Posted by:on May 30th, 2008
Straight from the comments to the front page. When you think “urban,” the first thing that comes to mind is a bunch of white guys and and Tiki beach culture, right? RIGHT??? If ever there was a company with an identity crisis, it’s got to be Urban Skates. The Skub Brothers make spinner wheels and longboards, although it appears they got their start in rollerskates. They’ve even got a signature model skateboard spinner wheels. Care to hazard a guess?
– thanks to Bailgun for the tip
Urban Skates Spinner Wheels
The Skub Brothers use the USL acronym for a bunch of lines, Urban Skates Ltd., Urban Skubs Ltd., Urban Shred Ltd. and Urban Surf Ltd. It’s all beach oriented until you get to the USL Underground where it actually looks, well, you know, urban. It’s a bunch of links to skate shops and roller skate shops.
Spinner wheels are going to be a bit more expensive than standard wheels. They start at $69.95 for a set of four.
Notice the groove in the center of the wheel. These are EVO wheels. I swear EVO was a skateboard brand at some point, but the EVO line is from the USL roller skate lineup, which is surprisingly a lot more expensive than the skateboard wheels. From $129 to $169!
This is the Steve Steadham Ace of Spades spinner, with Dred Skull Logo and Steves signature on the insert. $89.95. I hope you’re getting a good chunk of that Steve!
Finally, more identity crisis, a product shot of a flat-ish cruising longboard taken on what looks like a vert ramp.
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