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.
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