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By Drew Page
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100% of skateboarders have fallen because of cracks. At night, this affliction is amplified with the added danger of cars.  

"Mongo the Crackhead" knows this first hand, Since using ShredLights he has been crack free for over a year!
"Mongo the Crackhead" knows this first hand, Since using ShredLights he has been crack free for over a year!
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ShredLights were built out of pure selfishness; we built this product with ourselves in mind. As skateboarders we realized this product couldn’t interfere with our performance, which really limits the location. We decided ShredLights had to have 3 crucial functions:

  •  Durable
  •  Removable 
  •  Shredable

ShredLights are functional headlights for skateboards that are easily installed, used, and removed. By simply attaching 2 brackets to the existing hardware on either side of the truck, you can quickly slide the lights on for use at night and off to charge during the day. Using a split USB cable you can simply plug both ShredLights into a single outlet for a charge.

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All previous attempts to put lights on skateboards have created a negative bias in the minds of skateboarders, and for good reason. These companies have embedded lights in the wood and wheels, which are all too permanent and do not project light in front of the skateboard. Other companies have put lights right down the middle of the deck or on the nose & tail, which will not withstand even your first tre-flip noseblunt down hubba.

ShredLights project light more than 10 Feet in front of you allowing cracks, rocks, and other obstacles to be seen at night. 

And the best thing is, you will still be able to shred!

Sam Gordon, kf back tail
Sam Gordon, kf back tail

To perfect the user experience, we have iterated the design of ShredLights time and time again. The first version we built for our beta testers taught us a lot about the requirements of a functional product. We ran into problems with vibration and battery connectivity, causing the lights to flicker and die. This took us back to the drawing board where we decided it would be best if we designed the entire product ourselves.

Since we are building this product for ourselves, we won’t make those sacrifices in quality for a higher profit margin. As skateboarders, we know what you want in a product of this nature. If you are tired of eating shit because of cracks at night, back this project!

 Want to help your fellow countrymen? Shred some light on the crack problem in this country. It's either we go out and quikcrete every crack in America, or you back this project! Join the war against cracks!

 Unfortunately at this time ShredLights will not fit on 100% of skateboards. We will offer 2 Bracket sizes depicted above. MEASURE YOUR TRUCKS to make sure the brackets will fit. ShredLights will NOT fit on Penny boards.

For getting us to $60K we want YOU to decide what color we make next!
For getting us to $60K we want YOU to decide what color we make next!

We are so thankful for the support of our family, friends, mentors, community, and backers. Without this support we would definitely not have made it this far. Special Thanks To:

  •  The Zahn Innovation Center
  •  Iris Hoag
  •  Tom Page 
  •  Dave Birkemeier 
  •  Greg Lynch 
  •  Troy Sparks
  •  The Soft White Sixties
  •  Alex Johns of Pyramid 
  •  Frank Faria of Dieta
  •  Scott Nichols
  •  Crown City Krooks
  •  Cory Cox
  •  Joe Hilbert
  •  Anas Tayour
  •  Ray Ryland
  •  YOU!

Risks and challenges

As they say, Hardware is hard. We know there are a lot of roadblocks ahead, but we have tried to look ahead and take circuitous routes to avoid these roadblocks.

Skateboarding is dangerous, at night these inherent risks are heightened. Cracks Kill, ShredLights are not guaranteed to save your life. Shred at your own risk and ability.

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    Recruit | Climbing the ranks is easy when you have the night at your disposal. you will receive a pair of the second generation ShredLights!

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