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Chris, Wake, and JenBy Chris, Wake, and Jen
First created
Chris, Wake, and JenBy Chris, Wake, and Jen
First created
$617
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 20 2011 7:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

Dear Kickstarter Supporter,

We have figured out how to light up the artwork on helmets, skateboards, longboards, snowboards and other gear like you've never seen before. I'm Chris Forgey at LIGHT BOHRD, and we're starting this brand new company so that we can take our exciting new technology as far as it can go!

We think the world of board sports is ready for a new kind of innovation, as competitors take their talents to new levels, as well as new and bigger audiences. Riders want to stand out from the pack when they flash their skills at the park, vert ramp, street, or slopes, and in the growing trend of night boarding.


LIGHT BOHRD is a new way to help riders get noticed and get known.

With our new technology, we've taken a killer concept and made it into a game-changing product, but we need your help to reach the finish line by perfecting our concept and taking it to market.

That's why you've found us here on Kickstarter.  We're asking you to join 1,499 other highly intelligent and visionary donors (+1, you = 1,500) whom we're rewarding with premiums to match each level of generosity.

OUR HISTORY

My 11-year old son Mason is an avid skateboarder with dreams of becoming sponsored by Red Bull™ one day.  One night we were talking as I tucked him in for bed, and I came up with the idea of adding light panels to the bottom of a skateboard deck to create a lighting effect.  My son was excited by the idea, and so was I.


Determined to see if I could make it work, I bought a skateboard kit and developed our first LIGHT BOHRD prototype, shown in the photo above.  The experiment was a success when we were able to make the Spitfire logo eyes and teeth light up.  The LEDs held up to riding at the skate park, but I knew this prototype had a long way to go.  We needed to integrate all the external bits - wires, mechanical switch, and power source - into the board, since those items were vulnerable to damage through normal use at the skate park.


OUR EVOLUTION

We've taken our patent pending concept from original prototype to market-ready product, after an exhaustive effort to achieve better and better levels of perfection of the design and the technology.  Our goal has been to engineer boardsports gear with fully integrated technology while maintaining structural integrity, and without compromising the look and feel of the finished board or helmet.

Today we've achieved many of those milestones.

  • The internal power source charges wirelessly using the incredible technology of PowerMat™.
  • The motion of the ride activates the light source.
  • We’ve commissioned artists from around the world to create totally custom artwork that distinguishes LIGHT BOHRD gear from all others.
  • The art is vinyl-printed, and protected from damage by a final hard layer of clear epoxy.

And now the LIGHT BOHRD product line has evolved to include longboards, snowboards, and helmets, and the custom graphics will also be available as wall art.

THE ROAD AHEAD

Now we need your help.  We're on the verge of having market-ready products, but we have some huge strides to make in order to take LIGHT BOHRD to the next level, to be a truly viable helmet and board-making operation with a fully developed and proven product.

It will cost an estimated $50,000 in order to complete the huge strides that will take LIGHT BOHRD forward and grow their small development shop into a truly viable production operation with a fully proven and market-ready product line. The funding is needed to get LIGHT BOHRD through final development and testing, and to move LIGHT BOHRD out of the garage and into a beginning-phase office and production shop with equipment for pressing, CNC, and other cutting and grinding work.

We believe that between now and January 1st, fifteen-hundred of you will catch the excitement of LIGHT BOHRD and you'll support us with a tiny, medium, or more generous donation to help us reach our funding goal of $50,000. We're rewarding every one of you, our donors, with cool stuff to commemorate your visionary support of LIGHT BOHRD (see the premiums listed on the right).

OUR FINAL PLEA !

Our passion for board sports, art, and technology runs deep.  We envision a not-so-distant future in which skate parks, streets, and slopes will be filled with riders on illuminated boards and helmets, and your support will move us much closer to making our vision a reality.

www.facebook.com/lightbohrd

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    Receive name recognition on our website (set for official launch January 2012), plus ability to follow the project’s progress as a Kickstarter backer through Kickstarter blogs, facebook, etc.

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    Receive a signature LIGHT BOHRD logo water bottle, sticker, and shoe laces.

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    Receive a First Production Run Numbered Series LIGHT BOHRD skateboard wall art that will enhance your decor and style.

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    Receive a Limited Edition LIGHT BOHRD Skateboard autographed by one of our featured artists

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    Receive a Limited Edition LIGHT BOHRD Longboard autographed by one of our featured artists.

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    Work with one of our featured artists to design your very own signature series board and receive the first one produced, plus a private invitation to our launch party.

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    Receive a LIGHT BOHRD skateboard wall art, Limited Edition LIGHT BOHRD snowboard & private invitation to the launch party.

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Funding period

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