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    Question Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    i want wheels so i can learn how to slide. im between orangatang fat free, retro freeride lime and pink powerballs. i´ve never used them, i choose those based on what i read in this forum.
    i want wheels that are easy to slide. and offers minimal resistance, so i can learn.

    im like 102 lbs and i never slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epaula View Post
    i want wheels so i can learn how to slide. im between orangatang fat free, retro freeride lime and pink powerballs. i´ve never used them, i choose those based on what i read in this forum.
    i want wheels that are easy to slide. and offers minimal resistance, so i can learn.

    im like 102 lbs and i never slide.

    paula


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    72mm 81a Abec 11 Classic Free-rides= excellent beginner slide wheel + leaves beautiful than lines on the crete!

    2nd choice: Fireball 84a's

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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    i dont have any, ill buy a new set. i sold my old board today and ill buy a new one. i only need to decide which wheels. i have a pumping board, subsonic. and i want to make a sliding board. ill put :

    deck: bossa boards simetrico 39
    trucks: bear, paris or randal, 180mm
    bearings: reds or minilogo
    wheels??????? i dont have a clue!

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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    Hesher snowballs.

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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    Yellow Fat Frees are definitely one of the best soft sliding wheels but if you want to learn to slide quickly get some super hard wheels like Earthwing Slide A's and head for some smooth pavement.

    It's a lot easier to learn on hard wheels at lower speeds.

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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    after a lot of thinking im not entirely sure i agree with the hard wheels being easier thing. its just different. totally different technique.

    id recommend cult classics, but hesher snowballs, yellow otangs, or pretty much any 'freeride' wheel will be easy to slide. if youve got mates who skate get someone to do some big fast pendys on them and wear them in for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert borek View Post
    after a lot of thinking im not entirely sure i agree with the hard wheels being easier thing. its just different. totally different technique.
    Can't say I agree with that. I think you weight and unweight, twist and torque your body, bend your knees, and grab and/or put your hands up or down in the same way. It all just happens a LOT more quickly.

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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    The easiest kind of wheel for a beginner would be pre broken in. Once you can do slides it's a Lot easier to break in wheels... But it's a little difficult to break in wheels if you can't slide. You just have to ride around and it can take a while
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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    Can't say I agree with that. I think you weight and unweight, twist and torque your body, bend your knees, and grab and/or put your hands up or down in the same way. It all just happens a LOT more quickly.
    you might be right man, i learned to slide and then transferred it to hard wheels and still slide better on softies, its easier with a bit more resistance i recon, probably just a personal thing!

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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    I originally had Cadillac wheels (came on the complete Madrid board that broke), which is what I had while I was trying to learn to slide (about a month and a half ago), they weren't the best and the hard edge it was pretty unpredictable and just tore up the lip on the wheels.
    Since then I moved on to Abec 11 freerides and they are super easy to control, and the slides were far more predictable for me at least.

    I still have trouble sliding my S9 Bullet, compared to my friend who can go like 2 mph and shove the whole board sideways.

    My 2011 Original Apex 37 however has Otang 4Pres Purples, and despite being such wide contact wheels, the Apex with Original trucks has no problems sliding. Sliding with Original trucks is a joke compared to bushing trucks. What I'm not saying though is get an original board to learn how to slide. I had to learn on a bushing truck and that is how I learned. Now that I understand it I can do it *safely* on the original without a problem. But that is what the original trucks were designed to do, turn super tight super easily, and have a stiff center, and be smooth in transition from full lock to centered.


    What you don't want to do is do what I did one day and get super hard wheels and expect it to slide easy/get it to slide to begin with, because in the end that isn't teaching you anything, that's using something else to help you still not learn. I put super hard duro wheels on my S9 bullet and the ride was just terrible, loud, nor could I still slide it because I didn't know what I was doing.


    Best thing to teach yourself how to slide, first of all at LEAST have slide gloves, they are fun, super easy to make, and super cheap if you make them (~$15). Then all you have to do is trust the board, get low, and carve hard.
    From there you will then discover to slide you just have to lower your center of gravity, begin to carve, lean your body into the carve, and with your front knee bent, shove your rear knee out hard.

    Practice practice. I am not perfect at it, but then again I'm still brand new to all of this so I can't hold a slide, but I can get one enough to slow me down. Obviously I will get better, but I would say from when I started it took about 4-5 weeks to where I could slide my rear out without having to use sliding gloves and lay on the ground.

    Watching my friend who does anything that involves strapping a board to his feet he is amazing, but he's been doing it his whole life. Seeing him all it comes down to is keeping your weight back, and trusting yourself and the wheels.

    Just say screw it and do it.

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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    Quote Originally Posted by XCNuse View Post
    What you don't want to do is do what I did one day and get super hard wheels and expect it to slide easy/get it to slide to begin with, because in the end that isn't teaching you anything, that's using something else to help you still not learn. I put super hard duro wheels on my S9 bullet and the ride was just terrible, loud, nor could I still slide it because I didn't know what I was doing.
    You were clearly not on smooth enough pavement for hard wheels. And sliding on hard wheels certainly helped me learn to slide on soft ones. It's the same except the speed is lower and the rotations are faster when you slide on hard wheels.

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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    definitelt the fat frees, they slide like a 100000000000th of a millimeter tip sharp knife through microwaved butter right out of the box
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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    thank you so much for your help guys!!! i´ll take the fat frees purple. and my gloves i bought its on the way. i bought from socal.
    ill tell you if i could slide when i assemble my new long.

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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    cult classics are the shiz for sliding! the break out and hook up is so clean, and the slide is quiet and smooth.
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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    Quote Originally Posted by enemy combatant View Post
    You were clearly not on smooth enough pavement for hard wheels. And sliding on hard wheels certainly helped me learn to slide on soft ones. It's the same except the speed is lower and the rotations are faster when you slide on hard wheels.
    indeed. every slide i've ever done on soft wheels i did on hard wheels first. not that i intended it, it just happened that way. they're the exact same thing, just with softies you go faster and kick out harder.


    Quote Originally Posted by epaula View Post
    thank you so much for your help guys!!! i´ll take the fat frees purple. and my gloves i bought its on the way. i bought from socal.
    ill tell you if i could slide when i assemble my new long.
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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    I'm with EC on this one.

    Get the hardest, cheapest wheel you can find easily, cheap, because you'll likely kill em.
    Go somewhere kinda steep, as wide as you can find, with smooth but old hot-mix.

    What you're learning is a motion, a feeling. what you want to do is learn it at as slow a speed as you can. this means rock-wheels. they'll behave well at much less speed.

    Once your body knows the motion move to a roundlip soft wheel, and turn the speed up.
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    Default Re: Which wheels are good to learn to slide?

    After learning how to slide using Kryptonic routes, I find everything easy to slide. That being said I LOVE my new Otang stimulus'. They slide soooo smooth and only slide when you want to.

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