Collection: The Heated Wheel


"It has come full circle."
-Neil Blender

Why is the deck upside down?

1. It gives the rider a different feel when carving.
The camber of the deck is like slalom skateboards and allows the rider to lean more into a carve without picking up wheels on the outward-facing side.

2. It allows the board to flex so that when the rider is going straight, the deck is stiff and does not flex, but when weight is applied in a heavy carve, the deck flexes.
This flex in the carve wedges the trucks and creates a tighter turning radius. When the carve is complete, the board quickly flexes back to the original position, and this is how the unique board feel of a Polarizer is attained. The lean into a turn on most skateboards is the only variable as to how much the board will turn, but several other things come into play with a Polarizer.

Neil Blender's Says..

Neil Blender: "Polarizers are hot, dude. It's basically a skateboard. It'd be like if skateboarding continued without anything getting wider. Like when roller skates came out, that's how it happened. People cut up roller skates. That's all we're doing. And now, with all the good equipment, the good urethanes, it makes it so rad. The fast wheels, bearings, and bushings are all about bushings, dude— and pivot bushings! It all ties together."

Neil Blender: "simply put, a Polarizer is the name of the model from The Heated Wheel. I've been fascinated by convex" just a little though" ever since I got a board from a thrift in Ohio that had this; it's an oak board, early 70's."

Neil Blender: "Once I realized you can get this feeling by turning a modern board upside down, I've been stoked. When Steve Claar saw it, he said, "you should call that a polarizer because people are either going to like it or hate it" @claarsteve  There's also a Peter Hewitt model on Heated Wheel, it's smaller and flat based off early 70's shapes @goonsac Polarizer is based off early 60's surfboards, a Hap Jacobs "pig" model to be specific. @jacobssurfboards" "both boards are 6" wide and use roller skate trucks"

Neil Blender: "Pretty much, I encourage people to cut up old boards and experiment, find roller skates, you see a pair of skates at a thrift store, and that's pretty much it for them, they'll probably never get ridden again by anyone maybe some kid that wants to roller skate, but that's pretty rare so it's cool to bring those trucks back to life and use what was already in our past "


Neil Blender: "These types of boards allow someone who basically gives up on skating due to age or thrashed body to continue skating and feel that movement that got them going in the first place. It's also a good beginner board; kick tails are overrated."
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