Could square wheels give you a better ride? One new project on Kickstarter is looking to fund the manufacture of sets of weirdly shaped wheels for skateboards. The design is based on a square, but tilted in a third dimension so that the squares actually roll in a smooth line.
The project is popular: Five days after its launch, it's already exceeded its $10,000 goal.
You can see the wheels' square shape from one angle, while in other views, they appear more wavy, like ramen noodles. The startup that's creating them, called Shark Wheels, says that compared to regular skateboard wheels, the Shark Wheels roll more swiftly and offer better grip during turns and on gravel and sand (A problem on the beachfront walks in Southern California, where the creators are based).