Did colored wheels seem softer to you during the 80/90s? Even wheels that were the same durometer.
Yes, they did. Sometimes the softness was nice for street skating. If I recall from the various product reviews, adding color could alter the urethane a little. Powell's green wheels were nice for street. I had some older black OJ's that were nice, too. I know I had a set of red Slimeballs that sucked. They were just too hard. I'm not sure if that had to do with the red or if I got them at 98A or something. I won't ride red wheels to this day. I'm not fond of black either.In comparison, I rode a few different sets of colored Spitfires in the late 1990s and those all seemed about right. Of course, they had a decade to improve the technology.
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