One of the great things about Venom, is they are willing to try new urethane, experiment with designs, cores and formulas.
Zak Maytum, Venom owner, loves the science of urethane. He also is one of the few skateboard company owners that has the skills to skate his wheels and test them in the real world. Zak and his team riders test wheels like no other brand in the world.
This week, we have four new wheels from Venom: two with a new formula and two that are a mistake!
HITP formula is a low slide, thane dumping miracle. In the Harlot shape, with rounded edges, they will break free easily and feel like you are skidding on sugar. The Cannibal version is very similar, it surprising is easy to get sideways, but it is more for faster freeriding. If you are learning to slide, or just want some new wheels to impress your friends with your thane lines, then these are you wheels.
The other type of urethane we got this week was Enhanced Durability (ED).
The Enhanced Durability wheels are a mistake pour of the Mach 1 urethane in Harlot and Cannibal shape. Instead of a landfill, Venom have released them as a limited edition, get them while you can. We can't get any more, the Australian distributor and Venom are out of stock, and Venom have removed them from their website.
The characteristics of this wheel is fast and tough. Like the Mach 1, it rolls fast and does not wear down easily. If you are getting pitted every weekend, and sick of buying new wheels every month, then these are your go to wheel. They will last and stay fresh for a long time.
Don't fall in love with this harlot, once cored, they are gone forever.