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Artistic/narrow/small wheels for derby?

Postby the Blizzard » 05 Jun 2011, 20:58

Having felt the difference with smaller and narrower Juke 2.0's compared to my usual Radar red Tuners, I wonder how would even narrower and smaller diameter artistic wheels cope with derby?

Has any of our artistics types got an idea? :)

Edit. edit the topic to match better what is actually being discussed! Not just artistic but small/narrow wheels.

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Re: Artistic wheels for derby?

Postby Mortabella Bam » 05 Jun 2011, 21:00

Blizz, how did you find the Jukes compared to the Radar Tuners? Did you feel more able to hop about?

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Re: Artistic wheels for derby?

Postby the Blizzard » 05 Jun 2011, 21:08

First I didn't notice much difference apart from being less stable and much stickier (my Radars are 92A and the Juke set-up was 88A+93A) and was a bit disappointed as I had been expecting some 'magic'. However today I really noticed improved agility in the pack and easier 'hopping' when we did the 3-lap sprint at warm up. I've had trouble skating wide (off the track) but the hoppiness helped me to avoid this. I'm trying Fugi Mids tomorrow, let's see how they compare.

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Re: Artistic wheels for derby?

Postby Katie Clysmic » 05 Jun 2011, 21:30

Not sure how artistic wheels would work, I have thought about trying mine to see if they're any good. I have a couple of sets your welcome to try if you like. I wonder if they might not give enough grip, I have some Roll line panthers which are 95A's (which is pretty grippy for an artistic wheel, I think the grippiest wheel they make is a 92A) they are only a tiny bit smaller diameter-wise than jukes, but about a cm narrower so they have quite a lot less area and as well as being less grippy. Although the hardness rating of the wheels may differ a bit between derby wheels and artistic wheels. I'd like to hear how you find the Fugi mids as they are ones I was thinking about getting in the future.xx

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Re: Artistic wheels for derby?

Postby the Blizzard » 05 Jun 2011, 22:24

Yes, I'd be interested trying your arty wheels! I saw some Roll line 92As for sale and thought it would be interesting to try them. Thought they'd have much more manouverability.

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Re: Artistic wheels for derby?

Postby Devine Retribution » 06 Jun 2011, 09:44

re mids vs normal fugis...i didnt notice much difference FYI! :)

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Re: Artistic wheels for derby?

Postby la calavera 420 » 06 Jun 2011, 16:23

i've just switched from the same wheels radar tuners as you, blizz.

i'm now skating on the fugtive mids - 87 and 93 i believe. i don't notice a huge difference yet (with the narrow profile) but i'm gripping the floor better for sure.

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Re: Artistic wheels for derby?

Postby Power Kraut » 06 Jun 2011, 16:25

Fugi mids are still standard diameter though, just a bit narrower.


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