May 7, 2010, Newsletter Issue #135: Colored Skateboard Wheels vs. Transparent Wheels

Tip of the Week

Skateboard wheels come in so many beautiful colors, it makes it hard to choose your skateboard wheels. If you like to mix function with fashion, then go ahead and try those colored wheels. But there are some avid skateboarders who swear that the most durable skateboard wheels are the transparent ones. Here's why. Pure polyurethane is clear and transparent, but to get those beautiful colors, the polyurethane is mixed with dyes and plastics that may affect how long the wheels last. Others say that the pure polyurethane, clear wheels grip too much.

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