Motion Note: Blood Orange Alpines are quick-rolling, controllable downhill wheels. 82a feels like a reboundy, technical downhill and drifting wheel. Slides kill less speed than the other durometers, but still allow you to control your speed and path well. Also, they feel much more of the road imperfections than other durometers. Still, the big core gives the wheel tons of support, minimizes deformation, creates a more even wear pattern and puts your setup on the turbo booster super fast setting. The sharp lips and core size combine with the urethane to create a grip-to-slip ratio that's very apparent, and easy to stay on top of. All in all, skaters from the inexperienced, to the most knowledgeable, will love Alpines.