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RAD Release Longboard Wheels 78a 72mm [2013]

RAD Release Longboard Wheels 78a 72mm


RAD Advantage Longboard Wheels

Rider Approved Designs (RAD) is a company built from the ground up by legends Louis Pilloni and James Kelly to provide the performance community of longboarding with top notch urethane poured in the best shapes onto the industry's best core. Everyone is raving about the RAD Crown Core, but why is it so great? The Crown Core essentially divides the wheel up into 3 distinct sections - the outer lip is supported by one of the crown's peaks, and that supports the lip in tight corners by providing a stiff base in which to press the lip harder into the pavement. This equates to more consistent grip and a smoother drift once traction has been broken. The same sort of deal is happening on the inner lip too, the core gives shape and support to the inside lip which keeps it from deforming too much and slowing down the roll speed, and also allowing the drift to be generally smoother than a non-supported lip. And at the center of it all is the central peak to the core which supports the center of the wheel where the bearings will be transferring most of the weight of the rider onto the pavement. Because the majority of the weight is right in the center, having no support in the center of the wheel will result in excessive urethane compression which in turn causes a slower roll speed. All of this urethane support sounds like a rough ride though right? WRONG! The valleys inbetween the peaks of the core give a much greater urethane depth than the rest of the wheel, and this is where the majority of the vibration is dispersed through, so the ride is smooth and grippy! The RAD Release gets all of the great grip characteristics from the Crown Core that the Advantage does, but because the Release is pre-broken in and features round lips and a smaller contact patch, the Release is much better suited to freeriding. The great part about the Crown Core is that everything that makes it a grippy wheel also makes it a smooth sliding wheel, so the Release ends up feeling fantastic sideways. If you love to mob into fast standup slides, or you want a downhill wheel that's a bit more forgiving in the drift department, pick up a set of RAD Releases!

Size:    72mm
Durometer:    78A
Recommended Use:    Freeride, Downhill, Sliding

Crown Core: The extra hard material ensures the core won't deform under pressure, allowing you to maintain maximum roll speed. The unique shape also makes the wheel more responsive to your movements for total control.

  • 42mm Contact Patch
  • 72mm Diameter

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