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    Default Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    well im kinda new to longboarding and the board i bought came with 78a wheels and ive been trying to slide them with slide gloves but i just end up turning i know i should prob buy some harder wheels but i dont wanna spend the money


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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    Wheel durometer doesn't make that much of a difference. It's mostly the shape of the wheel, and also the urethane formula. I would just keep practicing, as I learned to slide on 75a gumballs. Watch a couple of vids, and if you can, go skate with other people with experience.

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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    78a is fine. Try harder.
    I know, it's really frustrating. Remember that everyone else had to go through the same thing
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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    Welcome to the 'Fish. You can indeed slide 78a wheels. Transfer some of your weight to your slide gloves and the wheels will break free. If they are new wheels the first couple of mm's are usually very grippy and don't slide too well. As they break in the true magic begins. With experience you can feel the wheel getting better with each run as you wear down the wheels.

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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    how would one go about breaking in wheels? do i just ride them alot?

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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    Quote Originally Posted by THE00ARMADA View Post
    how would one go about breaking in wheels? do i just ride them alot?
    Just do some hands down slides.
    I broke mine in with toeside 180s (only the back two)

    Switched front and back, and now they are all broke in!



    If you don't know how to slide yet, then you can break them in with aggressive carving. (I have never done this method yet)
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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    idk can you slide 78a wheels??

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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Fish View Post
    If you don't know how to slide yet, then you can break them in with aggressive carving. (I have never done this method yet)
    this
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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    Quote Originally Posted by chees- View Post
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    doesnt take that long
    Never said it did.
    My wheels are always broken in before I get the chance to.
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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    just do a coleman at speed. then you should get the shine off. later when the edges radius a bit you might be able to get in to stand ups . but the are some times choppy below 80a

    good luck man

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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    I dunno, can you?

    The answer is yes. ALL wheel slide...
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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    I'm having a *itch of a time trying to get some S9 70mm 75a to slide and they are well broken in.

    I hit speed so fast but the suckers never want to let go... my shin and forearm bear scars of the last attempts.

    I know it can be done but *uck!!!

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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    Hang your balls out bro. Commit and follow through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatethesprings View Post
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    Default Re: Can i slide on 78a wheels??

    That is exactly what my buddy said, I'll wait until I get my motocross pads for the next attempt though... my high speed attempt melted my knee pads (I kid not, I smelt burning plastic and it was from the pad).


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