Looseball vs. Phils for hubs and BB
We were having a debate over this in the SSFG forum and I was curious to know what some of the track guys thought. There has been a debate whether the differences between the smoothness of looseball hubs like Dura Ace, Campy, Suntour, etc. and high quality cartridge hubs (and BB's as well) like Phil Wood are noticeable only when spinning the wheel around in your hands, or also on the streets. Now obviously Phils have a good deal of drag right out of the box, but when they're broken in they spin pretty damn smooth, although not nearly as nice as a looseball BB or hub. There was one camp saying the difference is so negligable when you're actually riding that it would be more of a placebo to say they Dura Ace or something similar "makes" you faster, and another camp saying there was definitely a difference.
What do you track racers think? Experiences one way or the other?