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All things Kryptonics wheels. Classic Photos, stories, and interviews about the beginning of skateboarding and the future ahead of us. 

Kryptonics Interviews: Cindy Whitehead


What was the year you rode for Kryptonics?

I rode them mostly in and around 1978. 

What color wheels/size did you ride?

Blue’s when I wanted gripping power on any plexiglass ramps I think they were 60 mm? Greens for everyday cement parks.

How better where they from the competition?

They were amazing - nothing gripped like blue krypto’s in my book - they were my secret weapon.

Who got you on Kryptonics?

I can’t remember - they just started giving me wheels when I asked.

What was your favorite Kryptonics ad from back in the day?

I think there was one with Salba in it I liked.

Best memory with riding for Kryptonics?

Plexi glass ramp in Fountain Valley - guys were sliding out once they got to high up on vert and those wheels helped me stick to the wall. 

What is your favorite memory in skateboarding from the 70’s and early 80’s?

Competing in the Gold Cup Series - because you got to see all your friends & team riders that lived in other places at each contest & really push each other.

What is your favorite memory in skateboarding?

Spending every waking hour skating either the dogbowl or upper keyhole at Marina Skatepark with some of the best vert skaters in the world.

What are you doing now?

I am a Sports Stylist® - which means I am a fashion stylist for pro & Olympic athletes. I also have a collab board with Dusters California called “Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word”, and I work to promote women in skateboarding. 

What are your thoughts about the Original star trac wheels coming back? 

I can’t wait to ride them!

Anything else to add?

I recently put a vintage set of Krypto’s on my board when I rode down the closed 405 FWY this past year - I chose Kryptonics because I knew it would be a smooth ride - and it really was.

Cindy Whitehead interview Oct 13

405 fwy skate session.

Photo Credits: Ian Logan