Powerflex Gumball Wheels - White/Black 54mm 83b (set of 4)
Powerflex Gumball Core wheels are perfect for street skating, skateparks, backyard pools and DIY spots. Our custom 83b Hard/Fast Anti Flatspot Formula is the perfect mix of slide and grip. They let loose to slide, but don't slip out when you don't want them to. They are stone ground and ready to ride - no break in period required.
Our Gumball Cores are just what they sound ike, sweet and colorful... but it doesn't end there! What makes these wheels perfect is the 55d core that allows a perfect spin, but absorbs more shock than any single pour 83b/101a wheel ever could. Instead of printing graphics that scratch off in 5 minutes, our name and reputation are engraved in every set. Our connection doesn't end when the graphics are scratched off, we are with you forever, proudly.
Powerflex brought choice and a new level of urethane quality to a fairly bland skateboard world in the 1970's. Now, we are doing it again. When Powerflex came onto the early skate scene, most companies offered few sizes and colors. Powerflex offered the 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 in a wide variety of colors. We had a wheel to satisfy every skater on the planet... we had a great team and most of the greatest riders of skateboarding's pioneer era rode Powerflex at one time. It's time to do it again. Google "Powerflex Skateboards or Wheels" and you'll find some cool stuff.
Bob Ballou, founder of Powerflex and his brothers have teamed up with Jim Gray. Jim was a Powerflex Teamrider at 15, Pro Skater for G&S, Tracker, and Blockhead as well as founder of Acme Skateboards, Formula One Wheels, and many more. Jim has manufactured millions of skateboards and wheels, sponsored hundreds of skateoboarders, and never stopped skating, and now is Powerflex's new ringleader and managing partner. Together, we decided it was time to make it happen again and bring fun, color, quality, performance and a different perspective to the skateboard market again. The response to Powerflex has been incredible. 100% Made in the USA.
About Durometer B Scale
Shore Durometer A Scale is good, but does not cover the entire range of skate wheel hardness and is very limited because the scale goes from 1 to 100 and anything over A 95A does not compute accurately.
Shore Durometer B Scale is perfect for skate wheels because:
- It is very similar to the A Scale, but reads 20 points lower, allowing the useful scale to be extended by 20 points, which covers the entire hardness range of skate wheels in one scale. It uses the same soft spring as the A Gauge, but the conical gauge needle of the D Scale.
- Because the spring is soft, the B Scale gauge needle does not puncture the skin of the wheel surface, resulting in the same reliable reading as the A Scale does.
104a = 84b
103a = 83b