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Product release: Orangatang Moronga wheels

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The mad scientists at Orangatang Wheels have released yet another freeride wheel, based loosely on the shape of the Balut. After some of their riders started doing some high-speed freeriding on the Baluts, they decided to tweak the shape a bit and create a centerset wheel for fun, fast riding. Hit the jump for a rad video of some behind the scenes testing in their top-secret, experimental downhill lab and some more info on the wheels.

There comes a time in every skater’s life when the light and airy appetizers just don’t satisfy — when the magnitude of their downhill culinary endeavors breaks out of its shell and demands a protein source that is heartier, chunkier, and more gnar-filled…perhaps even coagulatory in character.

Orangatang is thrombogenically thrilled to present the Moronga, the newest morsel in our freeride wheel lineup. Featuring stiff and beefy lips, the Moronga offers smooth slides, reliable traction, and excellent wear characteristics for the discerning downhill freerider. With a 72.5mm centerset and symmetrical shape, the Moronga is poured in our delectable Euphorethane formula for exceptional durability and a bloody long slide.

The Moronga will be available in select shops worldwide on Thursday, February 7th.

While testing these new wheels, Orangatang Ambassadors Trevor Baird, Kyle Chin, and Dane Webber arrived at a favorite local run to find some unusual environmental conditions. Donning the appropriate safety gear, they set out down the hill to give you a sneak peak at the Moronga in skillet sizzlin’ action. 

More info can be found on the Orangatang website.

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