It is extremely rare in our industry for one of the original freestyle riders to not just still be involved but thriving. What started as a the gift of a scooter from his godfather in 1999 led him to his first sponsorship and video appearance in @razorworldwide RVM3 in 2004. After Helmeri put himself on the map, he followed it up with a 20 year laundry list of achievements. Winning his first international competition in 2007 at the Extreme Battle in Tarto he came back to win it again in 2008 and 2009. Using this momentum he launched Finland's first freestyle scooter shop and one of the first in the world, @finscootershop. After competing at the Montreux competition in Switzerland in 2010 he picked up eaglesupply and @therealdistrict as new sponsors; District releasing his signature deck and complete just this year.
River Rapid signature wheels are PRO SCOOTER WHEELS that River Wheels created for Helmeri Pirinen, who rides for River Wheels scooters. River Rapids are 88A PU, which means that River Wheels intended them to be ridden on the street because they are harder and more durable than 86A wheels. River Helmeri Pirinen sig wheels are 24mm wide at the core and should be used with 24mm wheels spacers. The PU width is 24mm. Most PRO SCOOTER FORKS and decks were designed to handle a 24mm wheel core. Since both the core and PU of the River Rapids are 24mm, every fork and deck we sell should be compatible with these wheels. River Rapids have a 110mm outer diameter, making them perfect for the advanced beginner to intermediate riders. 110mm wheels have long been the standard diameter for most intermediate pro scooters. However, as scooter wheels become wider and taller due to pro riders need for big trick speed, 110mm wheels are becoming the norm for beginner to intermediate scooter riders. River Rapid signature wheels come standard with pre-installed bearings.