The last time we went to The Lab™ we tried some (bootleg) DIY gear hacks. Most actually worked, but one, a potato wheel, failed miserably.
So we did a little brainstorming to up the ante and came up with a plan to try to pour our own fully urethane wheel (not cut from a root vegetable). In our research, we tried not to rely too much on professional wheel-making videos, which would muddle our creative process, and instead focused on using the cheapest, most accessible methods possible.
After finding a polyurethane mixture of the right hardness (we went with 65D, about as hard as 101A, the hardest hardnesss that skate wheels come in) we got a silicone mold-making kit from our local arts and crafts store and went to work.
Mixing polyurethane turned out to be sketchier than we expected, but no one got poisoned, so peep our supply list below if you want to try our yourself. Just don’t sue us if you use these materials to make a sex toy of your own genitals and something goes wrong.
— plastic disposable cups
— thumb tacks
— cooking oil
— liquid polyurethane mixture
— silicone rubber (for the mold)
— one skateboard wheel (to form the mold)
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.
January 24, 2020 7:55 am
This sucked. We’re too stoned and lazy to click the vid without seeing enticing pictures first.
March 19, 2022 3:44 pm
just got the perfect size https://skateboardwarriors.com/best-skateboard-wheel-size/
February 27, 2021 11:06 pm
Can you do a video where you show us what happens if you