Revolutionary innovative technology for snowboards using a convex bow for easy turns and better riding abilities.
We were overwhelmed by the buzz we stirred and the feedback received at the 2012 ISPO Show. "This invention will revolutionize the market" ISPO Feb 2012. Several big companies offered to purchase our patent for the EFlex Snowboard. We decided to kindly turn down the offers and stay true to our passion and mission. With the help of all you snowboard enthusiast Kickstarters we will be able to change the way you ride.
Why an EFlex Snowboard?
- Board is 'rocker', Bridge is convex. Bridge has different flex than the rest of the board (softer) When making turns, the weight of the boarder bends bridge first, which then transfers the torsion into the effective edges of the board (at the level of the bindings).
- Elevated Position of the bindings (on the bridge) = better leverage for weight transfer & easier to ride
- Lighter than other snowboards. Because of the use of ultra strong light weight high quality carbon fibre, which replaces the wood core standard snowboards use.
- The boards is stiffer against torsion because of the bridge construction
- This makes the board a 'power rocker'! Much more precise!
- Interchangeable bridges makes EFlex the first true real All Mountain Board. You can easily mount on different bridges for different snow types & terrains. (hard bridge for the downhill, or a softer bridge for backcountry or park) or for different skill levels & preference.
What's the money for?
We've dedicated more than 4 yrs to develop the EFlex Snowboard and with your help we can change the construction of a snowboard. Backers of this project will be helping to create the first production run of EFlex Snowboards. Your pledges will enable us to buy the costly tools and moulds necessary to manufacture the snowboard. Further pledges will go towards essential expenses to further develop and enhance the technology for your EFlex Snowboard! We're grateful for every dollar pledged!
When will EFlex snowboards ship?
Just in time for the 2012/2013 ski season. We estimate production to complete in September. We would need 3-4 weeks for sorting shipping and packaging for a November delivery.
Are EFlex snowboards patented?
Yes, we have filed for several patents in several countries. We have been granted patents and are still pending in several countries.
A few words about us...
Our company manufactures and distributes skis,snowboards and skateboards since 1993 with our North American distribution office in Los Angeles. Our manufacturing site is located in Nürnberg, Germany. Our goal is to take our new and revolutionary product design of Erbacher Eflex Snowboards to production. After 4 yrs of hard work, we made "ready to ride" prototypes and exhibited at several International Tradeshows to test the markets interest from international distributors and retailers. We were blown away with the positive feedback and interest from retailers! We have our final protypes in place but need additional funding for tooling and moulding for manufacturing the boards. We ask for your support to enable us to begin a production run for the boards to make them available for this upcoming winter season!
The Erbacher EFlex Snowboard project started out in 2008, with first handmade samples. We have invested lots time, money, and energy to develop the EFlex. The board is designed with a convexly bent bow, we call it "bridging". Standard bindings are mounted on top of the bow, once your strapped in your own body weight will pressure the bow down. This allows power transformation to the effective edge points of the board, which leads to easy carving capabilities. You will be amazed after your first run! At the same time the board can be twisted up to 45 degrees in the length axis, which can help you avoid falls from catching an edge, or bad landings in jumps. The bow acts like a spring feather, almost like a shock absorber. The bow is constructed from high quality, light weight, super strong carbon fiber making it one of the lightest boards on the market. Upgrade your board to the most technological advanced board out there!
Below please see some first prototypes in real:
And here are the bindings which we reward you as well:
Below you can find the Color Choices and size info you have for your pledges:
Each board can be selected in 165cm, 157cm and 148cm in additional colorways as below:
Yes - you can choose from many varieties of colours. These colours displayed are just examples...you can also let us know your favourite colour and we will try to make it possible
pledged of $150,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 1, 2012.
May 2, 2012 - Jun 1, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $25 or more
If you want to become popular in the snowboarding world then choose this pledge. we donate you a 2 by 2 centimeters space for advertising your name, website, picture or whatever you want on this space to be printed on a limited edition of snowboards beeing produced and sold on our webshop - so you will be out there with your info...also you will be offered to purchase this snowboard with your individual printed button on it for USD 199 if at least 1000 pledges for individual button printing come in for that category. This offer is only valid for USD 199 if you are pledging in this category and if at least 1000 pledges come together. The board itsself will have a total print in between 800 and 1000 small logos shown as a nice and decent collage...so invite your friends to pledge to that categors to make you famousEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $40 or more
...same as above USD 25 USD pledge reward with only change that your space is 3 by 3 centimeters...invite your firends to that pledge...Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $299 or more
36 backers Limited (14 of 50 left)
Early Birds help us get started the project. This is why we decided to contribute extra Dollars to your help in funding. You get a custom eflex Snowboard just as described in the reward #4 so you save another $151 on that snowboard with MSRP $799 at retailers...Please understand that we only can limit the availability of that reward to maximum 500 units..Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $370 or more
*EFLEX SPECIAL* You get a custom Eflex Snowboard (choose a cool design & size for male/female ) for $370 including our cool Erbacher binding. You will be one of the first to see all the hype pro riders & industry insiders have been buzzing about at our demos. Also, these will be the first Eflex Snowboards to ship! This includes S/H to the contiguous 48 states! Disc shipping rates available in Europe since our manufacture is in Germany. This will be your chance to get an EFlex Snowboard below wholesale prices! The MSRP will be $899 at retailers.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $720 or more
**EFLEX DOUBLE DEAL** You get TWO custom Eflex Snowboards (choose a cool design & size for male/female) for $720 including our cool Erbacher binding. You will be one of the first to see all the hype pro riders & industry insiders have been buzzing about at our demos. Also, these will be the first Eflex Snowboards to ship! This includes S/H to the contiguous 48 states! Disc shipping rates available in Europe since our manufacture is in Germany. This will be your chance to get an EFlex Snowboard below wholesale prices!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $3,500 or more
EFLEX SNOWBOARD DEALER SPECIAL You'll get 10 custom Eflex Snowboards (choose cool designs & sizes for male/female) for $3500 including our cool Erbacher binding. Your store will be listed on our website as a dealer and you will receive Kickstarter wholesale prices for restocking! Domestic & International freight to be handled by customer. Store promotional items will be included such as free caps, decals, posters etc...Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $6,500 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
Become a distribution partner ! You will get the full access to our product line. With a pledge of $6,500 and more you get 20 snowboards (choose cool designs & sizes for male/female) for $6500 including our cool Erbacher binding. You will be listed on our website as a distributor for your area and you will receive Kickstarter distributor prices for restocking! Domestic & International freight to be handled by customer. Store promotional items will be included such as free caps, decals, posters.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012