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dorsetvdubster

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Are the new Kryptonic Star-Tracs any good as I'm thinking about adding them to an upcoming build.

I'm planning on building a "Lion n Skulls" cruiser which is the same deck as a Bigfoot.

If not any good or suitable, what other period type wheels would you suggest but please remember that I'm in the UK.  
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They are good wheels.
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I'm tied between the red 65mm Krypts and the orange 63mm Tunnels, are they much the same?  I'm leaning towards the Tunnels now as they match my colour way!
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I don't know about the orange Tunnel wheels, but I have the translucent red Tunnel Rocks and they are excellent.  I think either of the wheels you mentioned would probably be fine.  I think maybe the Kryptonics look a little more OG, but the Tunnels are a little lower profile, which may help with the wheel bite problem.  With that wide flat deck and fairly large, soft wheels suitable for cruising, you are going to need either a ton of riser or lower profile wheels.  You might even consider the 60mm Kryptonics to help with that problem.
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The Tunnels that I was looking at are the translucent orange "Tunnel Rocks" 70's re-pops.  I'm planning on using 1/2" risers so the 63mm Tunnels may be a better bet.

Thanks for the feedback buddy.
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They're both pretty soft wheels.  Amber Tunnels are 82a and the red Kryps are 78a.  If you don't care about softness/duro, either wheel is decent and get what provides the look you're seeking.  If you're riding them, most here would suggest getting a wheel in the size and hardness needed for your application/use, then worry about the color last, if at all. 
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Thanks for the heads up, to be honest it's only going to be a cruiser and summer commuter so the softer duro will help.
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IMHO the green str tunnels are the fastest soft wheel(76a) . I love kryptos( red 78’s) but I think the tunnels are faster. Kryptos hold up better. I find over time the tunnels start “chipping” around the edges
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The Tunnels that I was looking at are the translucent orange "Tunnel Rocks" 70's re-pops.  I'm planning on using 1/2" risers so the 63mm Tunnels may be a better bet.

Thanks for the feedback buddy.


I checked my setups for my Big Foot and Big Foot II to see how much riser I'm using.  I have 62mm Dragons on each board.  On the Big Foot II, I am using 3/4" of riser in the back and the wheels still hit the deck when turning hard.  In the front, I have a slight wedge riser stacked with a 1/4" flat riser.  Having any wedge improves wheel clearance, but you probably only want to use a wedge on the front truck. 







My Bigfoot (the famed "Traveling Carpaint") has a full inch of riser on it.  When I sent the board out, I think it had only 1/2" of riser, or maybe a tad more, but so many riders were experiencing wheel bite, they kept adding riser.  (Witness the deep wheel marks in the wheel wells).  When I got the board back, I rode it with the full inch of riser and it felt fine.  And, definitely got no wheel bite.

 


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If you're using this board as a cruiser, chances are you will be making hard, low speed turns with the soft wheels you have mentioned.  If that is the case, that will greatly increase your chances of getting pitched due to wheel bite on this wide, flat deck. 

For what it's worth, a concave deck will not only improve wheel clearance, but it will also be more responsive, because the raised edges of the board act as levers under your feet.  Even though Seismic trucks are very responsive on any deck, I put them on my Quad 10, which has an 18" wheelbase and nice concave, and I couldn't believe how responsive/surfy that board feels.  In addition, since the Seismic trucks turn relatively flat, no riser is necessary. 

 


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My Big Foot II - 1/2" of riser, front wedged. 169 on the front, 215 on the back. Dub Cons are 64mm

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On my bigfoot II I am using wedges front & back ,( thin sides in) with grindkings thunderbirds & bones hard bushings. Double cons on hard turns not touching at all & turns great for a wide set up.
The thunderbirds sit slightly higher then the indy’s.
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Niiiiiiiiiiiice , I just got a Bigfoot II off of fLeaBay already has stickers , nose bone , rails and a tail bone 😎
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