My name is Scott Corey and welcome to Corey Skates. Below is a brief history and some background information you might enjoy reading.
Back in 2008, after many years of not skating, I had the urge for a roll so I called up an old skate buddy and we ended up going for a roll. Well, to cut long story short I was hooked again.
Soon I was looking for new wheels and quickly discovered things had changed. I was amazed that I couldn’t find any decent new wheels on the market.
Where were the Primo Deano’s, Wicked Lips, Turbo’s, Ninja’s? All the legendary speed wheels of years gone by were no longer available and everything that replaced them just didn’t seem to be the same standard.
After doing a lot of research and speaking with my Dad, who is a chemical engineer, I decided to give making my own skate wheels ago. Finding the best raw ingredients was the first challenge. Picking Dad’s brain was also challenging, to say the least, followed by finding a good machinist to make some alloy hubs. Mold making was another challenge. Next was figuring out the best way to process the urethane. Even today I am tinkering with new methods and materials.
After hundreds of test wheels, hundreds of rejects, dozens of different molds I finally came up with some wheels I was happy with.
Now fast forward to 2021 and Corey Skates has transformed from a part time hobby into a full time business with customers all over the world.
As a small business owner and someone who loves to get out and go skating when ever time permits my goal when starting this business was to make the best wheels available. I focus on making the wheels as durable as possible so skaters are not having to purchase as many sets of wheels. The final result is what you can buy today – extremely long wearing wheels with high rebound, for superior roll and grip.
New Products coming to market late 2021 early 2022
Roller Skate Bushings
I’ve been making bushings for some obsolete skate plates that my friends and I love to roll for some years now. Come late 2021 early 2022 you will start to see the release of these high end bushings to the market place for everyone to enjoy. This product range will include replacement bushings for a lot of current production skate plates as well as some obsolete plates.
Skateboard Wheels and Bushings
Finally Australia is back manufacturing its own high quality skateboard wheels and bushings.
Spew Monkey Skate Co will be launching soon. Its the new division of Corey Skates dedicated to skateboarding. Keep an eye out for the Monkey.