The 'Boarder Kontrol' Skateboard Enhances Skateboard Safety

By: Michael Hemsworth - Jan 14, 2016
References: kickstarter & gizmag
One of the biggest issues when it comes to skateboard safety is the lack of brakes, which the 'Boarder Kontrol' Skateboard looks to make a problem of the past.

Incorporating a series of brake pads into the deck design, the 'Boarder Kontrol' Skateboard is operated by a ripcord that allows riders to maintain control over the speed when going down hills. The leash that works to activate the brakes when in motion also works as an additional skateboard safety feature as it enables better balance of the deck.

Although the 'Boarder Kontrol' Skateboard is a standalone product, the brand hopes to create a retrofit kit that would enable riders to incorporate the technology into their existing decks.