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these wheels dont grip better then the softest wheels out there like what they tell you. There not a real bad wheel but i wont pay the price again for themReview by bob (Posted on 7/24/2016)
the stopping and tight turns are superior to any ohter wheel on the marketReview by BV (Posted on 7/24/2016)
COMPETITIVE LEAGUE NOT WORTHYReview by BOO BOO (Posted on 7/24/2016)
I skate three to six hours a week indoors, these wheels were falling apart after 3 months. I tried to get more life out of them as these are the most expensive wheels I've ever bought, I ended up tripping on them and breakig my wrist, first time after 15 years of skating. I will say the performance for the first month was fantastic, grippy but also roll well, I was happy, but for the price and the quick deterioration after that first month I have to recommend not buying these. Pro hockey 250 wheels do not crack, they do wear down, but they won't cause you to trip and fall as these do. Also you can't find them anywhere anymore. Why get rid of a good product?Review by Jim the Runner (Posted on 7/24/2016)
Looks: Eh. A bit plain for me however I do prefer usability to aesthetics. After a month, the wheels started to develop a slight haze fogging the red of the wheels.Review by Ray (Posted on 7/24/2016)
Durability: Weighing in at 56kg (123lbs) I'm a pretty light skater. I've been using these wheels about 3-6 hours a week for 6 months and I've noticed little wear. However I noticed the same amount of wear on the Rink Rat Hornets which I also used for 6 months. No cracks, splits, etc.
Performance: This is where it really all boils down to. For the year of 2012, I used the two flagship wheel models from Labeda and Rink Rat in hopes to find the superior contender.
While I found myself loosing small amounts of grip going around corners using both the RR Hornets and the Labeda Addictions, I realized towards the end of the 6 month trials I experienced little to no loss of grip with the Addictions something I didn't experience with the Hornets which still gave me a loss of grip.
In the last month, I had the pleasure of trying out the new Revision Variant Hockey wheels using the hardness setup of 72,74,74,72. At this point in time, I can't say they are any better than the Addictions. I experienced slightly more loss of grip when compared to the RR Hornets.
There it is. My review of the 2012 Labeda Addiction wheels. I personally find these wheels best suited for myself when compared to others. While this may or may not apply to you, I can confidently recommend these wheels to any skater.
Right now these wheels are by far the best available.Review by Sam N. (Posted on 7/24/2016)
So much so, I import them at a cost rather than use readily available Hornet splits here in Brisbane.
I've foud they improve speed, stopping, edges and grip in general.
But the real game changer for me is the slow wearing characteristics.
I've been using one set since November 2012 with no cracks, chunks or any real visible sign of wear and no decrease in performance.
I'm 6ft 2" 180lbs(85kg) and quite a heavy skater/stopper and I skate on Brisbane's only wooden skate floor & occasionally painted concrete.
I'm interested to know what surface Ray below me uses his on.
I'm currently on my 2nd set with my CA9 RPD skates.
With all that said what works for me may not work for you, but in my opinion these wheels are great & worth the higher price just on wear alone.
If your serious about performance, this is what your looking for!
Labeda wheels are covered against defects in manufacturing and workmanship for a period of 30 days from the date of purchase.