In the beginning, the skateboard wheels were made of iron, which were characterized by high quality, inconvenient use, but long service life; later, mass-produced composite plastic wheels appeared; and later there were PU wheels made of tire materials, which are skateboards made of this material. There is no side-slip phenomenon during fast turns; half of the current skateboard wheels are made of polyurethane. So, the skateboard wheel manufacturer will tell you in detail.
Skateboard wheels have a long history, and with the increase in the scope of use, skateboard wheels are constantly innovating and evolving with the development of skateboarding. The skateboard wheel that was first used was made of iron. It was produced in the United States in 1955. This iron wheel is characterized by high quality and inconvenient use, but the advantage is that the service life is very long and it will not be easily broken. It still needs good maintenance, otherwise it will get rusty if it gets wet.
In 1963, mass-produced composite plastic wheels appeared. This kind of wheels evolved from roller skating wheels and was all the rage at the time. Subsequently, PU wheels made of tire materials appeared. Its characteristic is to prevent the skateboard from sliding when making fast turns, which greatly reduces the risk of turning.
Now the common skateboard wheels on the market are made of polyurethane material, which is a chemical material that can change the hardness of skateboard wheels to meet the needs of various skateboarders at different levels.