Manufacturing LED Lit Professional Skateboards for visibility at dusk and night.
Hi, I’m Abraham Carattini, founder, inventor, visionary, patent holder, athelete and member of consortium comprised of inventors, NASA aerospace engineers, contract and patent attorneys, concept marketers and product development teams. Partnered with an engineering specialist and owner of LED lighting company.
In September 2008, Abraham Carattini, founder of PROLIGHT BOARDS, INC., was returning home late one night. While only a few blocks from his home, which is near a skating park, he pulled up to a red light to make a right turn. Thinking all was clear, he began the turn and almost hit a skater who seemed to appear out of nowhere. Abraham was shaken by the thought that the skater could have been seriously injured. He wondered how many other skaters had not been quite as fortunate. From this experience he came up with the idea of an LED lighted skateboard. Immediately, he began working on a prototype that would provide this safety feature without compromising the integrity of the board. After research revealed the breadth and scope of the skateboarding industry, Abraham realized that he had a solid, if not revolutionary, idea.
PROLIGHT BOARDS, INC. is an innovative sport-board lighting company that holds patented LED lighting technology for skateboards.
These are the various phases we’re looking to provide 100,000+ funding towards…
Phase 4 (Need Funding)
Inventory of a full line of skate boards; seven different design shapes of the push button and remote control modes.
Phase 5 (Need Funding)
Ongoing development, production and packaging of software, product line, safety gear and a “safety oriented” clothing line. Solidify relationships with our sales channels and accounts.
Phase 6 (Need Funding)
Expansion in manufacturing for wood boards, PLB brand trucks, and PLB brand wheels.
Our Perks like most surround our product. We offer the supporters to be the first to rock a cool personal logo T-Shirt of the pattoned Blue Angler Fish, really cool Personalized Prolight Board Plague with engraved gifter’s name or Our very own Signature Long Boards which can been seen on our website www.prolightboards.com
If we fail to reach our goal, we’ll use the funding to help market the product and manufacture some boards that could drawl heavy interest of investors and venture capitalist backing on continuance of covering the 3 Phases to bring this dream to a reality.
A FUN PROLIGHT BOARDS VIDEO (Check it out!!!)
LED lighting and board design not only allows a skater distinctive individualization and self-expression, but introduces innovative concepts and new trends for a growing market. The technology also makes skaters more visible at night which decreases the likelihood of being hit by vehicles.
Once launched in the United States, ProLight plans to expand internationally, initially targeting Australia where night skateboarding has been banned due to accidents and injuries resulting from skaters not being visible at night. The law provides the perfect opportunity to highlight ProLight’s unique attributes that blend safety and creative inspiration to revolutionize the skateboarding industry.
A lot of lives have been lost surrounding drivers and skateboarder related accidents at night. You, yourself might know someone who has been gravely injured or lost they’re life because a similar accident.
In 2011, there were 42 reported cases of skateboarders killed in California, Texas, and Virginia. The numbers continue to grow in 2012, and 2013 due to poor visibility. City ordinances are being placed, to prohibit skateboarders from riding after sunset. On April 15, 2013 a 12 year-old-girl was killed in Florida crossing a road at night and May 4, 2013 An 8-year-old Jefferson Hills boy died after being hit by a car Friday night. These numbers continue to soar. So if u can’t help monetary, please get the word out via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and of coarse the old fashion way “Word of Mouth” about this campaign because this won’t just help us, it may help one of your love ones one day. Don’t forget, there’s Indiegogo share tools to help make things easier in your quest to make Prolight Boards a reality.
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Crystal Guard Zero is a revolutionary chemical invented in Japan that cleans and turns any surfaces into crystal glass. Ideal for cars, bikes, gadgets, and etc.
Our new product “Crystal Guard Zero” is a very unique chemical that cleans & turns any surfaces into real crystal glass.
Before we go into the details of our new chemical, I would like you to know about its base ingredient “Crystal Guard”. Its performance is amazing:
Crystal Guard is primarily formulated for automobiles but its use can be extended for motorcycles, bikes, boats, air planes, sinks, furniture, luggages, smart phones, gadgets, watches, cameras and all your accessories.
You don’t need to worry about errors or smudges, anyone can use with confidence and ease.
That was our original Crystal Guard and we had to transcend our own limit. After experimenting and refining Crystal Guard for 10 years, we came up with a new formula that merges the sealant and cleaning ingredients into one powerful and harm free chemical.
We now need your support to launch this revolutionary product “Crystal Guard Zero” into the global market and to realize the ultimate dream of the late inventor.
Wether you have a car or not, we believe you’ll love it.
Our original Crystal Guard is a revolutionary chemical product that was invented by a Japanese chemist. The power of Crystal Guard lies in its ability to create a micro-thin crystal glass layer bonded on any non-absorbent surfaces in normal temperature.
Crystal Guard doesn’t oxidize or deteriorate unlike wax, oil or, silicon-based products. It adds 20 – 30% more gloss to clear coated auto bodies. Besides that, it enhances surface durability by800% (more than all teflon-based polymer sealants) and makes the surfaces resistant to acide and heat (up to 1,500F).
That’s not all. Crystal Guard also fills micro disperities and reduces friction making your surface as smooth as this:
To understand Crystal Guard, let’s delve into more details.
Let’s look at the 3 major and proven advantages of Crystal Guard.
Crystal Guard is not “repellent”; it is “hydrophobic” in nature like crystal glass.
Here’s the difference between Crystal Guard and other normal sealants.
A repellent sealant or wax beads the water, which means it keeps water on the surface and attracts more dust & dirt. It causes stains on the paint and possibly accelerates oxidation in the worst scenario.
On the other hand, Crystal Guard creates a hydrophobic layer that sheets water off your car surface. It makes it super easy to clean your car with tap water only. Plus, Crystal Guard reduces static charges on surfaces, thus, making them attract less dirt.
To demonstrate the cleanability of Crystal Guard, we simulated dirt deposits with a white board marker on a test plate. Repellent sealant and wax applied on the left side and Crystal Guard applied on the right side. We only soaked and shook the plate several times in water. Watch this:
I think you already know that glass cups are easier to clean compared to ceramic cups. If you want to see that in action, watch video on the top.
Crystal Guard adds and prolongs the gloss on the bodies of old and brand new cars alike.
Crystal Guard contains NO oil or wax based ingredients. The Japanese National Standard anti-weathering test (JIS K 2396) has proven that Crystal Guard layers don’t deteriorate and as matter of fact, they retain 100% gloss unless physically damaged.
Every subsequent application leaves you with super clear mirror-like reflection like the one below:
The Japanese national standard anti-weathering test (JIS K 2396) further proved that the surface of Crystal Guard layer has a hardness of 6 in the Mohs scale. This is equivalent to the hardness of a 9H pencil in the Japanese standard or the hardness of 11H in the USA. When you seal your paint with Crystal Guard, you will effectually protect the surfaces from swirls in the future.
The Crystal Guard layer is also acid resistant and heat registant up to 1,500 F. No stain is left even after bird droppings.
We are not entirely new in the automotive chemical industry. Over the last 10 years, our products have relieved hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens from the tiresome process of wax-on & wax-off karate-kid duties.
To deliver greater value to our customers, we continually improve the performance of our Crystal Guard line of products. Our products keep evolving and we now want to usher a new revolutionary chemical into the global market.
Let me introduce our new product, Crystal Guard Zero.
We have optimized the new Crystal Guard Zero by combining two powerful yet contradictory properties “durability” and “detergency”.
Every time you buy some “wax & shampoo” products, you have to trade-off either of the two properties to avoid a conflict. Do you know why? The reason is simple; a detergent’s work is to remove wax and dirt deposits.
Though Crystal Guard contains no wax or oil, it has the ability of removing dirt or oil off surfaces and creating a crystal glass layer on any surface.
We have tested over 1,000 patterns of Crystal Guard Zero prototype for the last 10 years and we want to assure that there was no compromise in safety and performance at all.
After a decade of reseach and experimentation, we completed the new formula.
The new Crystal Guard Zero is easy to use. You only need to spray and wipe it like any window or bathroom cleaneing agent in your home. That is all.
You don’t need to apply any pressure when wiping a surface. The chemical creates a crystal layer bonded on paint once it touches the surface.
This new product will relieve you off regular headaches and the burden of washing your car. The beauty of it all is that it cleans, polishes, and protects your car without the need of water, even in the middle of desert.
That’s not all.
Crystal Guard Zero will save you hundreds of dollars that you would have otherwise spent in detailing and waxing your car week-in and week-out. Just grab s bottle of Crystal Guard Zero and spray & wipe with ease.
Crystal Guard is a multi-purpose product that has been optimized for automobiles, motorcycles, glasses, watches, sinks, luggages, counters, and several other accessories.
Saves your energy and time while you enjoy polishing your gadgets with it 🙂
We have already mentioned the 3 major benefits in fair details above. Now, let’s look at 7 more that you need to know.
“Zero” is for “zero minute for application.” The best thing about Crystal Guard Zero is that you do not even need to worry about the sealant application process. All you have to do is to spray & wipe. That’s all.
If you apply it to your car severally, it will create a crystal layer equivalent to our primary product Crystal Guard One, which is the base ingredient of Zero.
(One and Pro also need only 5 minutes for each application.)
Crystal Guard Zero is a cost-effective cleaning product. Each 270ml (9.13oz.) bottle will retail for $27.95 which is more than enough to cater for multiple cleaning and polishing needs. Multiple applications guarantee professional results and a durable crystal glass layer which would cost you over $100 or more at car detailers.
When it comes to performance, there is no alternative or replica of Crystal Guard. All other products sold at major retail stores like Amazon for $15 to $60 are based on wax or silicone. Unlike Crystal Guard, their gloss retention and cleanability are not proven which means they oxidize upon application.
As we have mentioned, Crystal Guard turns into a smooth and genuine micro thin crystal glass layer just like your watch. Once you apply it, the chemical will remove micro disparities on your surface leaving it smooth and flat.
Do you want a genuine proof of crystal glass? Just burn the chemical at a temperature of 5,500F (3,000C) as shown below, and it will turn into real crystal glass.
All wax or sealant starts oxidizing and deteriorating right from the first application. Worse still, wax needs to be removed before a subsequent application and this increases the possibility of damages surfaces.
On the other hand, application of fixative sealant creates stacked-up smudgy layers which cause garish reflection on any surface. The situation doesn’t improve when you hire detailer because they won’t let you maintain the automobile surface yourself.
Unlike wax or sealant, Crystal Guard never oxidizes or deteriorates with time. In fact, the more you apply the thicker the crystal glass layer you’ll get. Every layers bonds with preceding layer create super clear reflections on your surfaces.
You can now see why Crystal Guard is the only one product that gets better with multiple applications.
Unlike wax, multiple applications of Crystal Guard will fill swirls creating smooth and durable surfaces. In fact, it keeps filling swirls unless you physically rub or damage the surfaces.
Crystal Guard can create a crystal glass layer on any surfaces so long as it’s not absorbent. You can apply it on plastics, carbon fiber, chrome plates, or wood panels. Interestingly, some people apply crystal Guard on gadgets such as smartphones.
I got inspired to apply it on my Galaxy Note II a couple of time and it’s now super slippery to carry without a cover.
Crystal Guard contains no compounds or solvents. It’s a biodegradable chemical whose ecological safety has been tested & proven already in the USA at Bureau Veritas (ex. MTL-ACTS). Crystal Guard has no known harm at all and thus, it’s EPA & TSCA compliant.
You wanna be a life-time Karate Kid?
If you have been struggling with car wax then you will be glad to know that Crystal Guard eliminates the need for car wax, once and for all. You don’t have to struggle wax-on and wax-off your car week in week out or worry about smudges in your surfaces. The improved Crystal Guard is easy to apply and wipe.
Just say good-bye to car wax today. Spray & wipe Crystal Guard Zero while humming your favorite song.
I know you are wondering what Crystal Guard is and how it came into being. Well, the idea of Crystal Guard was conceived and implemented in Japan almost a decade ago. Soon after, it was introduced in California in the year 2002.
The original Crystal Guard was a bit expensive for most consumers, and to be honest it was not successful. We agonized over the decision to scale down operations and move our core business operation back to Japan in 2003.
Fortunately, Crystal Guard was well accepted by Japanese consumers. Crystal Guard One & Pro are well known in the Japanese automotive market and are currently available at nation-wide retail stores.
We’ve never given up on our desire for global distribution. After 10 years of experimentation, we successfully invented a new formula for our first global product.
Unfortunately, the original inventor/chemist passed on after we moved our operations to Japan. This was a difficult time because were struggling to satisfy the needs of our overseas customers overseas. Though we regret the decade long withdrawal of our products, we are excited to re-launch the next generation Crystal Guard products in the United States and launch it in the global market.
Crystal Guard has now evolved. We have been working with the inventor’s son to re-launch it again with much more powerful chemical. That’s why we need YOU TODAY!
Chris Talguard, our iconic maid, featured in the introduction video. We have made a special sticker of her with James Bond spy style.
It’s a very high quality sticker that you can stick on your car after Crystal Guard application.
With the retail version of Crystal Guard Zero, you can clean, shine, and protect any surface in a single application.
Every subsequent application increases the gloss and durability of your surface. Our earnest supporters around the world will be first people to try this new amazing chemical.
9.13 oz. (270 ml) bottle. + 10% more FREE only for supporters!
Since Crystal Guard Zero is based on Crystal Guard One, we have decided to produce 300 bottles of a powerful prototype based on Crystal Guard Pro.
Though we have not tested this prototype, we have every reason to believe that it will be 5x more powerful than Crystal Guard Zero! We don’t intend to make a retail version of it now, but we will create a few 9.13 oz. (270 ml) bottles of Crystal Guard Zero Pro for individuals who want to test-pilot this powerful prototype mobile-suit. Oops, I meant prototype chemical.
9.13 oz. (270 ml) bottle.
Note: All the products below are currently sold in Japan only. Though they have no English labeling or manuals, you can still try them ahead of the official global distribution. Don’t worry; we will include a temporary English manual in your order.
Crystal Guard One is actually the base ingredient of Crystal Guard Zero. It brings all the benefits described above with only one application. To get the best from Crystal Guard chemical, you need to try our primary product Crystal Guard One. When your car is still wet after car wash. Just spray and wipe, and the application will be done in less than 5 minutes.
3.88 oz. (100 ml) bottle is enough for 5 cars.
Crystal Guard Pro is 5X more powerful than Crystal Guard One. In other words, 1 application of Pro is equivalent to 5 applications of One. Think about a warp 5 engine on NX-01 compared to a warp 1 engine on Phoenix.
3.88 oz. (100 ml) bottle is enough for 5 cars.
We have optimized Crystal Guard chemical to maximize its durability and protection. As part of our global distribution strategy, we may change the name from “Wheel”, as it is called in Japan, to “Rim Armor”.
Once you apply it, you can clean your rims easily with tap water without worrying about stains. Crystal Guard prevents aluminum rims from staining.
Just look at how easy it is to clean your car rims with Crystal Guard.
1 oz. (30 ml) bottle treats 40 rims.
One wash is a powerful car shampoo with a special Crystal Guard accelerator included. You can use it as a primer to maximize the results when cleaning or maintaining a surface.
Get the 6.76 oz. (200 ml) bottle (serves 10 cars) and be the first one to experiment it outside Japan!
We need your earnest support so that we can launch Crystal Guard in the global market. If we can do this, then we will make the dream of our dear departed inventor come true at last.
Our goal covers a minimum initial cost to produce and launch Crystal Guard Zero.
To keep the retail price under $30, we need to produce at least 2 barrels for EACH primary ingredient at the factory. The total cost will exceed tens of thousand dollars.
We’ve already completed label design and the only thing that remains is to get a minimum order of 10,000 bottles and 50,000 film labels.
Label design is completed already, but we also need to order a minimum lot of 10,000 bottles and 50,000 film labels.
We work with a special and iconic maid girl, Chris Talguard, who voluntarily posed for the introduction video that you have seen. Unfortunately, we have not been able to reward her for her adorable performance because we operate on an extremely limited budget. It’s our earnest desire to reward her with a portion of the pledges that we receive as a token of appreciation for her outstanding performance.
By the way, without her help, our other maid would have looked like this in the cover!
The contribution of Chris and our earnest supporters has been savior of our corporate image.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Most Choose the Beach to Say Goodbye to Summer. A Select Few Choose 25 Packs of Wolves in the Deep Woods of New Hampshire.
August 8, 2013 – Conway, NH/Hampton, NH – While many happily choose the soft sand, warm sun, and ocean breezes to spend the last precious weeks of summer, a group of friends dubbed the “Extreme Makeover Team for the Animal World ” say their perfect way to wave goodbye to summer is spending it with 90 wolves in the desolate and deep woods of New Hampshire.
The Project Pawsitive Foundation (www.projectpawsitive.org), a small, non-profit organization that started renovating animal rescues on the verge of collapse and closure back in 2009, will be building 15 enclosed shelters at the end of the month for the nearly 90 wolves and wolf-hybrid dogs living on the Loki Clan Wolf Refuge (www.lokiclan.org/). The refuge is a sanctuary devoted to the protection of wolves and wolf-dogs. Each pack is given an acre of land to run free because these animals are often condemned by law and would otherwise have no home or protection.
The Project Pawsitive team will also be camping right on the refuge surrounded by the animals they are helping. “I can’t say I’m not nervous about being awoken by the howling of wolves feet from my tent,” said Jill Sullivan Grueter, Team Leader and Creator of The Project Pawsitive Foundation. “But, this project is taking us all way out of our comfort zones and that’s when we learn the biggest life lessons.”
The team of close friends is made up of a master carpenter, master electrician, designer, jack of all trades, and project organizer. They have traveled nationally, but mostly perform their renovations for animal rescues in desperate need in New England due to donation struggles. Sullivan Grueter acknowledges tight budgets and low donations keep their work boots sitting idly-by much more than they want. “We could be doing renovations every single day for the rest of our lives and that’s what we want to be doing,” she said. “Maybe we should have bought a Powerball ticket?”
“We raise the money to perform free-of-charge renovations, round up volunteers, and get the job done in a matter of days,” said Sullivan Grueter, who started the organization after the death of her dad and rescue dog. She left her successful business career and never looked back even when not taking a salary for years. “If we can help the lives of animals and people by keeping shelters open and able to adopt – then we’ve made a difference.”
The Loki Clan Refuge project is just one of three rehab projects the team is taking on over the next few months. In September, they are renovating a cat shelter at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua (http://www.hsfn.org/) to enhance the lives of animals who may spend the rest of their days at the shelter and the Center for Wildlife (http://www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org/) in York, Maine in the fall to add a new roof to a cabin that rehabilitates falcons and rehab a cabin that nurses injured squirrels and hedgehogs back to health before releasing them back to their natural habitats.
The organization is asking for volunteer help and donations for their upcoming projects. To learn more, please visit their website at www.projectpawsitive.org and click How to Help.
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What do a Harley Davidson builder; former English bloke who brews his own beer; ex-military, extreme skier; a designer, and a 3rd degree black belt in karate have in common? They are friends from New Hampshire who give free-of-charge extreme makeovers to animal rescues in need across New England and beyond. They find the money, they find the manpower, and they find the means to do it. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do.
It all started in 2009, when this group came together to renovate a barn in Epping, New Hampshire that saves horses from slaughter, abuse, and neglect. The barn was in rough shape. The roof was leaking and on the verge of collapse, there were no signs of running water or electricity out to the paddocks, the fencing was in shambles, and the volunteers were losing sleep over the amount of work that needed to be done on the facility with dwindling donations due to a down economy.
So, what did Project Pawsitive do? They used their tenured experience in carpentry, construction, electrical work, and project management to gain attention and rope in the help of one of the largest home supply stores in the country along with over 80 local volunteers and they got the job done. The result? Any awesome renovation, restored hope, and renewed faith. All in the matter of a week and to the tune of about $30,000.
Project Pawsitive is a 501c3, non-profit and all donations are tax-deductible. Support the upcoming projects today at www.projectpawsitive.org and click on How to Help.
Raising funds to build a community center in Kikoko Village, a poverty stricken village in Kenya.
I am a former Montclair State University student, and current Montclair, New Jersey resident. I visited Kikoko, Kenya in 2009, and after seeing the poor standards of living, I decided to start a charitable organization where, together with the help of global supporters, we would be able to make a difference by eradicating poverty, encouraging education, and building Kikoko’s economy. I am originally from Kikoko village and this cause is dear to my heart.
Kikoko Aid’s mission is, “To provide assistance, aid, comfort, care, nourishment, clothing, education and satisfaction of the development needs of the residents of Kikoko Village, in the Eastern Province of Kenya, including, but not limited to, providing recreational, educational, and employment opportunities, and such other charitable benefits for the residents. To receive, and administer funds and property, and to apply the income and principal thereof for our charitable purposes.”
Our goal this year is to build a community center where residents will be able to go when in need. We plan to equip the center with modern technology, and educational materials to help the children of Kikoko have a fair chance in this competitive world.
Kikoko Aid’s future goals will all be around improving Kikoko community in general, e.g. renovating schools, providing food and clean water, improving the local clinic, creating job opportunities by renovating and running a rundown community bakery, among other projects.
To learn more about Kikoko Aid, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kikokoaid