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Now, for the first time, downhill skating can be controlled with a high-tech internal mechanical brake.
204 backers pledged $43,336 to help bring this project to life.

Quick update before the Holiday Season

Posted by Benjamin Newman (Creator)
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I've been hard at work getting the next generation brake underway and filling regular orders for Christmas. Kickstarter has been a great boost to our global exposure. 

The next generation Brakeboard trucks have been in the process of production for a few months. Tooling changes are being made and parts unchanged have been started. We are on scedule for fulfilling the February pledges. Though It may stretch into March. The Holiday season slows things down a little. 

My Chinese manufacturing partner is coming down to Australia for his first visit in the new year. He'll be bringing the new production samples with him.  I'll be showing him around my city of Melbourne. (Compared to Shanghai it is going to feel like a little village.)   We will be going over the fine turning and finishing of the next gen trucks. 

In other news: prototyping has started with my C/SiC carbon fibre re-inforced silicon carbide brake rotors. The material used in Formula 1 brake discs.  I found a helpful manufacture in the USA and they have starting on them this week. These will only be required for extreme speeds.  I have enlisted current street luge champion Abdil Mahdzan to test them at speeds over 120km/h! They will be an add-on to the existing brakes for those who are expecting to travel over 100 km/h. 

That's about all the news at present. Thank you for all your support. 

If anyone hasn't recieved their reward of first gen Brakeboard trucks or caps please email me on ben@brakeboard.com. 

I'll keep you updated in the new year. 

Kind regards

Ben

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