Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The 'Boarder Kontrol' Skateboard Enhances Skateboard Safety

 - 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.