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Old December 8th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #221
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JimmyB... I don't recall if it has been mentioned anywhere so far... but do you know weight of the 105 wheel?
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Old December 8th, 2013, 06:51 PM   #222
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JimmyB... I don't recall if it has been mentioned anywhere so far... but do you know weight of the 105 wheel?
Not sure, they are on the books to be poured in a few weeks, and I don't have any of the test sets to weigh. As soon as I find out, ill let ya know.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 03:57 AM   #223
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Quad, if you have any questions, please ask here, I will do everything I can to answer an questions you have. You can order from my website also, (just fyi).

The 89 outdoor is good for slick indoor surfaces, or smooth outdoor/tracks.

the 87 and 85 are for normal outdoor surfaces, depending on the condition of the road...
Jimmy, thinking of picking up a set of the 89 outdoor for indoor practice. I have some issues as a Heavier skater on some wheels, mainly hub flex. Just wondering your thoughts on the new line of wheels. Thanks.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:52 AM   #224
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Quad, if you have any questions, please ask here, I will do everything I can to answer an questions you have. You can order from my website also, (just fyi).

The 89 outdoor is good for slick indoor surfaces, or smooth outdoor/tracks.

the 87 and 85 are for normal outdoor surfaces, depending on the condition of the road...
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Old December 9th, 2013, 12:37 PM   #225
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Mark, I have not heard of anyone at all having trouble with the synergy core flexing when skating. The red core is just a bit oversized, and has been beefed up to avoid flex.

IMO, I don't think you would have any problems with them. I will ask TLTF about it, just to be sure though.
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Old December 10th, 2013, 02:17 PM   #226
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Mark, I have not heard of anyone at all having trouble with the synergy core flexing when skating. The red core is just a bit oversized, and has been beefed up to avoid flex.

IMO, I don't think you would have any problems with them. I will ask TLTF about it, just to be sure though.
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 06:34 AM   #227
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Does anyone have recommendations for (newer) wheels to try?
Currently I skate on 80mm Hyper SGBs indoors, and occasionally on 10mm Atom Burn Black wheels.
Also, does anyone know if SGB wheels are still made by Hyper, or should I buy an extra set before they disappear?
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 01:38 PM   #228
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Also, does anyone know if SGB wheels are still made by Hyper, or should I buy an extra set before they disappear?
The Hyper name is no more. It is WRW now. As far as I'm aware the only wheel they're currently making is the Truth so if you can find the SGB and like them you better scoop some up.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 09:27 PM   #229
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Perhaps not the right thread, but...
I'm looking for alternative 80mm wheels for indoors instead of SGBs. I thought they were good initially, but I've gotten to try newer wheels (iQ sub 7 reds, tremendously better grip and roll) and I'm wondering if there's anything about as good for 80mm.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 09:51 PM   #230
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80's are going to be hard to find - Period - MIght have better luck simply finding a 165mm 100 mm frame (Im assuming thats the reason for your 80's?? )

You would be better off getting the 100mm Pink WRW indoor wheels, they would behave similar to it

If you have a really crummy floor, maybe even the 89a's if you can get your hands on them

One of the floors I train on is a roller board floor and we are basically down to the paint... Due to a bad coat, but those work fine on them

Also, even though our wood floor for my Own team that I coach is Coated... I live in Missouri.. and the floor is also VERY settled which means all of the cold goes right through it, so during the winter... its never exceptionally tight. I always err on the side of Grip to roll in training. As a power skater I like to know where my feet are.

If your floor is tighter though... the 89a's WILL make you work.

That being said, I like the Orange 89a's ALOT... (they look red.. but whatever) - Plus.. Once the floor stays consistently tighter.. I have an outdoor wheel

At 78 bucks a set, for a banded wheel, you CANT beat it at all
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Old January 17th, 2014, 11:42 PM   #231
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80's are going to be hard to find - Period - MIght have better luck simply finding a 165mm 100 mm frame (Im assuming thats the reason for your 80's?? )

You would be better off getting the 100mm Pink WRW indoor wheels, they would behave similar to it

If you have a really crummy floor, maybe even the 89a's if you can get your hands on them

One of the floors I train on is a roller board floor and we are basically down to the paint... Due to a bad coat, but those work fine on them

Also, even though our wood floor for my Own team that I coach is Coated... I live in Missouri.. and the floor is also VERY settled which means all of the cold goes right through it, so during the winter... its never exceptionally tight. I always err on the side of Grip to roll in training. As a power skater I like to know where my feet are.

If your floor is tighter though... the 89a's WILL make you work.

That being said, I like the Orange 89a's ALOT... (they look red.. but whatever) - Plus.. Once the floor stays consistently tighter.. I have an outdoor wheel

At 78 bucks a set, for a banded wheel, you CANT beat it at all
Perhaps I'm brainwashed by nett, but I do feel I can handle a 3-4 hour skate a lot better on 5x80 than 4x100. I like both, and I can go a lot faster on 100s, but some days I'd just prefer to skate for a longer period of time (especially on a crowded rink where the 100s wouldn't get to shine).
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Old January 18th, 2014, 03:08 AM   #232
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Perhaps I'm brainwashed by nett, but I do feel I can handle a 3-4 hour skate a lot better on 5x80 than 4x100. I like both, and I can go a lot faster on 100s, but some days I'd just prefer to skate for a longer period of time (especially on a crowded rink where the 100s wouldn't get to shine).
It is simple math. Being lower to the ground is easier on the ankles and shins thus skating for a longer time will be easier on the lower setup.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 08:10 AM   #233
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I'm very sorry to post a question about wheels:

Has anyone tried the Atom Boom Outdoors? I've got an opportunity to pick a set up at a workshop in a couple of weeks and I'd love to know how they compare to my Matter F1s for skating marathons.

Also: any firmness recommendations? I'm 60kg - but I've always found that the F1s are just about right.
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