Killbox by Echelon
Who : Echelon
What : Kill Box
Where : Echelon Dealers and online!
When : Get off yer butt and go grab one now!
Why : Emulating the flex and general ride of a board about 6cm longer than it actually is, the Killbox allows you to size-down and reduce your swing-weight for a super-playful feel.
Specs: Camber Style: V-Reverse
Base Profile: Lite3D
Base Material: Extruded
Core Type: DualXCore + K
Glass Type: Biax
Personal Thoughts: The Echelon Killbox is a park rider’s dream. We love this deck. Available in 4 sizes, a 38, 44, 49 and 52 there should be a size to accommodate most. Our only real bitch was that we wished we would have asked for the 149. There are other companies who are promoting a similar style of build which allows you to ride a board that would normally be considered too small, but offers the stability of a much longer deck. I feel like Echelon nailed this concept with the Killbox. It is quite stable for such a small deck (in most conditions). It has a 3D base which isn’t an uncommon feature for a park board to have these days. The base raises the edges up slightly and allows a fun catch free ride, especially on rails and soft snow. On the hard pack I did have to concentrate on my edge hold quite a bit as it had a tendency to wash out. Truth be told, we probably had this out of the park for 20 min minutes max though. It seems slightly stiffer than most jib specific decks, but it isn’t a plank by any means. It locks onto rails very well. Presses require effort, but once your there your locked. Jumps are a lot of fun. The pop is there for sure and it spins very easy. Mind you the jumps aren’t so big here at the moment, but I don’t for see any problems on standard Michigan-sized kickers. I rode this board as fast as I could get it going and it handled very well considering its length. Once again, on ice it requires your attention. With a very attractive price of $330 this board is a good deal for the money. If you’re in the market for a quality park slayer at a price point under 400 bones this is hard to beat! Also, if you have money to blow I would definitely consider this guy as your street deck for realz!