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Deflects rocks & rides up over uneven surfaces!!
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Skateboarders are extremely passionate, because no other sport comes close to matching the creativity and freedom of expression that skating offers. The euphoria that comes from skating is limitless, until your board hits a rock and you go flying to the ground.

Rockochet sets out to increase the enjoyment of skateboarding by reducing the chances of sudden stops caused by rocks and debris. Rockochet’s mission is to become the new standard in safety equipment for all levels of skateboarders.

It all began when we received a phone call that our nephew had been hit by a car. It was Halloween night and he was skateboarding on the sidewalk with some friends. He hit a rock and was instantly propelled into the street where he was not only hit by a car, but he was dragged underneath that car for 20 feet. The doctors were unsure if he would ever walk again. His determination to get back on his feet was built on one factor, “I want to skateboard again,” he said. This was the driving force behind our desire to find something to make his dream of not only skateboarding again one day, but to skateboard again safely come true.

After researching the market we quickly realized that there was nothing currently available to make skateboarding a safer sport. We also found that this was not an isolated incident, according to AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) “In 2011 skateboard related injuries accounted for 78,000 emergency room visits.” Since nothing else exists and this is a problem for all skaters, we decided to create a device of our own. In essence, Rockochet was born!

Rockochet - standard skateboard size
Rockochet - standard skateboard size
Rockochet: sits 1/8" off the ground, to deflect even the smallest pebbles!
Rockochet: sits 1/8" off the ground, to deflect even the smallest pebbles!
Rockochet - perfect for beginners!
Rockochet - perfect for beginners!
 
Rockochet - more advanced riders, we have you covered!
Rockochet - more advanced riders, we have you covered!
 
Rockochet - penny board
Rockochet - penny board
Rockochet - specifically developed with ultra light weight material, so it will not change the balance of the board, allowing you to perform your tricks!
Rockochet - specifically developed with ultra light weight material, so it will not change the balance of the board, allowing you to perform your tricks!
Ride Free Hat
Ride Free Hat

Design changes

We are constantly analyzing and testing potential design improvements that we will implement before final production. Any design changes will be posted as an update, so our backers are kept in the loop.

Safety 

Rockochet is designed to increase your safety, but all standard safety precautions should be followed. 

* Always wear a helmet and pads

* Check your surroundings prior to skating

* Avoid pedestrians, bikes and other commuters

* Even though Rockochet has been shown deflecting multiple rocks. It's intent is to deflect the occasional unseen rock. Please do not attempt to duplicate scenes from the Rockochet videos.

Rockochet has been featured on:

Rockochet - Channel 3 News, Phoenix, AZ
Rockochet - Channel 3 News, Phoenix, AZ
Rockochet - AZ Daily Wildcat
Rockochet - AZ Daily Wildcat
Rockochet - Channel 10 News, Phoenix, AZ
Rockochet - Channel 10 News, Phoenix, AZ

Risks and challenges

A great idea is just a starting point. Focus all of your attention on just one aspect and it can make the difference between just an idea or a successful business. We have spent countless hours refining a solution to a long standing problem for skateboarders. We have spent equally long hours vetting manufacturing partners that can deliver a high quality product within a given deadline. So we feel confident that we will deliver Rockochet to you.

However, a couple potential pitfalls that can derail our timeline:

1) Tooling production - the tolerances for our parts are extremely sensitive, therefore the creation of a tool that will produce a satisfactory part can take longer than expected.

2) Material inventory - Rockochet is composed of a mixture of high tech materials. Vendor inventory can run low. To try to avoid delays, we have sourced a back up supplier to be able to fulfill our material needs.

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    Submit your design &/or slogan & we'll feature it on FB and Instagram that same day!

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