Loser Wheels is a Brand New wheel company out of Lakeland, Florida. If you aren’t from Florida, you probably have never heard of Lakeland. But, it seems as though there is something in the water in Lakeland, because the Lakeland crew is, and always has been passionate about skateboarding. Lakeland is the hometown of a dude named Andrew Reynolds…maybe you’ve heard of him?
Anyway, these wheels are the real deal. Not too wide, not too thin, simple yet refined, grippy when they need to be and forgiving when that is necessary. A durometer of 99a seems to be perfect for a versatile wheel. Loser Wheels also has you covered on size as well. The “Worm Burners” (pictured above) are available in 51, 52, 53, 54, 56 and 58mm. So, whether you skate the crusty streets of Florida or Vert Ramps and Big Bowls, Loser Wheels has got your back.
I caught up with Justin Spangler the Owner of Loser Wheels recently to ask him a few questions about his new venture.
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I AM Skateboards is a brand new company based out of both Boca Raton, Florida as well as
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was started by friends Joe Staltare and Brian Morales.
The company has been around for about 4 months, and they already have their
decks in 6 shops in 4 states. The boards come in sizes 7.75″ – 8.38″ and $1 of every
board they sell goes to a non-profit. Right now they are holding a contest in
which you upload a video to their website, and the winner gets a deck and a
t-shirt, plus a “premier” of the video. The summer plans for these guys include:
starting a team and getting the boards in as many Florida shops as they can.
When I asked Joe what brought this about he said, “We love skateboarding, we have
a passion for it. We just want to give back to what has given so much to us. I’m
excited to see how this goes.” Look for I AM skateboard decks and t-shirts at
Faith Skate Supply in Birmingham, AL, Comfort Skate Shop in Chattanooga, TN,
Found Skatepark in Elijay, GA, and Flipside Skateshop, Flatspot Board Shop and Island Water Sports in Florida.
– Jason Stephens