A mainstay of the skateboard wheels market for well over a decade, Ricta Wheels are manufactured and distributed through the mighty NHS Inc. and pride themselves on offering a huge variety of wheels, in terms of both size and compounds to serve all aspects of the market.
These Ricta Crystal Clouds Cruiser wheels are a perfect example of Ricta’s approach, combining the scaled down size of a regular street wheel with the kind of softer compound generally found on larger diameter downhill wheels.
“A truly functional wheel perfect for transport, cruiser board usage, filming or tackling harsh terrain: a great choice for a softer skateboard wheel within the smaller diameter range.”
At an ultra soft 78a durometer reading, these Crystal Clouds can deal with any terrain regardless of how rough the surface. Due to their reduced diameter, Ricta Clouds also tend to be the wheel of choice for the modern skate filmer as they offer an unparalleled smoothness of ride, (perfect for maintaining stability during follow filming) whilst being small enough to fit onto a regular deck or smaller cruiser board without the need for huge risers.
Ricta’s patented urethane compound means these ultra soft wheels offer maximum grip on any surface and the inner nylon core insures that the wheel shape maintains its integrity.
As with any wheel above 55mm in diameter, you’d be advised to pick mid to high profile trucks with these Ricta Crystal Clouds, although if you’re a fan of low profile trucks then you could probably get away with a lower truck if you use decent sized riser pads.
Due to the functionality of their shape and size, Ricta Crystal Clouds can also be used to skate in a trick-sense on rougher terrain, although you’ll need to bear in mind that with a 78a compound like this, they won’t slide on the ground like a harder wheel if you opt to use them in that capacity.
A truly functional wheel perfect for transport, cruiser board usage, filming or tackling harsh terrain: a great choice for a softer skateboard wheel within the smaller diameter range.
- RICTA – CRYSTAL CLOUDS
- RRP: £34.95
- Diameter : 56mm
- Durometer: 78a