Powell Peralta have changed the game with their new Dragon Formula wheels, coming through with a wheel that can handle serious crust while still performing in the parks.
Since they were first announced Powell's latest innovation, the Powell Peralta 'Dragon Formula' skateboard wheels, have been the subject of frantic discussion, with skaters all around the world determined to find out more about these mythical wheels. After months of hype and speculation - including a whopping 12-page SLAP thread - the Powell Dragon wheels are finally out in the wild so people can find out if they live up to the hype.
If you weren't already aware, the reason for all this hype is the fact that Powell's Dragon Formula wheels claim to achieve something that has never been done before in a skateboard wheel: combining the best aspects of soft and hard wheels to make a wheel that offers a smooth ride on rough ground while still being able to slide and grind in the park. We always get people asking us if a wheel like this exists and now, thanks to the Powell Dragons, we can finally say it does.
The Powell Dragon Formula wheels have a durometer of 93a, which puts them towards the harder end of the soft wheels scale but still ensures a smooth ride over rough terrain - although there's arguably not much point comparing them to standard soft wheels due to the distinctive qualities of the Dragon Formula urethane.
What sets the Powell Dragon Wheels apart from standard soft wheels is the fact that they have a whopping 78% rebound (around 18-20% higher than hard wheels) meaning they feel like a 101a in the park, allowing you to keep your speed and slide on command while still being able to handle rough ground.
We've got the Powell Peralta 'Dragon Formula' wheels in 52mm and 54mm diameter, both of which come in Powell's V1 silhouette with a classic, rounded shape with a narrow contact area for snappier pop; as well as 56mm in Powell's V6 shape, which features a conical shape and wide contact area for extra grip. So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and get your hands on the Powell 'Dragon' wheels to experience one of the greatest breakthroughs in skateboarding's history before they're gone!
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