Longboard Wheel Buyer's Guide
Voluptuous urethane (proportionate in all the right places) provides speed, grip, comfort, and momentum. Same lightweight and supportive core as the Kegel for compatibility with many electric skateboards.
The Orangatang Kegel is your ticket to high-speed steamroller action and the obliteration of a variety of small mammals. The large 80mm diameter generates high roll speeds, while a moderate width of 56mm allows for a versatile balance of traction and slide response.
The 75mm Orangatang In Heat is a classically proportioned and well-balanced longboard wheel for hard carving, pumping, slalom, and downhill racing. The offset bearing seat and sharp edges ensure high traction, while the thick lips and suggestively rippled walls provide progressive energy return in and out of turns.
The Orangatang Durian is a big, meaty gob of urethane designed to carry longboard commuters across town or to be smeared liberally over your favorite downhill freeride run. Combining an offset bearing seat and relatively wide contact patch with stiff, rounded lips results in what feels like a blend between a perfectly broken-in race wheel and a driftier freeride wheel.
The largest of our centerset freeride lineup, The Cage delivers plenty of momentum and balanced grip for high-speed downhill freeriding. Gently beveled sidewalls, rounded edges, stone-ground contact surface, and a beefy core ensure smooth, consistent slides and even wear. The Peachy Thane formula provides a balance of buttery drifts and high durability.
Tall and slender, the Moronga rolls fast and slides for days. Stiff and beefy lips offer smooth slides, reliable traction, and excellent wear characteristics for freeriding. The Euphorethane formula provides exceptional durability and a bloody long slide. Also a popular choice for freestyle longboard dancing thanks to its quick, lightweight performance.
The 70mm Stimulus is a mid-sized offset freeride wheel that is right at home for slides, freestyle, dancing, and commuting. The offset bearing seat, relatively wide contact patch, and stiff, rounded lips provide an ideal balance of carving traction and smooth drifts.
The 4President is a smaller and lightweight slalom/race wheel perfect for hard carving and pumping with quick acceleration. Sharp, slightly angled edges allow the wheel to maintain traction in technical downhill runs, while a thick and solid lip profile ensures smooth and predictable drifts.
At 69mm, The Kilmer is sized just right to handle anything from downhill freeriding to longboard dancing. Gently beveled sidewalls, rounded edges, stone-ground contact surface, and a beefy core ensure smooth, consistent slides and even wear. The Peachy Thane formula provides a balance of buttery drifts and high durability.
The Keanu is a quick and lightweight wheel for technical freeriding and freestyle longboard dancing. Gently beveled sidewalls, rounded edges, stone-ground contact surface, and a beefy core ensure smooth, consistent slides and even wear. The Peachy Thane formula provides a balance of buttery drifts and high durability.
The 65mm Fat Free fits perfectly on your favorite mini cruiser or double-kick longboard. Its compact size keeps your setup quick, lightweight, and flickable. Rounded lips and a stone-ground contact patch make sliding a breeze.
Small, light, and versatile, the Skiff is the perfect wheel for aggressive all-terrain skateboarding. The pink AF core provides speed and support, while rounded lips and Happy Urethane ensure smooth and consistent slides.
If street skateboarding and park riding are your cup of tea, then the Orangatang Onsen is your 100a milk and sugar. The core, shape, and proprietary Perky Thane formula were designed for park riding in particular: grippy enough to hold high lines in the bowl but slidey enough for predictable speed checks and recoveries from sketchy scenarios. The Onsen also makes a fun tech-sliding wheel for the more downhill-oriented double-kick riders.