Wheel Talk: Orangatang Love Handles

Wheel Talk: Orangatang Love Handles - Wake2o

Wheel Talk: Orangatang Love Handles

If you imagine the Orangatang 4President and the Orangatang Fat Free making wheel love, you get the Orangatang Love Handles.

If you have the Fat Free wheels and are thinking “I wish I had wheels that were grippier and faster”. Well, the love handles are for you. They provide maximum grip with lots of clearance. If you are skating with a loose truck then Orangatang Love Handles are the wheels to reach for.

The urethane starts a little after the core and scoops out to meet the lip. This means there is a lot of support on the lip. It gushes just enough. On the back side, you have a lot more flex in the lip and so they grab onto the surface on the inside of your board; resulting in even more grip.


In the beginning, the blue 77a love handles with provide a ton of grip. Once you’ve broken in the wheels, you will be able to feather some slides.

If you are someone that likes high rebound, then the orange wheels are for you. It slides nicely on smoother surfaces.

These wheels are great to throw onto the Loaded Bhangra or the Loaded Mata Hari.

The Bolsa would be really good paired with the love handles. It’s a little bit more nimble, little bit smaller than the 4president. Adding these to the Loaded Bolsa would mean you could get faster. With the wheel being a bit smaller you will have more agility, ideal for pumping around.

The Orangatang Love Handles are geared more towards dancing, carving, racing, commuting and pumping.

The Specification:

  • Diameter: 65mm
  • Width: 50mm
  • Contact Patch: 50mm
  • Style: Sharp lips with surface skin
  • Bearing Seat: Offset
  • Formula: Happy Thane
  • Core: high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane
  • Weight (per wheel): 5.1 oz / 145 g
  • Durometers: 77a (blue), 80a (orange)