Motion Boardshop: 8 Best Longboard Skateboard Slide Wheels
In no particular order and based solely on Motion Boardshop staff experience, here are our favorite longboard skateboard slide wheels ever:
8). Sector 9 Butterballs
At $36, Butterballs are by far the cheapest slide wheel and they have a really smooth, consistent slide. They leave big thane lines and come pre-broken in. These slide wheels are favorited by riders of all levels, from beginner to pro rider. Although they tend to wear a bit quickly, they do so in a very uniform way so you can usually ride ‘em til they core.
7). Abec11 Classic Freerides
Abec11 have been around for a long time and makes some really quality wheels. Classic Freerides come in a ton of durometers so you can ride the wheel that feels best for you. They break traction really easily for effortless slides. A lot of freeriders are fans of the Classic Freerides because they have a great predictable slide over all sorts of terrain.
6). RAD Release Wheels
They have a really really solid, hard core which keeps the urethane in place, giving them a really fluid, precise slide. One of the great things about RAD wheels is that bearings fit into the cores really well, which is the mark of a high-quality wheel. Go to our website to check out RAD release wheels.
5). Mini Zombie Hawgs
The cool thing about mini zombies is that they come in multiple duros for a lot of versatility. They lose traction really easily because of their narrow contact patch which makes them great wheels for a beginner who’s having trouble breaking out into a slide.
4). Abec11 Flashbacks
Another wheel from Abec11, the ever-popular Flashbacks are sideset wheels, which means that during a slide, the lips of two of your four wheels won’t be gripping at all. Another great thing about ‘em is that they’re a smaller wheel, so they’re a great choice if you’re riding a top-mount.
3). These Wheels
These wheels are great for high speed freeriders. This is because the point between when they grip up and slide is very controlled. These Wheels are some super durable wheels and tend to last exponentially longer than most other wheels.
2). Metro Motions
The perfect wheel for lower-speed freeriding because they’re super easy to kick out and have a really smooth slide. Metro Motion longboard wheels were originally designed for downhill sliding, but these days they’re the go-to wheels for all sorts of freeriders.
1). Sector 9 Raceforms
The 78a Raceforms from Sector 9 kill a lot of speed in a smooth drift, which make them an excellent choice for directional speed riding. The 80a are more suited for all around freeriding, they still kill a lot of speed but allow for some fun standies.
this wheel is sooooooo gooooood. so buttterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. ahhhhhhhhhh jizzzzzzz!!!
for those who likes to shred on small wheels, get this. eventhough its square lip, you just have to break them in and shred that micro monster!!!
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A number of our followers, advanced in the art of “sliding,” made a pilgrimage to our temple and asked us for a new wheel specifically for their needs. We took the tried and tested “Cult Classic” shape, and created a new chemistry for it – SLIDE-O-MATIC. This advanced polymetic creation is faster, harder and stronger than MYSTOTHANE, which makes the Converter ultra smooth and ultra slippery. Our extensive experiments have shown them to be ideal for learning the way of the skid. Cult Wheels are available in North America through S&J Sales. East | West (604) 244-2361 Worldwide availability go to www.skatecultwheels.com
Cult Wheels is proud to Present - The Converter.
Try them… and be converted.
85a70 x 46mm30mm contact patchFormulated from SLIDE-O-MATIC10mm Spacer
WARNING – These wheels are extremely slidey, fun and have a special air of insanity about them. Watch out…
A number of our followers, advanced in the art of “sliding,” made a pilgrimage to our temple and asked us for a new wheel specifically for their needs. We took the tried and tested “Cult Classic” shape, and created a new chemistry for it – SLIDE-O-MATIC. This advanced polymetic creation is faster, harder and stronger than MYSTOTHANE, which makes the Converter ultra smooth and ultra slippery. Our extensive experiments have shown them to be ideal for learning the way of the skid.
Cult Wheels are available in North America through S&J Sales.
East | West (604) 244-2361
Worldwide availability go to www.skatecultwheels.com
CompanyFireballDurometer87aDiameter70mmWidth54mmContact Patch44.4mmCore SettingOffsetCore MaterialPlasticBearing Spacing.400mmAppropriate DisciplineSlidingEfirstname.lastname@example.orgWebsitehttp://www.fireballwheels.com/PurchasePurchase
- 70mm tall with 44.4 progressive contact patch
- Offered in both 84a and 87a
- 54mm Width
- Offset core
- Angled lips for a progressive wear pattern A fiery blend of freeride and grip, the Incendo is an ideal all around 70mm wheel. The offset cores with fat lips allow for the proper amount of grip when cornering and carving. However, the Fireball SlidePrepped® surface allows you to break into a slide and create smoking clean lines when you feel that urge. The angled lips create a progressively larger contact patch as the wheel is slowly worn down from rippin slides. Though our wheels may sound a bit on the harder side, Incendo offers a ton of urethane relative to the size of the core, creating a smoother ride. Go harder for more yummy slippage and speed. Go softer for more grip ‘round the bends.
Trick of the Trade: If you ride favoring a heelside or toeside slide, rotate these wheels (switch front right with front left and back right with back left) at the first sign of coning to greatly increase the life and performance of Incendo.
Artwork by Rod Gon.
Disclaimer: These wheels can set pavement on fire. Ride with caution and always wear a helmet. (Fire retardant suit also recommended)
Grinding out flatspots.
Just got a Makita disc sander a few days ago so that I could stay on top of flat spots during the semester at school. Should help prolong the life of my wheels a bunch.
Longboarding: Shred the Dead!
Graveyard longboarding edit by Eric Roth of Stretch House. Fun session a few days after the Central MA comp with rippers from Harvard, Providence, Concord and Holliston. Riding by Eric, Norm, John, Stefan, Francis and myself.
Filming by Kieran Kaiter-Snyder and Eric Roth.
what you guys think of this wheel?