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Here’s What Happens When You Put A Skateboard Wheel In A Hydraulic Press

It's fair to say that this wheel's skateboarding days are officially over.

Let’s face it, before humans got off their arses and invented the wheel…the world was probably extremely shit. No wheels = no good times. In fact, now that we think about it, the phrase “let the good times roll” wouldn’t even have existed back then. Ay caramba. Can you imagine? The horror.

Fortunately, we now live in a time where wheels are plentiful. Skateboarding wheels, road cycling wheels, BMX wheels, mountain biking wheels, office chair wheels; so many wheels. So many wheels do we have, in fact, many of us actually have more wheels than we know what to do with. Take this guy.

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

 

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

This guy looks like your dad’s mate, the one who got made redundant from his big job in finance about twenty years ago. The one who opened up his own pub, and who your parents tell you to call Uncle Tony even though he’s in no way related to you. The guy whose wife left him after an incident in Malaga that nobody’s allowed to talk about. Yeah, we all know a guy like this. Anyway, this guy is packing wheels – specifically skateboarding wheels. He’s also got a hydraulic press and, well, you know where this is going.

Yep. You guessed it (in fairness, we made it pretty clear in the headline what this piece was all about). Hydraulic press meets skateboard wheel. Hydraulic press meets skateboard wheel in a battle to the death we’ve decided to label ‘Hydraulic Press vs. Skateboard Wheel.’

This video, which has been online since April but somehow only recently found its way into our grateful laps, is everything you’d expect it to be. There’s no fireworks. No bullshit. Just a hydraulic press crushing the sweet bejesus out of a skateboard wheel. It’s brutal, hypnotic, and vaguely satisfying…all in one go. If you haven’t got time to watch the video, we’ve summarised the highlights below.

It starts with Uncle Tony…

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

…who then kickstarts the hydraulic press and/or launches a nuclear weapon depending on your interpretation

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

So far, so good. It’s still a wheel

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

OH SHIT. HERE WE GO…

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

…HERE WE FUCKING GO

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

The wheel’s starting to look like a slab of questionable meat…

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

…or, at least, it did. Very briefly. About five seconds ago

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

You know. Maybe. Just maybe, the wheel will survive this ordeal and surprise us all

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

No. No. It’s fucked. It’s properly fucked. Thanks Uncle Tony

Crushing Skateboard Wheel Hydraulic Press
Screenshot: YouTube (via – Tension Press).

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