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Shark wheels setup

Shark Wheels Skatepark Review

View our range of Shark Wheels at Aylesbury Skateboards. Available in 60mm or 70mm online and in store.

 

At Aylesbury Skateboards we are always open to trying different skateboarding setups, this time it came in the form of some new wheels from Shark Wheels. These are not you’re typical wheel they have the perception that they are cuboid shaped because of the rad and very different design, but are just as and if not smoother then any other long-board or cruiser wheel. Carrying on from the design side of things, these incredible wheels have curved grooves to push stones and such through them, this gives you an advantage if you live in a rocky or rough area to get your shred on. This also means that riding or landing into grass has become a lot easier as I found out. Whilst riding these unique wheels I found that the grip is in no way effected by the shape and the grooves, it still has a amazing amount of grip for taking you round corners and winding in and out of obstacles that may obstruct your path.

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With the great grip comes the speed side of things, the wheels come in 60mm and 70mm which means that of course you are going to gather speed but I did not expect the speed that I got from them. Bombing down a massive hill on my way into work was when I realised that these where something special and worth a look at. I paired the Shark wheels with an old Mother Collective 8.5″ skateboard deck. A pair of 151 Thunder Hollow Lights and some Bones Reds bearings which was an excellent match. Even though these wheels are meant for cruising we managed to get a few tricks together and made a little edit in order to show just what they are capable of.  Wheels are £69.99 UK retail price.

VERDICT: Overall I believe these wheels have worked their magic on me and made me fall in love, they are a real head turner and deserve a serious look.

Shark Wheels Yellow 70 MM

Yellow sidewinder 70 mm wheels

 

Staff picks - Kurt - All the components

Staff Picks: New setup for the new park.


As the new park is opening this week, I decided it was time to build a fresh setup to shred there. I went for:


 

Had to go for the We Out Here deck from the Rip N Dip Summer Collection as that alien face is too great. Also had to make sure I had the cut out on the grip to let the smaller alien face shine through. The Krux Meeowzers were also a necessity because cats – who could possibly not want that. Decided to try something new with the Gold wheels. At the moment I’m skating Enjoi wheels, but these looked interesting. I like the fact that they’re clear so you can see the orange from the bearings through the wheels. As for bearings I went for Bronson Speed Co. as I really wanted to try them. The marketing looked great and really worked on me. After I test them out i’ll write a review giving my verdict on them.

Here’s a few pictures of the setup. I got carried away taking pictures as I’m a bit in love with it.

Make sure you’re prepared for the new park in Vale! Be sure to get stop by and get stocked up at Aylesbury Skateboards.

As a side note, Our new shop stickers should be arriving tomorrow (9/7/15) so be on the lookout.