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K-Rimes - KILL SWITCH

The Killswitch says it all. The brainchild of Kevin “K-Rimes” Reimer is finally out and ready to steal your time, your urethane, and your minds. With years of experience riding downhill and a sharp mind, Kevin has taken the time to think about each and every movement you make when riding downhill, and how a board could make those maneuvers easier through being positively “locked in”. Ergonomics were the name of the game when this board came to be and it stickhandled through the competition better than Gretzky ever could.

The locks on this board are several:

1: 3/8” Radial Drop Platform: subtle drops in the front and rear so as to cradle the life that it is stealing from regular monotonous board design.

2: K-Rimes’ own Pleasure Dome concave with a subtle feel that is enough to lock you in, but not enough to become bothersome on long bombs or pushes. The W concave also allows for butter toe-side pre-drifts and heel-side stand up checks by keeping your rear foot in place and in check.

1+2 = 3: Where the small drop morphs into the flat-topped Pleasure Dome concave, you place your foot in that “special spot” where the two lovers meet. You will find your foot and toes are dropped into an aggressive forward facing stance that is similar to that of a runner on a starting block. This allows for pushing bad’assery and major comfort when you’re out on the track.

4: Three-dimensional wood bending was used in this deck to give a full, cupped feeling for the front and rear toes. This allows the body to lean far away from the board while still maintaining full contact of the front foot. The rear foot will find a pocket specially designed for those who tuck, and tuck fast.

5: The “Drop-Lock”. When you stand on this deck your front foot will naturally position itself into the “Drop-Lock” where the toes sit beside the drop rather than behind it. This makes for a complete and total lock of the front foot for toe-side drifts.

Specs:
Length - 38"
Width - 10"
Wheelbase - 31/32"
Features:
Pleasure Dome Concave
3/8" Pleasure Pocket Drop

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Comment by Jacko on August 29, 2009 at 17:12
gangst

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Comment by Benbro on August 29, 2009 at 17:23
when do they hit our shores?...i want one
Comment by Robbo on August 29, 2009 at 17:26
very soon

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Comment by Toby on August 29, 2009 at 17:46
is the concave/dome symetrical or is it designed around him bein a natural footer???

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Comment by Jacko on August 29, 2009 at 18:16
for both regular and goofy

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Comment by Benbro on August 29, 2009 at 18:23
what trucks r they?
Comment by nick on August 29, 2009 at 18:24
Aera's. K-Rimes own brand.
Comment by Hop on August 29, 2009 at 18:34
They are ordered, shipping very soon.
Hopshop is already pre-selling. Sold one this week based on a small jpeg and the board length. These are going to sell fast.

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Comment by Toby on August 29, 2009 at 18:52
how much are they goin for

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Comment by Ghost Rider on August 29, 2009 at 19:28
There already selling them at daddiesboardshop along with Brianne's pro model.
There not cheap, about AU$360-380 for the K-Rimes pro model and AU$310-320 for Brianne's pro model.

I hope they bring out the 2010 hellcat with the same or simular ‘Pleasure Dome’ concave as the ‘Kill Switch’.

I’ve had a ride on a 09 Hellcat and the ‘Pleasure Dome’ concave is way to tame. It’s all in the centre of the board which isn’t where you stand. I like how the Kill Switch’s ‘Pleasure Dome’ concave runs almost all the way to the back of the board. It also has the rise dome at the front and back of the board to stop your feet slipping off the front or back of the board which I think is sick idea.

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