The current skateboarding industry is home to a whole lot of wheel companies. Quite saturated, if you will. Just how many wheel companies exactly? I don’t know. A lot. Enough? Nah. Though we are basically spoiled with selection here, guys. Assuming we can come up with the ca$h, we can pinpoint our next purchase to match exactly the type of skateboarding we’re looking to do down to the width of the contact patch. Many moons ago, however, if you wanted to ride your skateboard real fast down a hill and live to tell the tale at the bottom there were nowhere near as many options. Fortunately, for everyone looking to get their willies on the hillies, Kryptonics Wheels was around and was more than capable of keeping riders happy. The reliable urethane and over all effectiveness of their wheel design ensured that you could find a set of Kryptos on the majority of boards wherever the skateboard gatherings would take place. Somewhere between then and now, however, Krypto has dipped out of the scene.
We’re here right now to let you know that Kryptonics Wheels have finally decided to come out of hiding and give us the gift of stoke once again! Dwindle Distribution (known far & wide for their hosting of Almost, Blind, Enjoy, and a handful of other battle-proven street skating companies) is playing host to the revival of Kryptonics Wheels and is set to drop the updated line of wheels this November. We got to chat with 1970’s Krypto team member & Krypto-revival consultant Jack Smith and he dropped some knowledge and juicy details on us, as follows:
As you know Dusters/Dwindle is responsible for bringing the brand back. When the opportunity to bring back the brand became a reality we jumped on it. We are unlocking the rich history of the brand and bringing back quality wheels. Kryptonics heavily influenced many of today wheels. Kryptonics Star Trac wheels were the original performance wheels. They were the first to include the durometer rating on skateboard wheels, they were also the first to use millimeter sizing.
We’ve been getting a great reaction to resurrecting the brand, check our FB page, people have such fond memories of riding Kryptonics.
The wheels will be available in November. The 2013 versions include the original 60mm, 65mm, 70mm sizes and a new 75mm size. The blue is now in 82a and green in 86a (the red stays the same at 78a)
We’ve been Kryto-fans since, like, way back so we are extremely excited to throw a set of these on our freeride setup and give the urethane a run for its money. Perhaps we’ll even have a wheel review to share with y’all! (Hint, Hint. Wink, Wink. Nudge, Nudge. *cough*JackHookUsUp*cough*) Anywho, I’d feel bad if I didn’t leave a money shot below all this text for y’all to drool at until the fall hits. So, here you go!