Shipping 20th July
We are have had some further hurdles in our production process for the next generation Brakeboard Trucks. However we now have an official date of completion: 20th July 2014. This is an additional four weeks to our last planned schedule.
Delays have been caused by my changes to the new castings and my improvements to the design. The time required to correct the tooling was underestimated. The new tooling has been completed and test casting made. These test casting had some air pocket issues and more tooling changes were required with more test casts and therefore more delays. Final test samples have now passed inspection.
Booking the casting into full production has proven more problematic than forecast. Primarily the delays have been a case of our suppliers not being upfront about these scheduling issues. They say casting takes four weeks, forgetting to inform us the commencement date is a four week wait. They are booked for casting completion this week. Machining and painting are then to follow. We are now able to give a date because of the confirmed casting schedule.
We will be shipping direct from the factory in China using DHL with tracking. Shipping itself will be 5-7 days. Fingers crossed, there will be no more hurdles. We greatly appreciate your pre-orders and Kickstarter pledges.