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Protective Bulletproof Skateboards

This Board Can Defend Students in the Event of an Emergency

— August 30, 2017 — Lifestyle
It's an unfortunate reality that many of today's students in the U.S. have to think about protecting themselves while in the classroom, however two college students developed a bulletproof skateboard to provide their peers with a sense of safety in the event of an emergency.

Policies regarding school shootings have shifted from "run and hide" to "run, hide and defend," a concept that proves difficult, as throwing pencils and school supplies is unlikely to stop an attacker. These innovative skateboards provide protection for students, without arming them with dangerous weapons. Strong enough to stop a .44 Magnum, the boards aim to give students a sense of control over their daily lives by helping them to feel a bit safer.

The board's design features distinctive clear panels that offer personalization, while sticking to a rather traditional aesthetic that's appealing to young students who are looking to maintain the old-school California skater look.
Trend Themes
1. Bulletproof School Supplies - There is an opportunity for companies to create products such as bulletproof backpacks, binders, and other school supplies to provide students with an added sense of safety.
2. Defensive Sporting Goods - The creation of defensive sporting goods have innovative opportunities to protect consumers in various settings, such as skateboards that can provide protection during an emergency.
3. Personalized Protective Gear - An opportunity exists for companies to create personalized protective gear, such as skateboards with clear panels for customization, to appeal to consumers' desire for both safety and individuality.
Industry Implications
1. Sporting Goods Industry - The creation of more defensive sporting goods, such as bulletproof skateboards, could create new market segments and opportunities within the industry.
2. Safety & Security Industry - Companies in the safety and security industry could expand their product offerings to include protective gear for students and other individuals in need of added safety measures.
3. Education Industry - Educational institutions and companies within the industry could invest in or partner with manufacturers of bulletproof school supplies and other protective gear to address concerns of safety in schools.
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