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    Default Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    Alright... so i recently acquired a set of these delicious sector 9 butterballs. Sector 9 RFs were amazing and these wheels were only $30, so i couldn't pass up an opportunity to try these out. Needless to say, I'm pretty mind blown by how these perform.
    About two hours of a good sesh on them.
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    It took a good couple slides to break them in (did about 2 or 3 huge pendys), after that it was all uphill from here, or i guess you could say downhill (see what i did there?)
    These wheels are amazing. Super smooth slides, almost an icy feeling but totally controllable. It didn't leave any thane lines for me, probably because i only weigh 145 and no serious signs of coning, which hopefully means these will last me a good while. Also noticed that you keep speed pretty well after doing a slide, definitely a plus. If you have $30 laying around, get these. I promise you they will not disappoint. I plan to do some more skating on these tomorrow so i'll keep this post updated. Got any questions? I'll be glad to answer them

    EDIT: just took these out for about 6 hour sesh today. Still holding strong. Very slight coning, still buttery smooth slides with a hint of icyness. Would have guessed these wheels were made by god had i not known sector 9 made them. SUCH A FREAKING GOOD WHEEL
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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    I'm really interested to see how these hold up long term compared to Classic Thane

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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    Quote Originally Posted by Azn View Post
    I'm really interested to see how these hold up long term compared to Classic Thane
    well i've had classic zigs. so far these are holding up better. i had some major conage first day i skated the zigs lol
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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    The 30 dollar price tag is an amazing attention grabber for sure, even if they were to wear quickly, another pair won't cost you an arm and a leg. hell, you could get 2 sets for about the price of otangs. Thanks for the review!

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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    Quote Originally Posted by rdrunner View Post
    The 30 dollar price tag is an amazing attention grabber for sure, even if they were to wear quickly, another pair won't cost you an arm and a leg. hell, you could get 2 sets for about the price of otangs. Thanks for the review!

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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    you can get the at edgeboardshop.com and performancelongboarding.com . Mine just came, I will update on what I think of them after my first sesh with them.
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    Got a set from edge. I'm pretty excited to try these out
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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    i just got a 65mm set for my hybrid
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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    they will slide even better <65mm
    and probably lines.

    im 135lbs and left lines on s9 topshelfs so butterballs may be easer ,)
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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    Quote Originally Posted by nineball87 View Post
    they will slide even better <65mm
    and probably lines.

    im 135lbs and left lines on s9 topshelfs so butterballs may be easer ,)
    i want them to leave thane lines, but at the same time i don't. looks badass, kills wheels :\
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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    edited the original post. check it out. ask questions if you have any
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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    Quote Originally Posted by RicheeKim View Post
    It didn't leave any thane lines for me, probably because i only weigh 145
    I weigh 120 and after some carving and a couple 180s etc i took it to a hill right next to my house and was doing 40 foot standies with the sickest line ever. They are much more butterey than my flashback(Altough I have some of the weird batch) and that fact that their centerset helps alot. Ive only rode them for about 3 hours but they are already my favorite wheels. Plus I have the exact same setup as you (If I spy some white calibers righ tthere?) So you should be leaving better lines than me.

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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    sounds good for sliding but can they keep a good speed two. great review

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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    They look nice, once i core my 59MM Volantes i might pick a set up.

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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    oh and +1 for a good review

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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    Quote Originally Posted by jacob12 View Post
    sounds good for sliding but can they keep a good speed two. great review
    oh yeah you can definitely keep speed. unless of course you hold your standies for a long time.
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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    now these are my butterballs as of today. sooooooo funnnn. oh and they used to not leave any thane. that's kind of changed...
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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    There aren't many great hills in my area, I only ever hit like 25mph tops so would these wheels be good for me or do I need to look for something icier?

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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealRory View Post
    There aren't many great hills in my area, I only ever hit like 25mph tops so would these wheels be good for me or do I need to look for something icier?
    yeah they will be fine. no need to look any further, get the butterballs
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    Default Re: Sector 9 Butterballs. A review

    thats kinds of weird u didnt leave thane and they didnt wear that much after a two hour sesh :k a friend of mine has already gone through 2 sets in like 4 sessions and they left THICK thane lines that were like chalk. they have a great slide, if i was loaded with money, i would buy a couple of sets

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