This Guy Reinvented the Wheel … by Turning It Into a Cube

SK8board parts 2What’s better at being a wheel than … a wheel?

That is not a rhetorical question or a Zen kōan or the start to an awesome joke (sorry). Inventor David Patrick, an avid skateboarder, stumbled (or, you know, skated) onto a way to reinvent the wheel as something that he claims is better than the tradition cylindrical model — something faster, more stable, and more ground-gripping. Its inspiration, Patrick says, “came from a cube.” He calls his creation the “SharkWheel,” and he has patented the invention — and is now raising money for its production on Kickstarter. (A week into the campaign, the modified wheel has taken in almost double the amount of its original $10,000 funding goal.)

So what is the SharkWheel, exactly? And how is it possible that a cube — an object defined, after all, by its 90-degree angles — would inspire an object whose whole point is its lack of points?

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