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Old School
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:47 am Reply with quote
Joined: 09 Nov 2007 Posts: 178 Location: Chattanooga, TN
I haven't ridden street in way over ten years, but my old ass wants to cruise the streets this year since I had a gnarly motorcycle wreck in October and my ankle isn't up to half pipe this year. I used to skate slimeballs and sims like these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SIMS-2-tone-s...sh=item2a2a1fdb8c

My current setup is a ramp setup and those little Darkstar are hard as HELL on the street. No, impossible.

You guys are all from my era of skating the 80's, recommend me something like these I used to skate that are really smooth and roll well on a rough street. I want some "today" wheels I can buy anywhere cheap and ride.




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Clownbaby
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:12 am Reply with quote
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Sims street wheels are reallly wide and soft, so they're marshmallow smooth on rough stuff.

But if you're looking for Slimeball shape wheels something like these would be the ticket

http://oldschoolskates.com/detail.aspx?ID=875

Black Label Blood Spots are a similar shape, but a harder wheel. Santa Cruz is reissuing some wheels, mostly harder duro.

There's so much out there to choose from, just depends on what you're looking for
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warehouse
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:14 am Reply with quote
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Wish I could help. I'm curious what advice you get. The wheel I'd like to try is the Powell dts. Ditch formula? Any reviews on those?
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sixpack
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:32 pm Reply with quote
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Go with this - modern shapes and sizes. I believe they come in 53mm-57mm (the website is just an example). Rolls over shitty streets like the old wheels you remember without the bulkiness and weight.

http://www.skatesonhaight.com/Spitfir...s-p/spw80d57w.htm
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TAOS
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:38 pm Reply with quote
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Damn dude, so many choices!


Go with a 56-60mm wheel with like a 90a duro so you can do some slides and get that "bitd' feeling.

If you're just cruising get these:
EBAY AUCTION LINK

This is localmini's (SnB members) store. PM him....


Or just go with some re-ish Rat's....

YTou should buy Buddah's re-ish Ripper too

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jacbli76
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:52 pm Reply with quote
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i have some powell g bones or krypto superlites for sale
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Old School
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:21 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 09 Nov 2007 Posts: 178 Location: Chattanooga, TN
Hell yeah, good stuff here, thanks guys. I like those 80 spitfires just because I can tell those are butter on the street. Leaning that direction at the moment, but not playing fav's. Looking everywhere for inspiration on the wheels. I gotta get bearings with them too because I was loving the cheap ass bones reds on the ramp where I didn't need any high speed bearings, but now I'm gonna be riding a lot of parking lots and hills so I'll need as much distance as I can get. I like those Santa Cruz OJ II Elite Street 60mm 92a posted earlier, but I'm not sure they are soft enough.


I really want some soft wheels to cruise to and do some distance, but I'd give up a slight amount of comfort to be able to slide them easily as I like to go down hills sideways. Those old slimeballs were the shit for going down hills damn near all the way sideways back and forth.

I am going to have to raise the board back up me thinks. I'm running those gunmetal indy low's and 1/4 rubber risers.

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Clownbaby
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:30 pm Reply with quote
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so you're looking at modern shape wheels too? If you're not concerned with sliding look at Bones ATF (all terrain formula) They have crazy rebound like a superball and roll over cracks smooth without being too slow

oops, reread your post, I doubt they slide..at all

maybe some of those green Rainskates would nice
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Old School
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:33 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 09 Nov 2007 Posts: 178 Location: Chattanooga, TN
Clownbaby wrote:
so you're looking at modern shape wheels too? If you're not concerned with sliding look at Bones ATF (all terrain formula) They have crazy rebound like a superball and roll over cracks smooth without being too slow


I'm trying to decide how much comfort I can give up to be able to get some sideways action on these hills I have around here. I think I'd rather keep the comfort angle. I just don't have access to enough around here to skate it all and decide. It's blind taste testing.

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Clownbaby
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:37 pm Reply with quote
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or maybe the orange 85a Rainskates mini-tsunami
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