WHY ARE SHARK WHEELS BETTER?
The ability to go over rough terrain is the #1 advantage. The 30 degree approach angle of the Shark Wheel strikes obstacles at an angle and tends to push them left and right out of the way. A traditional wheel acts like a steamroller and tries to go over objects, while Shark Wheels tend to move around them. The angle also reduces shock significantly, think of going over a speed bump in a car an angle to reduce the shock.
In pallet jack/forklift wheels (material handling industry), Shark Wheels last 50% longer because they dissipate heat in a sine wave footprint. In casters, Shark Wheels have 57% less friction when in motion making it much easier to push carts, wheelchairs, and other applications that use casters.
In farming, Shark Wheels are the only wheels that don’t continue to go over the same path. So, they significantly minimize trench digging, which costs farmers a lot of money and time to repair. Trenches also lead to the failure of other equipment such as gear boxes, drivetrains, etc. In the most recent test, Shark Wheels dug a 1″ trench, while the industry leading wheel dug a 14″ trench.
There are many more advantages, but those are a few that have been scientifically proven by San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 2 years of tests, as well as lab testing and other real world tests. There is a reason Fortune 500 companies, Samsonite, Harley Davidson, NBA, NFL, PGA Tour, MLB, NHL, Olympics and the US Military use products with Shark Wheels.
For skateboarders, Shark Wheels have been scientifically tested to last up to 50% longer when cruising. Shark Wheel has multiple center points compared to one center point on a traditional wheel making them flatspot resistant. The Shark Wheel actually spins as it slides acting like a car’s antilock brakes. The 3 lips of the Shark Wheel compared to 1 lip on a traditional wheel give predictable slides. Also, slides are easier to initiate due to less surface area in contact with the ground-less friction to initiate slide. Less friction touching the ground, less rolling resistance. 57% less rolling resistance.
Shark Wheel has been on Shark Tank, the Discovery Channel, FedEx commercials, FOX and many others. Multiple Fortune 500 companies use Shark Wheels in other industries for their performance advantages and so should you! Check out your set of Shark Wheels at Orbit Skate!!