Orangatang Wheels is the reel brand of Loaded Longboards. The company was founded by Don Tashman. Loaded Longboards is a company in California.
Orangatang Longboard Wheels Cooperation with Loaded
Through the collaboration with Orangatang Wheels and team riders Adam Colton, Adam Stokowski, Kyle Chin, Ethan Cochard and Dane Webber, Loaded Longboards has become a world-renowned manufacturer of wheels.
Loaded supports over seventy other riders from around the world with their Loaded Orangatang Ambassadors program. Whether freeriding, downhill, long distance pushing, all world champions are supported. Orangatang wheels have been innovatively developed with world class riders for years and are undisputed market leaders because they stand for highest quality and speed.
There are five different role models of Orangatang:
👉Orangatang In Heat
👉Oranga Tang Fat Free
The Orangatang rolls are available in different sizes.
The roll sizes are divided into:
You can choose all roll sizes in the different hardness types. You can choose between three different colours for all roll models: There is of course orange, then purple and yellow. But the choice of colour is not arbitrary. Depending on which colour you choose, you also choose a specific roll type according to the hardness type. To the overview for you:
Orange rolls: These rolls are available either as buttery and crushy or as soft and grippy.
Purple rolls: With the purple rolls you can choose between slidey and grippy or harder, faster, slider.
Yellow rolls: Yellow Rolls come in nice and slidey or fast and slidey. Which roll is the right one?
The roll size
First of all, it depends on the roll size, i.e. the roll diameter. There are diameter sizes from 65 to 100 mm. However, the roll must fit well on the respective axis of the longboard. If you choose a roll that is too big, it will most likely touch your board in the next turn you take, block it and you will make a great exit from the board.
With bigger rolls you are of course faster, that’s obvious. But with a smaller roll you accelerate faster. Then, also important, the bigger the roller, the better you can get over the small bumps in the ground. With a small roll you can get stuck in a bump, blockage, and then you’ll smear off the board.
The degree of hardness
Regarding the hardness of the roll it can be said that the Orangatang rolls have different material compositions. As a rule of thumb you can remember that harder rolls slide faster and longer.
And regarding the surface, softer rolls always have a better grip on rough surfaces. If the surface is softer, it is better to use harder rolls. A harder designed roller will last longer with normal riding, although this also depends on your riding style. The yellow Orangatang wheels are the hardest longboard wheels on the market.
The contact surface
Then some more information about the contact surface of the board: The wider the contact surface of your board, the more grip you have with your longboard. And the narrower the contact surface of your roller, the easier it will break out when sliding. By the way, the Orangatang Cage rolls have a centrally placed core. This makes them lighter and the sliding works effortlessly.
Which roll of Orangatang
For the right choice of longboard wheels you first have to decide whether you want to cruise, slide, carve or downhill.
The Orangatang Wheels Stimulus fits the slide style. With them you can slide for a long time and get an easy start into freeriding.
The Orangatang Wheels In Heat are perfect for downhill riding. It has a very good grip in fast turns and pulls calmly over bumps.