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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:57 PM
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6'2ish 195lbs (wooo lost weight)

Rink Rat Hornets 76a in back
Labeda Millenium Soft in front
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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:31 AM
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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:41 AM
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I'm 6'0", weigh 205lbs.

Mission Wicked 7's
Rat Rink Hornets 76, 76, 80, 80 (76A, I think hardness) - Mission 9 bearings.
Surface: Sport Court (I think). It's really smooth and fast.

I'm a good skater, decent at stopping, but these wheels are all torn up (chunks of wheel missing).

I'm in need of new wheels and bearings, should I go with the Rink Rat Hornets again, or is there a better configuration I could use for a bit more speed?

Bearings, I think I'm going with the Bones Red or Bones Swiss based on feedback from lots of people.

Advice is very much appreciated!
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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:54 AM
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Seems an appropriate place to ask this.

How are the Labeda Grippers (Bright Yellow Ones) in Soft. (76a)
They're pretty cheap and they will be used as the back 80mm in my Wicked 3s
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6ft, 160lbs

Wicked 5's

Revision Variants Silver on the edges, gold in the middle, Sport Court


Overall I like them but the front wheels are starting to cut and Im probably only 5 games in on them, im not overly pleased with that but the rest are holding up well.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 07:49 PM
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Most of you know my stats but:
5'10" 195lbs and typically play center or left wing

I am on Labeda Dynasty II's right now, and while the grip is adequate, the wheels are splitting on the outer urethane. My main issue is this, MB-816's are fantastic and my favorite wheels, but in a 76a they are too hard for this smooth as glass surface that I am playing on, thus I am trying the Dynasty's. My Genesis wheels did the same thing that the current Dynasty's are doing. My thought is to try the Fuzions in a 74a in hopes that they will not also split. Any thoughts on these wheels, or some that are comperable to them that will provide grip and durability? I have to admit, at my weight and strength....using a wheel this soft is not what I am used to....yet necessary on the surface that I am currently playing on.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:07 PM
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5'10 175 lbs.

I use Labeda Asphalt Grippers....

Anyone know if the Red Star Rocket outdoor wheels are any good? Thinking about trying them next time I order.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 06:41 PM
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spree maybe the hypers that are on the boss skates. i know u can get them in a 74a and they seem good if u dont mind 608 bearings. another option would be the labeda addictions but only some pro shops have em. they are also 74a and EXTREMELY flexible yet firm at the same time. they have a really hard outer with a really soft inner core. they ae also a 608 bearing tho. they arent out yet in a lot of places and i think only at rinks that had tournaments sponsered by labeda.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 07:03 PM
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spree maybe the hypers that are on the boss skates. i know u can get them in a 74a and they seem good if u dont mind 608 bearings. another option would be the labeda addictions but only some pro shops have em. they are also 74a and EXTREMELY flexible yet firm at the same time. they have a really hard outer with a really soft inner core. they ae also a 608 bearing tho. they arent out yet in a lot of places and i think only at rinks that had tournaments sponsered by labeda.
I appreciate the recommendation. However I have BSB Swiss bearings for my micro's....easily the best bearing ever produced....so if I can find a viable option in micros I'd like to stick with them.
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you can convert your micros to fit in a 608 hub. just a sugestion
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My bones swiss bearings haven't been lubed in a year and are completely rusty and they still work perfectly. I would buy them again but theres no need.:D
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how?

too short
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they sell an adapter kit.
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As posted earlier, I've got all 76a wheels on my skates on sport court. During my game tonight I was trying to stop as well as making tight turns and I was slipping quite a bit.

Could my wheels be dirty, is the floor just not being maintained well (i.e. too much dust) should I try some X-Soft wheels? Just trying to not slide 10+ feet trying to stop.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 09:13 PM
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5' 7'' 170
Nike Bauer XXR's
Revision Variant
80mm Platnum
76mm Gold
Sport Court Most of the time but
i play some tourneys on icecourt.. but i hate icecourt:(


LOVE the feel of my revisions on sport court
the grip and feel for the surface is just amazing:)
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Sport Court Most of the time but
i play some tourneys on icecourt.. but i hate icecourt:(
What is icecourt like? How does it compare to sport court? Why do you hate it?
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As posted earlier, I've got all 76a wheels on my skates on sport court. During my game tonight I was trying to stop as well as making tight turns and I was slipping quite a bit.

Could my wheels be dirty, is the floor just not being maintained well (i.e. too much dust) should I try some X-Soft wheels? Just trying to not slide 10+ feet trying to stop.
I got a set of X-Soft Labeda Gripper Milleniums and they work pretty good out there. I can stop pretty easy and hardly slide at all. I'd suggest giving the softer wheels a take.
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5'10 175 lbs.
I use Labeda Asphalt Grippers....

Anyone know if the Red Star Rocket outdoor wheels are any good? Thinking about trying them next time I order.
Those Red Star wheels are awesome, been using them since last September. I use them for rec skating outdoors (asphalt) and they're very smooth. I'll probably stick to them exclusively for outdoor skating until something else catches my eye.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 08:40 PM
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I got a set of X-Soft Labeda Gripper Milleniums and they work pretty good out there. I can stop pretty easy and hardly slide at all. I'd suggest giving the softer wheels a take.
My only concern would be being too heavy for the wheels. I won't be skating until the 1st. I've got a few X-Soft wheels, I'll check to see if I can get a nice slide going. Thanks.
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