ATOM Savant Wheel
The new Savant series from ATOM, USA provides an extremely light Derby wheel with a hard core (hub). Since the urethane is just thinly applied, the wheel is very fast and precise in handling. It also reacts directly to your moves.
Due to its extremely light weight you can accelerate the Savant Roller Derby wheel in no time, which is not just of advantage for jammers. The small "lip" on the outer edge helps compensate flaws in technique that happen with fast movements. During lateral movements and pushing (e.g. cross overs) this lip provides the required grip.
Overall the very harmonic and assessable reactions of the wheel stand out, so that you quickly trust the roll if the wheel and dare to push your limits. Since that's not typical among these types of highly reactive and fast wheels, the ATOM Savant wheels are highly recommended for advanced and pro players, regardless of their playing position!
Like all the other Roller Derby wheels the complete Savant series has been tested and compared to our range of wheels. This test took place in spring 2017 with a German Roller Derby team.
Attention: The Savant wheel is a great wheel on typical smooth sportcourt surfaces like wood or pvc. By using them on raw concrete/asphalt like outdoor rollerskate places they will worn out much easier.
RDH Recommendation: A very good allround solution is to combine 2x 88A with 2x 93A. This combination works great on nearly all floors - you'll always have enough grip and are almost always fast enough.