View Single Post
Old June 25th, 2015, 03:45 AM   #2
Senior Member
Armadillo's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago, Near the Lake
Posts: 6,537

Originally Posted by kufman View Post
Has anybody tried these? Might have some advantages in the rain or on dirty surfaces.

They skateboard wheels are even crazier looking.
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.

Rollin' on AIR
Armadillo is offline   Reply With Quote