78mm tall x 50mm wide BLAST WAVE Wheels
Offset bearing seat • 47mm running surface • Radiused outside edge, beveled inside edge
6.8 oz. each
Poured in Defcon™ urethane: Guinness WR speed • directional slide • long-lasting grip • slow, consistent wear
A favorite among elite LDP riders worldwide for its speed and acceleration. The Seismic Blast Wave is 78mm tall by 50mm wide, with a radiused outer lip for high grip with controlled sliding. It’s molded around the full version of our proprietary Energy Conversion (EC) hub – the first tall, wide hub seen in longboarding and still second-to-none. Astoundingly light, responsive, and versatile for a wheel of this size.
SET of 2 Wheels
Modern urethane is composed of three basic ingredients:
• Small hard molecules (called chain extenders or cross linkers) that form a tough skeletal matrix.
• Larger elastic molecules (called polyols) that rely on the supportive structure of the chain extenders to function like muscle cells.
• A reactive glue (isocyanate) that holds everything together in three dimensions, like tendons connecting muscle to bone.
Defcon incorporates a revolutionary blend of advanced chain extenders that makes room for an extra helping of a top-grade polyol mix. Think of it as a sprinter with bones made of an advanced composite, like carbon nanotube. Since the “skeleton” is slimmer as well as stronger, more fast-twitch muscle can be packed around it, with no increase in overall volume.
In addition, Defcon is more pliant than other formulas in the same durometer. The result is a larger contact patch or footprint, which translates to unique grip and control characteristics, as well as a smoother, more buttery feeling.