Founded on the 1st of January in 2002, Ricta skateboard wheels was birthed in the Flip Skateboards camp. Created by Jeremy Fox and Ian Deacon, they wanted to bring a new look and fresh technology to stagnant skateboard wheel design.
Ricta Wheels is now a top selling skateboard wheel company from the awesome people at NHS Inc. NHS which houses skateboard brand giants including Santa Cruz, Independent Trucks, OJ & Slimeballs wheels. NHS claim they are the Leader in “Speed Reinvented” Wheel Technology. Ricta Wheels are made with “NRG” Hi-Energy Urethane Formula. Claiming to be hands down the fastest non-cored wheel in skateboarding! Pro tested and proven more flat spot resistant than any other wheel on the market, states their website, but you can be the judge on your own. Wheel style and durability is a highly debated topic in the skate world and realistically it comes down to your own personal preference. Whatever your preference is, Ricta seems to have a wheel for you! They have three basic Ricta Wheel Shapes they offer across their range of wheels. It’s pretty simple with SLIM, ROUND & WIDE profiles available. Many styles are available such as Ricta Clouds that come in a soft 78a, perfect for cruiser wheels, or Nyjah Huston has multiple pro Ricta Chrome Core wheels that feature a plastic core that aids the hardness of the wheel. Whichever your style, Ricta has you covered.
Ricta also have and had a pretty heavy hitting team of skateboarders including Alex Risvad, Blake Johnson, Brandon Westgate, Chaz Ortiz, Clive Dixon, Cody McEntire, David Loy, Douwe Macare, Dylan Williams, Garrett Ginner, Jereme Knibbs, Manny Santiago, Mark Frolich, Maurio McCoy, Micky Papa, Nyjah Huston, Samarria Brevard, Sewa Kroetkov, Tom Asta and Yoshi Tanenbaum.
They recently released their newest Ricta Rapido formula which according to them, gives ‘Max Speed & Smooth Roll’. If you have not given Ricta a spin yet, roll over to Orbit Skate and give them a road test!