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New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« on: July 19, 2014, 06:32:16 PM »
Just saw this press release recently:



I hope things are well with you. Things are great here. Besides my continued commitment to managing Darkstar Skateboards and merchandising responsibilities at Dwindle Distribution, I have teamed up with the world's leading urethane manufacturer, Aend Industries, In a joint venture -completely separate from the Dwindle -to create a new company called Wreck Wheels.

I am proud to welcome you to the World's Best Urethane. Made exclusively at our factory in the USA, our proprietary Ruin Formula utilizes the highest quality compounds, curatives, and components. This high performance formula welds 30 years of lab development experience, advanced processing techniques and extensive street testing into the world's most flatspot resistant, fastest & longest lasting wheels.

Wreck is more than just a marketing company that slaps it's name on OEM urethane... we are a true wheel brand - the factory, chemist, and manufacturer - who controls the process from A to Z. Our formulas are exclusive to Wreck, and all our urethane is made in our state-of-the-art facility in Huntington Beach, California.

It's worth mentioning that Wreck Wheels outperform existing wheel brands in both abrasion (wear) testing, and rebound (speed) testing. Nothing on the market compares to our quality and performance. Wreck's Ruin Formula surpasses Bones, Spitfire, and Ricta (among others).

I have developed this formula through extensive testing, skating, and refinement with decades of urethane experience and I stand by this statement 110%. Below are some recent test results that show the amount of material lost and percentage rebound after conducting wear and speed testing.

Brand   Material lost %   Rebound %
1   Wreck   5.90%   72%
2   Spitfire   9.10%   69%
3   Bones   10.30%   60%
4   Ricta   22.90%   65%
5   Gold   23.40%   67%
6   Pig   25.30%   67%

Abrasion test video: ( wear test )


Rebound test video: ( speed test )


The  launch of Wreck Wheels has just begun and the World's best urethane is now available for everyone to shred through Eastern and Ocean avenue distribution.

Www.WreckWheels.com
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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 07:21:30 PM »
thank you chet thomas for publishing a report that spitfires are better wheels than bones
fuck you bama

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 07:52:51 PM »
thank you chet thomas for publishing a report that spitfires are better wheels than bones
Haha! While reading that report, I was thinking somebody's gonna say it.
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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2014, 08:06:48 PM »
I bet they rattle the fuck out of your teeth on a sidewalk... I'll stick with Spits.

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 10:14:02 PM »
thank you chet thomas for publishing a report that spitfires are better wheels than bones
Haha! While reading that report, I was thinking somebody's gonna say it.

We were all thinking it ;)


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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2014, 02:47:18 AM »
thank you chet thomas for publishing a report that spitfires are better wheels than bones
Haha! While reading that report, I was thinking somebody's gonna say it.

We were all thinking it ;)



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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2014, 03:19:30 AM »
chet should extend it to a board brand and put greg lutzka on
signature as well

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2014, 06:07:59 AM »
Great branding.









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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2014, 06:32:06 AM »
Did a "field test" with these wheels for a norwegian mag yesterday, I'll post the video later today.

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2014, 07:14:01 AM »
I remember dark stars anti flatspot wheels being surprisingly good, if these are anything similar I would be interested to try them

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2014, 07:16:39 AM »
Did a "field test" with these wheels for a norwegian mag yesterday, I'll post the video later today.
good or not ? answer dude !

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2014, 09:10:53 AM »
thank you chet thomas for publishing a report that spitfires are better wheels than bones
Somewhere, Tracer weeps.

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2014, 09:45:23 AM »
so aend has made element darkstar and plan b wheels

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2014, 11:04:07 AM »
I remember dark stars anti flatspot wheels being surprisingly good, if these are anything similar I would be interested to try them

I rode a set waaaaay back, they were fine.

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2014, 04:17:56 PM »
Stresstest - Wreck Wheels

We managed to give them a little bit of flatspot, but I'm pretty sure they would just roll out if I continued skating with them.
On the other hand, they are way too grippy for my taste. You really have to lean in to make them powerslide, I'll stick to STFs.

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2014, 06:06:07 PM »
Man, all that and just a "little bit of flatspot" - I'd say these are pretty decent wheels, at least by that measure

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2014, 05:05:45 AM »
A good buddy of mine managed to get quite a few sets of Wreck's in various sizes to try out (I guess he knows people, hah).  He posted a photo on Instagram of his wheel package. I hit him up and asked him if I could get a set to try, and he said yes. I'm stopping by his place later tonight to grab a set. I'll report back soonish with how they skate and how I like them.

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2014, 06:33:35 AM »
Curious!

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2014, 08:38:43 AM »
We managed to give them a little bit of flatspot, but I'm pretty sure they would just roll out if I continued skating with them.
On the other hand, they are way too grippy for my taste. You really have to lean in to make them powerslide, I'll stick to STFs.

Nice to see someone really putting a test in.  Pretty fun little video.


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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2014, 08:43:56 AM »
I remember darkstar wheels having a really good team and really good reputation back in the mullen vs song days

Wreck is a horrible name though and Ill stick to my spitfires


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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2014, 10:00:18 AM »
^^^ it's as thought you looked though a window into my soul.

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2014, 10:43:35 AM »
jesus christ are you one of those tumblr faggots who makes "soft net" art or what the fuck ever

sooooo sick
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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2014, 11:17:30 AM »
So does this mean no knights in black armour?

Will they match my Darkstar / Kreeper set up?
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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2014, 05:06:28 AM »
jesus christ are you one of those tumblr faggots who makes "soft net" art or what the fuck ever

sooooo sick

did u just f'n "soft" shame me?!?!

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2014, 11:21:59 AM »
So i set them up last night, and skated all night with them. For an 83B duro wheel, they sure are on the grippy side. How can a wheel be that hard and still be that grippy? I was expecting something like an STF with that duro, but it's totally different. I was skating a manny pad and trying a manual BS 180 out and I couldn't get the 180 revert out at first because of how grippy they were. I really had to put a lot of force in my shoulders and turn hard for it to work. Usually I just slightly turn and they go with me, but not for these.
Sliding aside, as for the overall feel of the wheel, I didn't really like it. I can't really describe it since they have a feeling of their own completely different from F4s or STFs, but they just don't feel right for me.
I don't care how durable they are or how much rebound they have, if they don't feel right, then it's over.
Gonna get a few more sessions in with them, and if i still can't learn to like them then I'm putting back on my worn but still good 101 F4s.

Sorry Chet.
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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2014, 12:39:56 PM »
give them a few more sessions and tell us about the positive aspects too

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Re: New wheel co by Chet Thomas- Wreck Wheels
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2014, 09:53:46 PM »
So i set them up last night, and skated all night with them. For an 83B duro wheel, they sure are on the grippy side. How can a wheel be that hard and still be that grippy? I was expecting something like an STF with that duro, but it's totally different. I was skating a manny pad and trying a manual BS 180 out and I couldn't get the 180 revert out at first because of how grippy they were. I really had to put a lot of force in my shoulders and turn hard for it to work. Usually I just slightly turn and they go with me, but not for these.
Sliding aside, as for the overall feel of the wheel, I didn't really like it. I can't really describe it since they have a feeling of their own completely different from F4s or STFs, but they just don't feel right for me.
I don't care how durable they are or how much rebound they have, if they don't feel right, then it's over.
Gonna get a few more sessions in with them, and if i still can't learn to like them then I'm putting back on my worn but still good 101 F4s.

Sorry Chet.

The 'super hard but still don't slide' description sounds like Landshark HxC wheels. When it came it came to like a tailslide or lipslide it was fine but powerslide or even a little revert they stuck like glue. I completely lost flstground cabs with those fuckers because they wouldn't even slide the last ~30 degrees, and I haven't had them that good even since.

I doubt I ever would've tried these anyway but was kinda hoping the hear good feedback, options are good and all.