The Stoke: The portland Wheel Co is premium wheel brand based out of, you guessed it Portland Oregon.
The Grit: Their wheels come in two different durometers measured by a different rating scale. 83b roughly translates to 103a, and is thus technically harder then the 101a formula.
Portland Wheel Co's Description:
The Portland Wheel Company was founded in 2012 as a means of giving skateboarders a good all-around wheel that offered no gimmicks. Portland, Oregon is a mecca in the world of skateboarding and it is so for good reason; its diversity. Thousands of skateboarders of many styles and backgrounds emerge from Portland with a way of skating that cannot be mistaken; raw and pure. We respect the streets and parks that taught us to skate. We respect those who came before us and those who will follow. We pay homage to our city through our name. We are The Portland Wheel Company.
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