EXPERIENCE A NEW SPORT AND GET YOUR HANDS ON THE WORLD'S FIRST BALLS & GOALS !
WHAT IS TRI?
After 6 years, TRI, a new sport involving 3 teams at the same time, is at a level of international expansion. Imagine a mixture between Rugby, Aussie Rules and American Football.. yeah, it does sound crazy, but its working around the world.
Although it has been a long road, it seems that this sport will not only survive, but may be in a position to thrive internationally. The equipment is the most tangible and entertaining part about the game and has already been played with, in several countries.
China videos: http://www.tudou.com/home/_73407012/
The rules are easy to learn and will be provided upon purchase of equipment.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
It's simple. The sport is growing, but we need to facilitate this kind of expansion and plan for the future. The most obvious next step is to get people playing and the best way to do this is by mass producing TRI products and shipping them directly to you.
WHAT WE NEED
In order to manufacture balls and goals and ship the products by spring, we need to successfully collect $37,000 US to begin production, which will include: $17,000 for manufacturing & testing, $5,000 opening moulds, $1,000 machine tooling, $5,000 material purchasing and inventory, $500 die-cutting and embossing, coating, assembly, $4,500 packaging and $4,000 of course standards, shipping, storage and delivery. Thanks to Kickstarter and Yourselves, MAL Sporting Goods, currently camping out in preparation in Shanghai China, will be able to manufacture enough units of balls and goals to meet minimum order requirements.
THE VALUE OF A NEW SPORT
A major part about TRI is to involve the global community to join the design process and allow you to construct something for yourself. We love sports, but we are passionate about TRI because of some of these reasons:
1. Its education values for youth P.E. classes, coaches or competitive players 2. Heightened strategic nature making each game more unpredictable and exciting than 2 team sports 3. The creative freedom to design new teams, uniforms and a league culture 4. The possibility of creating many new jobs around the world and business opportunities 5. To combat dietary, fitness and social activity issues 6. For the sport's ability to offer the average athlete another chance to feel like a pro, 7. The game can cross cultural barriers and bridge enthusiasts around the world 8. The project offers an exciting glimpse into the future of sports and can change the way we perceive them. 9. It can teach us how to rapidly innovate new industries.
GUYS, we have done our research on kickstarter and there are few projects offering tangible rewards of equal excitement that allow you to be part of the overall project. Also, we have done several online and in-store comparisons of sporting goods, and you won't find better prices than these kickstarter rewards.
We have a range of different boxed sets for you to choose based on what you might need for the backyard or perhaps to start a league. Products include:
-TRIball (Pioneer Model) TB-P-V2
-TRIball (Raptor Model) TB-R-V1
-TRIgoal (Standard) TG-S-V4p
-TRIball / TRIgoal Set TBTG-1x1 = 1(Pioneer) / 1(Standard)
-1 & 3 TRIball / TRIgoal Set TBTG-1x3 = 1(Pioneer) / 3(Standard)
-3 & 3 TRIball / TRIgoal Set TBTG-3x3 = 3(Pioneer) / 3(Standard)
-Custom TRIball TB-Custom (Pioneer or Raptor Model)
ALL BACKERS WILL RECEIVE A FULL TRI FEDERATION DIGEST OF RULES
WHY YOU WANT TRI EQUIPMENT.
TRIballs make for great birthday gifts and belated Christmas presents. Kids love them. The balls, goals, and uniforms were intentionally designed to work motor skills, challenging athletic performance to an individual's peak. From re-learning ball handling to shooting for accuracy and distance under pressure, the combination of TRI equipment is the ultimate test of your skills.
BENEFITS OF PLAYING TRI
TRI IS A FANTASTIC TRAINING GAME FOR ANY OFF-SEASON ATHLETE! Whether you play Rugby, American Football, or Australian Rules, you can gain a considerable amount of ball handling skills from passing, receiving, and shooting on goals. It also helps develop one's mental awareness as the dynamic of having 3 teams play at once forces you to make choices unheard of in common sports.
-Aussie Rules players can occasionally tighten their formations to more effectively execute objectives, rather than always scrapping for possession.
-American Football players will learn open field tackling without pads and vastly improve their endurance. Football players may have the most to learn inter-culturally, which TRI provides through a mixture of sports and beliefs.
-Rugby players will gain a heightened sense of strategy and learn to use their skills in a multi-directional game. These players will need to execute faster team plays with less bodies on the field verses line tactics and refine eye-hand co-ordination.
-Lacrosse players will increase their endurance while also learning the importance of tackling, to better understand the use of their weight while making impact or cutting directions.
-Basketball and Soccer players can better understand the importance of contact, in sports, while re-learning ball handling, distance and timing, by hand or foot. These players will learn to shoot accurately under real tackling pressure scenarios.
ABOUT THE SUPPLIER
MAL Sporting Goods is a registered LLC of New York and operates in an exclusive partnership for the TRI Federation. Established in 2011, the start-up is dedicated ONLY to the production of TRI products and will be the only global supplier of them for some time. We are "for-profit" as quality experiences have a price and we understand the value of giving back and creating job opportunities, which comes at a cost. We believe in transparency.
"Day and Night, often without sleep, we have been "busting our balls", marketing, designing, coaching, playing, refining and exploring new possibilities of TRI... because we love it", Founder and CEO, Jeremiah Schwarz. It has taken us 4 years to develop the new Pioneer V2 TRIballs and TRIgoals. We have recently been learning from and working closely with several major sports manufacturers around the world, including NIKE, Li-Ning and Wilson.
The upcoming production is in anticipation of several major events to be hosted by the TRI Federation, including a 9 nations TRI World Finals in Shanghai and a 27 US State Nationals tournament in Austin, Texas. It's time to bring TRI back to the largest sports market in the world. Teams' registration will open soon and it may be a good idea to get some equipment to practice before going into battle.
We appreciate any contributions you can make, and even more so if you spread the word so we can get these products into as many hands possible. With these products we expect athletes in the USA and other countries will begin to form teams and rec leagues.
Thanks to all our friends, family and supporters.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
1. Successfully promoting this kickstarter page to reach the required funding.
-We are confident our products will be extremely popular and sell in the future, however, we need to virally promote and educate the market about the value and practicality of this new sport and these products. We have several key people and networks on the ground in the US that will continuously contact sports enthusiasts, schools and other viewers and virally promote this page.
-Part of the required amount , will be used for hiring a shipping agency that i already prepared to support the process from port to port. We will have to pay import taxes, but the agency can help with customs as well so its all worth it.
3. Quality Control of New Products
-The factory director (American) of a major US sports manufacturer here in China, will personally oversee the production to limit unexpected complications.
4. Individual Shipping
-Again, we have several people on the ground in the US who will help deliver and ship products to your house. We will also hire part time interns to assist with this process. Items can also be shipped directly from China to any international destination, with accepted payment of wire transfer or electronic purchases through MAL in the US.
5. What To Do When You Receive TRI Equipment
-Assembly is a piece of cake, the goal was well designed. For parties interested in joining the TRI Federation, contact us directly through www.trifederation.org or please wait until spring for the fully functional and international leagues' system of the new .com site.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Every $ counts, an email thank you and your name listed in the contributor's section on the MAL Sporting Goods Website. A full version of the copyrighted, TRI Federation Digest of Rules.Estimated delivery:
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MAL S.G. Graphic Desktop Action Pack featuring the ball being played with around the world and several other awesome shots. Also includes above reward.Estimated delivery:
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A TRIBALL, PIONEER MODEL V2. Game Rulebook. ____________________________________________________________ BE 1 OF THE FIRST HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD TO OWN AND EXPERIENCE A TRIBALL! ____________________________________________________________ +These make awesome birthday presents and late, Christmas gifts! You can select from a few initial color options. Limited quantity may be updated based on the amount of backers. Also includes email thanks and desktop package.Estimated delivery:
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TRIGOAL, STANDARD V2. ____________________________________________________________ Own 1 of the first 300 goals in the world. Lightweight, .85" diameter tubes, black powder-coated stainless steal. ____________________________________________________________ +Goal comes with a net a crossbar tag. May not be popular reward, but is at actual retail value. Also includes email thanks and desktop package and rulebook.Estimated delivery:
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1 TRIBALL AND 1 TRIGOAL (BOX SET #1) ____________________________________________________________ THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY TRI IN YOUR BACKYARD OR WITH FRIENDS. This item is 11% off from the original retail value and provides the full shot-on-goal experience. ____________________________________________________________ +Also includes email thanks and desktop package and game rulebook.Estimated delivery:
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1 TRIBALL AND 1 SET OF 3 TRIGOALS. (BOX SET 2) ____________________________________________________________ THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY TRI WITH FRIENDS OR RECREATIONALLY. This reward item is 21% off from the original retail boxvalue and provides the full GAME experience. ____________________________________________________________ +Also includes email thanks & desktop package and game rulebookEstimated delivery:
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3 TRIBALLS AND 1 SET OF 3 TRIGOALS (BOX SET #3) ____________________________________________________________ CONSIDERING STARTING YOUR OWN REC. LEAGUE? WANT TO DONATE A SET TO YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL P.E.? The biggest box set we have is 18.5% off from the original retail value and allows you to bring TRI to your community. ____________________________________________________________ +Also includes email thanks & desktop package and game rulebook.Estimated delivery:
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BEHIND THE SCENES, MANUFACTURING UPDATES VIDEOS ____________________________________________________________ This reward gives an exclusive look into the realm of sporting goods design, manufacturing and how things can be made across the world and delivered to your doorstep within weeks. ____________________________________________________________ +Also includes email thanks, YOUR NAME on website wall of contributions and (BOX SET #3)Estimated delivery:
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A LIMITED EDITION RAPTOR MODEL TRIBALL (1 of 20 in the world) ____________________________________________________________ Never before sold to public, currently undergoing legal protection, YOU could own one of the first 20 Raptor model TRIballs in the world. These TRIballs are spiraled with 6-pannels and collector's items, signed by the creator. ____________________________________________________________ +Also includes email thanks, YOUR NAME on website wall of contributions and (BOX SET #3). If you feel that you will have too many balls, give them as a gift or donate them to a school :)Estimated delivery:
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CUSTOM DESIGNED TRIBALL ____________________________________________________________ Create a product to your specifications, you request the model and colors, select limited imagery, add a graphic and text. This is the first time in history a TRIball will be customised. ____________________________________________________________ +Also includes email thanks, YOUR NAME on website wall of contributions, (BOX SET #3), 1 Raptor TRIball Signed and Behind The Scenes, TRI Production Updates. If you feel that you will have too many balls, give them as a gift or donate them to a school :)Estimated delivery:
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COME GET YOUR BIG BALLS SIGNED IN SHANGHAI AT THE 2013 TRI WORLD FINALS. FLIGHT + EVENT TICKETS INCLUDED! ____________________________________________________________ Join the founders of MAL & TRI Federation for a weekend in Shanghai, to experience the TRI equipment that you helped create, during a professional 9 nations tournament. Your travel and event entrance are covered (this excludes travel visa, hospitality and personal expenses). Get your ball personally signed by creator and take a trip to the factories to experience the process for yourself. ____________________________________________________________ +Also includes email thanks, YOUR NAME on website wall of contributions, (BOX SET #3), 1 Raptor TRIball Signed, Custom designed TRIball and Behind The Scenes, TRI Production Updates. If you feel that you will have too many balls, give them as a gift or donate them to a school :)Estimated delivery:
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