The Abec 11 Striker is like it sounds. It is a solid longboarding wheel great for hard slides and performance hill riding. We would not recommend the striker for transition or everyday cruising. For that, refer back to Noskoolz or Flashbacks. The preferred use of the Striker is straight line speed and acute slides to adjust for speed. Like all Abec 11 wheels, the Striker is formulated with the highest quality urethane used for increased rebound and speed. Again, you should choose a durometer that measure with your intentions and demands of skateboarding. Try a harder durometer for more intense slides.
77mm Strikers are faster and smoother because they have more lively urethane than smaller wheels on larger (45mm) hubs. All of the contact patch is contained within the width of the hub making for smooth, predictable and controlled slides. Once you've slid around, it has enough traction to "hook you back up" to keep you up to speed. It's also smoother and lasts longer than wheels with less urethane. As with our other wheels, it won’t delaminate because the urethane is connected to the polyurethane hub with a chemical bond instead of glue.
Downhill, Sliding, Longboard, Streetluge
Name: Strikers Hub Setting: SS Sideset
Height: 77mm Depth of Urethane: 21 mm
Width: 47mm Edges: Round
Contact Patch: 32.0mm Hub: 35mm
How they have been described as our customers:
Controlled, predictable slides
We're a bunch of San Diego skaters in a warehouse, assembling your longboards by hand, making sure you get the best ride under your feet. Yes, we need to pay the rent, but we're in this to spread the stoke of skating as far and wide as we can.
Founded back in 2005, Muir Skate started out as a 400 sqft shop at UCSD's John Muir College. Now located in a 7,000 sqft warehouse, just 10 minutes away from our birthplace, Muir Skate sells high quality longboard skateboard gear and sets the bar for best customer service. And we pronounce it "me-ew-er".