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Orangatang Freeride Wheels

SUP North UK – Stand up Paddle Board » Orangatang Freeride Wheels

For freeride slide the Keanu, Kilmer and Cage models deliver super smooth slides on demand yet still surprisingly grippy the rest of the time you’re free riding or bombing down hills.

The Stimulus, Durian and Fat Free models are great for freeride carve, high speed control and confidence; they will slide but not quite as easily or smoothly as the more freeride slide focused wheels above.

Remember: our views are from a landpaddle perspective where we are mostly trying to get the best out of our wheels at a relatively slow speed, paddle powered rather than high speed gravity powered.

Check out these wheels in detail below …

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Choosing your wheel

Choosing a wheel solely from the Orangatang range can be pretty daunting (without looking at other brands), this freeride page alone has 6 sets of wheels but once you realise the Keanu, Kilmer and Cage models are the same wheel but a slightly different size (diameter and contact patch) and likewise the Stimulus, Durian and Fat Free models are also the same wheel in a slightly different size it makes the range much easier to digest!

Diameter – the size of a wheel

Generally longer decks work well with bigger wheels and smaller longboard decks with smaller wheels. As a guide:

Short decks 34″ and Below: 60-67mm wheels
Medium decks 34″ -42″: 68-72mm wheels
Large decks 40” and over: 70mm+ wheels

Additionally a slightly smaller wheel will have slightly quicker acceleration and a slightly bigger wheel will have a slightly higher top speed.

Wheel Durometer – hardness

The lower the Durometer (e.g 80a) the softer the wheel which will give you a smoother ride, more grip but less speed. On the other hand, higher the Durometer (e.g 86a) rating the harder the wheel, which will give a harsher ride, less grip (easier to slide) and more speed.

Your weight also has a bearing on the hardness you should go for. Lighter riders are more suited to softer wheels and heavier riders harder wheels. Riders weight:

135 pounds or less: 78a-80a
135–175 pounds: 80a-83a
175 pounds or more: 83a-86a

The KEANU, KILMER and CAGE models

FREERIDE SLIDE, grippy when needed yet delivering super smooth slides on demand.

Feature gently bevelled sidewalls, rounded edges, and stone-ground contact surfaces. A newly designed 38x38mm core with a deep “valley”-shaped cross section keeps the lips firmly supported like a burly botox injection, promoting smooth, consistent slides and even wear. The stone-ground contact patch ensures buttery-smooth slides right out of the box.

Poured in our proprietary Peachy Thane for a balance of buttery drifts and high durability. Slightly grippier than Euphorethane yet slipperier than Happy Thane, Peachy Thane offers a balanced blend of buttery speed control, long slides, and a cush ride.

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THE KEANU, 66MM
LONGBOARD WHEEL SPECS

Diameter: 66mm
Contact Patch: 38mm
Durometers: 80a, 83a, 86a
Bearing Seat: Centerset
Formula: Peachy Thane
Core: high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane

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THE KILMER, 69MM
LONGBOARD WHEEL SPECS

Diameter: 69mm
Contact Patch: 39.5mm
Durometers: 80a, 83a, 86a
Bearing Seat: Centerset
Formula: Peachy Thane
Core: high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane

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THE CAGE, 73MM
LONGBOARD WHEEL SPECS

Diameter: 73mm
Contact Patch: 41.5mm
Durometers: 80a, 83a, 86a
Bearing Seat: Centerset
Formula: Peachy Thane
Core: high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane

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The FAT FREE, STIMULUS, and DURIAN models

FREERIDE CARVE, total confidence and control with a touch of slide

Combining an offset bearing seat and relatively wide contact patch with stiff, rounded lips results in a product that feels like a blend between a perfectly broken-in race wheel and a driftier freeride wheel. A tall and moderately wide internal core provides just enough support for clean and chatter-free slides without compromising the wheel’s plush ride and progressive level of traction. The stone-ground contact patch ensures buttery-smooth slides right out of the box.

Poured in our proprietary Happy Thane formula for high roll speed, plush feel, and smooth, predictable drifts.

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FAT FREE, 65MM

LONGBOARD WHEEL SPECS

Diameter: 65mm
Contact Patch: 37mm
Durometers: 80a, 83a, 86a
Bearing Seat: Offset
Formula: Happy Thane
Core: high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane

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STIMULUS, 70MM

LONGBOARD WHEEL SPECS

Diameter: 70mm
Contact Patch: 42mm
Durometers: 80a, 83a, 86a
Bearing Seat: Offset
Formula: Happy Thane
Core: high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane

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DURIAN, 75MM

LONGBOARD WHEEL SPECS

Diameter: 75mm
Contact Patch: 45mm
Durometers: 80a, 83a, 86a
Bearing Seat: Offset
Formula: Happy Thane
Core: high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane

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