Kryptonics originally manufactured polyurethane products for computers and mining. Jim Ford, an employee and recreational skateboarder, began sneaking back into the lab to create the perfect skateboard wheel. He tested the wheels in parking lots and at local skateboard events. After Ford convinced a downhill racer to try a prototype wheel, they won the race without a hint of competition. Coincidentally, the Vice President of Kryptonics attended that particular race and asked the racer where they had found the wheels. Instead of being let go, Jim Ford became the Vice President of consumer products. Kryptonics officially began making wheels exclusively for skateboarding in 1976 with massive success. With their memorable advertisements, they were the first to incorporate durometer and color code their wheels. Kryptonics was the first fast, durable, and grippy wheel the skate industry had seen.
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