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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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Default Yellow Shaman vs. Red Wicked Lips

Ok so I have some reds, pics posted in a previous thread, I have skated them twice now and they are so slippery, I have no grip, slidding all over the place. Are they supposed to be this way? How do they compare to the Yellow Shaman (looking to purchase some)?

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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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If you are slipping on Red Wicked Lips then you won't be able to stand up on a set of Yellow Shamans, I believe they are a little more firmer. Have your Red Wicked Lips re-grooved by Dan Beaver (skategeek79) that should help them grip a little better.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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the red lips are probably glazed. a good set of red lips should stick to anything.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #4
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Im not sure what "glazed" means or how to tell.
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Im not sure what "glazed" means or how to tell.

1) do they still have grooves?
2) When you press on the wheel does it feel soft?

Red lips should feel soft and grippy to the touch. If it don't, it's glazed.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #6
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Yes they still have grooves, I can feel them with my finger not running my nail across them. I wouldnt say they are soft, I would say a medium when I push (so not firm either). They for sure dont feel grippy.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 11:22 PM   #7
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Im not sure what "glazed" means or how to tell.
It's like how a pencil eraser on an ooold pencil is all hard and useless. Kind of hard and non-rubbery. or if you have ever seen the tire on an old wheelbarrow when it gets all slick and un-grippy. skate wheels do the same. that is why some people vacuum pack them and store them in the freezer if they aren't going to use them for a while.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:00 AM   #8
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Ok so I just went and refelt them, they do have a sticky rubbery feel, but not a lot? So maybe they are supposed 2 be this way and I just can't skate them? Or maybe I have no idea what I'm doing! Geez I wish there were more local knowledgable Az skatres to help me!
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Default im new hear, i have a pair of hyper speedhead wheels AWESOME

Here are my skates some old school reidells with a powertrac plate and trucks, and some killer hyper speedhead wheels lol. I am gonna get back to skating lol. Can someone please let me know how to upload pic of my skates im new here, and im not that good at this forum yet thanks.
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