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FALSE ADVERTISING BEWARE (not wheels in description)
on October 13, 2013
I'll keep this simple. This is a really fun toy. The first one we ordered had plastic wheels and works great on smooth surfaces only. Then we ordered a second for the nephew with upgraded wheels, way more awesome than first! Then we just ordered this for our second kiddo, by Linenspa (fullfilled by Amazon) and despite the many photos displaying poly wheels (and description to follow) we ended up with cheaper version.
There's an ENTIRE big paragraph related to the wheels as follows:
New and Improved Wheels
We upgraded the wheels from the polypropylene plastic that easily breaks, to polyurethane (rubber) wheels. This is a huge innovation that makes for a faster, smoother ride that can handle rougher surfaces. Here's a quick rundown on the benefits of using polyurethane:
The material is more elastic
Can rebound- the wheel will return to its original shape quickly after being distorted. These wheels can handle rougher surfaces as it will conform to the shape of a small rock, then quickly rebound to its original shape. This also minimizes the rolling resistance of the wheel so it can ride faster and smoother.
Resistant to flat spotting- A lot of wheels will wear in only one spot, which makes an annoying egg-shape that ruins the wheel's functionality. The polyurethane is more durable, but will wear evenly to prolong the life of the wheel.
Won't scratch hardwood floors
ABEC 7 bearings- We also added Abec7 bearings which cause less friction, so these wheels are more durable for longer-lasting fun.
However, this is not what we received and I wonder how many others get shipped out to people who don't know how HUGE the difference between the polyurethane *think inline skates* and the cheap china plastic ones.
Anyhow, 1 star until this problem is corrected and for others to be warned!!!