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Old January 26th, 2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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Default Help selecting wheel

Hi everyone,

I am looking for a wheel that is quick but allows controlled hockey slides. In other words, I am looking for something that breaks free when turned sideways.

I'm getting back into quad skating after 25+ years. I grew up skating on a dusty un-coated wood rink that was very slick. I miss the ability to slow or stop with a power slide. My new local rink has a solid floor and my wheels stick very wheel.

I assume I'm looking for a harder wheel. I believe wider allows more stability when sliding, but I can be talked out of this.

Any guidance or direction is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 08:06 PM   #2
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I personally use Faster 97a Natural tires when I want to do a nice and controlled powerslide (which is always!), but it took some experimenting to figure out what worked out for me.

My floor is coated concrete that is relatively grippy and I am 115-125 lbs and I can still get 93a Sure-Grip Interceptors to slide but I have to use a lot more power.

Good luck!

http://www.fasterskates.com/multicomponent?id=104
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Old January 27th, 2016, 09:43 AM   #3
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Default Scott coreys skates

Super enforcers 97/98a any colour you want.
if your after grip as well 95a but you'll have push a bit harder to slide.
Also because the replacement tyres are still in production and because you said predictable slide. That's the first wheel i think that's still in production .
yes ive skates these wheels. Thats my 2 bobs worth.
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Old January 27th, 2016, 10:32 PM   #4
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Default Scotties wheels for sure

For you 95/96 .His wheels are so predictable.
And wont wear out in 6 months.
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Old January 27th, 2016, 11:41 PM   #5
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Hi Amohrfeld,
I can make you some nice hard or soft wheels. What ever you need pretty much.
I don't get on here much so best to email me at.

scott@coreyskates.com

Handmade custom wheels you can pick a colour, compound and size.
Most of my stuff is made to order.
As stated above these will outlast anything else out there.

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Old January 28th, 2016, 11:03 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses.

How would Scott Coreys wheels compare to the Rollerbones Turbo?

Also, I am skating on coated wood. It's kept in good condition.

I am about 190 lb these days. Which is probably another reason why I can't get my wheels to slide. I'm much heavier than I was at age 13.
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Old January 28th, 2016, 11:38 PM   #7
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I am also 190lbs, skating on a nice wood floor, and love a hard wheel. I am on 62mm whiskey 103a Elites and I LOVE them. I can slide, footwork is fast and nimble, and I can crank up the speed pretty good when I want.

Another member turned me on to this deal which is where I got mine:
http://www.rollerskatenation.com/sal.../#.Vqqlmq88KrV
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Old January 29th, 2016, 05:50 AM   #8
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I don't know how Corey's wheels would compare to RBT's but it is probably similar to my situation.

I have RBT's 97a hardness and Faster wheels 97a, and I can't get my RBT's to slide at all even though my Faster wheels have a nice and controlled slide.

I am thinking it is because the RBT's grooves have worn out and are a bare tire that provides more grip and doesn't slide. Also maybe it being a narrower wheel makes a difference too but I don't have another narrow wheel to compare it to.

Based on what people have said about Corey's wheels I would highly recommend them. I have been meaning to get a set of his wheels for a while now but haven't gotten to it yet!
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Old January 29th, 2016, 12:57 PM   #9
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Default I had borrowed some rbt's 93's

scotts wheels are better imo even with that high profile tyre.
and scott makes wide ones also.
Yep scotts wheels will outlast rbt's.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 02:15 PM   #10
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I don't know how Corey's wheels would compare to RBT's but it is probably similar to my situation.

I have RBT's 97a hardness and Faster wheels 97a, and I can't get my RBT's to slide at all even though my Faster wheels have a nice and controlled slide.

I am thinking it is because the RBT's grooves have worn out and are a bare tire that provides more grip and doesn't slide. Also maybe it being a narrower wheel makes a difference too but I don't have another narrow wheel to compare it to.

Based on what people have said about Corey's wheels I would highly recommend them. I have been meaning to get a set of his wheels for a while now but haven't gotten to it yet!
The reason the narrower wheels are harder to break loose is likely because of the pressure difference between a larger and smaller surface area when comparing the RBT'S to the FASTERS. I have skated the same urethane compount on a 44 and 30mm wide wheel. The 30 had WAY more grip.

As for predictable, well that has to do with wheel quality, skill level, skate suspension, etc. However Scotts urethane is very predictable. Far more than any other wheel I have skated on, hands down.



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scotts wheels are better imo even with that high profile tyre.
and scott makes wide ones also.
Yep scotts wheels will outlast rbt's.
Ridiculously so.

My 95A royal Assassins are starting to show a bit of wear at the very edge of the lip. I beat these wheels down every time I skate. I have had them since mid October or so, 3 months of about 10 hours a week of constant HARD abuse. The same skating on a RBT will have them ALL bald in 1 week, no lie.


If you want something light, check into his bont hubbed wheels they take tiny little bearings, and are crazy light or a "wicked scott"these take the normal 608, but lighter than enforcer series, urethane is bonded to the hub) if you want a "changeable tyre" the enforcer line is the way to go.
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Old January 29th, 2016, 06:48 PM   #11
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I think you'll be happy with just about ANY of Scott's wheels. I skated a set of his Wicked Scotts for about an hour last year, and ordered two sets of my own. That's how good they are.

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I beat these wheels down every time I skate. I have had them since mid October or so, 3 months of about 10 hours a week of constant HARD abuse.
I saw Mort skate at EWNB '14. He is not kidding when he says he skates HARD.
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