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Never Summer Longboard Wheels 72mm 78a
Never Summer Longboard Wheels 72mm 78a
  • Size 72mm
  • Edge Square
  • Hub Side Set
  • Cruising
  • Freeride
  • Downhill
  • Push

Never Summer Longboard Wheels 72mm 78a - SET OF FOUR



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Quick Overview

A super grippy wheel that is great for anything from cruising to high speed bombing!

These wheels have a narrow hub so they only accommodate the 8mm x 8mm bearing spacers!

Never Summer Longboard Wheels use extra large, milled, polyurethane cores that provide a high performance wheel that is light and nimble. These wheels perform exceptionally well with Never Summer’s unique board construction.

Great Cruising Wheels
These are great cruising wheels. I have a set of the blue with white hub for about five years now. Bought them along with my NS Swift cruiser deck at the same time in 1988. I continue to get compliments on both the deck and wheels.

The thane does get cloudy after a while, but that is par for the course with clear thane wheels. Agreed with one of the other dudes that it doesn't make sense to judge a 72mm/78A wheel on the basis of how it slides. However, I must also admit that I have experienced some mild chipping early on in the wheels' life, as others have commented. Therefore, I'm deducting one star. A fifty buck set of wheels from a high-end brand shouldn't chip, and definitely not as soon after I got them.

As far as I'm concerned, these are great-rolling and great-looking cruising wheels. I wouldn't even know how they slide as I'm an old school skater who doesn't even slide at all. They are rated as 78A, but they will feel slightly harder, given the size of the hub (less thane to cushion the ride). However, the hub also makes the wheels lighter and more maneuverable. Enjoy.
Nothing wrong with style & ride
My son and I have had them on our pintails for 3 months with gull wing sidewinders and they handle brilliantly. Good for cruising and carving, really smooth ride with heaps of grip and they look great too. They will slide a bit after some good use. Not common to see these wheels in Oz so it's nice to have something different to everyone else that also performs well.
Chipping? Nope.
After reading the review by another customer I just had to write mine. I've had these wheels for about a year and a half now and haven't had any problems with them. They've taken more than some serious beating and they haven't started chipping - so, I'm sure if the other customer just got his wheels from a bad batch or what's up with that. I've got a tiny crack on one of the wheels and that's really quite understandable; I rode my board to a metal grill at ~30mph which obviously isn't quite the thing to do. These wheels are smooth to ride and I find them very grippy which is just what I want from them. Ok, they do look superfresh too when you get them but that shouldn't be the reason to buy them and they do get "foggy" after the first 5 sessions anyway. I highly recommend them and 3 of my friends have now bought these because of that. None of them are dissatisfied.
Been riding on these for 3 years and they still are holding up great. Yeah they are coned a lot but they still ride awesome. Once you break them in they slide, but deffinately not the best slide wheel
Grippy and Chippy
Great wheels when you first start, smooth grippy great for carving, but if you slide they will chip. now my frind slid over rocks and a huge piece came off but one you break them in theyre ok for sliding. its not impossible but its not recomonded. Get them if you dont slide tho. Overall its a pretty good wheel.
Chip real easley
I bought these a while ago thinking they looked really slick. But after riding them smoothly for only a week or two, I noticed that they started chipping. A little while later I saw even more on the inside and outside of the wheel. Look cool, but not durable. I recommend ABEC11 Flywheels.
Grippy Wheel!
I've had these wheels on my pintail for 3 months and I couldn't be more happy with them. I wanted Otangs, but a local board shop was going out of business and I couldn't pass these up. They are super grippy, no slide, perfect for my style cruising. Highly recommended. I haven't had a problem with chipping as other reviewers have.
truth behind these wheels
These are good cruiser wheels and maybe even beginner sliding wheels but for anyone more advanced DO NOT buy these, flat spots are inevitable if you throw these out for a long slide, especially if its a standy. Buy bigzigs or zig zags instead.
bomber of hills
these are not ment for sliding there 78a so dont try it. i got these wheel a month ago and hit every hill i could find, thay are vary gripy at high speeds. so if you want a smooth ride, or to go fast get these wheels.
super amazing fun time
these wheels are great I've had them for over a year now and not a crack on them tearin it up every day for months on end they are durable and work in amazing ways i rock them with my arbor pinn and some bones labyrinths unfortunately they might be too awesome as my board of 4 years just broke and the wheels were left with not even a scratch
Awesome, I'm buying again, but...
These wheels are great. I have a blue pair with white instead of black on the inside. These wheels look amazing, they have such awesome grip, I can conquer almost any hill I please, with the ability to hold my carve at high speeds with the grippiness(?) of these. I agree with one reviewer who mentioned how his/her wheels chipped. Mine chipped on my very first session with them, and are continuing to chip very little every so often. My buddy bought the exact same set of wheels, exact same place, same time. His wheels have not even chipped or cracked yet, and we always ride together too, so it's not how or where we ride. It must have been a bad batch of wheels that I got. After seeing the full potential of these wheels, on my friend's board of course, lol, I can say that if you are lucky to get a good batch of wheels, you will be pleased, and loyal to Never Summer because of these wheels. It only gets 4 stars because now two reviewers have mentioned chipping, which shouldn't happen, but it must be slightly common to happen sadly. Sorry for the rant, I'm buying these wheels again, maybe green ^_^
Why are people writing reviews about how these are so bad for sliding??? why would you use a 78a wheel to slide in the first place??? They are great wheels for riding around town and tricks that don't include sliding, :)
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