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The Halo wheel is the latest innovation in lightweight, high performance wheels for roller derby. Striving for the precision and feel of an aluminium core/hub wheel, without the weight or heavy pricepoint, Radar came up with the Halo wheels. The H-shaped core makes it possible to have less urethane on the edges of the wheel to give you precision, and to have more uretheane in the middle of the wheel to give you grip. The holy balance has been found. Enjoy.
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What makes the Radar Halo so unique?
Generally, wheels have a standard or smaller core with a thick layer of urethane (tyre) to generate good grip on different types of surfaces, but you'll miss the finesse of your edges to perform well timed hockey stops or plows.
Or the core is oversized with a thinner layer of urethane around it to get a stiffer feel, enhancing your edge work, including precise stops, but limiting your amount of grip and durability.
Radar came up with an H-shaped hub, combining the best of both worlds. The inner and outer edge of the wheel have less urethane where the core is oversized, to enhance reponse and fine edge work. This means, amongst other things, acing your stops and having a perfect feel when using your edges. The middle of the core has a deeper cutout so that more urethane could be poured in, to create more grip, to increase control on different types of surfaces and to overall improve your ride. The Halo is also shockingly light.
Radar Halo wheels come in different hardnesses so you can find the set that matches exactly with your style and skate surface. If you're into that, you can easily mix and match different Halo wheel sets to perfect your setup.
Our recommendation: You might want to go down one hardness option as the Radar Halo wheels feel somewhat harder than their durometer (hardness number). If a 95A is your standard go to option, you might want to consider taking a 93A.
By K 22 / Jul / 2020
The halo 86 are the wheels I needed to be confortable in our very slippery venue. I needed some grip but I usually do not like to grip to much (does this make sense ?). Those wheels allow me to skate smoothly while having the right amount of grip and control. The perfect balance.
By Lt. Savage 18 / Apr / 2020
I absolutely love these halo wheels. I have them in 84, 86, 88 and 91. My 91 halo wheels are part of my basic setup. They are very durable and somehow work with a lot of difficult floors. Our game venue has a soft sportcourt, yet the halos 91 give me good grip and just enough slide to perform well during a game. The wheels are very reactive and look good. I have been skating on halos since 3 years now and they never let me down.
By Buu 17 / Jan / 2020
I skate a lot on my 91A Halo's! I also have the 93A and 95A Halo's but don't use them that often, I don't like to much slide, but with real grippy floors they have rescued me a couple of times. I like the esthetics of the black urethane and a colourful hub. They are light and durable! I have been skating on the 91A's every practice for over 3 years now! They still look pretty fresh!
By Zoe 16 / Nov / 2019
Réactives, solides, légères et belles. Que demande le peuple?