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Old May 10th, 2016, 09:02 AM   #43
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That is exactly the problem with the Hydrogen and Helium wheels → they are just art wheel designs with their 'thane adjusted to be softer and very high rebound. They remain too small diameter. Their narrow width is at least a plus for outdoors

The super thin urethane layer concept may work well indoors for the precision needed by art skaters, but for wheels to do a good job outdoors a minimum urethane layer of about 10mm is needed for the typical kinds of non-perfect asphalt and concrete most of us have to contend with.

If they ever wake up to reality and kick the diameter up to 70mm, I think they could nearly match the Velocity Race level of performance and low weight.

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