Kegels versus Caguamas: a comprehensive review

By Ian Saint
On November 9, 2018

We’re all faced with the problem of commuting, but what is the best way to do it? In my opinion, it’s longboarding. However, there is more to longboarding than just the board itself. What’s between you and the ground matters more than you would think.

Enter Orangatang’s largest wheels: the Kegels and the Caguamas. Kegels come rolling in at a whopping 80 millimeters and are available in both orange 80A and purple 87A durometers. They were the largest wheels Orangatang made until the Caguamas were introduced, which dethroned the Kegels as beach master. These massive wheels measure 85 millimeters and can be found in orange 80A and purple 87A durometers, as well.

Both wheels were also available in a limited edition blue 77A durometer, which could potentially become part of Orangatang’s permanent lineup in the future.

I personally own blue 77A Caguamas and orange 80A Kegels. The Kegels are a square-lip, downhill wheel that make for a killer cruiser. Its sharp lip means it holds a tight line around a sharp corner.

Caguamas are the new king of sidewalk surfing, though. The huge 85-millimeter diameter means it laughs at cracks, rocks, sticks and other debris that would normally spell disaster for smaller wheels. Even curbs can’t stop these wheels. Unlike the Kegels, the Caguamas have a rounded lip, which is preferable for commuting and flying down sidewalks as they have less of a propensity to catch an edge. Both wheels make for a smooth ride and would be a great upgrade to any board.

Be safe and send it!

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