I’ve been riding those Bones STF wheels after reading about them on the old forum - pretty sure it was Spanky bigging them up.
They’ve been amazing; wore down evenly, and didn’t cone - despite half my trick-bag being skids and shit.
BUT having skated Jimvo’s board briefly last year, I fell in love with the idea of softer wheels.
Bones do a filmer wheel - 80a - but they are too soft. Terrifyingly fast.
I’m currently on some Spitfire 92a’s. They’re pretty good - smooth roll, still skidable - but coning quickly.
Do you have any recommendations?
Surely the SPF are just a slightly softer (park) version of the STF’s? Could be wrong.
Or is slightly softer not enough soft?
I have had STF’s for the past how many years and they have been amazing every time
Just had a look on their website and now you can get 99a stf’s. Not sure how long they have been available, but they are a fair bit softer as the originals are 103a. Bit difficult to compare the spf’s as they are on the B scale and I’m not sure how that translates to the A scale? I had a set of spf’s before I switched to the stf’s and they felt harder. Pretty unforgiving ride on the streets.
just pulled the trigger on a set of 56mm waywards, will see how they turn out.
Bones do a softer Street wheel but not as soft as filmer. Had a set and didn’t get on with them at all. Will try to find out what they were
Edit* they only do 104, 103, 101, 99, 80a
They were the 80a ATF Bones wheels. I hated them, way too soft, basically bought the wrong thing.
But how are the Thunders?
sorry but not sorry for crossthreading
I’m on hols at the moment, haven’t got them yet. I think they’re waiting for me at the post office near home, will be back there on Friday, will hopefully be able to report back at the weekend
Ah, I must have misread, thought you already had them on. I’m intrigued to hear how a straight swap goes for a balance boy.
had one set of Rictas a long time ago.
the cores cracked, and the wheels folded in on themselves. dismal
I bought those. they’re so smooth, but most unresponsive.
and actually terrifying on hills
I remember around 08/09 seeing a few people who had the chrome cores end up having the whole core just pop straight out. another fella i know randomly spotted some god awful purple and yellow cored Ricta’s in a charity shop.
Had a set of the Natural’s last year, they were skating pretty decently until this happened on flat…
Yeah that happened to both my friend and I around that time. For me, the purple chrome core broke off after a couple weeks of use and then I couldn’t get the bearings out of one of the other wheels. Waste of money. Not really heard to many good things about Ricta since (other than the soft wheels).
Not had any rictas since early 2000’s. Awful. Core came away for me too.
I’ll add to the cores popping out, happened to a friend
Same, I had a pair of Rictas in about 2004. The core came out of two wheels on the first session
Bones blank stf for me, never flatspotted. Skated them from 52mm down to 40-42mm coned with one at 38mm. If it ain’t broke …
Ricta’s were a terrible wheel. they might be better nowadays with clouds but i’d never try them again.