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Old September 20th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #21
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hmmm back to the drawing board. i have spoken to the few ppl in my league bout zombies and they all like them but feel they dont last as long as they should, and also pointed me towards the turbos.
cant be easy can it
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Old September 20th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #22
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I highly doubt you will be disappointed with the turbos, but you might be. I love my turbos, but have never tried zombies. If there is anyway you can barrow someone's and try them, that would be your best bet.
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Old September 20th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #23
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coming from my sure grip rebel wheels i highly doubt i would be disappointed. ill have to ask around and play wheel swaps with others i think but after some reading i think im heading towards either the 92a or the 97a... hmmm tricky
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Old September 28th, 2013, 06:51 PM   #24
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I've been skating for a year, bought my R3s in february.
When I got them found there was a lot less grip than my previous ones, however now I'm really used to them.
Going to step up a lot and buy a pair of Antic AR1s but not sure I should go with the standard package of 88a black heartless skates.
Was thinking of getting 92/97a turbos a few people here seems to like them.
I'm 190-200lbs (haven't weighed myself in a bit) and 5'11

Would appreciate some advice.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 07:10 PM   #25
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What sort of floor do you skate on? And what do other skaters in your league use duro-wise?
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Old September 29th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #26
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What sort of floor do you skate on? And what do other skaters in your league use duro-wise?
The surface is an sports hall, indoor basket ball court. Not sure how to measure what kind of surface that is.

I know some people use poisons but they would be smaller than me. Not sure what people use overall.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #27
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The surface is an sports hall, indoor basket ball court. Not sure how to measure what kind of surface that is.

I know some people use poisons but they would be smaller than me. Not sure what people use overall.
To clarify, I mean it's polished wood.

I found one girl who uses 95a atom lowboys.

I'm also finding trouble with my plow stops even with trucks loosened, I really think there isn't any slide in my wheels atm
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Old September 29th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #28
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same as me, i tried some 93a yesterday and actually found them to be a bit slippy unless i was pushing it a bit but then they where loverly.
im at a point now where i think 97a turbos would be to hard for my home court (as it can be quite dusty at times) and a 92a is a bit squishy... if they made a 95 i would be a happy camper.
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Old September 30th, 2013, 08:24 AM   #29
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same as me, i tried some 93a yesterday and actually found them to be a bit slippy unless i was pushing it a bit but then they where loverly.
im at a point now where i think 97a turbos would be to hard for my home court (as it can be quite dusty at times) and a 92a is a bit squishy... if they made a 95 i would be a happy camper.
What brand were the 93a? I've heard that the 97 turbos have better grip than you'd expect but it's better to ask someone who knows...

Will be trying someone's 95a lowboys next week so wonder how they compare with the 97 turbos
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Old September 30th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #30
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i was just borrowing a set of crazy plays


they where actually alot stiffer then the hub would suggest.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 11:59 AM   #31
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What would be the difference between a 95 atom lowboy and a 97a roller bones turbo?

Is it worth the extra money?
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 12:57 PM   #32
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What would be the difference between a 95 atom lowboy and a 97a roller bones turbo?

Is it worth the extra money?
just about everything. they really arent even on the same playing field. i would say yes, they are worth it.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 01:54 PM   #33
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120$ for atom's 150$ for RBT's from derby smack, but you can get 4's of the atoms

The rbt hub is designed for less urethane on the hub, less weight, less urethane to absorb energy (rebound is the name of something that is stealing energy, it's really more of a last man standing scenario, most of the energy was lost) and the urethane is outstanding, yes I think it's worth the extra coin.

You might want the 92a turbo, the 97a turbo with the thin urethane may prove to be more 99a'ish
The 92a would be more 95a'ish in other wheels,jmho,ymmv

The lowboy's are on clearance sale at derbysmack( 8 for 89$), must be they don't meet expectations.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 08:37 PM   #34
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i figured this would be more the case. i wonder why rbt dont offer a 95 anyway?
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 08:45 PM   #35
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i figured this would be more the case. i wonder why rbt dont offer a 95 anyway?

Because you don't need it. 92-97 shore A is 5 whole points. I'll bet you can get all the grip you need if you tune your action a bit.

Comparing Bones Turbos to any other wheel by durometer is a waste of time. The compound is different and the thin tire makes it roll better than the numbers indicate. I guarantee my 92s out roll most brands of 97 wheels, and grip as good as some 88-90s I have rolled.
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Old October 6th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #36
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Search on eBay for RollerBones. I've seen 'em as low as $109 a set.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #37
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Problem is getting them at those prices in Ireland where I live
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Old October 7th, 2013, 03:17 PM   #38
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oh and btw what kind of bearings should I get if I get rollerbones turbos?
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Old October 7th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #39
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oh and btw what kind of bearings should I get if I get rollerbones turbos?
What size axles do you have and what type of skating must they handle?

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Old October 7th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #40
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oh and btw what kind of bearings should I get if I get rollerbones turbos?
If 8mm axles buy these.

http://www.rocketsskateboardbearings...nsbearings.htm

Rockets stage II

They come with spacers but they wont fit correctly in our wheels. The quality of these bearings for their price is outstanding. Bones swiss cost more and are not as good as his product. Anyone who has used his bearings knows they are top notch. You can check on longboarding sites as skateboarders are what they are marketed towards as ron is a boarder himself.


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120$ for atom's 150$ for RBT's from derby smack, but you can get 4's of the atoms

The rbt hub is designed for less urethane on the hub, less weight, less urethane to absorb energy (rebound is the name of something that is stealing energy, it's really more of a last man standing scenario, most of the energy was lost) and the urethane is outstanding, yes I think it's worth the extra coin.

You might want the 92a turbo, the 97a turbo with the thin urethane may prove to be more 99a'ish
The 92a would be more 95a'ish in other wheels,jmho,ymmv

The lowboy's are on clearance sale at derbysmack( 8 for 89$), must be they don't meet expectations.
I disagree completely.
Rebound is the return of energy after urethane is deformed or flexed, much like a high bounce ball, the more rebound for a given hardness the better the urethane compound. Higher duros have less rebound than softer duros. Crappy urethane can be hard as a brick but still be slower than a softer wheel because of it's bad rebound properties, be it due to hardness, chemistry, or raw materials holding performance down.

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