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Old April 23rd, 2019, 04:38 PM   #21
JorisKB
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I've skated a number of outdoor wheels, Helium have been my first choice for the city for 4 years.
For roads, I go with krypto classic K 76mm (skated 300km during Le Mans 24 some years ago with these babies).

In Europe, Heliums are only 45euros fors 8 wheels. It's close to half the price of american wheels.

The urethane is good, very sturdy (Poisons wear out and get destroyed by chips of thane when Heliums keeps rolling)
And they have the best grip on wet concrete I've ever had, making them the best security choice.
The hub is big, making then not very comfortable, that's true.

I have a set of Krypto 70, but only 2 days of downhill skating with a lot of soul slide breaking shaped them in cones very badly. They are too sticky, soft and big for me.
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Old April 23rd, 2019, 08:42 PM   #22
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Ha tiens c'est rigolo, je me demande si ton avis ne fais pas partie de ceux que j'avais lu sur 100% quad/roller.net et qui m'avait donné envie de sauter le pas pour des "grands" diamètres... Je vais regarder ces Heliums pour voir...

I think I saw a review of yours on 100%quad/roller.net about kryptonite classic wheels. I'll take a look at those Heliums...
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Old December 24th, 2019, 06:28 PM   #23
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Same as others have said, 70mm wheels are great for outdoors, as long as your plates have clearance for them. Bigger wheels roll right over the small bits of debris and cracks that stall smaller wheels.

I've got a set of RAD Glides, which are longboard wheels, in 78a and love 'em.

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Old December 25th, 2019, 10:55 PM   #24
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Default Some wheels are very heavy

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[IMG]Outdoor skates completed and tested. by fierocious1, on Flickr[/IMG]

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[IMG]Cut face off and made a small bevel on the outside/face of the wheel. by fierocious1, on Flickr[/IMG]

Lost app 10% of weight. Ended up app 72MM from 85mm but widened the tread, lost the face weight and removed the back side radius that took away from the footprint.
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