Vault 65mm 82a Wheels Review.
These wheels are great, I’ll skip the introduction and just get to the point.
Vault have struck gold on this compound, they break out smoothly leaving thane plastered on the road in their wake. The slide is so easy you expect some ice on the re entry to grip town but this is not the case, these little monsters are brilliant and even better than the ride is….they are $30, you can buy three sets of these to each set of Otangs or Abec 11′s .
Ok, I’ll put my excitement aside for a moment and get on with the review.
I picked these up off a friend of mine and at first I was skeptical, as always, but i gave these a try.
To begin with these are 65mm x 36mm wheels, there small and their contact patch is tiny, as a result grip is not really something these little rippers excel at. These green little champions excel at getting sideways, even some solid carving will get you slipping so don’t go trying to grip tight corners at high-speed it’s just not gonna happen.
So lets talk strengths. Sliding, sliding and more sliding. Pushing out a slide is easy, very easy, so easy you would expect them to behave badly when you want to grip back up but they actually grip back really nicely for such a small slippery wheel. This means long controlled slides similar to that of the Mega Tsunamis I reviewed last, but these are less than half the price.
Downsides, yeah there are a two main ones. this first is there a 65mm wheel to begin with and they only get smaller, so they don’t create as smooth a ride as a 70mm wheel would offer, It may not seem like a huge difference in numbers but after a couple of hard sessions these will be at 60mm and at that point you will start noticing the difference especially on a bigger board. The second down side is their life expectancy isn’t exactly long. Depending in the surface you can absolutely shred these in a short space of time. However that down side is negated by the fact that there ONLY $30 and to be honest the Mega Tsunamis don’t last that long either at twice the price.
To sum up….BUY THESE WHEELS. They are by no means the best wheels ever, but they are very, very good and there so dam cheap you may as well buy a pair to find out for yourself.