Real Wheel Performance.
At Original Skateboards we stock the best longboard wheels in the world, more longboard world champions have been crowned on these brands than any other possible combination. If you are looking for speed, grip, or even sliding based slip, we have your longboard wheel needs covered.
We rely on the companies who established the standards longboarding is built on, not just the latest trends. The longboard wheels we stock are made by longboard wheel companies, not deck companies pushing a new label for some quick cash. Don’t be fooled, there is something to experience, in longboarding and else where.
Abec 11 Wheels
Nearly 10 years ago, Abec 11 helped to usher in a new generation of skateboard wheels specifically designed for longboards and racing. Created by longboard racer Chris Chaput, Abec 11 was one of the first to re-pioneer / re-enginner the once popular, ultra wide, low profile wheel designs that have become common place in longboarding today, Abec 11 was and remains a progressive, driving, force in both longboard wheel development and the longboarding industry as a whole. Governed by the principles of speed and grip, Abec 11 has won more downhill longboard podiums than any other brand and their signature Abec 11 green has become a world-wide standard for longboard wheel quality. Whether you are looking for a set of longboard wheels for cruising, carving or racing, do what the longboard pros do and load up a set of Abec 11 wheels, for the win.
Maintaining race focused speed and adding in some of the most technically solid all around longboard wheel shapes we have seen yet, Retro longboard wheels are one of our go-to’s for freestyle, freeride and all rides longboard. It’s pretty amazing to find one wheel company, let alone one wheel shape, that end’s up being a number 1 team selection time after time, but when it comes to the Retro ZigZags, that is exactly what we get. With a solid, consistent wear pattern and ultra grippy lips, the ZigZags, like most Retro wheels, keep coming up aces. If you are looking for controlled slip to go with your grip, Retro longboard wheels will deliver, packing all the width and lip you need for today’s most progressive longboarding.
Why Upgrade Your Wheels?
Your longboard wheels are the critical contact point between you and the pavement, getting the correct set for your board, your riding style and the type of longboard terrain you are riding is just as critical to true longboard performance. Offering an improvement in speed, grip and controlled slip, Original Skateboards carries select longboard wheel lines that we feel live up to their hype.
We don’t just stock any longboard wheel, and we don’t stock anything we don’t ride first. Take a look at our videos and get familiar with our current wheel favorites and keep an eye out for the next generation, when its released, we will be on it.
Orangatang has produced some of the most iconic longboard wheel shapes, urethane formulas, and videos of the past 5 years. Starting with the In-Heat, 4President, Stimulus and Fat Free, Orangatang has grown up to include multiple urethane formulas and one of the most diverse shape and hub lineups in longboarding. Pushed forward by a host of amazing team members and brand ambassadors, some of whom we call friends, Orangatang supports riding the way you want to ride, with no stipulations or limitations. Whether you need a big soft chunky shape for cruising and carving, a wheel to dance on or something more aggressive for sliding, freeride and downhill, Orangatangs wheel performance (and strange animal associations) will surprise you, in a good way.
With a whole lotta the same idea floating around the longboard industry, Seismic presents some of the most creative, and effective, longboard wheel solutions we have seen anywhere. With a focus on hub deisgn and hubbed wheel performance, Seismic has created two of our favorite downhill / cruising wheels in the Blast Wave and Speedvent. With so much focus on the shape and lip of the longboard wheel, it is great to see a progressive push going on on the inside as well. With Seismic wheels, form follows function. If precise longboarding performance is a necesary way of life, Seismic longboard wheels will carry your carves where you want to go.