Pathetically awesome. Indeed. They successfully go through low quality asphalt, pavements, sandy surfaces, mud (by a certain extend, if the mud is a few centimeters deep, you can get stuck). A thing they don't manage is wet soil on low speed. The feeling of them is really smoother and safer. Much faster than whatever I've skated and therefore a lot easier to push long distances. It's harder to get tired, the wheel keeps going until it faces a too chunky of an object. I am thankful and glad of this purchase.
These wheels are the best. I put them on my penny and took it out for a 11 mile cruise in NYC. My original wheels used to get jammed on small twigs and stones. But these wheels just ride over them. So much so that I was actively looking for sticks and stones to roll over. I paired them with the Shiver bearings. The ride is so smooth, even over rough urban terrain. The service is also excellent. Initially I had some doubts as they did not answer my order queries that I posted on the website. But when I emailed them, I got a prompt reply. Now I'm really tempted to get the 70 mm wheels for my longboard.
These wheels are totally legit. Great stability, and completely chafed the feel of my cruiser board for the better. They go through water pretty well, make the pavement feel smoother, and help a loot with pebbles that used to stop my old wheels. Only thing I worry about now are the large sticks or huge cracks on the sidewalk. They look pretty cool too. My oldest wants some for his Long board.
Honestly thought these wheels were just hype but after 2 weeks I have come to the conclusion these wheels are awesome! So much that I'm going to purchase the 70mm to see if they are truly better like many customers explain here.
One plus side of the 60mm set is that they break into a slide easily. One downside is that they can break into a slide when you're carving hard, rather than grip the road. 60mm wheels are fine But... if you want the smoothest wheels for large cracks and rough asphalt then I suggest buying the 70mm. My older kids and wife have the larger wheels and I can feel the difference. If your main goal is sliding, then these are a Great choice. Pretty smooth and recover from the slide easily. They cruise normal terrain fantastically. Shark-Wheel Commander Breetai
Real customer here, some of the reviews have suspiciously similar dates and short statements but I assure you I'm a real believer.
I bought the 60 mil ghost formula for myself and now we all have a set!
After we tried the first ones, everyone agreed, these are the wheels for us.
I only gave the 60 mills 4 stars because the 70 mm wheels are even better.
BUT... I still love the 60's , my 9 year old daughter and I both have some.
Confident carving, smooth over bumpy roads and super fast with a feeling like there's no resistance.
Sign up for the email discounts to make them more reasonable, but definitely get a set!
Nathan Greene , real shark wheel enthusiast.
Good on the sidewalks near me, which can get a little choppy. I am a fan of these.
Overall I'm not sure if there is much of a difference between these wheels and normal wheels. They do tend to be smoother and better over rough surfaces, but there isn't much of a difference that I can notice in any other factor. The waves in the wheels do actually spit debris to the side (ie. pesky sticks, gravel, etc.) which is a very nice feature. If nothing else they certainly look cool and for some people that is enough.
I usually run 65mm wheels so I bought the 60mm instead of the 70mm but they were too small for me
The width is increased, but the friction is decreased! The sine wave design provides three lips per wheel for superior lateral grip. When you want to slide, they break away smoothly and recover easily.
The wave pattern design allows for a thin contact patch touching the ground and therefore less friction, resulting in a quicker ride.
The alternating pattern of grooves significantly reduces hydroplaning by channeling liquid, sand or gravel out and away from the surface of the wheel, allowing for a firm contact patch with the ground.