The Dad Bod towers over the rest of the Orangatang Wheels line up with it’s impressive stature of 105mm of full-bodied urethane goodness. Designed for long distance pushing, pumping, and electric-skateboarding, the Orangatang Dad Bod has all the right stuff to take you to all the right places!
The Dad Bod’s firm yet cush outer lip provides comfort and speed. Big wheels tend to be hard to control, so Orangatang developed a new Traction Trench technology which helps the inner lip to comply with the rigorous demands of the road, bending and molding to suit your needs for grip around turns or between your carves. The bearing seat is offset so the wheel can be flipped for narrower boards. The wide, smooth contact surface increases grip, and the rounded edges prevent catching on cracks.
Four years of development went into crafting this behemoth. Orangatang combined their tried-and-true Happy Thane formula with their newly designed TrypoCore to create a super-wheel of epic proportions that keeps you rolling but keeps your setup lightweight (relatively speaking). Orangatang also made sure the TrypoCore is compatible with any electric-skateboard pulley that
works with the Orangatang Kegels or
Caguamas for easy adoption.
In addition, the Dad Bod wheel features a brand-new Orangatang TrypoCore design. It consists of a wide core design with a deep valley-shaped cross section for efficient urethane damping and crisp handling. With a stiff glass-filled urethane construction, the TrypoCore increases grip and durability, while significantly reducing the overall weight of the wheel.
The new TrypoCore is compatible with all e-skate pulleys design for the Kegel and Caguama styled cores, while offering a second set of mounting holes for larger-diameter
pulley systems. As a result, E-board manufacturers can design new pulleys around one or both sets of mounting holes on this core.
- Wheel diameter: 105mm
- Wheel width: 62mm
- Contact patch: 57mm
- Durometer: 80a
- Bearing Seat: Offset
- Formula: Happy Thane
- New TrypoCore design
- More here: ORANGATANG WHEELS
The Dad Bod is compatible with most topmount boards (with enough risers). Here are a few of our personal favorites:
- Loaded Vanguard — Paris 180mm 50° trucks, ½″ riser, Knuckle bushings. Flowy and fast with ultra-deep carves.
- Loaded Mata Hari — Paris 180mm 50° trucks, ½″ riser, Nipple bushings with a cup washer roadside. Scaled-up big-boy skateboard.
- Loaded Ballona — Paris 150mm 50° trucks, ½″ riser, Nipple bushings with a cup washer roadside, flipped wheels. The ultimate flatland cruiser that rolls forever and rolls over everything.
The Orangatang Dad Bod is the most high-performance 100mm+ urethane skateboard wheel in existence. Four years of development, our new TrypoCore, and our tried-and-true Happy Thane formula combine to create the ultimate big-wheel experience at a shockingly light weight. Designed for next-level commuting, long-distance pushing, long-distance pumping, and e-skate, these wheels are meant to roll. The large 105mm diameter provides exceptional roll speed, tons of momentum, smooth rolling, and absurd distance per push—it’s kinda like cheating. Just add risers!