I've been looking at many wheels, and I'm trying to find a good pair to cruise on. This would mean big and soft, right? However, I'm worried about flatspotting because I like to pull off a few slides and jumps. So, can you help clear up some decisions here? I have a few wheels in mind...
1. Powell Bombers/Ratbones : Nice and easy to understand. 85A, around 60mm. But the Ratbones have a bigger width. Can you tell me if this makes a difference, and will these wheels get torn apart from cruising on the street?
2. Ricta Cores/Clouds : No idea about widths. Some confusion about the cores. Are they soft?, because i read so. And I also read that it is much easier to travel with less pushes. Can Bombers or Ratbones stand up to that? I don't know about their core, but the Rictas are supposedly hard. Does this make a difference. And clouds are really soft at 78A. Smooth travel but short life-spanned wheels? Opinions? Be honest.
3.Bones Soft Core : I trust bones, and their soft core formula must be great, but they also have a smaller width, and I could just get the Powells and know what the durometer is. But do you think that their formula is more resistant to flatspotting? Is it harder?
Finally, does that soft of a wheel make that much of a difference? Should I be looking in the low 90s durometer?
Those are the wheels I'm looking at, and any opinions would be appreciated.