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Orangatang Keanu Freeride Longboard Wheels

$48.00
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purple (83a)
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Size: 66mm
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Size: 66mm
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Overview
With a diminutive presence and quick, bullet-time reflexes, the Keanu Freeride wheels from Orangatang are skilled at handling a variety of terrain. Adept at slashing the asphalt point break as well as keeping up the speed for technical freeriding. Choose the red core, you won't regret the results.
Features
Quantity
  • Set of 4 Wheels
Ride Style
  • Freeride
Core Placement
  • Centerset
Wheel Edge
  • Round Lip
Surface Type
  • Stone Ground
Diameter (mm)
  • 66.0
Contact Patch (mm)
  • 38.0
Suggested Riser Size (in)
  • 1/4 - 1/2
Ride Style

Freeride - Wanna get sideways? If "drifting, heel side standies, pendulums, and Coleman" are part of your vocabulary you're in the right place. For freeride wheels; a smaller contact patch, a stone ground finish, and rounded lip all help them slide easily, right out of the box.

A word to the wise: if you are just getting into freeride try out a smaller size wheel (think 60mm-65mm) with a harder durometer (82a or harder) because it will be easier to break away into a slide, making it easier to practice. Practice slides with friends and try different setups. Will you flat spot your first set of freeride wheels before coring them? Yes. Will they wear unevenly and leave you with a couple bruises? Absolutely. But, it gives you a whole new look at the hills, a whole new freedom. The great Cliff Coleman (father of downhill slide) says, “If you can crouch down and ride a skateboard, then you can learn this slide" as he talks about the classic Coleman slide.

As you gain experience, and speed, you'll find bigger wheels can be better because they will last longer and will be faster on the hill. Different durometers, center-set vs side-set or offset cores, and different urethane formulas will help in different weather/road conditions so make sure you experiment to find your favorites.

Freeride takes you to a new level of skating. Simply put, it's groundbreaking.

Core Placement

Centerset - Centerset wheels have cores that are placed directly in the center of the wheel, equidistant to the outer edge of each lip. This core placement style gives the most amount of grip because it creates a very large inner lip.

Another advantage of centerset wheels is that they can be flipped inside out to promote even wear and a longer lifespan. For this reason, many freeride wheels have centerset cores paired with small contact patches and round lips.

Wheel Edge

Round Lip - Rounded lips allow the wheel to break traction more easily and offer smoother transitions from grip to slide. Round lip wheels are generally preferred for freeriding.

Surface Type

Stone Ground - Stone ground wheels slide much easier than smooth wheels right out of the box. Stone ground wheels don't have an initial break-in period like smooth wheels, and offer predictable slides without having to wear down the wheel surface.

Diameter (mm)
66.0
Contact Patch (mm)
38.0
Specs
Durometer
purple (83a)83a
orange (80a)80a
Reviews
4.0
Overall Rating
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Good for beat up streets & bad sidewalks
by Hatrick Blaze in Ann Arbor, MI (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 4/10/2014
Orangatang Keanu Freeride Longboard Wheels - orange (80a)
These guys have helped me get around on badly worn Michigan streets for the last few weeks. My old wheels couldn't handle the cracks in the road and the smaller potholes, but I have glided over everything with ease on these wheels. Only time will tell if they last, though.
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