55mm FOCUS Wheels

(4 customer reviews)


Wheels for Flatland Freestyle, Street, Pool/Park skateboarding. Sold in sets of FOUR

    • per set

55mm tall x 38mm wide FOCUS Wheels
26mm running surface • Offset bearing seat • Double-radius profile
2.72 oz. (77 grams) each • Sold in sets of FOUR wheels

Poured in Seismic’s Premium Pool/Park urethane formula.

The Focus is the most advanced wheel on the market for modern flatland freestyle skating. Ultra-high-grade urethane carefully formulated for an optimal balance of grip and slip, plus the perfect form factor to prevent nut bite during edge tricks. The wheel you want when speed and resilience is paramount. Awesome for all-purpose street skating, too!

Said Pro Freestyler Matt Gokey, “…100% true offset, so you won’t ever need washers. Couple this design with Seismic’s unparalleled urethane knowledge and you’ve got a seriously superior wheel. Trust me when I say this is exactly the revamp our traditional shape needed. I won’t be rolling on anything else for a long time.”


4 reviews for 55mm FOCUS Wheels

  1. Brandon

    My name is Brandon Ross, and I’m a local Colorado freestyle skateboarder. I’ve been skating somewhere between 10-15 years. I was recently introduced to Seismic Skate Focus wheels by several top freestylers that use them. Everything I heard was overwhelmingly positive, so I decided to try them myself.

    I initially bought the red 101a Focus wheels with the original core from a little freestyle skateboarding website called Decomposed. I LOVE the red 101a Focus wheels! The Focus design is a cored wheel, so installing and removing bearings is very easy and precise. The 101a’s allow you to do some really smooth footwork, spins, slides, carves, pivots, and quick changes of direction. These wheels are lightweight, agile, and stable. On smooth concrete, these wheels get really fun, since they have abilities typically reserved for ice skating. They glide and slide around at your command. Even though they occasionally slide-out, it’s a controlled slide that you can recover from, which is helpful for saving landings or modifying tricks. I enjoyed the red 101a Focus wheels so much, that I wanted to try the blue 97a Focus wheels.

    I bought the blue 97a Focus wheels direct from Seismic Skate this time. Dan Gesmer at Seismic is so helpful and supportive, both with choosing wheels and customer service. He was so cool to throw in a few extras for me that I never expected, and that motivates me to skate better!

    I have been very satisfied with the blue 97a Focus wheels so far. Now the Focus wheel has a significant core redesign. I thought the original core was great too, but I was told the new, smaller core is more resilient. The blue 97a’s exhibit a slightly different character than the red 101a’s. I noticed the wheel is softer, which means more grip, and resiliency on slightly rougher surfaces than smooth concrete. The blue’s grip more on slippery concrete, so that can prevent unnecessary sliding. They are every bit as lightweight, agile, and stable as the red 101a wheels, but with more stability from increased grip. The 97a is an excellent choice for versatility when skating on various smooth surfaces. However, you will find that the 97a and the 101a are complementary to each other.

    Overall, both durometers of Seismic Focus wheels are incredible! The offset shape of the wheel wears down very evenly, and covers the axle and nut. Bearing installation is a snap. 101a is more prone to controlled sliding, and the 97a is more grippy with a little softness for resiliency. These are versatile wheels that can handle all aspects of freestyle, all tricks from rolling to rail are super stable. I recommend you try both durometers to get the full experience of what the Focus wheel design has to offer. Thank you Dan Gesmer and Seismic Skate for making these awesome Focus wheels! Ideal for freestyle! Keep on skating!

  2. Caleb Shaffer

    I’m a beginner freestyle skateboarder from Pensacola, Florida. The Seismic Focus 95a was the first set of freestyle wheels I ever bought and I’m very proud to say that these are quite simply the best wheels I’ve ever used. If you’re a freestyle skater and you’re even thinking about considering to try and use these for your set up, DEFINITELY pick them up! Their only downside is that you’ll never want to skate anything else!

  3. Troy in Nova Scotia, Canada

    I bought a Per Welinder reissue deck recently to get back into freestyle (I’ve been skating for 36 years now, and had a Kevin Harris back in the late 80’s.) My local skater-owned shops couldn’t bring in any freestyle-sized offset bearing seat wheels, in fact I couldn’t find ANY available in Canada. So thank you Seismic for making my skateboarding dreams come true.

    Symmetrical bearing seat wheels (i.e. reversable) with round profiles don’t work for freestyle, as your axle bolt threads/nuts will get damaged and you’ll be wobbling when you go up on rail (a basic freestyle manoeuvre.) These Seismic Focus 55mm wheels fit my Indy STG II T-Hanger trucks perfectly flush to the rail edges, with no axle scraping. Brilliant!

    I purchased 97A durometer wheels, not too bouncy, not too slippy. White urethane wheels (no extra dyes) tend to wear slowly and evenly, this adds to the quality of the overall design of these wheels. Anything over 58mm is too tipsy for freestyle; “Tall wheels are sluggish, that’s the antithesis of freestyle,” to quote Rodney Mullen. (“Zen and the Art of Freestyle”, Thrasher, March 1989. It’s posted online.)

    Remember to use metal spacers between your bearings (and a washer on either side) to protect your bearings from getting wrecked by over-tightening and general (ab)use.

    Service from Seismic Skates was fast, and the items I bought arrived in perfect condition.

    I’m looking forward to getting back into freestyle, it’s aesthetically such a different approach than street/vert/downhill. Freestyle might closer to breakdancing where streetstyle is closer to martial arts, but it’s all sidewalk surfing in the end.

    CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Not only will you have to pay the GST & HST at the post office before you get your package, there’s also a lovely $9.95 CAD Canada Border Services Agency handling fee on top of that.

  4. TAI TAI

    I’m a professional freestyle skateboarder and I’ve been using Seismic wheels since 2016. First set was 101 A, then, I bought 3 sets of 97 A, since we can’t find it in Brazil. Now, returning to the US, I am buying 3 sets more, this time 95 A.
    They are my favorite wheels for Freestyle skateboarding, from all the brands I have tested. Can’t wait to put the new wheels, when I come back to Brazil !

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