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    Default hesher snowballs?

    Hey i was wondering if anyone had any hesher snowballs and could provide somewhat of a review about them?? I was about to buy some fireball beasts but i wouldn't be opposed to these if i knew anything about them.


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    Default Re: hesher snowballs?

    Quote Originally Posted by bombhill91 View Post
    Hey i was wondering if anyone had any hesher snowballs and could provide somewhat of a review about them?? I was about to buy some fireball beasts but i wouldn't be opposed to these if i knew anything about them.
    lol... they haven't gotten into anyones hands publicly yet.
    what they are is the old krypto racecore wheels but with slashers thane. i havent ridden either so i coudnt imagine what they are like.
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    Default Re: hesher snowballs?

    This is an educated guess. The Snowballs probably slide super super smooth, but would be slower than the fireballs, which already slide pretty smoothly.
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    look like the next big thing.
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    Default Re: hesher snowballs?

    Read MHS review on them in his thread http://www.silverfishlongboarding.co...cements-5.html

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    Did a wild all day skate tour of Providence with Mr. Skunk yesterday. Riding exclusively hesher snowballs.

    A set of red krypto race cores had been my all time favorite wheels.. so I'd been looking forward to heshers. but I was gradually blown away more and more by them over the course of the day.

    Gotta love the huge slides.

    The giant rounded lips slide over big cracks, and even potholes, and obviously keep a round lip through at least 15mm of wear. I had delrin pucks with a 1/4" bevel that were getting snagged on gaps that the heshers were just plowing over.

    Something that took a little bit to notice (maybe this set still needed to be broken in a tiny bit) was how much control they had.. Basically my favorite thing is getting up to around 30mph and doing 50 foot colemans. So that gives a little time to appreciate shifting weight from one foot to the other, and how smoothly the rate of slide of the wheels changes.. Same with stretching your legs way out in front of you and sliding forever, and bringing the board back under you and the friction gradually increasing.

    The slide isn't as creamy as Otangs, but I take that to mean that they're just not pealing off thane quite as much... though they'll still leave faint white thane lines from standers, and they're still plenty smooth.

    I've been learning standers for a little while now, able to do 180's on most wheels, and hold out little slides here and there.. The heshers are really nice for breaking traction a little bit at jump off and run speeds, and would give me confidence at higher speeds, but I'm still looking for an ideal stander training wheel (big slides at ~10mph).. Maybe heshers in 85a?! (though I'm 180+ lbs).

    The roll speed is great. I can actually officially certify that these are fast wheels. I took em to my mile track where I have tested around 30 setups on flat land, and got just slower than my fastest time (4:48 compared to 4:39 with lime big zigs). They roll very fast on smoother pavement, and get slowed a little bit on rougher stuff (which there are patches of on my track).

    My only real complaint, and it's kind of a backwards one that holds true for all soda factory products, is that they make it too easy.. We were doing Angell Street in heavy traffic in the middle of the day, and it wasn't as thrilling as usual.. Then I realized it just means I have to go faster. Damn you rus.

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    Default Re: hesher snowballs?

    is it deja vu or did I see that posted elsewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraffft View Post
    DBasically my favorite thing is getting up to around 30mph and doing 50 foot colemans
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    Quote Originally Posted by kraffft View Post
    My only real complaint, and it's kind of a backwards one that holds true for all soda factory products, is that they make it too easy..
    Wait... Soda Factory is making these wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by da-an-aniel.cal-al-an View Post
    Wait... Soda Factory is making these wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xgecko View Post
    welcome to december 2009
    haha, yeah. I've been neglecting the Welcome to the Soda Factory thread, mostly because my browser hasn't been able to open it for months. Just got it to work with firefox. Now I'm all caught up.

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    Default Re: hesher snowballs?

    I haven't tried the snowballs, but I have a set of slashers with the same thane and a very similar shape.

    In comparing them to my flywheels, they are not as fast but they have decent roll speed. The slides are very smooth, on of the smoothest wheels I have tried. They slow you down a lot when they slide though, so I find it hard to do longer standups and pendy's with them. For example, in an area where I can do 1-1.5 pendys on flys, I barely have enough speed to do a full pendy on slashers. Basically they slide very smooth but also pretty slow.

    I like the wheels but I think I want to get a harder wheel that is easier to break traction and slides longer at a sacrifice of smoothness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleutho View Post
    I haven't tried the snowballs, but I have a set of slashers with the same thane and a very similar shape.

    In comparing them to my flywheels, they are not as fast but they have decent roll speed. The slides are very smooth, on of the smoothest wheels I have tried. They slow you down a lot when they slide though, so I find it hard to do longer standups and pendy's with them. For example, in an area where I can do 1-1.5 pendys on flys, I barely have enough speed to do a full pendy on slashers. Basically they slide very smooth but also pretty slow.

    I like the wheels but I think I want to get a harder wheel that is easier to break traction and slides longer at a sacrifice of smoothness.
    The slashers have a 45mm wide contact patch whereas the heshers start at 26mm.

    First post in this thread is a great list of freeride wheels:

    Free ride wheel comparisons

    Maybe a mod can add the hesher specs:

    Soda Factory Hesher Snowballs:
    White Freebord Slasher 80a urethane. 76mm x 44.5mm (26mm contact patch). Smooth contact surface with radiused inner and outer edges. Side-set bearing seat and composite core (uses 0.300" bearing spacers; included).

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    Default Re: hesher snowballs?

    just set mine up on my knucky, will report back with detailed gnar analysis

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    Anyone getting crazy swirls? I sessioned these last night for a couple hours, and the swirls are nuts!

    If I rub my finger over the swirls I can feel em. Doesn't effect the ride whatsoever.
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    Default Re: hesher snowballs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terrorsathan View Post
    Anyone getting crazy swirls? I sessioned these last night for a couple hours, and the swirls are nuts!

    If I rub my finger over the swirls I can feel em. Doesn't effect the ride whatsoever.
    The little curvy slide lines? They're sweet.
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    swirls now gone after totally breaking them in... They have the nicest stand up feel I've ever experienced in a wheel.
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    Default Re: hesher snowballs?

    Quote Originally Posted by kraffft View Post
    The slashers have a 45mm wide contact patch whereas the heshers start at 26mm.

    First post in this thread is a great list of freeride wheels:

    Free ride wheel comparisons

    Maybe a mod can add the hesher specs:

    Soda Factory Hesher Snowballs:
    White Freebord Slasher 80a urethane. 76mm x 44.5mm (26mm contact patch). Smooth contact surface with radiused inner and outer edges. Side-set bearing seat and composite core (uses 0.300" bearing spacers; included).
    Are you sure they have a 45mm contact patch? I can see them being 45mm wide, but the contact patch is pretty narrow. The contact patch on my flywheels is 45mm according to sk8trip, and they are way wider than the slashers.

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    Default Re: hesher snowballs?

    Quote Originally Posted by sleutho View Post
    Are you sure they have a 45mm contact patch? I can see them being 45mm wide, but the contact patch is pretty narrow. The contact patch on my flywheels is 45mm according to sk8trip, and they are way wider than the slashers.
    Not sure at all, I was probably going by the freeride wheel thread info..

    I can guarantee that snowballs slide like mad though.. I was comparing snowballs with ~5mm of wear to coned gravity drifters (very slidey) this past weekend and getting noticeably more slide out of the snowballs.

    These vids prolly belong here too.. Quick and dirty style, lotsa Alex Newton and Jeremy Ross goodness.

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