The Myachi Battle Paddle is a combination of lacrosse stick and baseball glove to enhance the game/sport of Myachi!
Myachi Battle Paddles Overview:
LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!!
The Myachi Original Hand Sack is a game and sport developed in 1998 by Steven Ochs. After a brief career on Wall St. that left him broke and disillusioned by the real world, Steven, an entrepreneur at heart, decided to leave it all behind to become the Myachi Man! Armed with little more than a sewing machine, a beat up motor home, and a dream, Myachi Man soon rounded up Kid Myach, Crazy Ivan, and a team of high flying Myachi Masters to spread the Myachi Movement all over the country the last 10 years. Myachis have even been spotted all around the world!
Not only is the Myachi Original Hand Sack a great product for people of all ages, but the Myachi Masters also spread a positive message to young and old alike to not just have a dream, but actually take concrete steps each day to turn that dream into a reality!
Catching a Myachi is like catching an egg, you have to give with it. Players may use any body part to perform any of the thousands of tricks with just one rule…NO PALMS ALLOWED!! You can kick it, flip it, and stick it, but to catch a Myachi properly you must absorb the impact, do not hit or bat at the hand sack. Fun for all ages, Myachis get everyone up, active, and inter-active!
The underlying premise of “No Palms Allowed” is the game play element that separates the Myachi Original Hand Sack from any other toss and catch game or product available on the market. Released in Limited Edition Series on a quarterly basis, there’s a perfect Myachi for everyone!
After teaching the game to many thousands of people, we learned 2 important things:
#1. Little kids have little hands!
#2. A larger surface area makes it easier to catch a Myachi
We not only saw the dire need to provide Hand Sack players with a larger surface area for the back of their hands, but also the demand. Not only will more surface area enable both kids and adults to catch a Myachi virtually every time, but it will also give hardcore Myachi Players the ability to take the game to the next level of play!
Inspired by the design of a lacrosse stick head combined with the functionality of a baseball glove, when wearing a Myachi Battle Paddle(s) on the back of one’s hand, players will be able to catch a hand sack thrown from much greater distances and heights as well as successfully perform more difficult tricks rather than when attempting the same feat bare handed. Now, players can compete harder, faster, and longer!
Battle Paddles can be worn on both hands and used by one player while performing tricks alone or play with 2 or more players and battle it out 1 on 1 or make teams. Compete at any of the numerous games developed to play with a Myachi Hand Sack and Battle Paddles: Myachi Pong, Myachi Football, Myachi Lax, Myachi Golf, and many others.
Product Design Details:
The Battle Paddle design elements below illustrate the many details and individual parts that are then assembled together to form the finished product. The unique ambidextrous design allows for the Battle Paddle to be worn on both the right and left hand and these specific dimensions were developed so one size would fit the hand of virtually anyone 5 years old or older.
2 Part Mold: The Battle Paddle base is comprised of a 2 part ABS plastic mold. The top and bottom plates are then sonically welded together to create the finished base paddle. The holes in the mold and sculpted sides provide an aerodynamic design to increase players hand speed by reducing wind drag resistance.
PVC Friction Flame: The flame pattern sculpted into the top plastic mold allows for the inlaid fire pattern PVC material (pictured below) to then be inserted and sonically welded to the paddle base frame. OK, we admit we went with the flame pattern so it would look really cool, but make no mistake about it, the PVC rubber is the most critical element of the product as it creates the friction necessary to prevent the hand sack from sliding off the Battle Paddle upon contact with the ABS plastic when catching, throwing, or performing tricks. This is a vital function to the product’s overall success.
Paddle Shape Details: The wide, flat, and smooth open mouth design allows players to scoop the hand sack off of grass and other surfaces like a lacrosse player would and also allows for the hand sack to slide off the Paddle unimpeded when tossing to another player.
In addition to the PVC surface to create friction, the curvature of the paddle and the raised outer walls around the remaining perimeter of the paddle provide an additional measure to further prevent the Myachi from sliding off the Battle Paddle when catching.
Finger Loops and Wrist Strap Design: The individual finger loop design was developed to give all 5 fingers their own support system in order to keep the players hand flat during play and train a players hand to be in the natural “Lotus Position” when playing bare handed.
The 2 outer most loops on the right and left are for the pinky and thumb on both hands. Elastic is used to accommodate both children’s and adult fingers while still providing the hand and fingers a full range of mobility.
The middle 3 fingers have individual elastic loops for each finger and the additional D ring with adjustable Velcro strap to allow players to tighten to their own comfort level.
The Velcro wrist strap is also adjustable to provide a snug fit and prevent the Paddle from slipping off players hands during competition.
Please Support the Myachi Battle Paddle Project: We saved, we borrowed, and we begged for discounts to come up with the initial $5,000 to pay the product designer (Kreg Jones, a genius!) to take our concept and turn it into the finished CAD designs along with the $12,500 to then take the CAD files and make the molds for the prototypes you see pictured here.
After years of hard work the Battle Paddle is finally ready to be manufactured. We need your help to get the Battle Paddle Project across the finish line and on to store shelves nationwide! Below is a 3D rendering of the packaged Battle Paddle Set that will include 2 Battle Paddles (either 1 Black and 1 Blue Paddle or 1 Black and 1 Red Paddle) plus 1 Myachi Hand Sack for $19.99. Thank you in advance for your support!! Myachi Man and Kid Myach
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White Belt: By pledging just $1, not only will you know you helped us fund the manufacturing process of the Battle Paddles but you will also have helped put a lot of Myachi smiles on kids (and adults) faces all over the world. And, for your support we’re going to email you a full color “I Supported the Myachi Battle Paddle Project” Certificate. For each additional $1 you pledge, just enter another email address and we’ll send a Certificate to your friends and family too! Global shipping is FREE!! (Image in Overview)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Yellow Belt: In addition to getting your White Belt, you will also receive 1 “I Supported the Myachi Battle Paddle Project” Limited Edition Myachi Hand Sack that will get you and your kids up and active (Retail Price: $10). Now you can start your journey to becoming a Myachi Master. Just remember….NO PALMS ALLOWED!!! (US shipping is FREE; Canada and Mexico add $10; other International add $15). (Image in Overview)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Brown Belt: For each increment of $25 you pledge you will receive 1 Support Certificate, 1 Customized Kickstarter Myachi ($10), and your very own Myachi Battle Paddle Set (Retail price $20). Each Battle Paddle Set will contain 2 Battle Paddles and 1 Myachi Original Hand Sack. The Battle Paddles are the perfect Holiday gift for any athlete in your life or break them out at the Family Reunion because Myachi is fun for all ages. Let the Battle Begin! This is a combined $30 retail value. (Continental US shipping is FREE; please add $10 to your pledge for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii; Canada and Mexico add $15; other International please add $25.) (Image in Overview)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Black Belt: For each increment of $75 you pledge, you will receive 1 White Belt, 1 Yellow Belt, and 4 sets of the Myachi Battle Paddles (a combined $90 retail value). (Continental US shipping is FREE; Please add $15 to your pledge for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii; add $20 for Mexico and Canada; add $40 to your pledge for all other international shipping.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Honorary Myachi Master: For each increment of $250 you pledge, you will receive 1 White Belt, the full collection of 4 unique “I Supported the Kickstarter Battle Paddle Project” Limited Edition Myachi Hand Sacks (retail value $40), 6 Battle Paddle Sets (retail value $120), plus 36 more of our individually packaged Myachis (retail value $180) and a certificate signed by the Myachi Masters officially naming you as an Honorary Myachi Master! You’ll have stocking stuffers for the entire family, a killer collection, and be enshrined in Myachi History forever!!! ($340 retail value) (Continental US shipping is FREE; Please add $25 to your pledge for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii; add $40 for Mexico and Canada; add $75 to your pledge for all other international shipping.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Honorary Grand Master: In addition to receiving all of the rewards included at the $250 level you will also receive 18 more Battle Paddle Sets (24 total), 36 more individual Myachi Hand Sacks (72 total), and 3 hours of entertainment services provided by 2 of our high flying Myachi Masters at a location of your choice!!! Plan your child’s very own Myachi Birthday Bonanza or include the Myachi Masters into your Bar Mitzvah, Confirmation or corporate event entertainment. You can even donate the equipment and services as a Myachi Challenge Gym Program to your local school. The Myachi Masters will not only razzle and dazzle any crowd but will also inspire them to kickstart their own project today!! (Free shipping and delivery for the product and the Myachi Masters within the NY, NJ, CT Tri-State area)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Honorary Eternal Grand Master: In addition to receiving all of the rewards included at the $2500 level we will also include 250 Myachis customized with your own personalized design, corporate logo, or school name and have the Myachi Founders, Myachi Man and Kid Myach, provide 3 hours of Myachi entertainment anywhere in the Continental USA!!! Myachi Man and Kid Myach will rock the house at your Black Tie affair or in a gymnasium full of 500 kids. The founders of the Myachi Movement will make this a one of kind experience your guests will be talking about for years! (Free shipping included for the product. Airfare and 1 night in a hotel for Myachi Man and Kid Myach not included.)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012