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Turtle BoardsBy Turtle Boards
First created
Turtle BoardsBy Turtle Boards
First created
$165
pledged of 50 000 $pledged of 50 000 $ goal
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backer
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 24 2017

About

 

There have been 227 school shootings in America since 2013. That is an average of one school shooting per week. There is a growing level of fear that schools are the next soft target for terrorist attacks. School shootings are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Students are feeling more anxiety over the growing number of school and mass shootings, especially because they have no control over such a situation. 

"270 – The number of shootings of any kind at a school since Columbine." (ABC News)

"141 – The number of people killed in a mass murder or attempted mass murder at a school since Columbine." (FBI records)

“1 in 8 mass shootings occurred at schools.” (Washington Post)

"A gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week since Sandy Hook.”          (Los Angeles Times)

"Teachers are being trained in how to deal with a terrorist attack amid fears Islamic State (ISIS) fanatics could target schools." (The Sun)

“The gunman who killed 32 students and teachers at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, used a 9mm semiautomatic Glock 19.” (Washington Post)

“We are sitting ducks. ... I would say I think about the possibility of a shooting in my life regularly.” (The New York Times)



Most school districts and police agencies have changed their policy of “run and hide” because recent events demonstrate that an active school shooting continues until stopped by law enforcement or other intervention. The response is now “run-hide-defend.” But how are students supposed to defend themselves in these situations? Throwing books and school supplies at an active shooter is not a realistic solution.

 

Turtle Boards are designed to provide students with a sense of control over their daily environment. TURTLE BOARDS ARE A LEVEL 3 BARRIER; THE SAME LEVEL OF PROTECTION USED IN MOST BANKS AND CAPABLE OF STOPPING MULTIPLE SHOTS FROM A .44 MAGNUM. Students already face enough pressure at school. Fearing a school shooting shouldn’t be one of them.  

 For more prototype tests, check out our Youtube Channel! 

 

The design of our skateboard is a throwback to the skate culture of California when skaters rode in empty swimming pools. The old school shape appeals to skaters that like to carve and go fast. 

 

We took the design one-step further and used two separate clear panels so that you could put your pictures, artwork, design or whatever between the panels to customize it anyway you want. We then added colored LED lit wheels that are visible through the board while you ride.

But what makes this board truly unique is that it is bulletproof, capable of stopping multiple rounds from a .44 Magnum, making it the perfect shield in the event of a school shooting. The question is, if there was a school shooting, do you want to be the kid with a bulletproof skateboard, or the one without it?

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a 19 year old college student from Newport Beach, California. I am a former Newport Beach Lifeguard, and have always been concerned about the safety of others. I started college shortly after the shooting at UCLA. My roommate James and I were discussing all of the recent school shootings, and we asked: “What would we do if there was an active shooter on campus?” I said to him: “It’s too bad your skateboard isn’t bullet proof because you always have it with you … and it would make a great shield.” That gave me the inspiration for Turtle Boards. 

Why this product is so unique.

I started this project with two goals in mind (1) to create a truly bulletproof skateboard to relieve the anxiety and lack of control that students feel because of the increase in school shootings and (2) to make a skateboard that is rideable and totally unique. Everyone told me it couldn’t be done. Level 3 barriers, used in most banks, must be capable of stopping three .44 Magnum bullets (each of which is twice as heavy as a 9mm and moves significantly faster). Level 3 glass laminate is almost 2 inches thick, extremely heavy and very expensive, making it unusable for a skateboard deck. 

I began extensively researching methods of dispersing the energy of a bullet on impact. Who knew the science I learned in high school would be useful? What I came up with is a multi-layer process using various clear materials that is just a half an inch thick and only weighs 4 lbs. The board is thin, rigid and light, perfect for riding, but can also stop three bullets from a .44 Magnum! And, because there are two clear panels, you can put your stickers, pictures or artwork between and totally customize your board. You can also add our transparent colored acrylic top panels for an even cooler affect.

Our trusted manufacturing partners need a minimum financial commitment from us to get started on a larger manufacturing run. This is why we have set our funding goal to $50,000. Once we hit our funding goal we can place a larger order enabling us to pass the saving on to you, our amazing supporters. 

Our hope is to get these skateboards into the hands of as many students as possible. If we can save just one life with this incredible bulletproof skateboard, then this project will have been a success. Thank you!

We want to thank all of the people that turned this project into a reality: SimpliMotion; FT3 Tactical; Mark Anderson; Officer Frank Trabbie; Officer Michael Long (retired); Greg “Beatsmith” Morgan; James McBride; and the members of the Newport Harbor Surf Team – Gavin Kane, Eva Ozimec and Braydyn DeLeeuw.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We can deliver what we say we will, when we say we will. We’ve been working on this project for over a year now to perfect the design and to make sure it can stop the most commonly used handguns in school shootings.

We even went beyond that, extensively testing and redesigning this board to make sure it could also stop the most powerful handguns in the world. During this time we have partnered with leading industry manufacturers so that we can keep our promise to you of a unique and superior product, promptly delivered.

If there are any unexpected delays, I personally promise to immediately notify each and every supporter, and continue to keep them up to date on the manufacturing and delivery.

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    Early Backer Special!

    Be First to Seize the Streets!

    Receive the ORIGINAL, FIRST EDITION CRYSTAL CLEAR BULLETPROOF TURTLE BOARD!

    THIS INCLUDES THE COMPLETE BOARD READY TO RIDE OUT OF THE BOX

    FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING TO THIS LIMITED REWARD!

    Includes:
    • Crystal Clear Skateboard Deck
    • 2 Risers
    • 2 Shock Pads
    • 1 Set of Custom Green Trucks
    • 4 Green LED Light-up Wheels with ABEC-7 Bearings
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    Crystal Clear Skateboard

    Seize the Streets with the worlds first and only Bulletproof Skateboard!!!

    !Receive the ORIGINAL, FIRST EDITION CRYSTAL CLEAR BULLETPROOF TURTLE BOARD!

    THIS INCLUDES THE COMPLETE BOARD READY TO RIDE OUT OF THE BOX!

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    Crimson Tide Rider

    The custom colored Bulletproof Skateboard!

    Seize the Streets with a fiery passion with the Crimson Tide deck!

    Receive the CRIMSON TIDE BULLETPROOF TURTLE BOARD!

    !THIS INCLUDES THE COMPLETE BOARD READY TO RIDE OUT OF THE BOX!

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    Includes:
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    • 1 Set of Custom Red Trucks
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    Green Room Rider

    The custom colored Bulletproof Skateboard!

    Surf the streets with the Green Room deck!

    Receive the GREEN ROOM BULLETPROOF TURTLE BOARD!

    !THIS INCLUDES THE COMPLETE BOARD READY TO RIDE OUT OF THE BOX!

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    Aqua Pacific Rider

    The custom colored Bulletproof Skateboard!

    Cruise along the concrete jungle with the Aqua Pacific deck!

    Receive the AUQA PACIFIC BULLETPROOF TURTLE BOARD!

    !THIS INCLUDES THE COMPLETE BOARD READY TO RIDE OUT OF THE BOX!

    *FREE SHIPPING*

    Includes:
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    • 2 Risers
    • 2 Shock Pads
    • 1 Set of Custom Blue Trucks
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    The Shadow Rider

    The LIMITED EDITION SHADOW RIDER Bulletproof skateboard!!!

    Move like a shadow while you Seize the Streets with this LIMITED EDITION skateboard deck!

    Receive the SHADOW RIDER BULLETPROOF TURTLE BOARD!

    !THIS INCLUDES THE COMPLETE BOARD READY TO RIDE OUT OF THE BOX!

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    • 1 Set of Custom Black Trucks
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    International shipping

    For those who live over seas who want to seize the streets!

    Choose any of our custom color bulletproof board options for this reward tier!

    *EXCLUDES THE LIMITED EDITION SHADOW BOARD*

    *INCLUDES PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING*

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    Turtle Pro Pack

    Receive 12 Crystal Clear Bulletproof Skateboards ready to ride out of the box

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    Colors of the Sea Pro Pack

    Get all the colors of the Sea with our pro pack of 12 complete colored Bulletproof Skateboard!

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