Pretty good wheels
Posted on 2017-09-27
At first, not gonna lie, these weren't good. The roll speed is good, and it holds it's speed well, but I was high siding all the time and I was getting 0 thane. Except the one time it went 90. Halfway through a slide they changed consistency and I slid out to 90 and high sided again. There's almost 2 break in periods it seems (or maybe I'm dumb) so initial consistency is an issue. After almost 45 minutes I finally started getting some Thane going. And yes, these really do feel good in the slide, like powder. Pretty in the pavement, but it doesn't feel like it's resisting all that much. Form is a big deal with the purps when they're new. Get your center of gravity low and these will do close what you want. Heelside standies feel really good, but toesides were harder for me. I was always too high and the wheel just wanted to stick. My advice would be to stick it out, and get some confidence, go faster. Around the 60mm mark they really improve. These feel really good doing standies or squats around corners at a medium speed. They dump Thane and do what you want! I'd recommend for intermediate to advanced riders, not really a beginners wheel.