Kickstarter Project Reinvents Skateboard Wheel

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A Kickstarter project aims to make skateboarding smoother, faster and generally easier. The company, Shark Wheel has developed innovative square-shaped skateboard wheels.

Skateboarding is one of the most popular sports.

And a Kickstarter project aims to make skateboarding smoother, faster and generally easier. The company, Shark Wheel has developed innovative square-shaped skateboard wheels.

Although it sounds contradictory and bizarre, the wheels feel circular when riding. But they resemble a cube when viewed from the side. Equipped with grooves that comprise a snake like pattern, they offer better grip than standard wheels.

The width is increased, but the amount of friction is decreased, meaning the Shark Wheels can easily handle wet, slippery surfaces. They can even smoothly ride over gravel and soft ground.

The weaved design acts as a sort of funnel, tossing debris and liquid aside, rather than just going over or through it. According to the company “The Shark Wheel Skate 70mm longboard wheels fit onto all existing longboards and have a standard hub.”

The Kickstarter project was a success, as the company surpassed their monetary target goal.

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