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Post by Gary Holl » Tue Feb 04, 2003 1:00 am

OK so the cat is out of the bag...the new Avila is big...how big 75MM big.....fast....how fast...very fast.
Imagine La Costa G/S or "The Bear" with a wheel like this ; )

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Post by Kevin M. Gamble » Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:39 pm

Anyone have a picture they can post of the Avilas, possibly along side an Avalon and a Cambria?

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Post by Howard Gordon » Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:14 pm

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Durometers are being finalized, but 76a/80a/84a are the most likely. 75mm tall by 65mm wide; weight is 250grams per wheel (approx 9oz). Initial production by early March.

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Post by Chris Eggers » Tue Feb 04, 2003 5:04 pm

At 75 mm you should offer free riser pads with the first 100 orders....

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Post by John Gilmour » Wed Feb 05, 2003 2:28 am

If a 1000 grams is a kilogram and a kilogram is 2.2 pounds then would 500 grams be 1.1 pounds? 16 ounces to a pound would make it 17.6 ounces.

.....we'll never go metric

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Post by Howard Gordon » Wed Feb 05, 2003 4:29 am

Sorry about that - it's 250 grams per wheel. Maybe the "Brecks" will weigh in at 500.

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Post by Glenn S » Thu Mar 06, 2003 7:19 pm

These new Avila's are 9oz? Just a tad over 1/2lb each? That is a big wheel!

Is http://www.3dm-sport.com planning on offering a "trimmed" version of this wheel?

Has anybody done any experimentation with trimming this wheel yet? If so, any input you could offer up here?

Watching Paul Dunn at JPL he looked so fast and almost on the edge of being out of control using these wheels.
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Was that his first time ever using these wheels for him? Or had he been able to test them out before this race?

And how many people do you think might be using this wheel for the Pasos Robles race in April?

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Post by Howard Gordon » Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:19 pm

I think we'll leave the Avilas untrimmed for now, since it's not difficult for the racers to modify the wheels themselves.

Paul, Chicken, and Sherman had the wheels at JPL, though Chicken opted to run Avalons once racing started because I didn't have 4 80a Avilas for him to use. Sherman ran 84/80 Avilas (off my board), and Ben Schroeder later ran that combo with Sherm's board and knocked 5 or 6 seconds off his earlier runs. Paul had a hodgepodge of 76's, 80's and 84's, and he blew off the course with too much speed on his later runs, though he held the fastest time of the day until Richy's last run.

The Avilas definitely have some mass at 250gm. In comparison, the Cambrias weigh 100gm and the Avalons weigh 150gm.

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Post by Gary Holl » Tue Mar 11, 2003 9:03 pm

I rode the Avila's on Sunday and then switched back to some Avalons. The Avalons felt like a small wheel.

This new Avila wheel is going to be THE wheel for large G/S and for longboarders that want a nice big wheel.

I could have used these last year at "the bear".

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