Shark Wheel And Shark Wheel Electric Skateboard Review 2022

What is the Shark Wheel?

Shark Wheel is a company established in California, USA, and this company manufactures shark wheels and electric skateboards made from shark wheels, also called shark wheel electric skateboard.

David Patrick invented Shark Wheel. The idea of this design came into his mind when he was designing a turbine machine. The shark wheel is not round but shaped like dimensional sine waves. I admit that this phrase—dimensional sine wave, sounds very collegiate, but we don’t have to figure out what it means.

shark wheel

Literally, when you look at Shark Wheel from the front side, it seems circular, but when you look at it from an oblique direction, it is a three-dimensional rectangle shape, or we call it dimensional sine wave.

Although the shark wheel is not traditional and looks like a rectangle shape, it still works like the regular circular wheels. The shark wheel is still a niche product at present. It hasn’t made a hit for itself like “one wheel” in the electric skateboard field, whether as a shark wheel product or a shark wheel electric skateboard. One of the reasons is that the shark wheel is not a revolutionary evolution. In other words, the shark wheel is just a slight change. It doesn’t seem to make a big difference to the skateboarding community, unlike one wheel, which gave us an unprecedented product.

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Features of Shark Wheels and Shark Wheel Electric Skateboard

The Shark wheel, as its name suggests, is shaped like a shark’s jaw. To me, it also looks like the shape of the ocean waves. Since the shark wheel uses the sine wave pattern, theoretically, such wheels have advantages in regular use:

1. More Speed

The wave pattern design makes the wheels have a thin contact area, compared with the wheel of the same width. This means that the Shark Wheel electric skateboard will produce less friction on the road when in motion, achieving a faster travel speed.

2. More Stable

When a conventional wheel passes over rocks or gravel, the wheel runs directly over these objects, thus causing bumps; with the sine wave pattern, the gravel or dirt is automatically cleared out through the depressions between the shark wheels.

Besides, thanks to the sine wave patterns, three lips allowed for grip towards the ground, which is also why Shark Wheel electric skateboard is more stable.

3. Terrain Free

The shark wheel consists of three three-dimensional sine wave patterns, with two grooves in the middle of these patterns. In case of rain, sand, or puddles, these grooves carry away the liquid from the wheel’s surface and strengthen the wheel’s grip capability, thus reducing the probability of falling and being stuck in these bad road areas.

4. Board Free

Shark wheels are suitable for all types of skateboards. If you look through Amazon, you’ll find that there are many reviews down the shark wheel page, and among these reviews, most of them are regular skateboard-related. 

5. Longer Lasting and Fast Lightning

A Shark Wheel electric skateboard can last about 15% longer while cruising and cause less friction and less rolling resistance on the ground, according to the two-year testing conducted by Mechanical Engineering Department, San Diego State University. It’s awesome for cruisers!

However, the unique three-dimensional sine wave design makes shark wheels larger than regular wheels. So, you may encounter a “wheel bite” when you are skating on the road, which means the wheel might rub against the deck, thus causing the electric skateboard to stop suddenly.

Shark wheel is also currently exploring other areas to apply this type of wheel, such as luggage wheels, roller skate wheels, and much other transport-related equipment.

Types and Materials of Shark Wheels

Skateboard Wheels: 

60mm California Roll skateboard wheel, with a durometer of 78a: This type is well used for freeriding, cruising, and down hilling. And Cali-roll is commonly adopted on cruiser boards, penny boards by skateboarders. 

54mm wheels: the 54mm size is the smallest and lightest one of all shark wheels. It is especially the perfect fit for small skateboards, such as fish boards, etc. Skateboarders looking for wheels with lightweight, less contact, and friction with the road, higher speed will like this one.

Longboard Wheels:

72mm, 78a DNA formula, and 95mm, 78a Megalodon: these two types can be widely used and applied to longboards and others types of boards used for high-speed.

And according to the user’s feedback and SHARK WHEEL’s official statement, the longboard-used wheels are able to handle all-terrain road conditions.

Reviews of Shark Wheel Electric Skateboard

1. Shark Wheel Thin Electric Skateboard

shark wheel thin electric skateboard
  • Top speed: 25.2 mph
  • Range: 11.1 miles
  • Remote: four speeds
  • Max grade: 25°
  • Wheel: 95mm Shark Wheels
  • Waterproof: IP54
  • Charging time: 2 hrs
  • Braking: four modes
  • Deck: 38”×9”

Weighing 15 lbs, Shark Wheel Thin is one of the two Shark wheel electric skateboards. “Thin” refers to the thickness of the board. In this Shark Wheel electric skateboard, the battery is placed inside the board, making the whole skateboard look light. Still, the deck is made of 10 layers of Canadian maple wood and one layer of fiberglass. So, I’d say this is amazing.

Although the battery is inside the board, the electric skateboard range is 11.1 miles (17.8km), so this range is enough for most use scenarios. Besides, it only takes 2 hours to charge the battery. Let’s say, fast charging.

And what astonished me most is its speed. This “thin” Shark Wheel electric skateboard can reach 25.2 mph, which equals 40 km/h. With all of these features, Shark Wheel thin is qualified to be an all-terrain electric skateboard. And, with all of these characteristics, it only costs $599 on Super Early Bird, much cheaper than its counterparts. 

Pros

  • Quality shark wheels riding through rough terrains
  • High reputation
  • Fast lightning
  • Fast charging

Cons

  • The range could be longer

2. Shark Wheel Power Electric Skateboard

shark wheel power electric skateboard
  • Top speed: 26.1 mph
  • Range: 25.2 miles
  • Remote: four speeds
  • Max grade: 30°
  • Wheel: 95mm Shark Wheels
  • Waterproof: IP54
  • Charging time: 4 hrs
  • Braking: four modes
  • Deck: 38”×9”

Shark Wheel Power is one of the two best-selling Shark Wheel electric skateboards. It is also a very cost-effective electric skateboard, which means that it is the lowest-priced one among the electric skateboards of the same configuration. Let’s look into it.

Shark Wheel Power is the upgraded version of Shark Wheel Thin.

The main difference between these two is the battery. As for Thin model, the battery is inside the board. While as for the Power model, the battery is placed outside, like the other electric skateboard. Apart from the battery’s position, the Power model enlarges the battery capacity, which makes it possible to have a max range of 25.2 miles. 

Another difference worth mentioning is that the deck Shark Wheel Power is made of 7 layers of Canadian Maple wood and one layer of fiberglass.

As to the top speed, the official data is given as 26.1 mph, higher than the Thin model. But from some test videos, some players use it to reach up to 30 mph. Thanks to the equipped shark wheels, this board can also handle any road conditions. At least for me, with the expense of around $800, it is a small try to experience such fun that otherwise, you’d have to spend over $1000.

Pros

  • Upgraded Shark Wheel electric skateboard
  • Longer range and faster speed
  • All-terrain
  • High reputation

Cons

  • Longer charging time
  • More expensive than Shark Wheel Thin

Interesting Facts

Shark Wheel conducted its crowdfunding campaigns on the Kick-starter platform to raise and support their development and manufacturing stages. Amazingly, the final funds raised through the crowdfunding campaign were eight times their initial goal.

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