Hi all, I've seen some DTF and wheel opinion threads flowing around here, but I think my question is a little different (apologies for starting a new thread if it's not!)
I'm a returning old-school street skater in search of the right wheel. A few months ago when I was getting back into it I wanted a softer ride - it was more about cruising and board time than tricks. I tried a few different soft wheels and they all fell apart or compressed too much, until I picked up some 54mm Softcores. I LOVE these wheels. Buttery ride, fast on the crappy NYC streets, no compression on manuals - awesome for cruising around popping ollies. Now that I've got some board time in, I'm getting back to flip tricks and ledges. I'm finding that the Softcores are a little too bouncy and grippy for this. I tried some 52mm Spitfires and I hate them. Ride is A LOT slower and a lot louder. Sliding is much easier of course, but that's the only thing I'm digging.
Looking at the threads and the bones line-up, it looks like 54mm DTFs might be my best bet. Softer ride but hard enough for sliding. One concern i have is the width, which comes in at 37mm - that's 3mm wider than the softcores. Any issues with these being slightly wider? Most "street" wheels are coming in between 29mm-34mm, so curious about possible drawbacks. Overall would you consider the DTFs to be a good overall street wheel - one that's fine for tech but great for cruising around too. Or do you guys suggest another wheel in the lineup?