Unlike traditional wheels, this design creates a thinner contact patch with the pavement, providing less rolling resistance and faster ride.
“The alternating pattern equates to increased control — the width is increased, but the friction is decreased,” explains the startup’s Kickstarter page. “The sine wave design provides three lips per wheel for superior lateral grip. A traditional wheel only has one.”
Created by Zack Fleishman, Shark Wheels — named because they resemble a shark’s jaw — also help skaters avoid debris, a common nuisance for beachfront skaters of Southern California.
So, if you'd rather bypass the hype, and get to the science that proves most of the claims are just hype to get more free publicity, then read http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/2013/06/reinventing-wheel.html and it doesn't take long to see that if any skateboard tire were just groved, all the same claims would apply. This company happened to make a different looking wheel, and that is about all they actually accomplished
One of the most fun dragstrip promo events was a random spectator would be invited to beat the Tiger (normally one of the Royal Pontiac crew in a ridiculous striped getup) in a heads-up race with two Goats: one with a black panel, the other with a white panel.
It was called the In the "Beat the Tiger" match race.
In 1965 and 1966, at an NHRA National event, and if you had a winning ticket, you could actually "RACE" one of the Royal Pontiac "GeeTO Tigers" against the Mystery Tiger in a full 1/4 mile drag race.
abnormally low speed limits,
gratuitous court fees,
registration fee hikes,
rising insurance rates,
criminally high tolls,
license plate cameras,
the loss of street parking in urban areas,
taxes on parking garages,
and parking tickets.
We’re told it’s for safety, for progress.
Yet, there’s nothing being done to improve average citizens’ skills through the cheapest of all methods: Education.
Moonlight Speedster body numbers date from 1931, and it is known from 1931 newspaper reports that five Moonlight Speedster cars were built as the 1931 Chevrolet models were launched around the same June day in the five major capital cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane and each capital city had a Speedster on display.
This means there were at least five additional Moonlight Speedsters in storage at GM Holden's Woodville factory in South Australia awaiting new buyer orders.
The car's primary role was to highlight the 1931 Chevrolet range under the new GM Holden merged Company, a Hero car with dramatic and sporty design to get buyers into Chevrolet showrooms.
From the firewall back the Moonlight Speedster bodies are hand formed aluminium with the standard firewall steel pressing bolted to the cowl by two timber frames. Moving back, the boat-tail is constructed of 17 pieces of welded aluminium fitted with a timber frame.
The Chevrolet Moonlight Speedster design was copied from the 1929 - 30 Vauxhall Hurlingham. Vauxhall was also a GM company as is Opel of Germany. It seems likely Vauxhall took out a registered design on the Hurlingham's stunning shape. The Hurlingham was a slightly larger car, sitting on a 123 inch wheelbase compared to the Chevrolet Monnlight Speedster's 109 inch wheelbase. Opel also produced a similar shaped car in 1932, the Opel Moonlight Roadster with a 1.8 litre six cylinder engine.
this smaller than factory Honda was named Teeny Weenie by Von Dutch... and I've never heard of it until this morning's email from Paul. The internet hasn't got jack about it showing up on a Google or Bing search