Introducing SkunkLock, the crazy bike lock that makes thieves immediately vomit when attempting to cut the lock. If you ever had your bike stolen, you know how awful it feels not being able to find the person who took ‘your baby’ away. Well, fear no more because the most innovative bike lock is here!
“Basically we were fed up with thefts,” said Daniel Idzkowski from San Francisco, one of the creators of SkunkLock. “The real last straw was we had a friend park his very expensive electric bike outside a Whole Foods, and then went to have lunch and chat. We went out and his bike was gone.” Daniel Idzkowski’s friend had used two locks worth $240 and they still were no match for an experienced thief. “I blurted out, ‘why didn’t it blow his balls off?’”
“I realized there really is no solution to this problem,” he said. “The biggest problem in this industry is that people don’t know that the lock that they bought for $20 is absolutely worthless. It costs at least $100 to have at least somewhere close to where you can at least curb the chances of a thief wanting to steal your bike.”
Having the right set of tools, a thief could easily cut his way through any lock in record time. Most of the times it takes less than 30 seconds to steal a bike so you can imagine why a super powerful lock is needed. This is where Daniel Idzkowski and Yves Perrenoud come in action! They are the designers of the U-shaped bike lock made out of carbon and steel.
The SkunkLock, as they named it, has a hollow chamber filled with three pressurized gases which are released one the thief cuts around 30% into the bike lock. The gases erupt and cause the thief to immediately start vomiting.
“It’s pretty much immediately vomit inducing, causes difficulty breathing,” Daniel Idzkowski said. “A lot of similar symptoms to pepper spray.” he added.
Daniel Idzkowski made assurances that their chemical gas composition is in compliance with all the rules of the 50 US states, major cities and EU nations.
The two creators of SkunkLock also tested the gas on themselves. “At two feet it was pretty bad. It was absolutely vomit inducing in 99% of people. At five feet it’s very noticeable and the initial reaction is to move away from it. At 10ft it’s definitely detectable and very unpleasant,” the two stated.
While admitting their bike lock is not foolproof, they still consider it to be an extra safety measure for your bike’s protection.
“They could change all their clothes, shower, if the bike is still there come out and cut the remaining 75% of the lock. You can’t prevent a theft 100%, so that’s why we call it a deterrent lock, not a solution. All you have to do is be better than the bike across the street.”