Updated Ride

In preparation for the new skate park which is mostly street (vs. vert), I’ve gone back to my street roots and made some changes to my rig.

Toy Machine Fists Yellow
WheelsSpitfire Formula Four Afterburner Wheels (55mm)Darkstar Divide Wheels Red Black (51mm)
DeckGirl Mike Carroll (8.25 inch)Toy Machine Fists Yellow (7.75 inch)
BearingsBones Super RedsABEC 13 Red

Key points:

  • I reduced the size of my wheels from 55mm to 51mm for better control and feel
  • The hardness of the wheels is about the same (still at the hard end of the range – 99A on the old durometer)
  • The deck is narrower from 8.25 inches to 7.75 inches for easier flipping and technical tricks

I’ve had many Toy Machine boards, but I’ve never tried ABEC bearings or Darkstar wheels so I thought I’d give them a crack. Will report back on my findings.

See the rest of the ride here.