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ld50 wrote:Scott Peer isn't technical and he doesn't slide. I was just using him as an example. I'm not saying that sliding with a 6x84 proficiently isn't possible, I just haven't seen it done well and I haven't seen a good skater with 6x84s get down a technical course faster than other good skaters with 5x90s.
Wouldn't you agree that a longer frame requires more/different skills to get around sharp turns and is therefore more difficult? I find that it takes a little more effort and better body position to turn with a longer frame. I'm sure that you have more experience than I do, but it seems like a simple matter of physics to me.
ld50 wrote:I enjoy the 5x80s. These Bont Infernos are nice stiff frame (good in my case). It's a different type of skating for sure and it is slightly heavier, but I find it to be more effortless and faster - for downhill of course, but for just general skating too. They don't lend well to styles like freeskating so much though. It's a little more awkward transition onto curbs, tight cornering, etc, but also more stable jumping off of ledges, skating uneven surfaces, etc.
dr-sk8-1990 wrote:Hi guys i've been using hyper concrete wheels for as long as ive skated and i have managed to learn a fair few slides on them. At the moment though i seem to be gripping too much and cant progress my slides. I do find the different colour wheels seem to have an effect on grip and wear. Can anyone suggest a good wheel for sliding? Im after about an 85a wheel that will allow me to do long slides
Cedy wrote:wow, not the lightests of setups!
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