Accept no imitations! Ladies and gents, the Ricta Park Crusher wheel is the real deal! If you like skating park, transition, rails and ledges on smooth concrete this is the wheel for you. Ricta has created a wider wheel that’s super hard. The wheel has an undercut shape to reduce both weight and bulk. Simply put, it grips when you need it and slides when you don’t. The signature Ricta style raised graphics present a nod to the past, while putting a colorful aesthetic not previously known to Ricta wheels.
Ricta Wheels Review
The Park Crushers feature Ricta’s brand new NRG Urethane in an ultra-fast 83B hardness made for the park. Although Ricta doesn’t mention this feature on their Park Crusher Wheels, I have noticed that the wheels actually have subtle asymmetrical riding surface. This feature allows the wheel to resist the coning distortion effect that occurs when riding wheels for an extended amount of time. This shape allows for extended use without having to rotate your wheels right away.
Although the Ricta Park Crusher Wheels have a simple design, and may look similar to other wheels on the market, looking closer one can see that the wheels are packed with technology that makes the wheel lightning fast, smooth, and maneuverable. I was surprised to find out that although they are a bigger wheel than I’m used to riding (I’m riding the 55mm), they are super lightweight! The undercut shape allows the wheel to have a wider surface area, making the wheel extremely light and maneuverable. With the wheel’s slim undercut shape, wider set riding surface, wheel hardness, and NRG park formula, they are lightning fast and perform well in a number of environments.
With a name like Park Crusher, one can guess that the wheel was meant to be ridden at a skate park, and rightly so. The Park Crushers crush the park and receive the high marks in this category. I give these wheels a 10 out of 10 when it comes to park riding. Riding the Park Crushers in the streets or even rocky black asphalt, makes for a slight challenge, but it’s still a good experience.
I would give the wheel a 7 out of 10 for street riding. There’s a little more rattle and stutter on the streets, but still a good ride. I even tested the wheels out in the rain, although not recommended, and they performed better than I had expected. While other skaters at the park were having a hard time staying on their boards I was still able to land my tricks and ride away clean.
If the Ricta Park Crusher wheels top scores in performance aren’t impressive enough for the average consumer, we look once again to the wheels esthetics for overall points. As stated previously, the undercut wheels with colorful embossed graphics look good. Perhaps better than good. The wheels are white to begin with and stay white, unlike some wheels that turn yellow after heavy use.
I’ve put these wheels through the wringer and they are still whiter than white. Sure, there’s some dust and dirt from the rocky black asphalt, and the colorful graphics on the lettering are smudged a bit, the wheels are still colorful and bright.
These wheels perform so well, and look so good that you might turn a couple heads at your local park and perhaps even spark up a conversation or two. I have had a blast skating these wheels and if you’re looking for a good park wheel packed with professional wheel technology, you really can’t go wrong with the Ricta Park Crusher!