feedback on this forum/in this thread (or elsewhere around the net), just sayin'...

58 dragons on shit pavement will, however, be faster than any 99a+ wheel tho...

I definitely should have copped the g bones. I think an extra 6mm would have gotten me to the speed I need.  I am stoked tho. This wheels shape is so good. They bark too. I was worried about that. It's a nice sound. I'm getting ready to go to the diy on the way to the graffiti shop that has the worst ground around.

In like 2 weeks I'll know everything probably.

So far it's fun af
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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5991 on: December 29, 2022, 08:24:16 AM »
Has anyone tried the powell g-slides? Think theyíve been around a couple years but just stumbled across them now.

Yeah, Iíve had a couple sets. They slide ok for the first session or two and then they get grippy like any other cruiser wheel. The bombers work way better as a soft cruiser wheel that slides (for power slides, not good for ledge trucks)

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5992 on: December 29, 2022, 10:44:21 AM »
1 session in and so far I'm pretty underwhelmed by the Bones X formula. I have the 56 V6 shape in both the dragons and x formula and to me they feel pretty similar. The only difference I found was the x formula were definitely faster and roll through crusty about 90% as good as the dragons. Also, idk if it's just the first sesh but the dragons actually broke into slides easier which was a little surprising. My disappointment comes from there not really that much of a difference between the two wheels. Overall they're not bad but I was hoping they'd be a little harder feeling and have a little better slide. They're fun for a secondary setup but I think I'm just gonna stick to spitfire f4 97's on my main board.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5993 on: December 29, 2022, 12:15:39 PM »
1 session in and so far I'm pretty underwhelmed by the Bones X formula. I have the 56 V6 shape in both the dragons and x formula and to me they feel pretty similar. The only difference I found was the x formula were definitely faster and roll through crusty about 90% as good as the dragons. Also, idk if it's just the first sesh but the dragons actually broke into slides easier which was a little surprising. My disappointment comes from there not really that much of a difference between the two wheels. Overall they're not bad but I was hoping they'd be a little harder feeling and have a little better slide. They're fun for a secondary setup but I think I'm just gonna stick to spitfire f4 97's on my main board.

Have you ridden them in a smooth park yet? The general consensus is that dragons arenít good in parks/bowls. Iím wondering if maybe the Bones X formula might do better since itís harder and faster?

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5994 on: December 29, 2022, 03:59:15 PM »
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1 session in and so far I'm pretty underwhelmed by the Bones X formula. I have the 56 V6 shape in both the dragons and x formula and to me they feel pretty similar. The only difference I found was the x formula were definitely faster and roll through crusty about 90% as good as the dragons. Also, idk if it's just the first sesh but the dragons actually broke into slides easier which was a little surprising. My disappointment comes from there not really that much of a difference between the two wheels. Overall they're not bad but I was hoping they'd be a little harder feeling and have a little better slide. They're fun for a secondary setup but I think I'm just gonna stick to spitfire f4 97's on my main board.
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Have you ridden them in a smooth park yet? The general consensus is that dragons arenít good in parks/bowls. Iím wondering if maybe the Bones X formula might do better since itís harder and faster?

That's exactly where I skated them. I took a mid skate session mission to 7/11 and the chunky streets around the park as well. My local is really smooth and the x formula are definitely faster than the dragons but they still grip just a little too much. These were brand new out of the package so I thought they'd be a little slick but they did the opposite and gripped too much. I'm thinking I need to wear off that first layer of urethane so I'll definitely give them another shot there after they break in more. The one thing that did impress me was they rode over crusty ground pretty much as well as the dragons do, maybe a small amount more vibration.
I think these wheels definitely have a purpose in the streets much like the dragons but I do 95% of my skating at the local park and the spitfire 97 just work better for me there. Overall they're great but my expectations were a little let down seeing as the 2 wheels are so similar.

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5995 on: December 29, 2022, 04:15:05 PM »
Beware Wet black top on new dragons.

I just did a 20-30' backside slider dragging my fingertips because some kook ass yuppies went to go gadget jersey barrier in front the exit of the parking garage. Trying to flex they security guard muscle on a mofo. Street was empty

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Re: Wheels Thread
« Reply #5996 on: December 29, 2022, 04:41:49 PM »
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« Reply #5997 on: December 29, 2022, 11:54:06 PM »
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Has anyone tried the powell g-slides? Think theyíve been around a couple years but just stumbled across them now.
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Yeah, Iíve had a couple sets. They slide ok for the first session or two and then they get grippy like any other cruiser wheel. The bombers work way better as a soft cruiser wheel that slides (for power slides, not good for ledge trucks)

Thanks for the heads up on them, was hoping they were going to slide on curbs etc but will keep an eye out for something else.

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« Reply #5998 on: December 30, 2022, 05:25:58 AM »
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1 session in and so far I'm pretty underwhelmed by the Bones X formula. I have the 56 V6 shape in both the dragons and x formula and to me they feel pretty similar. The only difference I found was the x formula were definitely faster and roll through crusty about 90% as good as the dragons. Also, idk if it's just the first sesh but the dragons actually broke into slides easier which was a little surprising. My disappointment comes from there not really that much of a difference between the two wheels. Overall they're not bad but I was hoping they'd be a little harder feeling and have a little better slide. They're fun for a secondary setup but I think I'm just gonna stick to spitfire f4 97's on my main board.
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Have you ridden them in a smooth park yet? The general consensus is that dragons arenít good in parks/bowls. Iím wondering if maybe the Bones X formula might do better since itís harder and faster?
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That's exactly where I skated them. I took a mid skate session mission to 7/11 and the chunky streets around the park as well. My local is really smooth and the x formula are definitely faster than the dragons but they still grip just a little too much. These were brand new out of the package so I thought they'd be a little slick but they did the opposite and gripped too much. I'm thinking I need to wear off that first layer of urethane so I'll definitely give them another shot there after they break in more. The one thing that did impress me was they rode over crusty ground pretty much as well as the dragons do, maybe a small amount more vibration.
I think these wheels definitely have a purpose in the streets much like the dragons but I do 95% of my skating at the local park and the spitfire 97 just work better for me there. Overall they're great but my expectations were a little let down seeing as the 2 wheels are so similar.

That's confusing because it seemed (from ben degros video and slap posts) like even the dragons slide much better than spit 97a? What's your experience, are your spits sliding better?

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« Reply #5999 on: December 30, 2022, 09:21:31 AM »
Beware Wet black top on new dragons.

I just did a 20-30' backside slider dragging my fingertips because some kook ass yuppies went to go gadget jersey barrier in front the exit of the parking garage. Trying to flex they security guard muscle on a mofo. Street was empty

A young on looker shouted AWESOME SPEED or something. Distraction needed to let it go with just some words.

Stupid fucking tourists tried to kill my ass. I was definitely heated but I chilled it

Sounds like that would have been a glorious death.