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Silverfish Longboarding top 10 products 2013

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Kryptonics Star Trac Wheels were the only wheels to make Silverfish's Top Ten Longboarding Products From 2013. Check it out at Silverfish Longboarding - Top Ten Longboarding Products From 2013 or read what they said below!

 

What is old is new again.  The "C-Series" Kryptonics are an old friend to many of us and these are the Kryptonics Star*Trac Wheels reissue.  Three duros and three sizes, in shapes that are spot-on to the OG 1970's world-changers.  The original red 78A's from the 1970's are why many of the wheels you ride are the shape and durometer they are.  Now, whether this is a legitimate continuation of the Krypto lineage or another cashing-in attempt by a long-gone brand is easy to determine: skate 'em.  We have, and with the help of a crew of grom shredders, gear-sluts and a few crusties familiar with the original stuff, we've nearly cored all three duros.  If you're not talking about these, or skating on them, we have two reasons you should be: 1)  Our skate crew loved them.  We've carved 'em, slid 'em, rolled the skate park with 'em and cruised 'em.  The reds are fast and smooth, the blues are fun and the green ones are all on-order from a shop local to the groms and gear-sluts that put down cash to get their own sets.  The Kryptos roll smooth, slide fast and are durable.  They're fun to skate on. 2)  They're the first wheels not poured in California that are this good, and they're damn good.  Look, we've skated wheels from Italy, China, Australia and "elsewhere", and we've skated crap from California.  The deal here is that the wizards of urethane formulas and the best 'thane houses in the skateboard world have all been right in SoCal for decades and attempts by others to make great stuff has always fallen short --sometimes a little, often by a lot-- of the best urethane wheels, all of which come from California.   The Kryptonics Star Tracs shatter the paradigm:  they're excellent wheels and these are the ones we see marking the next evolution of wheel manufacturing.  It's not without a tear or twinge of bruised nationalist pride that we tell you wheels are gonna blow-up in '14. 

What is old is new again.  The "C-Series" Kryptonics are an old friend to many of us and these are the Kryptonics Star*Trac Wheels reissue.  Three duros and three sizes, in shapes that are spot-on to the OG 1970's world-changers.  The original red 78A's from the 1970's are why many of the wheels you ride are the shape and durometer they are.  Now, whether this is a legitimate continuation of the Krypto lineage or another cashing-in attempt by a long-gone brand is easy to determine: skate 'em.  We have, and with the help of a crew of grom shredders, gear-sluts and a few crusties familiar with the original stuff, we've nearly cored all three duros.  If you're not talking about these, or skating on them, we have two reasons you should be:

1)  Our skate crew loved them.  We've carved 'em, slid 'em, rolled the skate park with 'em and cruised 'em.  The reds are fast and smooth, the blues are fun and the green ones are all on-order from a shop local to the groms and gear-sluts that put down cash to get their own sets.  The Kryptos roll smooth, slide fast and are durable.  They're fun to skate on.

2)  They're the first wheels not poured in California that are this good, and they're damn good.  Look, we've skated wheels from Italy, China, Australia and "elsewhere", and we've skated crap from California.  The deal here is that the wizards of urethane formulas and the best 'thane houses in the skateboard world have all been right in SoCal for decades and attempts by others to make great stuff has always fallen short --sometimes a little, often by a lot-- of the best urethane wheels, all of which come from California.   The Kryptonics Star Tracs shatter the paradigm:  they're excellent wheels and these are the ones we see marking the next evolution of wheel manufacturing.  It's not without a tear or twinge of bruised nationalist pride that we tell you wheels are gonna blow-up in '14. 

Transworld Business Article

Dusters

Steve Douglas speaks for many skateboarders who grew up as pioneers for the sport during the 60s and 70s, when he says Kryptonics Wheels shaped the way his generation, and many thereafter, thought about skateboarding.

Douglas, the head of business development at Dwindle, has been instrumental in reviving the history and nostalgia behind that time period, first with the unveiling of heritage board brand Dusters California, and now with the re-launch of the 1970s iconic wheel brand, Kryptonics. Dwindle has taken over the license for the business and plans to recreate the same type of innovative movement around the Star Trac wheels that took place during their initial launch nearly four decades ago.

“The focus of the Dusters brand is to celebrate the history of skateboarding during the 60’s and 70’s,” explains Douglas. “The Kryptonics wheels were a game changer when it came to urethane and they were from the 70’s, so it made perfect sense. Kryptonics’ name has to be one of the most iconic names in skateboarding, and we are stoked to be a part of it.”

The initial production run of wheels, which are scheduled to ship mid-November and hit retail for Holiday, have already pre-sold out with Dwindle’s retail accounts, and the company hopes to continue playing off that success. We caught up with  Dusters Product and R&D Manager Eric Sentianin,  Creative Director Nano Nobrega, and one of Kryptonic’s former team members Jack Smith to hear the details behind the iconic brand’s history, and where the future is headed.

Read the full article and interview here.

boardsportsource.com article

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Kryptonics was founded in 1965 and originally manufactured urethane products for the mining and computer industry. In 1976 Jim Ford, a young Kryptonics employee snuck into the factory after hours to create the first Kryptonics Star*Trac wheels utilizing urethane formulas developed by brilliant chemist Chuck Demarest. These wheels drastically changed the functionality of skateboards. Kryptonics was the first company to offer wheels in colourcoded durometers, and to use millimetre sizing.

Read the full article here.