Marget Johnson said...
Perfect replacement wheel for the soft ones that came with my long board. They are great for cruising.
Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 8:32 PM
It's a round wheel with an unusual treat pattern. Nothing else.
Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:39 AM
Your comment is as silly as their claims. Sheep. Go buy some of these cubic scams.
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:22 PM
Nothing but marketing hype and lies. You should be ashamed of your claims.
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:19 PM
And this is why people make money off of simpletons. Yeah, I did not invent it but that does not make it work. It is a GIMMICK. Try using these on a bike and lean into a turn. I GUARANTEE you will fall off the bike.
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:18 PM
It is a same design as "wave washer" i can create that shape with simple formula in almost any CAD system. How can this be patented if it is that obvious?
Monday, August 10, 2015 at 3:46 PM
Have you idiots maybe thought that they didn't do any scientific tests because they don't want to show how it works yet until they get all there patents or they could have a chance of getting ripped off..
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:16 AM
I am a lifelong skater, and met this guy on Venice Beach, Ca. I was fortunate enough to be able to test them in person when they debuted the technology at an Abbot Kenny Blvd. festival. Despite all the negative comments above from people who have obviously NOT tried these things, I can attest to the fact that this wheel design is far superior to the normal (round) wheels. At least for certain activities. They ride easier, smoother, faster. When you put the same set of bearings in a round wheel, with similar softness and diameter you can drastically tell the difference. You can push yourself along using far less energy, you don't feel the bumps in the road. If they weren't so expensive, everyone would be riding them. Try it before you knock it.
Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 6:35 AM
Oh man...this conversation is gold! Don't stop now! :D
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:46 PM
All the bikes with their racing wheels came in last place in the race.
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 6:47 PM
Don R said...
Anonymous I FULY AGREE WITH YOUR POINT: "...(they) are just slamming them because (they) did not invent it. They also make racing wheels for bikes." Edited for clarity.
(DOUBTFUL this will pass the censors review).
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9:53 AM
Don R said...
APPROVAL? So only comments that agree with an author are approved? It figures. The puritanical folks must first grab the bible and ask the 'Lard' if comments fully agree with the garbage the 'expert' spews!
NO HOPE of the TRUTH ever appearing here; none at all. I'm outta here!
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9:50 AM
Don R said...
NOBODY has shown PROOF POSITIVE the "wheels" do NOT perform as claimed. All I have read thus far is the POSSIBILITY the wheel is not an improvement of the circular wheel. HALFSTACHE'S line, "To agree with one of the developers' dodgy claims," is just as "dodgy"and offers NOTHING to substantiate his claim of the wheel being bogus. JEALOUSLY (HE COULD NOT DESIGN SUCH A 'WHEEL') seems to be the ONLY point made in this biased article. I don't care about the claimed qualifications HALFSTACHE offeres; on THIS ONE he is full of crap.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9:48 AM
No offense but I have a PhD in physics and a lot of what you say is completely incorrect. For that reason, I would never use your product.
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:24 PM
has anyone devised test protocols to test these claims?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:42 PM
Well the basic claim that less contact area has less friction is total BS, so the whole premise is faulty. There is an ideal contact patch for each situation - surface, wheel durometer, rider weight - and too little contact patch will be much slower, as will too much contact patch. Try it yourself - shave down a decent set of longboard skateboard wheels to be much narrower - they will be much slower. Similarly a set of very good inline skate wheels put on a skateboard will be slower than skateboard wheels of the same diameter and urethane, because the contact patch is too narrow.
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM
use a higher quality ball bearing between your board and wheel and u have the same effect
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:44 AM
Have any of you actually ridden one? I don't know about physics but I rode one today and it definitely feels faster than my 70mm long board wheels of the same durometer.
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:39 PM
"David Patrick" above (October 16, 2013 at 5:15 PM) counts out the six benefits of Shark Wheels as: 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 7:05 AM
Oh wow. What a surprise you immediately bring up 9/11
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:46 PM
I'm not going to withhold judgement.
There's zero real physics demonstrated in the videos. No tests. And they are not cubes. The only thing they might do is give you more traction because they have increased area and varied angles for grip. It's vaguely possible that the wheels may be faster on perfectly smooth surfaces due to reduced contact area. Big deal, nobody is trying to shave three tenths of a second off their track time.
It doesn't hold up to scrutiny. Enjoy your novelty wheels, I hope you feel faster and "grippier." I'd be caught dead buying them.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:23 PM
Though I am skeptical, I'll withhold judgment on the performance claims until I see some unbiased test results. But PLEASE stop saying it is a "perfect cube," because that is ludicrous. "A SINGLE wheel fits inside a cube FLAT against all 6 sides of the cube" is not the definition of a cube. It is the definition of something that fits inside a cube. A hexagon fits perfectly inside a triangle, flat against all sides of the triangle. A hexagon is not a triangle.
What you have created is a wheel with sine wave treads. It looks cool and it may even have some benefits. Can't that be enough? Why flout 9th-grade geometry along the way?
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 5:35 PM
Coming from experience riding a longboard with Gullwings and Dave's Shark Wheel, I can say there is a noticeable difference to riding my stock Sector 9 from the local skate shop. With the Shark Wheel grip is especially there when attempting to power slide, yet extremely smooth when heading full speed over dimpled manhole covers. I didn't have a lot of time with the wheel but did take it through water, rocks and sand, down driveways, sidewalks and launching off curbs. After taking them for a spin I can say I'm thoroughly impressed. I'm no pro boarder but I will say as a skate veteran who loves to surf, I'd trade up my existing wheels for a set of Shark Wheels any day. Tread patterns are essential to dominating various terrain and weather conditions. These wheels work very well at doing that!
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM
It seems like the way the the "tread" makes contact with the surface should help push material into the spaces in between. Shouldn't that help over surfaces where you have patches of sand or gravel?
I have no idea if this wheel will the awesome, just ok, or a "gimmick". I thought your idea is certainly interesting and worth supporting so I backed your project. I look forward to giving them a try.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM
David Patrick said...
I stumbled across your posting and as the inventor I know that you are studying this from a very narrow viewpoint and set of data and tests. I normally don't respond to these things because I would just rather people find the answers on their own but here are a few clarifications:
1. Bike wheels and any wheel that leans is NOT our market and we will not be entering those markets with the standard design for obvious reasons. That said we have a double helix design coming later that would work in those areas but I still hate those markets for our wheel. It is not the right fit.
2. The wheels as used in the skateboard configuration are significantly faster then a wheel of the SAME overall width and SAME durometer. We put down a smaller footprint during a full revolution and are therefore faster. LOTS of tests showing this in detail will come later. It is simple physics on this point.
3. The wheel is a perfect CUBE. A SINGLE wheel fits inside a cube FLAT against all 6 sides of the cube. It is ALSO a perfect circle and a perfect sine wave. It is all 3. Don't say it isn't a cube because in 3 dimensional space it most certainly qualifies as a CUBE. The whole concept of it being square looking from the sides is real but the flat planes exist along the 3rd dimensional plane.
3. The wheels are superb over gravel and rough surfaces compared to a normal wheel. The sine wave pattern moves over rough surfaces MUCH better then a conventional wheel simply because it does not have to steam roller over it all. Again this is simple physics and is easily proven in real world tests and opinions of everyone who tries them.
4. Speed wobbles - Our SINGLE wheel when spinning gets MORE stable as speed increases with our design. At speed it feel like you are traveling on a wide track like a tank tread, very flat and resistant to movement along the horizontal axis. The gyroscopic effect at the hub is spread very wide and is GREATLY reduced. UCLA showed this effect in a HUB analysis they ran and that we are using for industrial analysis of the wheel.
4. Grip. Our design with the 3 lips provides a smoother breakaway then a traditional wheel. Our grip numbers are virtually identical to a normal wheel in barrel tests until the wheel loses traction. Once traction is lost on a normal wheel it ices and that is it. Our breaks away in stages and doesn't ice until the very last moment. This is the equivalent of a car with neutral handling to one with snap oversteer. We break away smoothly and controllable. Honestly not sure if it is the lips or the sine wave pattern that makes the effect most pronounced.
I am eager to get more tests out there to quite the naysayers but we exploded with millions of orders and my life is all about production right now. Appreciate any dialogue you might have in response. I am an open book and know where we have faults and advantages. Bikes suck. Everything else is kid of fair game!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 5:15 PM