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Hawgs Zombie Hawgs 76mm Longboard Wheels

$49.95
clear blue (78a)
Color: clear blue (78a)
Size: 76mm Size Chart
$49.95
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Size: 76mm
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Overview
A true sideset wheel with the inner edge of the bearing perfectly aligned with the inner edge of the wheel, built on a large 42mm injection molded core. The Zombie Hawgs 76mm wheels feature a sideset stance and round edges make for a super smooth transition from gripping a carve to throwing a slide. With a contact patch of 31mm, there's enough resistance to slow you down during a slide while the rounded edges make for a predictable drift.
Features
Quantity
  • Set of 4 Wheels
Ride Style
  • Freeride
Core Placement
  • Sideset
Wheel Edge
  • Round Lip
Surface Type
  • Stone Ground
Ride Style

Freeride - Wanna get sideways? If "drifting, heel side standies, pendulums, and Coleman" are part of your vocabulary you're in the right place. For freeride wheels; a smaller contact patch, a stone ground finish, and rounded lip all help them slide easily, right out of the box.

A word to the wise: if you are just getting into freeride try out a smaller size wheel (think 60mm-65mm) with a harder durometer (82a or harder) because it will be easier to break away into a slide, making it easier to practice. Practice slides with friends and try different setups. Will you flat spot your first set of freeride wheels before coring them? Yes. Will they wear unevenly and leave you with a couple bruises? Absolutely. But, it gives you a whole new look at the hills, a whole new freedom. The great Cliff Coleman (father of downhill slide) says, “If you can crouch down and ride a skateboard, then you can learn this slide" as he talks about the classic Coleman slide.

As you gain experience, and speed, you'll find bigger wheels can be better because they will last longer and will be faster on the hill. Different durometers, center-set vs side-set or offset cores, and different urethane formulas will help in different weather/road conditions so make sure you experiment to find your favorites.

Freeride takes you to a new level of skating. Simply put, it's groundbreaking.

Core Placement

Sideset - Sideset wheels have cores that are directly aligned with the inner lip of the wheel. This core placement style has the least amount of grip because it allows little to no inner lip. Sideset wheels allow smooth slides to be easily initiated with little required force. However, their lack of grip also makes them harder to control while sliding.

A sideset core also causes the inner lip to wear much faster than the outer lip, which can result in severe coning. Despite their drawbacks, sideset wheels are still very popular for freeride, and a great choice for beginners who are learning to break traction on their longboards.

Wheel Edge

Round Lip - Rounded lips allow the wheel to break traction more easily and offer smoother transitions from grip to slide. Round lip wheels are generally preferred for freeriding.

Surface Type

Stone Ground - Stone ground wheels slide much easier than smooth wheels right out of the box. Stone ground wheels don't have an initial break-in period like smooth wheels, and offer predictable slides without having to wear down the wheel surface.

Specs
Size76mm
Diameter (mm):76.0
Contact Patch (mm):31.0
Suggested Riser Size (in):1/2 +
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Asked by zach on 1/31/2017
Can I use these for cruising? I intend on building an electric longboard, but I'm having trouble finding decent wheels with holes, but these look pretty nice.
Answered by Danny M (Tactics Employee) on 2/1/2017
Yeah these will be great for cruising!
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Asked by ian on 6/4/2013
Do they slide well?
Answered by Tim S (Tactics Employee) on 6/11/2013
Yes, they slide good.
1 person has found this answer helpful

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