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Add A Set Of Brakes To Your Skateboard

Add A Set Of Brakes To Your Skateboard

By Luke Anderson

When I see someone skating down a particularly large hill, I tend to wonder both if they are crazy, and how they manage to stop at the bottom. I kind of figure that if they don’t know the answer to the second question, then they are in fact, crazy. If you enjoy conquering steep hills, but need a little assistance in coming to a halt, you could always equip your board with a SkateBrake Kit.

This kit essentially adds a set of brakes to any skateboard. It also has the effect of getting you laughed at while using it. There’s nothing like skating along holding onto a hand brake. I’m also questioning just how effective a set of brakes would be on something to which you aren’t anchored in any way. Squeeze too hard and you’ll be rolling the rest of the way downhill.  If you’re convinced that this is what your board is missing, then it will set you back $110.

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  • Rick

    The Skatebrake works amazingly well. When you apply the brake it just slows you down real nice. I like to carve hills with the brake and then bomb hills for a while…

  • 4thhorseman

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    I disagree with the above.

    I have been designing electric skateboard for 9 years, every model has the skatebrake on the front hanger, at 1,500 WATTS and a top speed of 45 miles an hour, the Skatebrake stops my boards with riders that weigh in excess of 220.

    My personal “powerboard plus rider weight is 320 pounds, the skatebrake works.PERIOD!

    There is a cable attached to the brakes, you can not break it, I have to say it is no different than sliding, to reduce speed, and since the brake pads cost a couple of dollars, and your shoes cost $60-$110 Dollars, the skatebrake pads are rated between 50 ond 60 miles, your shoes are rated for 1 or 2 runs, check with the signed riders, they throw away their shoes after the run, they don't have to pay for them.

    4thhorseman

  • 4thhorseman

    scottwatson42comcast.net/4thhorseman

    I design electric skateboards at 1,500 Watts I trust Rick's Skatebrake to stop my boards, 25 miles an hour is cruise, top speed is 45 miles an hour, I have been using the skatebrake many many years. be smart ride safe, use a helmet, Brakes are the Best!
    or go splatsville, your choice…. hamburger

  • 4thhorseman

    [email protected]

    I disagree with the above.

    I have been designing electric skateboard for 9 years, every model has the skatebrake on the front hanger, at 1,500 WATTS and a top speed of 45 miles an hour, the Skatebrake stops my boards with riders that weigh in excess of 220.

    My personal “powerboard plus rider weight is 320 pounds, the skatebrake works.PERIOD!

    There is a cable attached to the brakes, you can not break it, I have to say it is no different than sliding, to reduce speed, and since the brake pads cost a couple of dollars, and your shoes cost $60-$110 Dollars, the skatebrake pads are rated between 50 ond 60 miles, your shoes are rated for 1 or 2 runs, check with the signed riders, they throw away their shoes after the run, they don't have to pay for them.

    4thhorseman

  • 4thhorseman

    scottwatson42comcast.net/4thhorseman

    I design electric skateboards at 1,500 Watts I trust Rick's Skatebrake to stop my boards, 25 miles an hour is cruise, top speed is 45 miles an hour, I have been using the skatebrake many many years. be smart ride safe, use a helmet, Brakes are the Best!
    or go splatsville, your choice…. hamburger