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Grip City Wheels

Height: 59mm Durometer: 85a Width: I lost my micrometer Contact Patch: I haven’t found my micrometer yet Grip City Wheels are not just the house wheel brand of Rip City Skates, but more of a special project. They’re currently available only in one configuration: 59mm 85a durometer. These wheels are in fact, grippy and softer […]

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Madrid: Cadillac Wheels

Madrid: Cadillac Wheels 52mm 92a Durometer Cadillac Wheels were the first production urethane skateboard wheels in 1973. Frank Nasworthy is credited with bringing the urethane wheel to skateboarding, almost as if he invented them. The history books (and films) are not very clear on how these wheels differed, if at all, from the preexisting urethane […]

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Bones: Chris Miller SPF

Bones wheels recently released this tribute wheel for Chris Miller who has come back onto the scene in the past couple of years. For you younger guys Chris Miller is an influential vert skater who ripped hard in the 80’s then disappeared from the limelight for a while only to reappear as one of the […]

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Gravity Skateboards: Fu Manchu Wheels 78mm 80A

Gravity Skateboards: Fu Manchu Wheels 78mm 80A I was finally able to pick up new wheels for my longboard setup when I found this set of Gravitys on sale at an online merchant. They’re the Fu Manchu model, 78mm and 80A, that means big and soft for those of you who grew up in the […]

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Rain Skates: Tsunamis and Yellow Jackets wheels

There was a time when a new set of wheels had a certain aura about them. It might have something to do with the fact that there used to be a wider variety of styles and colors available. For the most part, wheels have continued to go the route of the popsicle stick, becoming more […]

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Sacrifice Skatebboards: Killer Cut Wheels

Sacrifice Skatebboards: Killer Cut – 97A wheels 63mm New-ish from Sacrifice Skateboards are these 63mm wheels called Killer Kut. These guys make some fine wood, but how are they on the wheels? One thing you’ll notice is that they don’t sell a million kinds of wheels, or even a couple, just this one set. So […]

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Cowboy Punk: Black Plague 61mm wheels

Cowboy Punk Black Plague wheels: 61mm, 97a, 36mm overall width, Contact width 18mm. Recently I hooked up some of the Cowboy Punk Black Plague 61 mm wheels to see how well they handle on different types of terrain. My first experience with these wheels was at the park in Newberg, OR (big, super smooth, fast […]

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Rebel Skates: 62mm Rebel Wheels

From the Rebel Skates web site: Rebel Skates has a custom wheel developed for skating concrete parks or backyard pools. This durometer is 99a, and the wheel measures 62mm. Made in the USA! So I tried out a set of these Rebel Wheels that I have been showing up more and more around the Portland […]

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Bones: SPF wheels 62mm and 60mm

Recently I picked up a set of the new Bones SPF (Skatepark Formula) wheels. Yes I bought into all hype that I read on the Concrete Disciples bulletin boards. Firstly these wheels are a little more expensive than the average set of wheels, I spent about $34 on the first set I bought compared to […]

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Burley wheels and bearings

Also out of Outlook HQ comes Burley wheels and bearings, to which I happily report, did not arrive warped. More skulls and stuff here, and the wheels and bearings seem to perform about as well as your standard equipment does. Not much to get excited about, but no complaints either. The wheels were fast enough […]

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