All about Ricta wheels for skateboard: series, advantages, differences
There are a huge number of diverse brands in the skateboarding equipment market. But only a small part of them works exclusively on one group of goods, the production of which is constantly being improved. Ricta Wheels – these are the guys who from the moment of their foundation (and this is not in earnest 2002) to this day, specialize in the production of wheels for skateboards. This is a key Ricta business where the company has excelled.
Ricta Wheels is an American distributor of NHS, Inc. skate staff. Every year, the manufacturer pleases skaters with his innovative approach to creating wheels. If you do not know what wheels to take for a park, street, ramp or any other riding style, then in the assortment of Ricta there is sure to be a combat unit in the purchase of which you will not be disappointed.
Ricta wheel range overview
Today, according to the official website of rictawheels.com, the manufacturer has 5 different lines of skate wheels:
- Chrome Cores;
- Whirl Winds;
Each collection has its own distinctive features, and also uses various technologies. But any kit from Rikta is a real 100% quality – no “fleet spots”, tearing and bursting of the core, just the pleasure of skateboarding.
This is the coolest series in the manufacturer’s line. These wheels are equipped with all innovative technologies and will allow you to maximize your skateboarding. Among the features of Ricta Rapido are:
- smooth rotation speed. In these wheels, a balance is found between the maximum speed that the wheel can give out, and the smoothness of its rotation on the axis. Due to this, the wheels of the Rapido series rotate as smoothly as possible, which eliminates the appearance of plugs when driving on a flat surface;
- double durability. The wheels use an improved polyurethane formula, which virtually eliminates the “squashing” of the wheels due to unsuccessful power slides or slides along the edges;
- improved slip control. Due to the unique shape of the wheel, hooks and smokes on the rails catch the wheels, and you just have to get off the grind at the right time.
Also, the Rapido series differs from the rest in that inside it there is a division according to the type of shape of the wheels: Slim, Wide, Round. Each of them also has its own size range and specific qualities for a particular riding style. In the official NHS online store, these wheels are divided into separate categories by shape, so you can not dump their features in one pile.
Shape Slim has a more sophisticated profile, which is visible by the width of the wheels from the picture. Another advantage follows from this – they are the lightest.
Shape Wide has a larger area of contact with the ground, therefore, provides greater speed control. Having a tapered inner edge of the wheel improves your lokin on the grades on the rails.
Shape Round found a balance between the two previous ones. The best wheels in order to try the Rapido series and adjust the shape of future wheels taking into account the experience of riding on Round.
No wonder this series got its name – “Clouds”. In this line, all wheels have a low stiffness: from 92A to 78A. This explains their purpose – this series of wheels will be the best option for lazy skateboarding on poorly covered streets or for boards of skate operators. The minimum stiffness in combination with a large diameter allows you to not notice the poor road surface on spots or with a simple ride around the city. Otherwise, this series no longer has any “goodies” from the manufacturer.
Chrome Cores Series
The series with the “chrome” core is the most pathos, if I may say so about the skate staff. The main distinguishing feature of this series is that they have a core. The wheel is divided into 2 parts:
- plastic core;
- NRG urethane outer sheath.
This design made it possible to make the wheels lighter and stronger. Riding them will be cool, both in the skatepark and in the toughest street.
Whirl Winds Series
Again, the name of the series reveals its key feature – “tornado”, a whirlwind, this is the technique in which the wheels of the series were painted. The unusual colors attract you to buy these wheels.
Other features of Whirl Winds include:
- the presence of a wider contact patch of the wheel with the surface, which increases your control over the skateboard;
- the presence of a flat edge of the wheel, which has proved its advantage in keeping slides on rails.
These are the simplest wheels from Ricta at the moment. A classic park shape and no deviations from the canonical skateboard wheels in terms of stiffness or diameter.
“Sparks” are also made with good protection against “squandering”, and also have the largest gamut of colors, diameters and stiffness. If you did not find a suitable option among other series, then Sparx will help you out.