Not for me
I got these (38t) for better acceleration and braking and while they offer slightly better acceleration and noticeably stronger braking over the standard 32t I found the increased torque made starting off the line really jerky and cumbersome.
They're just not as smooth in everyday use as the 32t and became a pain to use.
I would say High Speed braking (30km/h+) had become slightly dangerous as even the slightest touch on the brake would unsetle the board.
Also no matter how tight i adjusted the belt tension (i tried different tensions) they would slip under heavy braking.. and i'm not exactly the heaviest guy at 80KG
No complaints about build quality as these are excellent.
Using with standard 97mm wheels
Evolve Skateboards Japan 合同会社
Hey Al, This sounds really strange that it's slipping on the 38T but not the 32T, maybe there's something else going on there. Feel free to reach out to your local tech department for advice. Cheers Evolve HQ
Street 38 t gears
Bought the belts and gears separately as my friends loaned me his 107 street wheels awesome so will be buying in the near future
spear parts, chip easy
found that if you push the limits then you break stuff, so have found I get stones up in the gear drive when on loose chip or gravel -M/B tracks, and have chipped and smashed gears, so it is a must to have spears to keep you rolling,