Local homie Andrew Medeiros destroyed a set of these wheels from Down Under. While he wasn't in the brutal Austrailian heat, he still milked huge amounts of thane out of them. Here's his take:
Setup: Rayne Savage, PNL Strummers, Riot bushings.
The Mudjimba Dusties are a 70mm 78a wheel of clear blue thane goodness.
I was expecting a grippier wheel out of the package, but they quickly proved me wrong by immediately started coating the road and my trucks with delicious sugary thane dust. An easy initiation into the slide with a buttery “on the pavement” feel and consistency through the whole wheel. The Mudjimba Dusties do have a quick wear on hot pavement but leave huge amounts of a white/light blue thane that will keep you wanting more and more.
I am 140 pounds and hit the core after about 4 sessions of moderate to hard riding in 90° heat so they do wear quickly but are super smooth if you are looking for a thaney in the middle wheel between icy and grippy. From me riding this wheel the last couple days i've learned to really love the slide they provide. Having full control of my board was a very big plus to these wheels and at 78a provide a buttery non chatter slide that can't be compared.
I will personally be picking up another set for events coming up, and just to have a blast on! The Mudjimba Dusties are a scrumptious wheel that will leave you with a blood thirst for thane!
Team Rider Quentin LaChance borrowed a set of Akashas from the shop to give 'em a good rolling. Here's his take:
The first run I took on these wheels, I immediately noticed how they had a quick roll speed along with being quite nimble. The wheels felt great fresh, but after 3 or 4 slides they were fully broken in.
Once broken in, Akashas started to show a more playful side with not as much grip and much easier slide initiations. Although less grippy than a wheel I’d prefer in, say, a racing environment, I really enjoyed skating them even on faster runs. The wheels slide made throwing stand-up slides way easier than alternatives with a similar shape and style, while also retaining just enough grip to throw scrubby pre-drifts and rail tight turns with confidence. Before trying these wheels I was riding 76a Venom Cobra Core Cannibals and some various freeride wheels for sliding, and I feel these wheels were a great middle ground. The size of the wheel combined with a sharp inner lip, supportive core, makes them a good option for going fast. The stiff outer lip and urethane makes sliding more approachable, consistent, and a lot of fun compared to most wheels of similar shape.
I found that the all around durability of these wheels was pretty good for the urethane type. They thane a little bit on most hills, but would absolutely dump on rougher stuff. I’m 140 pounds and usually don’t tear through wheels as much as your average rider, and after 5 good session on these wheels they’ve started to get pretty small and naturally less grippy, but still have plenty of life in them.
The wheels also showed to be pretty resilient to flat spotting and ovaling but it certainly wasn't out of the question.
All around I really liked the Ahmyo Akasha's and recommend them to anybody looking for some bigger wheels that can keep up with the pack when you’re hauling, but still be a really good time when you put them sideways.
2013 Landyachtz Charlie Horse
Rogue Trucks 50 / 30 split
This review was written by Mickey Alexander, a Taiwan native now representing in Florida.
Here he is ripping it up in Asia:
Merkaba 81a 73mm 58mm CP
What do I have to say? I really am enjoying these out here in Asia. More specifically Taiwan. Where the roads are scribbly, winding, technical and the most inconsistent pavement ever. But aside from that, such a great place to really get to push a wheel to its limits.
The first wheels on our list are the Merkaba by Ahmyo Wheels.
The 81a Merkabas were a joy to break in and skate with. They maintained their grip and kept their skin much longer than I had anticipated. The center of the wheels tend to hold the skin for at least a few sessions of hard drifting/sliding over large-grain asphalt and smooth pavement. Even slides rather controllably even more sewer caps and cracked pavements. The outer and inner lips tend to round out rather quickly. The release point is very harsh while the skin is intact and can be rather noisy but once they wear away it has a very sugary slide with a smooth release and hook up. Great for low angle slides.
They were very consistent over a variety of pavements from thin-grained to blacktop type pavement. They allowed for really tight lines even at speeds above 60-80kmh. They provided me with great confidence on gripping even rough pavements on corners closer to 90 degrees.
Great and very consistent slides with skin and without. Very good for variety of pavement changes and if you like to go fast with freeriding or just pure downhill. Not many cons I can actually bring up other than they aren’t for you if you don’t like grip. Definitely had a lot of fun with this set.
You can pick up your set here!