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Old December 18th, 2017, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default clip on Cali style (slide)

Thinking about the continuum of wheel slide and various floors.
Found this clip.
Really small, hard wheels, wood floor, working with the slide.
It's own style.
Working with the point of slide and catch, like finless surfing or something.
But with a beat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLxufKGsQRE
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Old December 19th, 2017, 03:31 AM   #2
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This is more along the lines of what you're looking for....
We call it "open house" sliding. Filmed at the home of Open House. Flint, Michigan.

https://youtu.be/CiElQRgH4DM
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Old December 19th, 2017, 08:36 AM   #3
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I'm really glad you posted this. I've been looking for some Mercury wheels. I LOVE SLIDING!!!

I can't find any. Does anyone know a website where I could find some Mercurys? Thanks.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 06:46 PM   #4
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Definite regional variations.
Michigan: yeah likkwid, that long sideways slide was what I was thinking about initially.
That Cali style looks pretty interesting, too. I like the way it is incorporated into the roll, rather than just being a stand-alone thing like spinning.

Oicusk82huh, you probably already know it, but FoMac wheels are pretty good for sliding, (or MiniMacs if you want small wheels - from what I read - I've got a set but haven't had a place to try them out yet.)
Available online, Amazon, Skates Direct, etc.
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Old December 27th, 2017, 07:01 AM   #5
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Fo-mac's were THE wheels used in this video, and definitely easier to come by.
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Old December 28th, 2017, 06:18 AM   #6
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Smile Wow choices to me made and places to slide.

I don't think I could slide anymore and really don't have the balance to do it or the strength or guts...lol!

But in the old days when I was young...Late 60's the most common wheel was the Zephr and Floors were not plastic coated. You could slide pretty well on a Zephr Wheel. I know we had a lot of fun trying to slide, but I don't think we got the distance you guys get today.

A wheel which I think people use today is a small diameter Fiberglass wheel made by Sure Grip. I think people can slide very well using that wheel on modern day plastic coated wood floors.

A hard wheel is also the FoMac Freestyle wheel. It's one of the slickest, more conventional "hard" wheels at a cheap price. About 55 dollars.


Now, I still see Wood Wheels for sale and they are dirt cheap...less than 30 dollars, but I don't know if they are good sliders or not?????

People talk about the Mercury Wheels and I got a feeling they came a few years before the Zephr. You got to be old to know about Mercury Wheels...lol!

Good Luck!

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