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Old January 23rd, 2017, 02:12 PM   #1
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So I was looking for options and found this. I ranted on FB about how none of the companies are promoting these for training/fitness. I ordered a set of of Infinity II wheels for $71(coupon code)out the door w/ 2day shipping. If they don't work(outdoor), then I'm not out a bunch of cash.

http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/searc...opt_perpage=20
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 03:28 PM   #2
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I hope they're better than the red Megacruisers, because those were heavy and wobbly. And you can get them for $66.25, shipped for a set of 6 with code SAVE15.

(and thanks to finding that coupon, I grabbed a set of XFirm MPC Black Tracks for $153, shipped. Woo Hoo!)
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 02:03 PM   #3
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https://shop.bont.com/products/125mm...c-hardcore-2-0

I don't care if they some with "correct" spacers. $39 per wheel is ridiculous.
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 06:41 PM   #4
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There is a special AAA policy that will send the AAA truck over to change them for you.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 12:33 PM   #5
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Two new manufacturing players for the 125mm market with 4 new wheels:

MOTA:
Amped Hybrid (Indoor/Outdoor):
http://motaskates.com/product/amped-...inline-wheels/
$96 / set of 6!
(free set of bearings w/ full wheel set purchase)


ATOM:
Boom Magic (basically an MPC wheel w/ Atom Urethane):
http://www.atomskates.com/atom-boom-magic.html
$179.70 / set of 6


Boom Road (similar to the Boom Magic, but a different hub):
http://www.atomskates.com/atom-boom-road.html
$95.70 / set of 6!


Matrix:
http://www.atomskates.com/matrix.html
$77.70 / set of 6!
Multiple color hub options


I ordered a set of the Boom Road to see if they're any good as an indoor practice wheel. If not, they'll serve as an outdoor training wheel. You can't beat the price of the MOTA and ATOM Road and Matrix wheels.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 02:50 PM   #6
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And you definitely can't beat the free bearings with the MOTA's.
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Old March 12th, 2017, 05:03 PM   #7
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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, 06:56 AM   #8
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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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Old March 13th, 2017, 12:10 PM   #9
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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   #10
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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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at $30/ wheel. Nope.
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for what it is worth... the weight of 125mm Mota hybrid is 192.5 g each (before I ground off about a gram from each wheel's pour side so they wouldn't drag on my TR-5 frames)
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for what it is worth... the weight of 125mm Mota hybrid is 192.5 g each (before I ground off about a gram from each wheel's pour side so they wouldn't drag on my TR-5 frames)
Interesting. The Boom Road wheels don't look even on both sides either, the way Matter wheels do. I use all wheels on both sides and both sides are usually the same profile, except for the grooves on the inside of one of two of the sides.
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Interesting. The Boom Road wheels don't look even on both sides either, the way Matter wheels do. I use all wheels on both sides and both sides are usually the same profile, except for the grooves on the inside of one of two of the sides.
My team skated the new Atom 125's. They are painfully slow. It's mostly the hub flex.
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My team skated the new Atom 125's. They are painfully slow. It's mostly the hub flex.
I've tried them indoor and outdoor. Indoors, you feel every spoke, like a vibration. They're also not even close to the Matter outdoor wheels (either the One20Five, G13, or Code White) in terms of roll. They feel like you're pushing through mud.

Outdoors, you don't feel the spokes as much, mostly because you're not getting over as far on the edges as you do indoor. But again, they're on the slow side in terms of roll. The MPC and Roll'X spoked wheels are definitely faster.
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Old May 3rd, 2017, 05:23 PM   #17
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So, would it be fair to summarize what we know so far as:

Outdoor
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Matter: G13 excellent
Matter: One20Five quite good
Matter: One20Five *LTE* substantially worse than the, now standard, One20Five
MPC [Black magic?] Very Good-to-Excellent
MPC [Street fight] Kinda dog-ish, not great.
RollX
Atom Boom Road 125: Not great. Slow.
Mota 125 Hybrid: Mostly unknown, but reported to have a short life where they perform well. [And perhaps manufactured poorly.]

Indoor
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Atom Boom Road 125: Not great. Slow.
Mota 125 Hybrid: Mostly unknown, but reported to have a short life where they perform well. [And perhaps manufactured poorly.]
???

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I'm obviously not the guy to complete this thing, but perhaps if everyone fills in what they know, I'll put up a new post and try to keep it edited with the new information as it rolls in. I, at least, need somewhere to look where everything is in one place...
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