San Diego, CA – April 14, 2016 – BLOCK Risers announces in San Francisco, at a press event hosted by GoPro, that it will be one of 30 innovative companies to join GoPro’s recently launched developer program. BLOCK Risers is among the first developers to have access to GoPro’s toolkits.
“I was ecstatic when GoPro approached me about their Developer Program,” states Kevin Seele, Lead Innovation Officer at BLOCK Risers. “Having the opportunity to access the GoPro toolkits will help BLOCK enhance our overall customer experience, opening doors for my small business. It’s nice to know that I have the support of such a reputable company.
Having started in a garage, Seele developed his first prototype using a small 3D printer he originally purchased for fun. That just-for-fun print soon became a working, breathing concept--a blueprint that would fuel his now company, BLOCK Risers.
The patent-pending BLOCK Risers consists of interchangeable skateboard riser accessories, allowing boarders to add function to what is commonly a simple pieces of plastic fitted in-between a skateboard and its wheels. BLOCK has reengineered this once solid piece of functionless plastic to now include interchangeable accessories like a stash drawer, GoPro camera, night light and is currently working on plans to launch a skate tool and skateboard lock.
BLOCK Risers gained forward momentum when they launched an international crowd funding campaign last July that raised over $102,000 in three months. BLOCK used the campaign funds to produce and package their products and is now fully operational, having sold over 2000 units in 13 different countries.
“I’m constantly engineering new and exciting ways to enhance the experience of extreme sports,” says Seele. “GoPro’s developer program and toolkits will help me create fresh and innovative ideas for my risers–creating a whole new POV for the skateboard community.”
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About BLOCK Risers: Designed to fit any skateboard and any lifestyle, BLOCK Risers are fun, colorful, innovative and just plain awesome. BLOCK’s patent-pending riser system allows you to switch out interchangeable riser accessories with ease, so whether you are filming a downhill session with your GoPro, need a secret compartment to stash the goods or a flashlight to light up the night, BLOCK Risers has you and your skateboard covered.
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