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Ok some of you might remember my initial post on the accidental Mellow Yellow Park Test:

 

http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/bulldogskates/vpost?id=540852

 

This weekend I got to try them for two 3-4 hour sessions both Sat and Sun in a more appropriate setting.....This place is huge (I drove a couple hrs to get to this place and it was well worth it, both days). Ok from the pic, I've come across the other side bombing the 25 ft wall have made it through the flats and am about 17 ft up the other side....

 

 

 

This crete is rough, but not too bad (skated many ditches worse)...and the Mellow Yellow kicked ass!!!!

 

On a side by side comparison with the Sonic Blues/Reds, the Sonics were only marginally faster, the Mellows however were noticably smoother by a magnitude....talking velvet carpet ride here....For me, I switched back to the Mellows on this surface, the complete smooth velvety flow and speed was far superior for me here.

 

Coning. Yep, after 6+ hrs, the Mellow Yellows resemble odd shaped triangles, my guess is 50-52 mm inner. I did not ride the sonics that long so no comparison with the mellows possible.  However, the sonics got chewed, looks like my last dog got to 'em, the Mellows looks polished, but coned, know what I mean?

 

Frank (OldKook) also ran the Mellows, but I will let him speak for himself:

 

 

Had the shutter speed set to 1500 on that one....The picture may not do it justice, he is HAULING ASS!!!!!

 

- 2nd

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Cool pics 2nd. Do you got any other pics of the place you guys are skating at? Also how many walls are there? sorry if you already talked about this.

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I don't have enough time on my mellows to talk about wear.  I do, however, have enough time in to agree with the fact that these babies are smoooooooth!!!!  Ran through some rough asphalt and they went threw without a hitch.  silky smooth! I have rockin ron's steels and randal 180s on my gashead II and that sucker would make a good slalom set-up.  Damn fast turns and the mellows stick to the ground like glue!

 

Awesome addition to the BDS line!


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Just how COOL is this place...a real product test so we know how good or bad the new wheels are....You just don't get this kind of feedback anywhere else.

 

Freaked that you coned these things in 2 sessions, I bet that was some hard riding though. How about a before and after shot.


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So I was riding my usual set of ditch wheels here, the 80A Sonic Blue ""Dragons". After about 15 runs, I came bombing down from a roll in, and just as I headed up the other side.... "pop.... scraaaaaaaaaaaaaape"... the nut fell of the end of my axle and my front wheel went sailing. Lucky it happened here, instead of on the way down the other wall. I would have been ditch meat, for sure.

 

So I gathered up my parts, and headed up to my pack, where my new, virgin Mellow Yellow Dragons were stashed. No time like the present to give these babies a test!

 

I would have to say that the Mellows are very close in speed to the Sonics.... maybe a hair slower, but 2nd actually thought the opposite: that the Mellows were slightly faster.

 

One thing we both agreed on is that they are truly "smooth as butter", and feel just awesome on rough stuff.... although this reservoir is actually pretty smooth, as far as ditches go.

 

My Mellows are not coning yet, but I'm sure they will eventually. It's inevitable for a wheel that soft. (I once completely trashed a set of Kryptonincs on one downhill carve run!) 2nd is always pulling big slides, which is why his Mellows are wearing faster. So if you slide a lot, get a few sets of these wheels.

 

So if you are looking a for a silky-smooth, but fast wheel, the Mellow Yellows def fit the bill. If you want something a little firmer, but still plenty soft to absorb rough stuff, try the Sonics. Both formulas are excellent!


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"ditch meat" HaaHaaHaa Nice!

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"ditch meat" HaaHaaHaa Nice!

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Yeah I liked that comment to... 

 

I thought that all experienced skaters checked there equipment before going for a run....loose nuts I thought that was a dogs problem....


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Great info Jeff & Frank!

 

100% in agreement

 

These are Buttah


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"ditch meat" HaaHaaHaa Nice!

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Yeah I liked that comment to... 

 

I thought that all experienced skaters checked there equipment before going for a run....loose nuts I thought that was a dogs problem....

Ya, believe me, I checked them every run after that! "Don't forget to check your nuts!"


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SHIT!!! I wanna party with you guys!  Where is that spot?!
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I know Im just not good enough yet to worry about my soft yellows going cone shaped on me... but if they are that soft for the advanced skaters here... I guess you could always look at it as buying a 'lift ticket.'  Think about all the snow boarders have to pay just to enjoy ripping a mountain!  Works out to be just about right!  Id love to try that site you guys are at! 

 

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Ya, believe me, I checked them every run after that! "Don't forget to check your nuts!"

 

 

maybe dogs think their tongues are spanners............thats why they are always licking their nuts................or maybe it's just because they can


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Wow, nice photos...did you see any houses for sale near that spot? 

 

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Dig that pic, 2nd! How are those Webbs riding?

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The Webbs ride great but I have NO confidence in them anymore, I snapped king-pin number two over the weekend at the park warm up sesh.....When we were riding the resevour every time I'd get to the bottom from bombing the wall I was praying "please dont snap please dont snap". It's annoying having that go through your brain when you are tring to skate. Anyway, just ordered a bunch of the Tracker Inverted kingpins to replace the Webb kingpins,  Olden swears by them, so hopefully that will correct the problem.

 

- 2nd

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