DEFINITION    

  1. WHEEL
    A Wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axle with or without bearing. No one know exactly when the first wheels were born into this world. (Expected that the invention falls into late of Neolithic or around 10,000-6,500 BCE). Man kind using it for most of maneuvering and transportation to save more labour, time and energy. Previously, it has been produced in many kind of natural material like Clay, Rock, Wood ,Rubber and so on. 

    Now a day, PU technology has come with outstanding performance and stand in front of natural materials. There are many kinds of PU for difference purpose and Skating style. Need to review by yourself or asking your class master before picking the right one,
  2. HUB
    The hub is the center of the wheel, and typically houses a bearing, and is where the spokes meet. It works as a back bone of wheel which absorb most of the impact force in the center around bearing and some from the tire
  3. SPOKES
    A Spoke is one of some number of rods radiating from the center of a wheel (the hub where the axle connects), connecting the hub with the round traction surface. The term originally reffered to portions of a log which had been split lengthwise into 4 or 6 sections
  4. RIM
    The outer edge of a wheel, Holding the tire. It makes up the outer circular design of the wheel on which the inside edge of tire is mounted with bearing and axle to make a move
  5. TIRE (PU)
    A ring shape covering that fits around a wheel rim to protect it and enable better
  6. BEARING SEAT
    A bore in the center of the hub where is the place to put the bearing inside. The spacer chamber is In between of the 2 sides of bearing seat to connect both bearing and be the housing of rotating axle

 

 

 

WHEEL PROFILE   Which one going to be your choice ?

There are many points of consideration for picking the right wheel as following

 

SKATING STYLE

If you love to skate as below skating style. That will be the right choice for you to pick up as its regular shape Expert skaters may like trying various profile or making any customize shape for an exciting challenges as well.

  1. AGGRESSIVE / ANTI-ROCKER
  2. STREET
  3. SKATEBOARD / KICKBOARD / QUAD
  4. RACE / SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP
  5. HOCKEY
  6. FREESTYLE / FREE-RUNNING
  7. SLIDE
  8. MARATHON
  9. SCOOTER / E-SCOOTER

WHEEL CHEMISTRY   Make a best suited choice for your play style

Once you had been decided which play style is good to you. Let's see Professional choice for next step

 

CHEMISTRY straight forward

  1. AGGRESSIVE
    Bravo Asia has 4 formulas on board for this skating style
    - AGG-CB : Basic material good for kids and aggressive starter with fair durability and rebound.            
    - AGG-CI : Mid range chemistry step up from CB that is suited to street player with good durability. rebound is fair enough for advance player in general play style.            
    - AGG-CC : This specialty chemistry perform a high reactivity with good durability and rebound. It is suited to every play style for player or Pro who love street skate, jumping and slalom with great responsiveness to ground contact.            
    - AGG-CM : Our proudly chemistry invented in 2015, Its perform the best in performance with great stiffness, Resilience and reactivity feeling. This formulation was made for aggressive skater and street lover who like to play whole long day like marathon or also endurance racer
  2. STREET / HOCKEY INDOOR / HOCKEY OUTDOOR / QUAD / SCOOTER            
    - CB : Basic Street chemistry. Good for asphalt while fair enough for concrete or other floor            
    - CI : Mid range material. Step up from version of CB street chemistry. More durable and longer distance            
    - CS : Advance performance chemistry. With high responsiveness and better grip. This material is good for any floor and available to add "Glow in the dark" function to skate more safely at night.            
    - CC : Crystal clear urethane make all perfect glassy look with great performance of control and durability. It also available for any transparent and semi transparent color
  3. SKATEBOARD / KICK BOARD / ANTI-ROCKER            
    - SL : This chemistry is made for skateboard wheels with superior high hardness over 95A up. suited to the player who love hard feeling aggressive drive.            
    - SH : New skateboard chemistry for the real extreme skateboard lover who need to get an outstanding extra strong wheel. This chemistry available to go over 100A of hardness which is best match for Skateboard wheel and also Anti rocker.
  4. RACE / SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP            
    - CM : Our proudly chemistry invented in 2015, Its perform the great in performance with superior rebound, Resilience and reactivity feeling This formulation was made for Race and it also suited to the one who like to play whole long day like marathon or also endurance            
    - Z1 : The new Race formula invented in 2017, This material was born to be the best for professional and championship racer. Matching to any kind of floor. Overall performance of Rebound, grip, responsiveness are on top class.
  5. FREESTYLE / FREE RUNNING            
    - CS : Advance performance chemistry. With high responsiveness and outstanding grip. This material is good for any floor and available to add "Glow in the dark" function to skate more safely at night.            
    - CR : Hyper chemistry for freestyle race master. Always be the best choice for world freestyle championship. It come up with all "HYPER-CONCRETE G" model. This chemistry is champion 's choice !!!
  6. SLIDE             
    - CB : Basic Slide chemistry. Good for sliding on concrete while fair enough for asphalt or other floor            
    - CL : High end Slide material. Exellent for all kind of floor surface. Extra durable and longest slide distance ever. Pay attention to wear all Protective gears before skating.
  7. MARATHON / ENDURANCE RACE            
    - CS : Advance performance chemistry. With high responsiveness and outstanding grip. This material is good for any floor and available to add "Glow in the dark" function to skate more safely at night.            
    - CM : Our proudly chemistry invented in 2015, Its perform the great in performance with superior rebound, Resilience and reactivity feeling This formulation was made for Race and it also suited to the one who like to play whole long day like marathon or also endurance            
    - Z1 : The new Race formula invented in 2017, This material was born to be the best for professional and championship racer. Matching to any kind of floor. Overall performance of Rebound, grip, responsiveness are on top class.            
    - 7000 : The most durable Hyper chemistry come with Hyper Pro 250 model in Yellow and Orange version. This is a specialty formula invented to handle for long range skating. Excellent work with all kinds of floor even in wet or flooding condition.            

 

DUROMETER  the choice for more convenience or more durable            
                
Hardness play the most important role of skating style. The durometer or hardness of a wheel is measured from 72A (Ultra Soft) to 100+A (Very Hard). Softer wheels are better for grip and a smoother ride (more convenience skating), while hard wheels last longer and are often faster.            
                                
                       

SINGLE or DUAL Density Classic or Hi performance

Once you had been decided which Skating style is good to you. Let's see Professional choice for next step

 

What are the difference between these 2 technique

See this cross section photo for more understanding about density

Left hand side is new technology dual density wheel. It has been processed twice pouring and casting which make this wheel work better in term of flexibility and quick response to any hit or load compression to the wheel. Thanks to the inner extra soft density It's has an influence in shape transformation to make wheel surface contact more on the floor to make a good stability & control while the outer hard urethane has play the durable role of all entire wheel

Classic Single density wheel has been used from the first invention. Now a day, Most of skate wheel in the market still using this technique Because this kind of wheel is more friendly & economic and it also powered up by the better chemistry developed year on year to get closed to Dual density wheels. So, that make it's take a best skater's choice for value and performance index