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Gravity: Super G's

The Vitals

Size:    73 mm
Hardness:    78a

When I went to get my new skateboard, I wanted some Kryptonic Red 70 mm's. I'd called a shop, and they said they had them in stock. When I got there, I was surprised the Kryptonics Red 70 mm's I had wanted were actually red, not the fluorescent orange I remembered them being. The guy at the shop seemed to know what he was talking about, so I asked him what he recommended. That's how I ended up with Gravity Super G's. He said they were a better street wheel anyway.

As far as I was concerned, if I couldn't have fluorescent orange Kryptonics, it didn't matter what they were. At least, I figured they were slightly bigger, and bigger generally means faster. That can't be bad. Well, I'm glad I went with the Super G's. They are an excellent street wheel.

They are fast and grip very well. I often ride on the boardwalk at the beach. This is anything but ideal circumstances. There's always water and patches of sand. Even under these conditions, I always feel in control. On sandy sidewalks, which is almost everywhere down there, I never feel in danger of sliding.

On hills is where they seem most at home. They make slightly rough concrete seem smooth. If you're turning hard to slow yourself on a hill, you can feel safe that they will not slide out unless you push them hard enough to make the slide. On flat ground they are fast, but on hills, they're awesome. One of my favorite things is giving a few pushes and flying past some kid kicking like the devil on little 50 mm wheels.

The large size (73 mm) makes them almost impervious to rocks, cracks, and other nasties you always encounter when street riding. The only time they have ever got away from me was when I was on a street that I had no business riding on. It had been closed to traffic for some time and was littered with twigs and bark from the nearby eucalyptus trees.

I have no problem recommending these wheels, first as a great street wheel, but I'm sure they would perform well under any circumstances.

For more info on the Gravity Super G's and other fine products from Gravity, check out their web site at Gravity Boarding Co. .

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