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Old February 19th, 2015, 09:10 PM   #1
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Looking for what wheels skaters are using these days. Freestyle is what I'm after, preferable hard wheels.

Used to skate on All American Whites/Golds and then Hyper Revos.

Also bearings that can handle the work, used to have Fafnirs.

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Old February 20th, 2015, 06:28 AM   #2
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I've tried a lot of wheels and I always seem to go back to Bones Super Elites

I like roll-line wheels (Mustang, Panther, Leopard) but they wear fast.

I really dislike Komplex wheels. Not a good feel and flat if you look at them too sternly.

Bearings you can't go wrong with Bones Swiss. I also have a set of old Fafnirs I use.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 10:02 AM   #3
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First of all: Freestyle wheels are for me wheels with < 57mm diameter. Maybe I'm too old-school , but All American Dream wheels are the ultimate freestyle wheels for wooden floor. For slippery floor I skate with Roll Line Panther wheels. The 95A durometer of Roll Line compares rather to 97A of other US manufacturers.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 01:58 PM   #4
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Bearings you can't go wrong with Bones Swiss. I also have a set of old Fafnirs I use.
I found these:

http://www.suregrip.com/products-pag...earings/8-ball

"The QUBE 8-ball bearing is patterned after the Fafnir bearing of the late 70s, using our 3D technology we have re-created this bearing for today's market using modern day technology."

Name dropping Fafnir like that, I would expect them to be solid.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 05:18 PM   #5
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Default Bearings

Qube 8 ball are very good bearings. I have 8 ball, fafnir, bones swiss, and cheapies. I skate the fafnir bearings now. But the 8 ball by Qube is an excellent choice and a best value(less expensive than other quality bearings).

I have a set of Bones Super Elites and they are very good wheels. Lots of roll with adequate grip on coated floors. But it all boils down to what floats your boat. The choices I make and others make will not likely match what you like. Hopefully though, this information will give you some ideas as to what to try.

The following business will rent/or rent to buy wheels. So you can try them and send them back if they fall short of your expectations.
http://www.2n1skateshoppe.com/2N1-Wh...ary_p_537.html

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