First, I don’t know if this is the right place to post. It is a DIY build, not a skateboard, but wheels. Feel free to move if I screwed up. I’m Doug. I’ve been working on this project for the past 2 years. I made hundreds of molds, made possible by 3D printing and then cast urethane into it. I took the most popular wheels on the market and redesigned them and also drew inspiration from my past engineering experiences in engine design and also suspension engineering when I worked on a small open-wheel race car team.
I’m very confident that I DIY’ed the most comfortable street wheel on the market with the most grip as well. I am not just saying that, I have an entire data acquisition system that I’ve put together to quantify that and also recorded some cool video to display that exactly (see below). I’d say it is unique because it is completely hollow to A) reduce weight, B) provide superior impact absorption C) provide really low rolling resistance D) provide very high grip.
Watch this video of the Hollow Wheel in action compared to other wheels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdMgsfaJH8w&t
During these years, I’ve worked with a lot of beta testers and got a dizzying array of feedback. One thing for sure is that people have their own riding style and want different things. So I took the packaging constraints and designed a system where you can essentially adjust the ride characteristics with “adjustable suspension inserts”. I don’t have a good marketing name, but it sounds fancy enough. Nevertheless, you can change the weight, the sidewall stiffness, and radial stiffness with these inserts in order to fine-tune the level of comfort, grip, or range that you so do desire.
Just wanted to say hi and if you guys have any questions, please let me know. I already paid for tooling and it’s going live. I’d like to keep this thread open to answer any questions and just post up interesting content of the wheel as I create it.