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Old November 2nd, 2017, 05:12 PM   #1
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Hi. I'm an intermediate skater just about ready to learn some slides, beginning with the powerslide. No matter what angle I put my skate at I can't get the wheels to slide, even when stationary, and I've been reading on a number of different sites that my wheels - Seba Street Invaders (80mm, 85A) - are renowned for being extremely grippy to the core and very hard to slide with. Does anyone have any advice about what 80mm wheels I should get to make slides that bit more achievable with practise, without compromising too much on the round-town comfortable ride? I'm doing a 'stops' course in London in a couple of weeks and don't want to waste the opportunity by having unsuitable wheels when I go. BIG THANKS!
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Old November 5th, 2017, 06:32 AM   #2
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As with so much about skaing, this is mostly personal preference. In hockey, I go hard wheels to encourage slide, but acceleration suffers, so you have to keep moving constantly (which is typical hockey anyways). around town, I go with the most grip I can, as there is a lot of gravel and it rains frequently here. When it comes to slides, except for the most complicated ones, the angles and amount of required force to break into the slide may change with the wheels you are running, but you can still slide if you commit to it. True, trying to do a magic, or worse, acid, will not be a good Idea on 72's (I'm speaking from experience), but that's not to say that they are impossible. I eventually got the knack of doing magic on 72's and acid on wet surfaces with the same. Pardon my run on sentences, a friend is monitoring his game server next to me, and It's hard not to watch the stupid stuff people do in GTA5...
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