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cav0011 02-26-2014 07:05 PM

Echelon Killbox / ghillie hoodie
 
So I decided to give the killbox a chance. I am a little different then the usual customer for it though. I wear size 13 boots and wiegh 210 lbs. I got it to be a jibboard and got the 152.
One fun thing about the board is the sidewalls are two different colors (one side is blue the other is yellow) Also the text from full metal jacket is good for a quick laugh.

The Ghillie Hoodie I got in size XL.

I will update this thread as I ride it, thus far I have only carpet surfed on it for a few minutes and tried on the hoodie to see if it fit.

So I rode it today, the conditions were wet snow coming down and some crusty stuff below that.

I would describe the ride as "loose" the Killbox really feels like riding a skateboard on the snow. The board has basically zero dampness to it and when you go through hard chopped up stuff it lets you know you are an idiot. On groomed areas the board was a ton of fun, if you cant butter this board you are pretty hopeless. I found myself over rotating everything on it for the first hour or so, once I got used to the tinyness and the board shape i cleaned it up but it was easy to over rotate anyhow.

The board is definitely soft for me, i fell are few times early on partly because of the flex but mostly because of the board length compared to my height makes it really easy to throw my weight past the board and have it slip out.

Overall I think the board is a lot of fun, if I was just jibbing around and hitting park stuff all day it would definitely bring it. I however would not use it for a daily driver out here in Utah. The board is also a joy to ollie, the place where it wants to boost you is basically perfect for me and took no getting used to.

The HOODIE!!!
Ok so I have used other waterproof hoodies in the past (neff, Analog ATF, Homeschool) The big difference I notices with this one is water definately gets "in" it, however it doesnt go through it. So the hoodie looks wet and feels wet on the outside but hte inside is perfectly warm and toastie. The hood is large enough to fit over a helment if you choose to, and the facemask is well thought out. When you dont want the facemask up you can also kinda fold it inside so that it doesnt show as much. The zippers on the kangaroo pouch seem flimsy but did the job.

Bottom line, if you live in a mild enviornment the hoodie makes a good jacket, if you live colder its a solid layering tool.

tokyo_dom 02-26-2014 07:16 PM

What year killbox is this? Is this the one with Duck hunt onthe top sheet and the Nintendo-esque logo on the bottom? I am so in love with that deck, trying to work out a way to get it here in Japan.

And are they selling the Ghillie already? Sweet!

cav0011 02-26-2014 07:45 PM

Yeah its the duckhunt one. Ill post some pic's of it.
I think I might have one of the first hoodies (online contest thing), If you call them they might be able to hook you up though.

EchelonSnow 09-18-2014 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cav0011 (Post 1574833)
Yeah its the duckhunt one. Ill post some pic's of it.
I think I might have one of the first hoodies (online contest thing), If you call them they might be able to hook you up though.

You do! The newer zippers are WAY better than the proto you have. The proto just used standard zips, the productions have YKK Plastic Molded #8's (I think, it's late :))

jdang307 10-03-2014 05:19 PM

Any size chart on those ghillies Echelon?

I'm short 145lb 5'6". Is the medium going to look XXL on me?

EchelonSnow 10-03-2014 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdang307 (Post 1842673)
Any size chart on those ghillies Echelon?

I'm short 145lb 5'6". Is the medium going to look XXL on me?


No, it will be fine. They are a bit longer, but not wider.

Clothing: Ghillie masked hoodie – Echelon Boards ; look under the description tab after the order section, and there's some measurements.

cav0011 10-05-2014 08:01 AM

Picture of Killbox
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/1...c4abcf94_z.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/1...a48f659a_z.jpg

Picture of the boards profile (hard to see but the edge never contacts when flat)
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/1...de07ed6e_z.jpg

EchelonSnow 10-05-2014 10:47 PM

No matter how many times I see our stuff in some other place--on snow, on someone's wall, whatever---it's always weird/neat.

jdang307 10-06-2014 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EchelonSnow (Post 1846122)
No matter how many times I see our stuff in some other place--on snow, on someone's wall, whatever---it's always weird/neat.

But aren't you just a bot? Bot's don't have feelings, do they? :laughat:

Gonna try the ghillie in medium and hopefully it doesn't reach my knees

Damn you dad for making me short! Brother takes after my mom and is taller :RantExplode:

EchelonSnow 10-06-2014 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdang307 (Post 1847841)
But aren't you just a bot? Bot's don't have feelings, do they? :laughat:

I was once a man... ONCE A MAN!!!!!


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