2013 - The Year of the GH0ST
In the Uniterd States, the production of most longboard wheels are controlled by only a handful of companies. GH0ST aims to change that, and you can have a direct impact on this effort by helping to contribute to our first production run. We're not interested in making another cookie-cutter wheel using the same old urethane and hubs. We're out to change the game!
- The first ever nested double-bearing longboard wheel. We've reinvented the wheel specifically for the needs of longboarders and street lugers.
- Unprecedented speed and slide characteristics. More than simply being a 'failsafe', the nested bearings will allow for higher top speeds by reducing overall rolling resistance and increasing the capacity for the wheels to carry momentum. The slide characteristics will also be superior, allowing riders to break into slides effortlessly and 'hook up' out of slides predictably. Since the wheels are centerset, you will get twice the use out of them, as they are reversible to prevent coning.
- Be a part of the first ever crowdfund project to launch a new longboard/luge wheel company!
- The first production run wheels geared toward freeriding will feature an 80A urethane in 72mm and 78mm sizes, centerset, 54mm contact patch, rounded lips.
Making wheels is a very expensive process and this is why there have not been many people who have tried. With the support of the longboard community, we hope to change this with a unique product that has no precedent.
Our goal to raise a total of $3200 will cover the costs for our business license, patent application, and most importantly, machining for the wheel molds and hubs, buying the off-the-shelf parts, and paying for the molding by a professional urethane company necessary to make the first production run of GH0ST Wheels. Any additional funds we receive will go toward the second production run of GH0ST Wheels specifically for downhill racing, featuring a soft grippy urethane, a larger contact patch and square lips.
We have added different contribution levels for those who would like different levels of rewards. This adds a bit of diversity so you can make a choice that works for your budget. You can get:
- a GH0ST limited -run screen-printed T-shirt
- a set of 1st-production-run GH0ST Wheels
- the whole package: T-shirt, sticker pack, and a set of 1st-production-run GH0ST Wheels!
We intent to mold the first few sets of test prototypes for testing before the full production run to ensure that the correct urethane has been chosen. The testing results will be publicized here and on the GH0ST facebook page so you can view our progress.
You can help us 'break the mold' of the 'same old, same old' by contributing to our campaign. You can get an awesome set of wheels from the first production run, and you help our dream come true, helping to support a brand new company that is dedicated to pushing the envelope!
Our goal is to make the wheels with the best speed and slide characteristics on the market, hands-down. These wheels will not be for everyone but it is our goal to make as many people as possible, more than happy with our results.
GH0ST Wheels have been designed by a mechanical designer with 7 years of industry experience in design, machining, moldmaking and manufacturing/production methods in general. The GH0ST concept has been 3 years in the making - it's time to introduce the GH0ST to the world.
Other Ways You Can Help
Not everybody has the ability to contribute, but if you love where we're going, you can still help:
- 'Like' and share our facebook page
- Use the Indiegogo share tools!