Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wade Speyer #12.

Speyer slays.

Wade grinds a pool in an ad for K-9 wheels. There's something simple and effective about a lot of the Dogtown ads. I like 'em.

Thrasher - May 1990 Volume 10 Number 5


Anonymous said...

Did colored wheels seem softer to you during the 80/90s? Even wheels that were the same durometer.

Justin said...

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.