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Hollow Wheel Production and Shipping Update #27: Factory completed the batch

Hey all,

The wheels are on the boat and are in route in a shipping container. I'm expecting them in mid August but the tracking doesn't really update very often. In addition, after receiving the wheels, it could take us a week or a couple to finish shipping all the orders due to the sheer volume. Furthermore, I want to inspect every wheel and package to make sure they're dimensionally good since this is the first batch.

Manufacturing Pictures

I realized that I didn't send pictures of all the fun at the factory before they boarded the boat. Sorry about that. 

Suspension inserts:

I really love the color and I hope you to too.

 The inserts really make the wheels pop. The inserts will be installed in the wheels (for those that ordered). They're a tight fit but with some will power, you can remove the inserts from the wheels.



Here you can see the metal weights that can be inserted in the suspension inserts so that you can change the inertia and as a result change the coastability. They will change the way the wheel feels and you can adjust it however you like!

Mass Packaging

It's really fulfilling to see all of it come together. 

The guy in the purple looks cool.

One of a ton of pallets. Lets goooooooo!

Inventory Status: Almost out of stock

In this first batch, nearly all Hollow Wheels are out of stock. It may be another 4-6 months before I can get another batch to arrive. It requires that I have to upfront significant capital as I have to meet the minimum order quantity for the vendor to start production. If you want to get a set of Hollow Wheels this year, now is your best chance while I have inventory. Prices will also be increasing as soon as I receive notice that the wheels have reached the USA shipping port.

Hollow Wheels Vs. Hollow Wheels PRO

I'll have more content to display in another blog post, but here is a quick comparison between regular and PRO. PRO is $20 more expensive due to higher manufacturing cost - it is imported (high shipping & duty fee), only produced in low volume, and the material is automotive grade (designed specifically for the auto industry which has much higher performance characteristics). It costs me $20 more and so I pass off the cost to you.

Hollow Wheels (regular) was designed for all-around superb comfort and grip while providing minimal range loss. 

  • Super Comfortable: 50% increase.*
  • High Cornering Grip
  • Adjustable Suspension: tweak the wheels with suspension inserts to get your perfect ride.
  • Top Speed: Increases over smaller wheels*
  • Great Battery Range: minimal impact compared to 110mm wheels**
  • Low Noise: reduced due to Hollow design.
  • 1 order comes with 4 individual wheels

Tech Specs:

  • Max Rider + Board Weight: 240lbs (108.8kg)
  • Variable Diameter: 105mm x 95mm
  • Contact Width: 65mm
  • Weight: 284g (as light as an 85mm Caguama wheel)
  • 80A durometer
  • Patent Pending

*Compared to 85mm Caguama Wheels

Hollow Wheels PRO was designed for maximum grip. This compound allows for predictable riding-at-the-limit of grip, allowing you to dance around the limit of grip and seamlessly transition into board drifts (if you possess excellent board control skills). Like any high grip tire, it will wear faster than regular Hollow Wheels. The rate of wear is dependent on your weight and riding style.

  • Comfortable: 20% increase.*
  • High Cornering Grip: 20% increase over standard Hollow Wheels
  • Adjustable Suspension: tweak the wheels with suspension inserts to get your perfect ride.
  • Top Speed: Increases over smaller wheels*
  • Great Battery Range: minimal impact compared to 110mm wheels**
  • Low Noise: reduced due to Hollow design.
  • 1 order comes with 4 individual wheels

Tech Specs:

  • Max Rider + Board Weight: 210lbs (95kg)
  • Variable Diameter: 105mm x 95mm
  • Contact Width: 65mm
  • Weight: 299g
  • 80A durometer
  • Patent Pending

     *Compared to 85mm Caguama Wheels

    Thanks!
    Doug

    4 comments

    • Hey do you have a side by side comparison of the pro and regular? Would like to compare. Also, was there an option of ordering 2 wheels abec style and 2 kegal style?

      Yoshiko thao
    • Excellent color choice on the inserts, cannot wait to ride these on my Stealth

      Gabriel
    • Hey Jared,

      Yes, the caps are common between the two – PRO and regular.

      Yes, PRO and regular are coming at the same time. Thanks!

      Doug
    • Hey Doug, will this batch include some of the Hollow Wheel PRO, or is there a separate ETA for those? Also, will the Hollow Wheel PRO’s come with a wheel cap that has the same durometer polymer compared to the wheel itself? I noticed in some of the PRO pictures the caps used were made with the standard urethane and translucent core. Thanks for the updates!

      Jared

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