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I'm not exactly sure how the discussion started, but Ryan Gallant and I got on the subject of Shark Wheels. I jokingly said that I would get him some to try out, and that turned into it us doing an actual wear test with a set that Shark Wheels was nice enough to send over.

At first glance, they look pretty weird. Almost square. If they were brown, they would look like something a dog left on the lawn. They're pretty soft, and kind of big. 70mm, I think. You definitely need riser pads with these things.

Ryan set them up and I think we were both surprised at how smooth they were. It didn't take long for him to adjust to the height and it seemed like they didn't give him much trouble. But that's Ryan, and he could probably skate a pizza box with bagels as wheels.

We went to a bunch of random spots and the wheels performed well. They left cool wallride marks and made a neat sound when Ryan did grinding tricks.

Would we recommend these to everyone? Probably not. But if you don't give a shit about weight, slideability or being looked at funny, we say go for it.


Posted by Tim Olson on

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