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Thisislongboarding: These Wheels Review
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So i got myself a set of These Wheels in 69.5mm, in red core if that matters. No doubt they are one of the best freeride wheels i have ride on.
Right out of the package and you can slide on them, you probably need to give a few slides to start the fun part. Its a wheel that works perfectly for high speed freeriding because the point where it grips and slide are very controlled.
When im on these wheels, they make your slides go bigger and further. If you’re into going big, they are perfect for you. When i try sliding them on slow speed, in my opinion they cut off alot of speeds. Some might say they tend to hook up but for me they slowed me down on slow speed. So for me, they are not meant for combo wheels because of that reason, unless you’re the type who can bust out combos at ridiculously high speed. I’ve yet to try them for downhill, so i cant give a review on that part.
Lastly, they dont wear out fast. Being in Singapore, A set of These Wheels cost us longboarders here SGD$89 (approx USD$70+), personally i dont mind spending quite a sum on a wheel if they perform well and so far i am happy with them.
Thanks for taking your time. Hope this help you in anyway.
Singaporean tumblers, you can get them at Spitfire Skate (details below).
G-Form Elbow and Knee Pads Review
" G-Form Pads, utilizing RPT™ – Reactive Protection Technology, a composite blend of PORON® XRD™ material and proprietary G-Form materials and technology, offer consistent, repeated impact absorption for dependable performance throughout the life of the product. ” - G-Form
I’ll start off with the fitting of the pads. Normal knee pads i used are size Medium and for the G-Form Knee pads i am using Medium too. They fit nicely on me without any problem. As for the elbow pads, i would suggest taking a size smaller from your knee pads unless you have big arms then you shouldn’t have any problem.
For cruising, these pads hold on just fine and they stays in place. At some point of time, i dont even realise i have them on me. The G-Form pads are comfortable if you ask me. The pads flex and contour without hindering my movement, this is important for us because of how much we need to move legs and arms. The difference between the G-form pads and normal skate pads is that the amount of moisture on them is noticeably less because of the material which makes it more breathable.
For Freeriding, we need to rotate alot and going fast which means we will bail alot. On direct impact such as rolls, they hold on fine upon impact and if you happen to slide on the black spandex/nylon, there’s a chance for it to be rip off. From a feedback of a friend, eventhough there’s holes on them, they didnt expand with use.
On bails where you will slide off on the pads, they will slide off from your knees/elbows because of the materials. There is a lot of friction if you’re sliding on them thus it coming off.
Below is some damages on them after a few sessions wearing them.
G-Form pads are great for certain aspects of skating and other sports. If you commute, looking for low profile pads, always bail on hard impacts and hate bulky knee pads, these are for you.
If you love going fast and taking on fast bails, these are not meant for you. You can wait for them to produce those pads where you can slide on them or what you can do is to wear them under your clothing. They fit nicely under it and isnt noticeable.
Upon having these pads, i have put away my bulky knee pads and elbow pads for my regular skate sesh because of how easy it is to fit in my bags taking less space. Unless i am doing fast big slides or downhill i will wear them under my bulky pads to take on the impact and let the bulky pads do the sliding.
I’m looking forward to seeing what G-Form has to offer to the skating industry in the future.
and Thanks to my buddy, Mike Girard of G-Form.
THE LOADED BHANGRA
Wheelbase: 32.75” (inner hole)
Setup: Bear 852’s with 86s Orangatang Stimulus
This sexy beast is one sweet board. The Loaded Bhangra made my cross-stepping much better and somehow it made all the stiffness while boardwalking disappear.
The length of the board is great. I have no problem walking on the board. The width is sweet since my shoe size is 8. The kicktails are wicked too, you wouldn’t have any problems to pop it up while doing some gnarly tricks.
The Bhangra not only serves as a dancing board, it can also be used to cruise on the streets, looking like a boss on the pavement being 48” long while heads turn to see how sweet the board is.
Last but not least, you can definitely SLIDE with the Bhangra. Yeap, doing your stand up slides feels great on this board. You may have your doubts at first because of the board’s length, but when you get the hang of it and doing some speed checks, you will realise that you can definitely bust out those standies.
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