I skated in the mid 90s. Got my first board since 1998 the other day. It's a Santa Cruz popsicle 8. I love it for doing tricks but it's terrible for riding around the hood, mainly due to all the rough old pavement. So I decided to get an old school board just for cruising and ollieing up curbs when necessary. Need recommendations for wheels. Never actually owned an old school deck. Wanted the Mike McGill Powell Peralta for my 8th birthday in 1988, literally had it in my hands at the skate shop, but dad refused to buy it for me due to the $130 price tag. Soooo I never had much experience with those 80s decks and need wheel/durometer recs. All help is greatly appreciated.
I think that 58mm-60mm size is best for cruising. Anything bigger than 60mm and you have to get giant risers which feel strange to me...
I agree. The 85a formula used in bombers and black rat bones is one of my favorites. Slides like butter and durable!
So I recently saw that manic last pootube from rat vision that hard sold 'angst' bearings. Are there bearings with superior lateral strength for sliding and slalom?
So, in conclusion, unless you want multiple setups im a fan of 56mm's for size all around, and harder good surfaces (wood/smooth parks) and softer for bombing around.
The SSFs I found are a good for a combination of ridding styles and surfaces both street and park but they are wider than P5's so if your accustom to a thinner wheel grinds may be weird at first
@brigade_bill-- Pls link those 80A Pavement wheels when they become available.