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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.

Brakeboard July Update

Posted by Benjamin Newman (Creator)

Dear Kickstarter supporters,

Just as we were getting ready for shipping, another delay rears it ugly head. We were all set for the 20th, but only to get bad news from our manufacturer. One part is not ready!

The reason given is "Power shortages". Apparently there's not enough to go around and power usage is controlled in some industrial zones in China.

The foundry is making several hundred units of the final missing component, this weekend. This involves casting, but also then cnc machining, powder coating and polishing. So about another 3-4 weeks wait.

I'm poised to get on a plane and be there for final quality control. I will hand inspect each and every unit, then ship by DHL to you direct.

Some good news. The new wheels are finished and are awesome. White with red pin stripe with a nylon "lock" core. Plus stone ground finish. You will all be getting these new wheels.

We know you will frustrated by this further delay and we thank you for your understanding and patience.

Sincerely, Ben Newman


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