When will my order ship?

We try to ship as soon as possible, although sometimes there can be a minor delay in getting a needed part (like a particular screw or molded part). Delays only last a few days on average, and once all the parts are in stock your order will ship. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we try to get your order out to you asap! 

FANGS: Do they really work?

In short, FANGS™ work in many situations, but not all. Every rider has their own skill level. Better riders with superior balance or lots of experience will be able to ride out more situations than new riders. Consider that the wheels simply reduce friction of the nose on the ground. If it touches down on the pavement (regardless of speed), you want the least amount of friction possible. Less friction equals slower deceleration. Slower deceleration means you have a better chance of regaining control. And a better chance of regaining control means you don't fall off as often in these situations. Fangs™ will give you a few precious seconds to realize what happened when the nose drops, and allow you to jump off or regain control. Like anything else, using Fangs™ is a learned skill. With practice you will be able to do tricks, ride on the nose for a short distance, and more.

Even for a novice rider, Fangs are usually the difference between instantly falling face first (and not even realizing what happened as you hit the ground)  OR getting a few precious seconds to put your back foot down and recover, or even a planned bail and roll with less bodily damage than having your feet instantly stop, and your body continue to fly forward at 20+mph!

The fact remains: ball-bearing wheels rolling on pavement will always have less friction than a hard plastic bumper scraping along the same surface. The more weight that is applied to the nose on the ground while in motion, the more this truth becomes evident. Even the most "slippery" and self-lubricating plastics (like the UHMW composition of the FANGS GT and black Fangs 3 bumpers) have much higher friction coefficients when compared to rolling on the Fangs wheels, which feature dual ball bearings and CNC machined axle and CNC axle carriers on each side. 

Grab some FANGS™ for your board, whatever it is.  Pint, PintX, Plus, XR, GT, or GTS

Always wear your pads and at least a helmet. 

Why not use huge wheels?

The point of Fangs™ is to simply reduce the friction of the nose on the ground while maintaining a more OEM look. And there isn't much point in going beyond a size that rolls very well on most concrete surfaces. Fangs are a combination of function and aesthetics, not simply "save all falls" wheels.  

FANGS GT has the largest wheel size of any Fangs yet at 43mmx19mm. Skateboard wheels of today are not much larger. This is because the bumpers on the stock OW GT are huge, which allows for a greater sized wheel to better match the proportions of the flowing FANGS GT bumper design.