Most longboard skaters are constantly on the look for the ideal cruising, carving, quick sliding/drifting, all around wheel; this is THAT wheel. These wheels are 2 inches wide by 66mm in height and have an 83a durometer. The bearings are side set, which means there is a large lip on the outside of the wheel. This lip provides the grip and rebound that well designed wheels are meant to do. Poured locally in California, the purchase of these wheels support our nation’s economy, maybe even your local one too.
Note that they are not designed for the hardcore sliding that is becoming more and more noticed in the longboarding scene. They are not a sliding wheel, however they can be used to drift corners and perform any variation of stop slides. With enough speed and properly breaking the wheels in, some tech-slides can be done eventually.
Most experienced skaters realize that a wheel is purchased to perform a certain type of skating. There are wheels classified in the wide and grippy catergory used mostly in the competitive downhill and slalom racing scenes. That type of wheel is also used by people looking to cruise, dance, carve, and bomb hills. The GFH Fatties fit right into the category of the grippy, tight corner turning, locked on the pavement skating wheels. With there vibrant colors in the red, yellow, plus the neutral white, a variety of styles can be matched when adding them to your complete setup.