Originally Posted by DARKSIDE
+1...but on asphalt/concrete...they wear alot faster...ALOT
I bought a set (not the v-groove). I was told they wouldn't grip well til scrubbed in. We were scrubb'n but I never feel a large improvement in grip. They are way better than the slot drifters for grip, but way far from HPI pro comp X-patterns. I don't have experience with HPI D-comp yet to compare. What I do know is I left the U-groove with my little cousin and he wore them ball and very thin within a week on the street. This is probably 12-16 charges at a guess. I'm not sure if that's considered good wear or bad, but my pro-comp X-patterns have seen about 10 charges and still look like x-patterns. they still have plenty of runs let in them. The D's are supposed to last even longer.
Seems this may truly be a case of, "you get what you pay for." I'm often willing to test that old statement, because I have found some gems without wasting too much money in the process.