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    The 3rd Degree wheel review of the Kebbek Takawan

    The 3rd Degree wheel review of the Kebbek Takawan

    Hop's note: We gave Scotty Bain a set of wheels to test out, thinking we'd never see him again, but he has sent back a great review on the new Kebbek Takawan.scotty-skate The Kebbek Takawan 82a is a high speed freeride wheel with a slightly offset core and its available in two duros: 80a (a white wheel) and 82a (a blue wheel). Its 72mm tall and 53mm wide and comes with Kebbek's "hype free" bearings and spacers for free... which is awesome. They grip and slip right out of the pack as they have a stone ground contact patch. Best suited to high speed grip and a well controlled and predictable slides/speed checks. The name Takawan means "young salmon" in the mic ma'ac language, I don't know why they would name a wheel this intense after a young salmon and I have even less clue where the mic ma'ac language originated or how to speak it sorry! scotty-board2 I found that they didn't leave thane lines however that may have to do with the weight of the rider and the duro you pick. My favourite feature about the Kebbek Takawan's is that it has a really super nice supportive core which makes the thane on the outside of the wheel feel really consistent, predictable and controlled. They slide and grip all the way to the core, it also gives the wheel an ability to have a really quick rotational speed if needed to rip those quick 180's just before a corner or for those extra style points. Another great feature of the Takawan is that the life of the wheel is awesome, it took weeks and weeks of solid every day shredding to get the wheel even close to the core, and all the way down it wore evenly and consistently. scotty-board All in all the Kebbek Takawan is an awesome freeride wheel that I would recommend to anyone looking for a high speed freeride wheel that is fast and stable at any speed. It will grip or slide around any corner or just to slow you down with some style points. :) [table id=10 /]   What Kebbek wheels are available to buy? Takawan 73mm 82a blue Takawan 73mm 80 white Libre 69mm 82a blue Libre 69mm 80a white