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Old March 10th, 2017, 11:08 PM   #21
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My initial testing will be indoors, as I'm looking for indoor practice wheels.

I've sold all of my Matter Lethal-X wheels, because they just don't work well for me. So, I even compete on Matter outdoor wheels (Code Whites).
I am interested in what you find out about these wheels indoors. I have been looking for a 125 for the same purpose.
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Old March 11th, 2017, 03:14 AM   #22
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The Atom rep had a table at the Battle in Seattle and had some of each of their new 125's. I'll try to snap a picture tomorrow to post.
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Old March 12th, 2017, 05:03 PM   #23
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So, I had a chance to run some indoor laps on the Atom Boom Road wheels this morning. Here is my opinion. Remember, YMMV.

What I had heard about the roll is true. Both Matters (outdoor original profile One20Five and Code White) and Bont Red Magic roll better.

There was some grip on our two-month old coating, but as soon as I started pushing, they started breaking loose. They also took some getting used to, as the profile is rounder than any of the wheels I mentioned above.

The verdict, they'd probably make a good practice wheel for a freshly coated floor, if you wanted to work harder. But I'm going to stick to Matter wheels and transfer the Booms to outdoor duty to see how they do. I have heard that the Boom urethane works very well outdoors.

One other thing, as with a set of Roll'X X-Road 125mm wheels that I tried indoors, the Booms felt "buzzy", like I felt every spoke of the hub as it turned. Since there are no spokes in the Matter wheels, they feel much smoother and the aluminum hub of the Bonts probably dampened any possible buzzing.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 06:53 AM   #24
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The Atom rep had a table at the Battle in Seattle and had some of each of their new 125's. I'll try to snap a picture tomorrow to post.
Here's what the Atom rep had on hand to show:

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Old March 13th, 2017, 06:56 AM   #25
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So, I had a chance to run some indoor laps on the Atom Boom Road wheels this morning. Here is my opinion. Remember, YMMV.

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One other thing, as with a set of Roll'X X-Road 125mm wheels that I tried indoors, the Booms felt "buzzy", like I felt every spoke of the hub as it turned. Since there are no spokes in the Matter wheels, they feel much smoother and the aluminum hub of the Bonts probably dampened any possible buzzing.
That's a common complaint with the Sub7's as well.
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I felt the same buzz on the PS Infinity 125's indoors as well. Out door they're great for training.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 03:47 PM   #27
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That's a common complaint with the Sub7's as well.
Ya, they need to add some fiber to the plastic to give it some more strength. The rim between the spokes tends to flex when weight is applied to it and it flattens out. When you get to the next spoke, the rim is full diameter again. Basically it is like skating on a 12 sided wheel, lol!
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How about the Boom Majic 125s, anyone tried them yet?

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How about the Boom Majic 125s, anyone tried them yet?

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Well, since I wasn't having any luck with Matter's indoor wheels, I have been having good success with their outdoor wheels on indoor tracks. Not sure if it's my weight or my skating style, but I just don't feel as confident on the indoor wheels.

The most recent acquisition was a set of 125mm G13s. These wheels are probably the best 125mm wheels I have skated an indoor track on. The profile is more like the original One20Five outdoor wheels.
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