Wheel packaging heyday

wheelpackaging

I’m a sucker for vintage skateboards, and also vintage packaging. I love how 70’s era skateboard parts were packaged with hang cards and shrink wrapped, made for hanging from those pegs, like you could go to hardware store and pick up some riser pads, trucks and wheels. I got caught up in the moment last month, so I had to let these two items go.

First up is a set of Nash Super Surfer clay wheels. These are either late 60’s or early 70’s. Notice the open bearing seat in the single wheel shot. The package even came with the bearings and special nut – washer assembly. Bearing maintenance used to be a big part of skateboarding. As a kid I used to lose a bearing every time I took them apart to clean them. Eventually I go to where I didn’t have enough bearings to keep the board rolling. Anyway, this set went for $78.77.

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Next up is this set of Hang Ten “Speedster” wheels that is definitely 70’s urethane. I swear Hang Ten was first and foremost a clothing company, but I could be wrong. This set of wheels has been used, but the backing card was saved with them. These things have been recently re-listed with a slightly lower price of $25. I love the packaging on this, but not enough to buy a set this worn. Check it out, “Made for skateboards & skates!”

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9 Comments

  1. Prickly Pete on January 5, 2010 - Reply

    Super Surfer by Vita Pakt Products Division. Vita Pakt is a citrus company that sponsored little Danny Bearer and others: http://www.vita-pakt.com/. They wore preppy Vita Pakt blazers during their travels.

  2. Vegetable Lasagna on January 5, 2010 - Reply

    Yeah, those aren’t NASH wheels. Super Surfer was from
    Hobie/VitaPakt.

  3. Those Super Surfers are in much better condition than the ones I found last week:

  4. check out the guys over at pure skate shop if your ever in bend. They got a nice little collection over there

  5. Dylan Dukes on August 1, 2010 - Reply

    I have a California Free Former, I ride it fairly often, but I need new wheels, and I can’t seem to find any…anywhere! If you happen to run across some please email me. I need some real bad!

  6. tulsaboogie on May 29, 2011 - Reply

    still have the hang ten wheels!??

  7. sk8rlepi on August 20, 2012 - Reply

    how much does an old school Super Surfer Board from 1964 sell for Complete and in EXCELLENT CONDITION

  8. I have a set of these unused in the package if anyone is still interested

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