Orbitwheels: A New Inline Skating Sport Concept

Orbitwheels skates are easy to use. Photo © Orbitwheels / Inventist, Inc.

The Bottom Line

Orbitwheels from Inventist lurk in a limbo somewhere between inline skates, skateboards and toys. They are a brand new but very simple concept for roller sports, green transportation,recreation and fun.


  • The simple design has a learning curve, but it is relatively easy to use
  • This is a new and unique form of human powered green transportation
  • The wheels are lightweight in use and very portable when not in use
  • Orbitwheels can be used on a variety of smooth surfaces, indoors or outdoors
  • Skaters or skateboarders of all ages can enjoy Orbitwheels
  • They now have color options: red with black or green with grey


  • Orbitwheels should only be used on smooth, clean surfaces. Any irregularities or debris may cause sudden stops.


  • Orbitwheels are big, hoop wheels that rotate sideways around each of your feet.
  • The large wheel radius enables you to enjoy your Orbit Wheels on a variety of different clean, smooth indoor or outdoor skating surfaces.
  • The two thin, light weight wheels require no folding down or taking apart, and they are easy to carry and store. They will fit in any backpack. And you have the option of removing the stirrups.
  • There's no need to fuss with buckles and velcro closure systems –– just slip your feet into the stirrups on each hoop and skate away.
  • A connecting band accessory that attaches between the two individual wheels makes learning easy. After you have mastered the wave-like propulsion, you can remove the band for more freedom and range of movement. 

    Guide Review - Orbitwheels - A New Inline Skating Sport Concept

    Don't get rid of your real inline skates, but if you want to try skating on a cross between a skateboard and inline skates and don't mind rolling sideways, these Orbitwheels may be fun for you. Pumping your Orbitwheels is a lot like side surfing on inline or quad skates.

    The tutorial video also includes safety precautions. These skates are simple.

    • Just slip your feet through the stirrups with your shoes on, position your feet properly and you can glide around sideways.
    • Orbitwheels are self-propelled by each rider's wave-like side surfing motion, so the need to push off the ground every few feet to get moving is completely eliminated.
    • The Orbit Wheel concept is basic, and as the wheels whirl around your feet, it's up to each user to create tricks and maneuvers for this new type of skate.

    Orbitwheels provide fun and alternative wheeled transportation in portable, convenient skates. They are part of the portfolio of distinctive products invented by Shane Chen at Inventist, Inc.based in Camas, Washington. Chen has patented thirty-three inventions. He manufactures and markets some himself, and others are licensed out to third-party manufacturers. Inventist specializes in products that are new, unique and fun.