The Royal Assassin wheel is a combination of cutting edge hub design with old school urethane production.
Virtually every quad wheel on the market is made using cold cure urethane made by a machine. Cold cure urethanes cure in a matter of minutes so it is suitable for the mass production of wheels. The Royal Assassin wheel uses a more exotic urethane which is a type of urethane that needs to be baked in an oven for 14 hours to cure. The urethane is poured by hand into the molds and after the baking process they are trimmed one at a time in the lathe. The labor intensive process means that very few wheels can be produced per day and hence the reason it is only used for very small scale, extremely high end applications. However, the results are amazing. This urethane exhibits characteristics not found in cold cured urethane such as much greater wear properties. That means that the Royal Assassin will last longer than any skate wheel on the market. It is a labor of love, and you can feel the difference!
Gravity Poured means that the urethane is mixed by hand and then poured into the mold. It is an extremely time consuming way to make wheels and you will appreciate the effort.
Derby is the perfect sport for the use of mini bearings such as Bont’s 167 and 688 bearings. The smaller bearings spool up faster allowing quicker acceleration. Combined with the Royal assassin’s hub (core), we gain a significant weight advantage over traditional wheels. Bont is really breaking the mold of what a traditional wheel should look like with this new hub. The hub is made from 6061 aluminum which is an extremely high grade of aircraft strength aluminum. Unlike most aluminum hubs, the Royal Assassin hub has a huge amount of machining done to it. This not only makes it look cool, but strips out unnecessary weight from the hub. The end result is an extremely strong, light hub.
We set out to design a hub that was larger than usual. We knew that we had the luxury of having the highest rebounding urethane on the market so we could get away with making an oversized hub without sacrificing rebound. We also felt that 608 and 627 bearings are overkill for quad skating and they just add weight. So the combination of a small bearing hole with a larger outer diameter was our starting point. For the spoke design, we wanted something simple, strong, and aesthetically pleasing while keeping the weight to a minimum.
The shape of the urethane has an affects the feel of the wheel especially the shape of the lip. With this in mind, we paid careful attention on creating the lip of the wheel based on feedback from our sponsored skaters.
Due to the time consuming nature of producing these wheels, we will only be producing 10 sets per week maximum.
|Size||60mm x 38mm|
|Urethane Colour||Gold Hub - Black Urethane|
|Silver Hub - Blue Urethane|
|Silver Hub - Red Urethane|
|Hardness||88A, 92A, 95A|
|Bearing Size||167 or 688|