Apple Valley man develops a new breed of skateboard
Think of it as snowboarding on asphalt.
It’s called Krainkboarding, or Krainkn for short, and it’s the brainchild of Apple Valley entrepreneur Kevin Rains.
Rains brought his fledgling street team to Apple Valley’s skate park on Monday to demonstrate his invention, a skateboard modified with plastic wedges at the front and back, attached to rubber tubes with handles for the rider to grab.
He’s touting the patented device as the basis for a new sport that’s easier to learn than traditional skateboarding.
“It’s new, it’s extreme and it’s like snowboarding,” he said. See more in Andrew Miller’s Sun Thisweek story.