I recently totally messed up my rear wheel/paint job after a crash and I need a new tire as well. (http://www.moderndecay.net/?p=743)
I'm looking for a really thick tire that's awesome for skidding... last time I bought a tire I had the Soma Everwear but I skidded through it in about 2 or 3 months and got a donated tire, the CST Super HP which lasted all of 2 weeks. I went back to the bike shop to get my wheel rebuilt after the crash and some new parts, and they had the Freedom ThickSlick tire in stock... the mechanic said he'd never tested it out on a track bike or fixed gear so I'd be the first reviewer of the tire at that shop. I'd like to get some opinions from you guys or someone who's tried it on bikeforums. I've heard it's a heavy tire but I'm not concerned about weight at all. What I'm really concerned about is how fast it wears when skidding. Thanks guys!