This was a cool little surprise when it landed in my email inbox the other day; an announcement from Loaded Boards that they were bringing out a new small wheel offering named the Orangatang Skiffs.
Along with the announcement came this rad, 80s-inspired promo-vid:
Here’s what the Orangatang team have to say:
I don’t always ride small wheels. But when I do… they ride me.
With a versatile stature, impeccable style, and a ready-to-rock attitude, the Skiff is the most interesting wheel in the world. Designed for all-terrain use, it is a utilitarian alternative to a traditional street wheel for riding faster, steeper, rougher, and longer.
The pink AF core increases speed to blinding proportions and is specifically designed to annoy friends, family, and passersby. The 35x38mm core with a deep valley-shaped cross section keeps the rounded lips firmly supported, promoting smooth, consistent slides and even wear. The stone-ground contact patch ensures predictable and buttery slides right out of the box.
The Skiff is poured in our tried-and-true Happy Thane for a balance of high speed, comfortable roll, reliable traction, and clean slides. No flamingos were harmed in the making of this wheel.
Not for use in elevators.
The release of a more classic skateboarding wheel highlights the Loaded and Orangatang team’s commitment to inspire creative skateboarding everywhere.
I’m looking forward to trying out a set soon. Let us know whether you will be grabbing a set as well in the comments below.