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    AEND pours:
    Abec11
    Never Summer
    Sector 9
    3dm/Seismic
    Ultra (rollerblade wheels)
    Bennett
    BDS
    Tunnel
    Element
    Duval
    Newer Bustin wheels
    Sweet Spot Wheels
    Venom (except for Sidewinders and Shockers)
    Rayne
    Some Metro Wheels
    OLD Nersh wheels (MoneyHax/Candy/Jawbreaker - not sure on the new Tide Turner?)
    Nuke
    Waterloo (99% sure since they use the Seismic & Triple Round cores)
    Sugar Urethane
    Tiger Skate Designs
    Shark Wheels (lol)
    Nordik
    Rider Approved Designs

    Labeda pours:
    Poolking
    PURETHANE
    Earthwing wheels (Smokers, Road Rage, Floaters, Ultra Glides)
    Dregs
    Luv Yo Motha
    Landyachtz open core Hawgs (???)
    Oust wheels
    Bustin Boca wheels
    GFH
    Loaded /Orangatang
    Some Lush
    66mm Gravity wheels
    System Martin wheels (TLS)
    Fireball
    Phat Deanz
    Zuma wheels
    Cloud Ride!
    Volante
    Some Metro Wheels

    Creative Urethane:
    Rainskates
    Earthwing Slide wheels (crewzers, bruisers, hard wheels)
    Autobahn
    Lush
    Sk8kings
    Manx/pps
    conspiracy
    Speedlab
    Skaterbuilt
    NHS
    Cowboy Punk
    Better
    Deathbox
    Pig
    Foundation
    Toy Machine
    Cheetah
    Black Label

    Bravo Corp:
    kryptonics
    Xero wheels (italian brand)
    (all 8mm race cores)
    Venom Sidewinders
    Fireball
    Hesher

    Mearthane:
    Road Rider
    OJ
    Ricta
    Bullet
    Crime

    Moska:
    moska
    viking (european wheels) *Now Defunct*

    In-House Pours:
    DTC
    Spitfire
    Bones/These

    Poyang Intl Co. (Taiwan)
    Globe
    Big Foot
    Omen
    Remember
    Db-MFG (Unsure if this means some Cloud ride or what)
    Cult? (uncomfirmed but 90% certain)

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    Would be interesting to also have location of factory down to the street address (not the company HQ or marketing address but the actual factory address where the wheels are produced). I have a hunch that most of the above may actually be using the exact same plants and contract manufacturing workers to make all of the above products.. most under different management umbrellas. I've seen that happen in multiple other industries..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSwitch View Post
    Would be interesting to also have location of factory down to the street address (not the company HQ or marketing address but the actual factory address where the wheels are produced). I have a hunch that most of the above may actually be using the exact same plants and contract manufacturing workers to make all of the above products.. most under different management umbrellas. I've seen that happen in multiple other industries..
    When I started that list (damn, nearly 10 years ago) using each company's website, they were all in different locations. The current list I posted is from Silverfish, dating to 2015. I know for a fact that AEND and Labeda are different addresses in California (Huntington Beach and Lake Elsinore, respectively), and I'm fairly certain (a quick Goolge could confirm) that Mearthane and Bravo are based out of the east coast. Bones/These/Skateone have a dedicated plant within the Powell/Peralta dungeon, and everything I've ever found puts Spitfire within their own facility. That's why SO many brands use the exact same shapes from AEND or Labeda...there are dozens of variations of this AEND shape on the market, even during the current downturn, for example.

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    Doing a little reading on this topic, on a few other sites:
    Brian Petrie of Earthwing posted a long explanation, on silverfish someplace, of what being a client of the few wheelbuilders there are here in the USA means (he has wheels poured at at least 3 urethane houses). There are folks who design their own molds, thanes etc and there are those who order off the shelf products. The off the shelf cookie cutter wheels are like the made in China Popsicle boards the only difference is the color and graphic not that there is anything wrong with a large majority of them just that they are all very similar. Then there are the wheels poured for companies who are looking for something in particular, something different and usually better than the average wheel. Sometimes the its the shape that makes the difference (I love that Shitfire wheels have so many varied shapes) sometimes it's the urethane, my current favorite wheel is Skate Technology Black Hole Formula's. Wheel shape is rather generic but they feel faster than many other wheels I've skated. Sometimes it's both, anyone who's ever used Earthwing Slide A's will understand that.

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    "Shitfire" LOL!

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    Damn Umbrella corporations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matrixisfun View Post
    Damn Umbrella corporations.
    Just wait until you hear about woodshops and foundries...

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    How long am I suppose to wait to hear?

    You only have 977 posts? what a noob!
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