Roll Line Thunder Demon Powerblading Review
Thunder Demon Powerblading
So these guys will be new to most of us, but as a company Roll Line Skil have been around a while now making gear for slalom skaters.
This is their first step into Powerblading, and other than Undercover is the only brand currently making Powerblading labelled wheels.
Being 88a you know they’re going last a little longer than most other wheels, but long term durability depends on the compound used, but so far so good.
Plenty of grip on a range of surfaces, but still hard enough if you want to try some tech H-block grinds etc.
One thing people over look with 80mm wheels is the amount of flex they have. The last thing you want is a wheel that bends when cornering.
The Thunder Demons are nice and stiff, which when added to the almost full round profile ( not pointed ) gives you lots of cornering grip and control.
The only downside to these wheels is that they are very new and there is a limited availability, so I’d suggest contacting them directly if you want to grab yourself a set.
So far, these are right up there with my favourite wheels I’ve tried so far, and I will probably use them in the upcoming Wax&Bombing event.
Price estimated at €70 for 8 wheels, so they are good value for money.
They also make a range of top quality bearings and skate tools, and are just starting to release details on their new Powerblading alloy frames. So watch this space.
Review by Jamie Reid for Powerblading.org