Grand Prix Skateboards (GPS)
is a creation inspired by Johnís passion for auto racing
and his knowledge as an aerospace engineer. More than 20
years ago, John designed CAN AM and formula racing type skateboards
that remain under his 3 patents and enjoyed racing his Formula
Ford and Super V while watching the evolution of skateboarding.
Grand Prix Skateboards is synonymous with
the Hi-Tech Formula 1 business; where the best innovative
concepts originate. On the cutting edge of skateboard technology,
the goal of GPS is to apply innovative automotive racing
concepts to the sport of skateboarding, bringing technical
sophistication and new thrills in the level of competition.
At the ASR Trade Show in September 2006, John and Kathleen
were extremely fortunate to attract the attention of Rick
Wilson, who is well known as an innovator in the skateboard
industry (Xtreme Wheelz) and luger. He instantly saw the
potential of the GPS wheels and the innovative ideas. He
joined GPS almost immediately, as the Sales and Marketing
Manager. Rick is instrumental in all aspects of sharing the
goal and delivering the innovative, Hi-Tech wheels.
Our first product, GForce wheels, have
been through an extensive testing process managed by Rick,
including testing during several street Luge competitions.
The GForce urethane wheel is designed with a 2 piece, 3
bearing “rim style.” This unique Hub/wheel design
allows the rider to interchange wheel sizes around an interlocking
rim. The GForce wheel is a 75mm/78a wheel.
The rims are available in a variety of colors; the wheels
are available in black with yellow printing.
New high performance wheel,
the Magnum 88, is now available! Click on "Racing Wheels" for more details and buy...