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Picture of Longboarding Water-Tread Wheels
I've been longboarding on and off for the past twelve years, progressively getting more obsessed in the most recent years. But no matter the level or intensity of interest, nothing is more infuriating than being unable to skate because of the rain, or even worse being  in the middle of skating and having it rain on you. Because no one like slippin' and slidin', at least when you don't plan. So in an effort to stick it to Mother Nature, I designed my WT Wheels
 
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Step 1: SAFETY WARNING

It's not asbestos, but there will be a lot of dust particles, and I mean a lot. Take precaution of yourself, by using protective eye wear and a respiratory mask. I'll admit there are safety advisories in life you can ignore, but this one is quite real, besides that fact you could be inhaling a lot of rubber particles, who wants to taste rubber any ways? 

Step 2: Materials

Picture of Materials
Materials list is pretty simple:

·Wheels
     -A bit obvious
·Dremel(Rotatory Tool)
     -Engineer's best friend
·Printer
     -And all the supplies that go with it. i.e. ink, paper, and the included image in this Instructable
·Masking Tape

I suggest a sheet to place under you workspace, or if you have a workshop, I suggest you work there. And as I said in the previous step, get some respiratory masks and a pair of safety goggles/glasses.

teknoman2 months ago

Hey I was thinking, if you could get access to a CNC mill with a 4th rotation axis these water-traction wheels could be made very accurately, repeatably, and with increased complexity. Don't get me wrong, your design looks like it came out pretty well for manual carving, but this could be a solid advancement in the concept. Anyhow, well done!

isaacwilk2 years ago
good idea I guess, but I was taught (by a friend, then through experience) never to get your trucks wet at all, because they rust the bearings up and slow you down quite a lot. I guess thats partly me being fussy though...
JACKBARRY2 years ago
i want some
Dave A2 years ago
Although a nice Instructable I really would't recomment it to do it in this manner at least not with that kind of simple dustmask! It is not rubber that you are cutting as you stated but urethane. In normal hard form no problem but the fumes you cause by cutting it with a dremel or any other tool are serious dangerous. You should at least be wearing a half-face gasmask if you are serious about your health.
mole_meam2 years ago
WOW, never thought of that, really smart!
crazy2062 years ago
nice instructable! if i send you some money and a set of my LB wheels would you do this for me?
they should sell wet weather wheels
sciguy143 years ago
Awesome work!
FrozenIce3 years ago
haha really like it :) now if only i had a longboard..... haha :D vote+ 5*