Awesome cruising wheels
in St Petersburg, FL
Posted on 12/4/2014
Powell Peralta ATF All-Terrain Formula Skateboard Wheels - red/skelehands (78a)
I've had these for a few months and they are just what I needed. I have a McGill reissue and had some 97a G-Bones on it, and all I was doing was cruising my neighborhood and those wheels were just too hard for that. I got these ATFs and the size and softness are perfect for the bumpy streets I ride on. I can tell a huge difference between the 78a and 97a. The ATFs will roll over just about anything pretty comfortably, and then when you get on a smooth surface, they glide nicely. And while I haven't had them all that long, they aren't really showing much wear, so they appear to be pretty durable. I had an issue with wheel bite with my G-Bones on Tracker trucks, but I added 1/4" risers and that stopped, and I still have no bite problem with the larger ATFs. I love the skele hands graphic but unfortunately the graphic paint flakes off easily, which is my only complaint, but oh well I guess that's bound to happen eventually no matter what. Bottom line- if you want a great cruising wheel for your fat 80s reissue deck or a longboard, these are sweet. Powell Peralta/Skate One knows what they're doing when it comes to making wheels (and anything else skateboarding, really).