Last night I got my order for the Bearing and Aluminum Wheels from Infinite Illusions. For now I’ll just give a quick rundown on how I feel about them. Well to be honest, I was a bit disappointed in the Bearing Wheel. First of all, it isn’t made from Polycarb which I thought it would be. It’s made of the soft plastic that all the regular fixed axle wheels are made from. So all of you out there wondering if these are polycarb, nope they’re not.
Secondly, Spintastics hardware was used inside. I’m not a big fan of the spintastics bearings, they’re a bit small for my tastes.
So far, I haven’t been able to get this thing into it’s sweet spot. It’s a bit grabby right now and I need to spend more time tweaking it. I’ll do a write up of my trials to get this thing working sweet and post it to the X-axis R&D section.
As for the Aluminum Wheel, this thing is sweet!!! I just love this thing and can’t put it down. The return disc on the inside is a bit too grabby for my tastes, so I swapped it out for a Turbo Disc and now this thing is smooth and responsive. I’d have to say it’s just about the same as the Polycarb wheel that I got from Steve. Unfortunately, I let someone try my Polycarb Wheel in Chico and it was accidentally smashed into the ground. There’s a crack in the plastic around the axle and it just won’t play right anymore. Are you getting this Steve??? *hint* *hint* Just kidding. At least the guy gave me one of his yo-yos in return for the damage. (Don’t worry dude, I ain’t mad at ya!) As I was saying, if you can afford it, do yourself a favor and get one of the Aluminum wheels. It kicks major arse.