February 20, 2018 by MartinB. | 7:07 am
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February 18, 2018 by MartinB. | 5:15 pm
Last week I´ve received a letter from Fresno, California. California seems to be the latest fingerboard hotspot of the world so it´s not a huge surprise that something really new came up from Cali. Fingerboarder like evolution. They try to build new stuff and create great products. From wooden decks to urethane wheels everything seems to be possible in these days.
Talking about urethane fingerboard wheels, this is nothing new in our scene. Since Ricardo hits the market with Oak urethane wheels are really popular in our scene. One main reason is, it´s realistic because skateboard wheels are made from urethane too. And thats the point we got something new over here. Recycling old skateboard wheels and creating fingerboard wheels out of bones, spitfires or rictas?! Thats what ARMKANDY did. He took old skateboard wheels and made fingerboard wheels out of them. So lets have a look at a set of Armkandy fingerboard wheels:
As far as I know, and I´m in the fingerboard business for a long time, nobody took real skateboard wheels and created fingerboard wheels out of them. If I made a mistake just let me know :-D
And one more:
I´ve mounted the wheels on a set of YTrucks and the roll round without wobbeling. Because these wheels are single bearing wheels without a backwall, you could use them on every truck system on the market without glue, washer, spacer or something else. The bearings are fast and the material is grippy. To ride these Armkandy wheels feels different to other urethane wheels. You really feel that these wheels are cutted out of a block of urethane and not poured into a form. To be honest, the craftmanship – as you can see on the pictures – is not perfect. The wheels need still some improvements I think. Todays fingerboarding standard is pretty high. A few years ago I would not have mentioned this I think. BUt think about these wheels are way cheaper than other and you get so rough urethane and even more street credebility.
Always keep in mind, fingerboarding is pure evolution and every company has it´s own evolution. So this is the same at Armkandy. There are a sets of better looking wheels on his Instagram. Just hop over and show some love @_armkandy. And if you are interested in buying a set of recycled skateboard wheels, hop over to the Armkandy webshop: Click! The wheels are about 22/23 $. This is really cheap compared to other brands.
THANKS a lot for this set of wheels. I´m really looking forward on whats coming next and the evolution of Armkandy wheels.
All images are hosted on my flickr: Click!
February 18, 2018 by MartinB. | 9:26 am
February 18, 2018 by MartinB. | 9:24 am
Hop over to instagram and follow @brickabilly for unique and great fingerboard ramps!