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Quad Vert All kinds of aggressive skating on quad roller skates including quad vertical roller skating, quad bowl skating, quad skatepark tricks, and street skating tricks in quad skates.

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 05:24 AM   #21
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Nice horn blowing Armadillo. Is that your own horn??
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 06:50 AM   #22
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Nice horn blowing Armadillo. Is that your own horn??
It depends on the rut in which the ears of the listener are stuck.

You are the one acting like you've been personally affronted, yet nothing I have posted was directed at you personally, or in any way an attack on your opinions. My offering alternative opinions to yours was not a personal attack on you or what you said. I even confirmed some of what you said. You are welcome to be irritated if you so choose, but, if you want to get personal over it, then you will have to do that unilaterally.

Krypto 70mm wheels will always be a fine choice, especially when the situation calls for them. Was this that kind of a situation? I think not.

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Old January 4th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #23
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Guys... can't you both agree to differ here?

'Dillo has stated what his opinion is on what's best for general outdoor skating, Biff is (I believe?) coming from a different angle - that of the Vert skater...

The two disciplines differ greatly in the equipment required (I am generalising here so don't jump down my throat!) - vert and park skating generally use equipment more related to the skateboarding fraternity, as far down as wheels and trucks in my experience whereas general outdoor (distance skating?) uses equipment closer to what you would see in a rink in the US (here in the UK, at least where I skate, the rink setups actually look more akin to what I see in the quad vert forums here with mid-track trucks and high, hockey-style boots).

So... bearing in mind that I haven't hit a ramp since 1990 (I don't think we'll be getting our half-pipe back at my local rink) - I would say this:

I agree with the "follow what the boarders are using" mantra if you're hitting just skate parks - and maybe look into a custom setup (something that will take mid-track trucks to improve stability on jumps for example).

I also agree that Armadillo's distance skating experience is to be trusted if the skate park isn't where you wanna be outdoors and you'd rather cruise the sidewalks/roads/trails.

TL/DR version: I think the meaning of the word "street" was misinterpreted several posts ago
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Old January 4th, 2011, 05:49 AM   #24
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Armadillo and I clash all the time. But in the end it is each to their own.

I actually skate a set of Awesome Scotts outside on the netball courts I train on. They are a 92A with an Aluminium Fanjet Hub. I love them, and also use them on an indoor track.

And yes I use them for sprinting and distance. 15 to 20 K training sessions.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 07:03 PM   #25
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Biff is (I believe?) coming from a different angle - that of the Vert skater...
No, I was coming at the question from my street skating experience.

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I think the meaning of the word "street" was misinterpreted several posts ago
I agree.
I was not referring to distance skating, speed skating, or smooth cement skating. I was referring to all kinds of various terrain skating, all kinds of mediums, and all sorts of obstacles. I was referring to potholes, gravel, sand, pebbles, cracks, uneven sidewalks, stairs, parking garages, tree roots, stray debris, urban landscape, etc..

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Krypto 70mm wheels will always be a fine choice, especially when the situation calls for them. Was this that kind of a situation? I think not. -Armadillo
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Old February 5th, 2011, 01:08 AM   #26
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back to the topic: "Whats a good wheel, durometers and size, for an outdoor skatepark? "
roller-dudette also weighs 100 lbs soakin wet = softer wheel recommended as biffsk8er 1st suggested.....and I DO know what I'm talking about!

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Old February 5th, 2011, 07:31 AM   #27
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Oddly enough, I did not suggest softer wheels to RollerDudette. I was suggesting that to samthefreshie, for the type of outdoor skating she was doing. I'd suggest continually increasing the hardness of your wheels, as you become accustomed to it, for use in a skatepark. Only go to softer wheels in a skatepark if the surface is a really rough surface or a super slippery one.
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