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Lewis Batten
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« on: December 04, 2012, 10:44:33 AM »

Ok, so my Ricta Boltz (49's) are coming to the end of their life. which is a shame because i really liked them. They're pretty small, covered in crap and i want/need to try something new.

The Bones Bingaman STF 51's took my fancy.

So what i really want to know is...   Bones or Ricta? and why?

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 02:45:53 PM »

With all due respect, I don't see why anybody would buy 51's, let alone 49's. I don't buy anything smaller than 55's, but prefer 56's, would maybe check out some 57's again.

The advantages of 56's far outweigh the drawbacks.

the pros:
-Roll over cracks and pebbles easier
-Skate faster
-Don't get flat spots easily
-Last up to 2 years, not just 2 or 6 months

the cons:
-Get a bit more wheelbite, especially if you are chubby or your trucks are old.
-Heck, wheel technology is so good now, I can't even say "the wheels are heavier." Hardly.


As far as brand goes, I've never had Bones, but I'll stand by the Ricta Cores any day. Great brand, some of the best wheels out there. I'm riding the Spitfire Classics 55's right now, and my last set of wheels were the Santa Cruz OJ III's 56's. Those were some damn good wheels as well.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 04:07:06 PM »

The village i live in in Hungary the minimum wheel i can skate is a 60 because the cobblestone. You have to be witty 2 skate in Hungary.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 07:44:19 PM »

spitfires.  56mm or bigger.  or GTFO.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 06:27:35 AM »

56's? so you skate alot of bowls/transitions? and these 49's are 15 months old now, wear and tear never really bothered me anyhow...

i use Death urethane 55's for my pool riding board, theyre really nice and fast as hell. but for street style skating i have never felt comfortable with anything over 53's. maybe its time for change? all i know is i didnt feel comfortable even ollying haha.

i've ordered the bones now anyway as i have never tried bones wheels, i'll see what theyre like and go for a size change next time around...

thanks for the input though guys.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 06:55:34 AM »

these remind me of how everyones wheels used to look when i first started skating in the uk in the 90's  haha! maybe growing up in that era is the basis for my preference of small wheels.


http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=skateboarding+tiny+wheels&view=detail&id=15268211EAE31FD09DB8ED636B6E84256468D3EB
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 06:59:45 AM »

SPITFIRES.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 07:58:56 AM »

i had a set of spitfires back in the early noughties that were an orangey red marble sort of colour and the had a picture of two skeletons throwing ignited petrol over eachother. they were pretty tough but i found that small stones got embedded in them. maybe they were just a low durometer rating.

just out of interest... anyone know the wheels i mean? would love to get another set (wishful thinking i know)
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 04:06:44 PM »

i've been riding basically the same setup since around '95 now.  i ride my 56's on all terrain.  street, ramp, park, doesn't matter.  you learn to ride the board you have so it's never mattered to me to have different setups for different terrains. 

i have a shoebox full of old small wheels from the '90's.  that shit is horrible and you should not go back.  i wore my last pair of spits down to 50's in 6 months so it's not like they stay huge for a long time.  i rode small risers before they came out with "tall" trucks. also, put a bit of wax where you wheel bite to prevent it. 

and i think i remember those wheels but not any of the details about them other than the color.

oh and this...

With all due respect, I don't see why anybody would buy 51's, let alone 49's. I don't buy anything smaller than 55's, but prefer 56's, would maybe check out some 57's again.

The advantages of 56's far outweigh the drawbacks.

the pros:
-Roll over cracks and pebbles easier
-Skate faster
-Don't get flat spots easily
-Last up to 2 years, not just 2 or 6 months

the cons:
-Get a bit more wheelbite, especially if you are chubby or your trucks are old.
-Heck, wheel technology is so good now, I can't even say "the wheels are heavier." Hardly.


As far as brand goes, I've never had Bones, but I'll stand by the Ricta Cores any day. Great brand, some of the best wheels out there. I'm riding the Spitfire Classics 55's right now, and my last set of wheels were the Santa Cruz OJ III's 56's. Those were some damn good wheels as well.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 05:15:39 AM »

Rictas got a lotta good marketing i must say. haven't tried em out, but they really jazz up everything about them in catalogs. I only really like freestyle wheels and old vert wheels though.
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 10:30:04 AM »

Bones, the only way to go!
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 07:00:12 PM »

i had a pair of rictas for about 20 minutes before i flatspotted the shit outta them. then months later my friend got a pair of rictas and i joked about how he was gonna flat spot them before the first day on them was done... 45 minutes into the first session with them he got flat spots...

needless to say I vote bones. However, right now im riding landsharks and i can only say great things about them. no flat spots, they havent worn down almost at all after months of riding... i just wish i got them a bit bigger to start but thats my fault
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2012, 01:48:05 AM »

The only wheels I've ever had that were worse than the ones I'm riding now were the one set of rictas I had about 3 years ago. As soon as my knee heals I'm throwing out my wheels and going back to bones.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2012, 05:43:52 AM »

this might seem weird or impossible but i have owned rictas and spitfires and even some real cheap wheels called union i think but i have never ever EVER had a single flatspot. on any wheels.

and i dont exactly take it easy on my wheels. surely i cant just have been outrageously/impossibly lucky this whole time?

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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2012, 10:00:07 AM »

it's not unusual.  i have a couple friends who hate spitfires.  they always got flatspots so they only roll bones.  personally, i haven't really had problems with them.  except for the park burners.  those are shit.   sure i get the occasional flatspot but its not often enough that i'm bummed, or really remember.  i'm not that easy on my gear either. 
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