RipTide Sports Pneumatic / Composite tire project

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@fujio001 I received your wheels and a return envelope but you forgot to include the return mailing label. Please email it to brad@riptidesports.com. Wheels are in the soup!

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Will do! SOOOOOOUUUUP!

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you can’t trick @RipTideSports like that… too smart over there.

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Definitively not my intent.

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Good soup :ok_hand:

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Surface went from 72 to 65a. Sending back today.

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@RipTideSports

Did anything eventuate from this experiment?

Or are you more interested in softening OEM 'thane nowadays?

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Does it affect the core at all? 65a sounds so comfy thought, I bet sidewalks feel like paved roads with that

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It is hard to determine if the core is effected

-2 smart points. :smiley: :stuck_out_tongue: just kidding

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Shipped back today Surface dropped 6 points!

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If the core was affected, I suppose you could make an o-ring sealed plug to keep the soup out of the core.

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I am not really concerned with the core at this point, especially a surface treatment.

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holy…

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Well guys, the treatment is legit. I have completed three 15 mile rides on the wheels over various terrain. The MAD Wheelz feel significantly more sticky after the treatment. I am carving harder and at faster speeds that I ever did on untreated MAD Wheelz. The treatment also affected the suspension holes. The wheel has a softer feel and shock absorption has noticeably improved. As a result, I feel comfortable going faster that I ever have on urethane wheels. The only question now is long term durability. Regardless, treated urethane wheels would make a fine set of race wheels in competitions limited to urethane wheels.

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How has your Wh/km changed?

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Unfortunately I was not tracking that. What being said, I can feel a slight increase in rolling resistance when going down hills I am familiar with.

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Well hell yes, thank you for the feedback, that is better than I expected. I am surprised the rolling resistance increased so please keep track of overall distance used, overall durability and performance fall off compared to untreated. I know this is a lot to ask but so if I am asking too much, please do what you can to provide a long term evaluation.

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Forgot to mention, I mounted the wheels to my Black Carve II test board with DKPs. I was not a big fan of having urethane on DKPs. The trucks tend to be able to turn sharper than the grip of the wheel can handle. Not anymore. I will also be testing these on the Meepo Voyager to see how the wheels enhance the ride.

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