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Pantheon: 102mm Hoku Longboard Wheels

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  • Regular price $129.00


Diameter: 102mm
Width: 56mm
Contact Patch: 52mm
Weight: 326g each

Pantheon Hoku wheels are a product of working directly with one of the world’s best competitive distance skateboarders, Adam Ornelles. Adam helped us hone the 92mm Karma wheel, but even though he loves those wheels, he still wants to compete in races on even larger wheels, and that’s when the 102mm Hoku Wheels come into play.

No expense was spared making these wheels the absolute jammy jam. We tested multiple shapes and molds. We were proven wrong on certain theories and truly honed this wheel shape through experience. A deeper flex channel on the inside lip provides extra edge flex needed for this larger diameter. A relatively small 52mm contact patch both keeps the weight down while also providing consistent grip that can be counted on. We actually did test wider contact patches and found that while we could get slightly more maximum grip out of certain widths, it made the wheel less predictable and it would release grip unexpectedly, while this 52mm contact patch was consistent and felt more comfortable and trustable when pushed to its limits. It doesn’t hurt that the smaller CP drops a few grams either!

The Hoku are the lightest wheels in their size category, featuring our 55mm lightweight custom core and just the right amount of urethane and in the right shape to get the job done. Although they are light for their size, they’re still quite hefty unless you’re used to riding wheels this large! Choose the Hoku when weight and ride height is less important than maximum roll speed over less than perfect pavement and extended momentum. The large diameter will even out road bumps and debris, and at 10mm larger than our 92mm Karma wheels, they will increase the ride height by 5mm. Getting them going requires more power, but they hold momentum like nothing else!