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if they are fast enough for iowa's "Rockets" , they should be fast enough for the rest of us...
i shall await your holiday appraisal...
they are so ugly that they won't be falling into my shopping cart, unless they are "very" fast...
I've seen a few pop up on ebay but none at the wallyland I went to yesterday...I'm interested to see what they do
Please don't tell me I've been hoarding the wrong wheels!
I for one hope these wheels are NOT the next big thing!!!
I applaud Mattel for at least attempting to market a product towards us...but I'll become 'a believer' when they can consistently beats my `90s-era 'Gold Medal Speed' cars on the track.
What's the difference with the Gold Medal Speed wheels compared to the regular Ultra Hots other than just being "Gold".
Here is what the backs are saying.
The Hot Wheels vehicle you are holding represents the latest in high-tech performance. The combination of a nickel-plated axle with low-friction all-acetal wheel creates a smoother surface and less resistance.
Had to look up acetal. Blah, blah blah.
Acetal (POM) - A thermoplastic produced by the addition polymerization of an aldehyde through the carbonyl function, yielding unbranched polyoxymethylene chains of great length. The acetal resins are among the strongest and stiffest of all thermoplastics, and are characterized by good fatigue life, low moisture sensitivity, high resistance to solvents and chemicals, and good electrical properties. Because of these properties, acetals often compete with nylons for many of the same applications. Acetals may be processed by conventional injection molding and extrusion techniques. The main area of application for acetal is industrial and mechanical products.
The acetal polymer (POM) class was first introduced in 1956 and has achieved important application because of a good profile of properties. Two types of acetals available are a homopolymer and a copolymer with slightly different advantages for each. Acetals are available in fiber reinforced and lubricated molding grades as well as extruded shapes for machined parts.
I'm really not sure, I just know that the few old GMS cars that I have are among the fastest.
I always assumed it was just the color. Well, maybe not.
I still don't understand why they put "fast" wheels on some of the slowest models in HW history... and a Bike too. Back Slider, Lotus Concept, Motoblade, Pro-stock Camaro... all terrible. Never tried the truck or torque twister, but considering i've never heard of them on RLD, they can't be anything too special. Bone Shaker is the only one which is good. Perhaps is was their intention to try and make slow cars fast?
Agreed, WorpeX. Although I thought the 'Motoblade' was a plastic body/metal chassis car with a low cG? That type of construction seems to be Mattel's modern formula for 'track performance'. I've never raced one, but I know a few of the teams @ DCR compete with them.
I don't have any yet. I guess some people are seeing them at Wal-Marts at $2 each.
the plastic body may have an alterior motive... if the public will accept the change ... they won't need to paint them...$ $ $