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whats your prefered setu[

All 4 tires the same
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one type on front and another on the back
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9%
one type on heel-side and another on toe-side
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All for mixed but same size
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5%
mixed sizes (8s,9s,10s)
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mixing tires

Post by Ben » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:31 am

how do you ride?
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Post by The 6th degree » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:46 am

I tried the mullet (9's on the front and 8's on the back); it made the back end feel nice and light - but I wasn't a fan over 9's all round.

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Post by Brennig » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:23 am

I use T3's at the front and T1's at the back.
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Post by WSG7 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:14 am

why brenning?

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Post by Brennig » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:32 am

I need to be able to grip into long grass but also slide when I need to, it comes down to what I am riding. If I am riding firetracks with a brake I use 9" Strikers in the front with disks, and T3's in the back to reduce over steer. For brake-less downhill I want to get hold of some GI MAKS for all 4 wheels.
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Post by leapb4ulook » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:21 am

T1's all round most of the time as they have the most predictable slides (although I love mullets too).
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Post by nimrod » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:50 pm

T1's all round
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Post by Dogwalker » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:51 pm

I've only ever had one set of tires so my input will be next to useless but there you go.
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Post by Ben » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:16 pm

ive been experimenting a little and i found that having grippier tires on the back makes for more confident cornering. and it seemed to help overcome a slight over-steer issue.
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Post by _Kryten_ » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:08 am

Had black T1's on my board when i first got it and because i had a yellow board i wanted to change to yellow T1's but they dont do them anymore so i got the T3's. im not overly impressed as i think theres a little to much grip and power slidding can be unpredictable at time

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Post by Brennig » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:20 am

_Kryten_ wrote:Had black T1's on my board when i first got it and because i had a yellow board i wanted to change to yellow T1's but they dont do them anymore so i got the T3's. im not overly impressed as i think theres a little to much grip and power slidding can be unpredictable at time


Yeah, with T3's on the front my sildes either chatter or send me into a pendulum slide. The T3s break into a slide but grip again before the T1s do so it sends me sliding the other way. It's a fine balance between grip and sliding.
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Post by Ben » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:50 am

Mikael which on front and which on back and why?
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Post by sir seymour » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:00 am

for short cropped grass (cleeve hill in the summer) i love 8" alphas. The rounded profile gives a really nice predictable drift. They are pretty shit in the wet though.
Usually run t3's on my brake board or nosno 10" if the going is really rough. Strikers go like shit off a shovel on tarmac though so are handy for the alpine runs where you have road sections and you want to scare some cyclists.

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Post by Brennig » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:11 am

If I could buy my tires again I would go with a set of GI MAKs, Alphas and T2's.
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Post by Ben » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:10 pm

sir seymour wrote:for short cropped grass (cleeve hill in the summer) i love 8" alphas. The rounded profile gives a really nice predictable drift. They are pretty shit in the wet though.
Usually run t3's on my brake board or nosno 10" if the going is really rough. Strikers go like shit off a shovel on tarmac though so are handy for the alpine runs where you have road sections and you want to scare some cyclists.


but do you always run all 4 the same type/size?
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Post by Mikael » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:00 pm

Ben wrote:Mikael which on front and which on back and why?


Well, I usually ride alphas, but one of them started deforming and I want to 3 alphas and one airliner. And then I did two airliners in front in case they might be faster. I rode like that for a while a few years ago.

To be honest, it make little differences with alphas.

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Post by Ben » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:05 am

Mikael wrote:Well, I usually ride alphas, but one of them started deforming and I want to 3 alphas and one airliner. And then I did two airliners in front in case they might be faster. I rode like that for a while a few years ago.

To be honest, it make little differences with alphas.


so you didnt feel any difference in grip through corners...?
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Post by Mikael » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:40 pm

Well, if I was doing high-speed runs on loose-ish dirt, it would matter. But I do mostly skateparks, fire roads and soon some jumps too. So not much need for grip. And then I'd switch to T1s or T3s...

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