Powell Peralta Dragon Formula V1 93a Skateboard Wheel

Powell Peralta’s Dragon Wheel

I’ve been very intrigued by the recent claims of Powell Peralta concerning their latest product.

The facts are that soft wheels roll over rough ground easily but don’t slide and are a little bouncy, whereas hard wheels slide nicely but are a pain when skating on rough ground. If only there were a wheel that could slide easily, was hard to the touch, but also glided over bumpy terrain…

In steps the Dragon Wheel. Professing to have the slide of a 101a and the roll of a 95a. Surely it’s too good to be true. I had to get to the bottom of this. Last week I conducted some academically sound research in the form of an Instagram story. And the good people who follow my account did not disappoint.

Of the twelve responses I got, all of them were all positive. “The best wheels I’ve ever had”, “We [a family of four] all have them” and “THEY ARE SOOOO GOOD”, are responses that give you a fairly good idea of the positivity.

A couple of things that were pointed out are that they’re mainly beneficial when skating street, that they can stick a little when doing grinds like crooks and smiths, and that they’re very expensive. I’d go as far as to say that they’re the most expensive wheel on the market but if you want the hard/soft magic you’re gonna have to pay the big bucks.

Am I going to get a pair? Probably not to be honest. If I really need a soft wheel then I’ll carry my board in my bag and skate to the park on my cruiser. Although that does seem a bit excessive now I think about it.

 If you want a pair of Powell Peralta’s Dragon Wheel, then click here!

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