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Old June 25th, 2015, 04:45 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by kufman View Post
Has anybody tried these? Might have some advantages in the rain or on dirty surfaces.

http://shop.sharkwheelskate.com/coll...d-skate-wheels

They skateboard wheels are even crazier looking.

http://shop.sharkwheelskate.com/coll...nsparent-green
I would like to try them, but my sense is that their contact patch is ~50% too little to avoid lateral slipping and consequential wheel abrasion until the wear steadily increased the contact patch area.

They clearly would be good for skating in the rain

If I got the 70mm 80A MAKO version, it could wear down to around 66-68 mm OD before contact patch grew enough to allow enough grip for the slipping wear to cease, but I haven't been willing to gamble yet. Like you though, I am still curious. Especially with the all time wettest June record for chicago about to be established.

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