Thursday, June 2, 2011

Atom Poison Alloy Slim Wheel GIVEAWAY and review!

Yeah, that's right, you can enter to win your own set of Atom Poison Slim Alloy wheels right here in my blog, but first.....I will review them and tell you exactly what I think, as always!


I skate on a polished cement floor during the spring and summer at our practice space, and when people walk in and think we are skating on ice (by the appearance of the floor alone) you know it is SLIPPERY. As soon as the Atom Poisons came out many poeople in my league got their own and said while nothing in the world will make our floor sticky they definitley will help...and they were right.

I strapped these bad girls on for the first time a few weeks ago, and I felt an immediate difference in my ability to do crossovers without first slowing down on the turns, which before I would have to coast into the turns and then start doing crossovers and accelerating. I am definitley not the best skater to begin with, so a slippery as ice floor doesnt help. These wheels are slim, which is nice for maneuvering, but I honestly wouldnt mind them being even slimmer....maybe that will be Atoms next venture.

Overall these wheels are great, and they are still nicely treaded and I have had some wheels where the treading on the wheels is gone after just a few practices!
I do like the alloy, as I am always concerned being over 200 pounds....I want wheels that are going to hold me and besides they look super flashy when I am skating around.

Now, for the part you are waiting for....your chance to win your own set of Atom Alloy Poison Slims!!!

To Enter: tell me what kind of flooring you skate on and what wheels you use most often! I am super curious to see what other folks use most!

For extra entries: (please post a seperate comment for each entry as I just use a random number generator)

**Post a link to this giveaway on your facebook
**Post a link to this giveaway on Twitter
** Follow this blog
** Like Vegan Derby Girl Facebook page
**Post to your leagues Facebook Page

Good luck this giveaway will be drawn on June 15th, and is open worldwide!

152 comments:

Mel said...

I skate on a wood rink floor. The humidity makes it SO HARD (read: slippy) to skate on. I've found that my MOJO wheels work fairly well, but I still get the same slip action on the turns.

When I skated on a more grippy (wood) surface, I loved my combo of Flat Outs and Tuners.

Great giveaway!!!

Mel said...

Extra entry: also liked you on Facebook.

AND, I recently acquired a set of Radar Diamonds that I can't WAIT to try out.

Christina said...

Brutal,

I would love a chance to win! In the newbie class right here in CNY, what is our new floor made of? It is so much better then the concrete.

Amy said...

I skate on polished cement floor too. I wear Heartless Chasers and Stalkers but the grip is wearing out fast!! Definitely going to try out some Atoms at some point! x

Fox Smoulder said...

I skate on polished concrete too! If it gets dusty it is SUPER slippery but if it is humid out then it is sticky.

I currently skate on the Omega/Stinger setup. A lot of our girls love skating on Poisons in the off season.

Stephanie Davidson said...

Atom Poisons on our bout floor (polished concrete!!). Atom Jukes on our current practice floor, which is kind of slick wood. Also tweeted this!

erksh said...

I skate on the same floor as Mel U. above -- hot, dirty wood.

I've tried Radar Tunners in used-up blue (lotta' work), pink (much better), first-incarnation jukes in a 93-ish(just okay) and yellow Fugitives (best yet -- borowing these and don't want to give 'em back).

erksh said...

Like you on FB, too!

Elizabeth said...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000009093400 Posted on my league's wall <3

Elizabeth said...

I follow you on FB :D

Elizabeth said...

And i follow you here <3

Elizabeth said...

I posted this on my blog

Elizabeth said...

Our warehouse is cement and it is kinda busted, but it's the only warehouse we have. Our bouts are at the coliseum which is also cement, but it's much smoother. I generally slide all over the place if I get too fast. Currently skate with Radars on my Riddell R3 skates.

Thanks for this giveaway :)

C said...

I skate on a dirty wood floor in an old armory arena. They nailed down plywood over some spots, and the floor is zippered in others. Beautiful brick building though. I also skate in a warehouse sometimes.

Love the poisons!
freewheel.

Asa Diamonds said...

I skate on wood (roller rink) surface. I currently use the regular Poisons, but have wanted the Slims!

TiM said...

We Practice on a musty, dusty, hardwood floor that is used for several different events including, but not limited to, raves, lectures, basketball games and practices, dodgeball practice, and the list goes on. The floor isn't kept up very well and so all the guys and gals in the league use softer, grippier wheels and are very familiar with the pushing power of Atom Poisons!

TiM said...

Extra Entry: I posted to my Fbooks

TiM said...

Extra Entry: I followed on Twitter

TiM said...

Extra Entry: I posted on my Team/league's Fbook

TiM said...

Extra Entry: I followed this blog

TiM said...

Extra Entry: I liked Vegan Derby Girl FBooks

Sarah said...

I liked you on Facebook!

Sarah said...

I tweeted you!

Sarah said...

I linked you on my wall...

Sarah said...

And I've followed your blog!

danielle said...

i skate on a polished rink floor that can be so slippery at times. im new to derby and have tried flat outs which im happier with but really need to experiment with some more new types of wheels! our skills test is june 27th can't wait and a new set of wheels would help with speed!

Wham Bam Pam said...

I skate on a wood floor. I have no idea what my current wheels are but I LOVE them. Doc Skate told me they are not derby wheels and that they are too fancy for derby. I don't care. Love em

Desirae W. said...

Hi, I've joined a New League so we currently skate on painted concrete flooring and on asphault outdoors. obviously i wouldnt use these wheels outdoors, but we are currently looking into a bigger venue, it has wood flooring with the wax surface, so it makes my current GT50 Rock Skates wheels slippery, i've even added pushers wheels and they work great on the painted concrete. so a new venue and a new set of wheels for a slippery surface would be sweet!Thanks! keeping fingers crossed :)

Wham Bam Pam said...

Extra entry...I like you on facebook. Pam Ellis

Wham Bam Pam said...

Extra entry - I shared the contest link on facebook. via Pam Ellis

Wham Bam Pam said...

Extra entry - I follow this blog.

Kristen said...

I am usually skating on sport court, and lately I've been skating on Atom Juke 2.0's and I like them just fine (though I'm dying to try some new wheels for those occasions when I skate on polished concrete and other surfaces!).

Kristen said...

Extra entry:
I posted a link to this giveaway on Twitter

Kristen said...

Extra entry:
I followed this blog

Kristen said...

Extra entry:
I liked the Vegan Derby Girl Facebook page

The Seeker said...

I am a newbie and skate at our warehouse on somewhat polished concrete that is a little rough around the edges with Hyper Cannibal 93a. The bouts are held in a venue with polished concrete, planning on using the Cannibals there. I could use a little more grip around the corners though, been eyeing the Poisons for awhile.

The Seeker said...

I liked you on Facebook. Angie Wendorf (Anya Keister)

The Seeker said...

I am following your blog. Angie Wendorf (Anya Keister)

Pinkie said...

We skate on wooden floors, and I am a total newbie so I have been alternating between the two sets of wheels I have: Flatout 88's and Boxer 96's. I liked the 88's far better, but I was told its best for bigger girls to use harder wheels... We'll see! I plan on borrowing friend's wheels to see what works.

kateweb said...

I skate on a wood roller rink wood floor I like the old atom queen b's ( yeah I know they have been gone a wile ) I have had them regrooved once already, they have/had a good balance of slick with a bit of grip, but I would not dare use them on concreate .

Janet Sharp said...

I also skate on wood roller rink floor. I'm pretty new & have the stock wheels that came with my R3's :-/ I slide in them a lot!

I also posted on FB, on my league's FB & liked your page :)

ChibiMitch said...

I skate on polished concrete, too. I currently have Fugitives, and my skates had Radar Flat Outs when I got them. I've skated on Zen Aerobics, too, when I put them on for beach skates (and was too lazy to switch them back before practice), and really liked the slimmer wheels. Flat Outs & Fugis are both wide wheels, I'd love to try a slimmer wheel again.

SarahByng said...

We skate on an outdoor, undercover Basketball court which is mega dusty - meaning very dirty bearings. We have a broom of doom now so its ok. I skate on 78a, 65mm Urethane wheels, outdoor wheels. I have the wheels that came with my Anarchy Havoc's for indoor use. Im interested to see what difference the Poison wheels make, I will hopefuly try some out and get an indoor hall sorted too! Great post!
Sarah (Basingstoke Voodoo Roller Skulls)

ChibiMitch said...

I liked the Vegan derby Girl page on FB as well. (KL Mi)

ChibiMitch said...

And I follow this blog now. :)

Jumpin' Jax Smash said...

I use Atom Poison Slims baby! They are the best on our dirty pressed wood floor in our warehouse. A hockey team also skates there. We are in Germany baby!

Xoxoxox Jumpin' Jax Smash
#47
Roller Girls of the Apocalypse
Kaiserslautern, Germany

Jumpin' Jax Smash said...

I FOLLOW you now! WEEEEEEE!!!
And I posted to FB

Shout out to Chibi. :0)

Kat Von D'stroya said...

Sweetness. Our floor is rubber - NO JOKE. It sucks all of the energy out of you. I skate on some bald jukes. Most of my girls like the poisons on that floor for some reason. I've only worn poisons outside, but they seem pretty awesome.

Kat Von D'storya said...

Cross posting on facebook!

Kat Von D'storya said...

And cross posted to Ohio Valley Roller Girls facebook!

mike said...

I skate on a filthy ,beat up ,slippery hardwood floor. my wheels are a set of atom poison slims from the day they came on the market last September or October . They still stick to the floor well and have grooves. very impressed with these wheels and plan on buying many more pairs or winning them :)

mike said...

posted to facebook

mike said...

following the blog

mike said...

posted to league page

mike said...

liked you on facebook :)

Leah said...

Wood:

Combo of lowboys, omega 2.0, and the occasional witchdoctor on front left.

motes said...

I'm a ref, so I skate on every kind of floor from slippery concrete to super-sticky wood. I'm on the blue Cannibals (I love them, but they've been discontinued--AARGH!--so I'm on a quest to find a similar wheel). I started on black Fugitives (and then did a black/orange pushers combo) and loved those, but I've been dying to try out the Poisons for a while.

TK said...

I'm not sure what our type of floor is called--it's some kind of linoleum tile floor at the local indoor hockey rink. I just got some G-Rods and they are great for that floor, but a little slippery on the polished wood gym floor where we bout. The cheap-o wheels on my fresh meat package skates made me feel like I'd fall on every cross over. I'd love to try all kinds of wheels to find the right fit.

TK said...

Liked you on FB!

TK said...

Following you, too.

Rachel said...

For practice I skate on semi-polished concrete. For games it's skate court.
I have been using red speedrays with for years - they work on just about everything except a highly polished/slippery concrete.

Rachel said...

I now like this on FB

Rachel said...

Now following the blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I skate on the wooden rink floor with Atom Lowboys (95s) now that it's hot. I alternated them with my Creepers (90s) when it was cold. I use the 90s on our sport court, but I've been DYING to try Poisons on the sport court!

Rachel said...

Linked giveaway on FB.

elizabeth said...

I skate on a dusty wood floor and semi-polished concrete. For the concrete, I use poison slims and for the wood floor I use g-rods 2.0.

Thanks!

elizabeth said...

I follow your blog.

elizabeth said...

I "like" you on Facebook.

elizabeth said...

I posted the link to the giveaway on my Facebook.

heartless love said...

I skate on a variety of places from semi polished concrete, to slippery gym floors, to basketball courts. I use to have a pair of sugars till they wore out while I skated which had decent grip regardless of the floor but I wore them out by skating with my dogs, so I use my pair of Atom Jukes which are good because I love the manuevability from how slim they are, but the grip is gone due to some abuse.

heartless love said...

And I liked you on face book!

Hillbilly Harlot said...

I LOVE the Atom Alloys. I have been using them for the past few months. (before the Atoms I skated on Radar 92s) I skate primarily on coated wood and polished concrete BUT they are also great for dirty or unpolished concrete and the Atoms deliver a consistent performance on each surface.

Amberghini said...

I skate on polished (but crappy) concrete. I've actually been using the poison slims (but I didn't spring for the alloy!) since I switched off the wheels that came with my skates. They've been pretty awesome so far, I can get going nice and fast on them without slipping out in the corners. I'd love a backup set for bouts!

Amberghini said...

And I posted a link on facebook...

Amberghini said...

And I posted a link on twitter...

Amberghini said...

And I'm following this blog...

phoebe said...

And I liked you on facebook!

Smoking Halo said...

Sometimes we skate in this "event center"... and the cement is like ice. YAY for Poisons!

Beth said...

I too skate on a slippery as can be polished concrete outdoor rink. I'm freshmeat and getting ready to hopefully purchase some Poisons soon (as my team swears by them too) but for the moment I am using a loaner set of Radar Flat-Outs.

Since I am not ready to bout yet I don't join in on our Monday practices but I hear the laquered floor at that venue is even more slick...dreading that already, lol.

Melissa said...

hi!! I skate on a wooden rink with atom lowboys :)

Kira said...

Our floor is concrete, but i doubt it has even seen anything as high-end as a polish! I'm still on the horrible GT50 stock wheels, since i'm months away from being drafted, much less rostered.

DrCarnage said...

We skate on wood, but due to council cuts there are now not enough staff to clean it on a regular basis, so its wood with a thick coating of dust and mud, verrrrry slippery! I currently skate on Atom jukes, 88s and 92s however I appear to have lost a huge chunk out of the side of one of them. Sad times :( Time for an upgrade! x x

stircrazyben said...

I skate on Radar Flat-out's on sport court, they were just what came with my skates and were suggested for starters, but now I'm ready for narrower wheels... yay ECRG!
Please pick me to win ;)

Jenny Rodriguez said...

Guh. I posted this on facebook and not here. Failure to follow instructions:


The Southern Oregon Rollergirls skate at the armory in Medford, OR the flooring is a polished tile and is waxed regularly. I myself am a less skilled skater, but if I win this I'm giving them to Amber Ammonition Griffin because she is very talented skater and has been riding on cruddy wheels since the dawn of time so I would benefit more from watching her skate on them than anything.

missy said...

we skate on concrete floors. very dirty so also very slippery. the other half of our warehouse is a textile factory. When we bout we skate on wood floors that is also really slippery. I am currently skating on b'zerk madmen which are 91a and are the softest wheels I have ever skated on which still aren't grippy enough. I am curious to try something more grippy.

Phatbasset said...

Skate on sport court. Using Radar Tuners at the moment.

Luaneurysm said...

i liked this on Fb and reposted on my page. i would like to give them to one of the girls in our new FM class who just had her car stolen with all her gear in it.

elecTrix said...

I skate on dirty sport court, dirty wood and rough asphalt. I only skate on my Mojos, but I also have Caymans lying around as well as some rocks disguised as wheels that came on my old school Carreras. I would love some better outdoor wheels, but I have a feeling these Poisons would be perfect everywhere. Want!

elecTrix said...

Posted to my facebook.

elecTrix said...

Posted to twitter @PBrollergirls

elecTrix said...

Following blog from a previous contest. <3

elecTrix said...

Liked vegan Derby Girl on facebook, of course!

elecTrix said...

Posted to league page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/thePalmBeachRollergirls

satisfied said...

I skate on a sport court mostly. I do not know the specific name of my wheels. I bought them slightly used from one of the other girls on the team when I started skating 2 months ago. I know they are poisons and are a light lime green. I have since worn off the words on the side.

Miss Defy, Lava City Roller Dolls said...

Dirty sport court and dirty polished and very slippery concrete. Found that the Quickie Stickies work fairly well on both but have been really wanting to try the poisons! Pick me, pick me! 'liked' you on FB too! ;o)

Lea said...

Sport court! I love Atom G-rod slims!

Kristyn said...

I skate on a very well polished wood floor.. I am a newbie short on money so I have the radar demons. I am in need of new wheels super bad too! So this blog really helped me out at looking at everyones reviews.

Kristyn said...

Liked you on FB! :)

Kristyn said...

I posted this to my Leagues FB, even though it now gives me some competition! :)

Kristyn said...

I also am now following your blog!

Niki said...

I posted to FB, liked vegan derby girl and followed the blog. I just started skating, we go between a slick wood floor on a basketball court, a plastic floor at the hockey rink and a very slick polished concrete floor for bouts. I got Radar flat out 88as with my skates and they do very well on the wood floor so far.

Gypsy said...

My team skates on painted (slippery) concrete for practice, and sport court for bouts. Well, up until our last one last weekend, not sure what we'll be skating on next season. I skate on Radar flat-outrageous right now, but would looooove the atoms ;)

Gypsy said...

Liked on FB!

Gypsy said...

Posted the link on FB for my team, hopefully one of us will win!

Gypsy said...

Also following your blog, whew!

Scream said...

I skate on polished concrete also. I have the regular atoms and the are a huge improvement from my 95a's that came with my skates!! I wish I had the slims though, tired of kicking my own wheels.

Scream said...

Facebook post :)

Dirty Beets said...

I skate on a polished concrete floor and its reallllllyyy slippery! we even have to sugar it sometimes! it has some rough spots too where the concrete is messed up and was "fixed" with rougher stuff. lots of girls got rink rash from those spots. I use 91 radars. but i want better ones. but i am poor. i am also a vegan derby girl !!

Zibby DS said...

I skate on painted concrete and roll with jukes. love them but always willing to try others to help the slippage

Laurel Cole said...

For the polished wood basketball court, I use poisons. For outdoor, i use radar pures and for the skatepark and sportcourt I use flat outs.

Brittany T. said...

Sport court mainly, polished concrete and tiled gym floor. A wide array and I only have one set of wheels.

Brittany T. said...

I also liked your page on FB. =)

Julia said...

I use Atom Tracker wheels. I love them on sport court, but I recently joined a second league that skates on polished concrete and the Trackers skid out on the turns. Most of my teammates have the Poisons and love them!

Robin said...

I am a new skater and was blessed to get poisons as a gift from my husband for Christmas - I'm thinking narrower wheeels would be even better! We skate primarily on an older wooden skating rink floor and for bouts we skate at an ice arena where they melt the ice out for us - so not sure what it's made of but heard it's slick! Might as well leave the ice up RIGHT?

Carla said...

Mean Deneen #10 for Bad News Beaters, AZRD. We have a warehouse, so we skate on concrete. Our bouts are on an indoor sport court. I use 89 Flat Outs.

Carla said...

I just liked your FB account.

Carla said...

And just posted a link on my page.

Soph! said...

Tweeted your giveaway!

Soph! said...

Now following your blog

Soph! said...

liked your FB page!

Natasha said...

Liked your FB page and reposted the contest too.
I skate on a polished cement floor. Same floor that my skates have been on since the late 80's. I own a pair of SP204's with original wheels. Since these are the original wheels I do tend to slide a bit on the turns. Since starting derby I have thought maybe it is time for new wheels. Thanks for suggesting these wheels. Natasha =)

betterdeadthanredbird said...

I skate on a "grippy" wood floor so my wheels of choice are yellow Sure Grip Power Plus or green Fugitives. Love a hard wheel on a grippy surface but I would also love some Poisons for those away bouts on concrete!

Millie said...

I skate on a polished cement floor. I rock some Atom Jukes currently but am dieing to get some aluminum hubs!

Millie said...

Liked Vegan Derby Girl on facebook!

Millie said...

Posted on my leagues facebook!

Millie said...

Posted giveaway on facebook!

Millie said...

Posted about giveaway on twitter!

rollersleepyhead said...

i skate on tiled surfaces most of the time but also on wooden floor too( : i use radar zodiacs ( :

rollersleepyhead said...

i also liked u on facebook ( :

rollersleepyhead said...

i also posted your link to our leagues teampage ( :

Kassandra said...

I just started and have been using the wheels that came with my skates Sure-Grip Twister Wheels on polished cement also they seem to be ok but as Im new I dont really know the difference.. I guess Ill find out first bout is in about a month :)

Tatiana said...

We skate on polished cement at a curling rink so the floor is extra smooth and I use a half set of atom lowboys and a half set of stingers.

THE TRUTH said...

I skate on a polished wood floor. I use half Heartless Vanish and Half Breakers.

THE TRUTH said...

Extra entry: I posted this link on my facebook

jamie said...

Liking you on Facebook. I've got Atom Fusions on a polished rink floor and I like them quite a bit, but I've always wanted to try alloys so I hope I win!

THE TRUTH said...

Extra entry: I am following your blog

THE TRUTH said...

extra entry: I liked your facebook page

Allison Miller said...
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Alli said...

We skate at two different locations - a polished cement rink, and a wooden floor. I think the wooden rink floor is much easier on skates and falls. Awesome giveaway, thanks! I use the sure grip fugitives in blue.

Alli said...

Extra entry: Liked on facebook!

Alli said...

Extra entry: posted to Twitter :)

Alli said...

One more - followed your blog!

Jolene said...

We skate on a wood rink and an outdoor concrete rink. I still have my stock wheels that came with my GT-50 skates, because I can't afford new wheels just yet. The poisons slims are looking really good, and i'd looooove to win them!

Jolene said...

Extra entry: posted on my facebook,

Jolene said...

Posted on the OPCDG League facebook,

Jolene said...

Liked your facebook page,

Jolene said...

And followed this blog! ;) gimme some wheels!

lauren51892 said...
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Shawn said...

From one vegan to another...We practice on a wood floor but have skated on many terrain. I have had the best luck with my Hyper Shamans. They are a bit pricey but seem to be a good wheel for both wood and concrete and they hold up quite nicely. However, we did skate a marble floor and I would definitely recommend using the Poison wheel for extremely slick floors. I tried the wide Poison wheels and they were a bit awkward. I think the slims would allow you to be more agile.
It's great to see there are other vegan derby girls out there. I have liked your page, blog, and passed the info on to the rest of the team!!!
Shawn Sudaj
(HellSpawn IVVRD)

Rebecca said...

I am a vegan too. Happy to have found your blog!
I skate on a wooden surface and just got Atom Jukes via recommendation from my derby mentor (I am fresh tofu).
I follow you on facebook too. Thank you!

rollersleepyhead said...

hi i also posted the link on my wall ....( : ( :

Anonymous said...

I skate on a skate rink (wood and slippery especially on cold days) I am currently using Suregrip Fugitives(92A)they aren't bad but I am a jammer and blocker so I am leaning towards something more grippy and smaller if possible and I hear the poison slims will be just what I am looking for.

Nikki(n.tthomas13@ymail.com)