Remember Pee Wee Longboard Test Setup:
Independent 215 trucks
Remember Pee Wee
Remember Pee Wees look magnificent. My sister called them: "The wheel for the confident rider, very secure in their sexuality". Jokes aside, they come in pink and powder blue. Pee Wees are 62mm with a durometer of 82a, so slightly harder than their bigger counterpart the Remember Hoots (80a). The core placement is centerset and have a contact patch of 23mm. The stone ground surface is so smooth I just want to hold them and touch them....but that's not what wheels are for, so let's try them out!
Remember Pee Wees have a normal roll speed for a 62mm wheel. I put them on my Rayne Renegade double kick for this ride. Next time I'll try them out on a bigger deck and see how they are.
In to my first few slides, I'm thinking: "WOW! These wheels are slidey! Seriously, these are the slidiest soft wheels I've ever tried. They're like Slide A's except that they are soft and not so icy. Weird but interesting." They reminded me a bit of Street Hawgs (since those are 62mm and quite slidey wheels) but with a different feel to them. They felt like their bigger brother, Remember Hoots, though harder, but obviously if you're reading this review, you probably haven't tried the Hoots either ;)
The feel of the Pee Wees almost reminded me of shredding mounds of fine powder. They had a very distinguished feel to them.
Let's be honest here, I'm not a great rider or anything, but with the Pee Wees I really felt more confident. Why? Because their release was so easy, I didn't have to kick out the board too much to slide. It made me try out different tricks that I hadn't before. The Pee Wees are definitely going to be my go-to wheel this summer. Pee Wees have a contact patch of 23mm versus Remember's 70mm Hoot, which has a contact patch of 38mm. However, once you wear these wheels more, the contact patch increases to around 29mm - still small.
Speaking of, how is the wear, you say? As you can see from the pictures below, the thane is there, but it's not as apparent as the thane lines of a Cadillac Swinger, Method Air or Vault Fibreflex wheel. This means that the Pee Wee wears slower than any of the other thane dumpers. Wheel wear is consistent and with the centerset core, you can flip them to increase life and prevent ovaling.
When a new wheel comes out, I hear people say: "Oh, that wheel is just over hyped, etc.etc." Well, Remember Collective has produced something no other wheel manufacturers have before. So if that's "hype" then okay, but really what I'm super excited about is the fact that these wheels are like nothing I've ever ridden before. With a price tag for the Pee Wees at Thane Store of $29.95, they are a steal. So get a set and find out what the "hype" is all about! I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Any cons? I had to think about this one for a while. And then it hit me when I changed my Pee Wees and put some different wheels on.....they all feel soooo grippy and shitty after riding these! Seriously, it was quite an adjustment but after a bit of riding, I got used to it. That's all :)
Thanks for reading!