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Old March 3rd, 2017, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default Trying to Id an old wheel

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I am new here this is my first post. I had a set of red aluminium hub wheels back in the late 70's early 80's that were a shorter but wide wheel but had two grooves cut close together and toward the inside edge of the wheel. They were very hard wheel if I do remember.

I do not have them anymore but I am very curious. I will see if I can dig up some old pictures of them.

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Old March 4th, 2017, 01:47 AM   #2
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Old March 4th, 2017, 05:41 PM   #3
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If you had 2 grooves and they were red they most likely were Long Mile Fan Jets poured in (wait for it Jack ) Red Devil compound.

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Old March 4th, 2017, 06:16 PM   #4
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Thanks Doc I believe that the fan jet long mile is it.
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Old March 4th, 2017, 06:32 PM   #5
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Thanks Doc I believe that the fan jet long mile is it.
Glad to be of assistance. I actually saw a set of those on eBay a while back.
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Old March 4th, 2017, 11:21 PM   #6
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Default Well thats news

Ive seen wooden wheels and urethane wheels but never heard of a combination of both before. I think id go the hardwood and thane
I know where to get them will talk to the skater that beats me like in the advert.
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Old March 10th, 2017, 02:49 AM   #7
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Wasn't there a "dragster" also?
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Old March 10th, 2017, 05:09 PM   #8
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Wasn't there a "dragster" also?
Metaflex made those.
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Old March 10th, 2017, 09:02 PM   #9
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Well i was half right.
When did they make those wheels im thinking mid 70s and then the hugger took over in late 78/9
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Old March 11th, 2017, 04:21 AM   #10
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Well i was half right.
When did they make those wheels im thinking mid 70s and then the hugger took over in late 78/9
I'd say you are close. The "colorful" add is dated 77. Huggers came out in 1980. @ least that is the earliest advert I have.
Huggers, Fanjet Huggers and Zingers in 1981
Jumbo jets etc 1982
Hot lines 1983
I wish I had bothered to date the rest of the adds I got from magazines.
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Old March 11th, 2017, 07:34 AM   #11
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Ive got some old skate mags .
Will have a look.
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Wow.
Just had a look at my old mags.
You wont beleive me but the Hugger came out in 77.
I've got an add in a 79 mag.
But its the 1980 interview with john matejec.
He goes on to say that 6 weeks before the 77 nationals comp he has the swiss cheese adds in all mags but stumbles across the hugger compound.Works with it at regionals and brings it to the nationals.
I personnally didnt see a hugger until 81/2 in a display case and couldnt afford it anyway.
I guess thats why theres so many Nos swiss cheese boxes out there.
Ohh and fan jets and zingers came out in 1979
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Old March 12th, 2017, 11:12 AM   #13
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Default Could youse show some pics of these ads plz guys

I never saw a lot of skate quip ads when it was the late 70s early 80s.
It would be a blast to lay eyes on them.
Closest thing we seen was altamura boots cardici cobra plates and bones speed wheels and we thought that was junk cos we didnt know any better back then.
Anything that didnt have a jump bar , wasnt footy boots and ice flows didnt get a second look from us general session skaters back then.Narrow minded i spoze
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Old March 13th, 2017, 05:33 PM   #14
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Wow.
Just had a look at my old mags.
You wont beleive me but the Hugger came out in 77.

Of course I won't believe you. W/o pix it didn't happen.

I've got an add in a 79 mag.
But its the 1980 interview with john matejec.
He goes on to say that 6 weeks before the 77 nationals comp he has the swiss cheese adds in all mags but stumbles across the hugger compound.Works with it at regionals and brings it to the nationals.
I personnally didnt see a hugger until 81/2 in a display case and couldnt afford it anyway.
I guess thats why theres so many Nos swiss cheese boxes out there.
Ohh and fan jets and zingers came out in 1979
Love to see scans of this. It would certainly update my archive. My facts are only as good as my sources after all.
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The maximum velocity add is from a 1980 dated mag
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