Shark Wheel on Shark Tank
|Shark Wheel seen on Shark Tank Episode 623|
Just trying to visualize How a square wheel design rolls before learning about the Shark Wheelwas enough to convince me it could never compete with a circular wheels performance. It didn't make any sense how a product called the Shark Wheel could get on the Shark Tank selling square wheels for skateboards. Boy was I wrong.
The Shark Wheel was invented by David Patrick and Zack Fleishman who will be appearing on the next Shark Tank Show this Friday night in Episode 623 on May 15, 2015. The biggest noticeable difference in round wheels compared to square wheels is the tracks they both make.
Obviously round wheels make nice straight lines while the square wheel leaves a squiggly line resembling a slithering snake moving in a straight line. The round wheel always makes an impression equal to the width of the tire, but the Shark Wheel only leaves three small impressions with a fraction of the wheel making contact with the ground. Less resistance equals faster speeds with a smoother ride, right?
The Shark Wheel did what lots of Successful Shark Tank products did, they proved the concept with a crowd funding campaign at Kickstarter. On July 7, 2013 Shark Wheels campaign successfully raised $80,000.00 from 1100 backers. As you can tell from the video above, even professional skateboarders were skeptical a square wheel could compete with the traditional round wheel designs. Logically it just doesn't make sense, and yet they all agree the Shark Wheel is a superior product compared to the same wheel design we've been using for hundreds of years.
Sometime last Fall Fleishman and Patrick took the square Shark Wheels to audition for the Shark Tank Show. Hmm, I wonder when naming the company if this was the vision and plan from the beginning? You have to admit, with a name like this and claims of re-inventing the wheel, you're guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. Whether this was planned from the beginning to someday get on the Shark Tank, I have no idea. But if so, it worked flawlessly and The Shark Wheel will soon become a Successful Shark Tank Product.
Just a few months ago the Shark Wheel went back to raise more money via a crowd funding campaign this time at Indiegogo. The campaign was to introduce the 60mm square wheel called the California Roll. This time they raised an additional $27,000.00 from 400 backers that just closed a few weeks ago on April 21, 2015. Sometimes this can be a clue whether they made a deal on the Shark Tank Show, but in this case it's really hard to say. Lot's of contestants have crowd funding campaigns to coincide with their appearance on the Show, but rarely they end right before their Episode airs.
Shark Wheel Reviews before Shark Tank AppearanceThe reviews and testimonials for the Shark Wheel all say about the same thing. Everyone seems skeptical at first and yet they all agree the square Shark Wheel is superior for speed especially on less than ideal surfaces. With less of the wheel making contact with the ground, this also improves slide control and opens up new tricks never before attempted on round skateboard wheels.
All in all, what's not to like about a square wheel that outperforms even the best round skateboard wheels on the market? I never thought I'd say this, but it appears a square wheel is indeed far superior to circular wheels at least when it comes to skateboarding. My youngest Son just told me He thinks this is the Best Shark Tank Product EVER!
Watch the Shark Wheel make Shark Tank History this Friday night and see if they can roll all the way to the bank on a square wheel. Simply Amazing!
Shark Wheel's Website
FaceBook (Over 17,000 "Likes" before Shark Tank Appearance)