Slimeballs are back! Santa Cruz found the original mold, the urethane formula, the "warpaint" graphic, the logo and the trademark. Same as it ever was in the original wheel shape and formula made in the 1980s.
The 97a Slimeball Vomits formula blend is poured in a reversible dead center bearing and no flex edge radius lip design, resulting in the fastest on command slide-able, slip-to-grip ratio wheel available. No chipping, no coning, no bearing seat stretch, no softening and no speed loss.
Wide - Wide wheels provide more traction and stability at high speed, so you'll be less likely to slip out of your line.
Smooth - Smooth wheels have less surface friction than treaded wheels and are easier to slide.
97a - A versatile wheel best used for rougher terrain like craggy streets, ditches or pools or even masonite and metal ramps. Hard enough that sliding is still doable while soft enough for a smooth roll and plenty of grip. Great for beginning riders until they gain the control needed for harder durometers.
Most urethane skate wheels generally range from 75a-101a, the numbers increase with the hardness of the wheel.
|Riding Surface (mm):||28.0|
|Suggested Riser Size (in):||1/8 - 1/4|