All Systems Go!
We are on a mission to get all the CineSkates out ASAP after we collect addresses when the project finishes on October 14th. We've put the pressure on our suppliers, and they have responded! You wouldn't believe how many parts we've loaded into our little garage and how many hours we're spending assembling CineSkates :)
The Cinetics Connect brackets are made by a process called injection molding... and they turned out great! They lock onto the feet of the tripod extremely well. As our Limited backers know, this took a little learning on our end. We tried adding a cut in the bracket to enable the clamp to grip harder. This worked, but we found a better solution... sanding. We no longer make a cut in the clamp; instead we use a rotary tool to massage the interior to give it excellent gripping friction. Check out the photo below. Limited Backers, if you are having any issue whatsoever with the sanding update please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we'll get it fixed!
Limited Backer Jack Crombie uploaded his first CineSkates clip and showed us, in his words, a "massive change in perspective created by such a relatively small move". In addition to uploading his awesome clip, Jack created a Vimeo group called CineSkates Users for others to add their videos. There is also a discussion forum that should prove useful. So upload your videos and join the conversation! http://cinetics.com/cineskates-users Also, we're putting together a video contest that we plan to announce at the end of the project.
Your generous support is enabling us to produce CineSkates and more! It is often asked what the plans are for the funds... first off, we'll be paying suppliers that have given us generous payment terms. After we pay for everything that goes into CineSkates, I have one plan for the remaining balance... Cinetics! You guys have not only enabled CineSkates to happen, but you've launched a new start-up company! We're excited to build more gear, and even more excited to make it compatible with your CineSkates. So keep the suggestions for Cinetics Connect coming! We're listening, and we'll be announcing our next product soon.
CineSkates currently work only with the GorillaPod Focus. Thanks to your support, we're already working on other attachments for the clamps that attach to Focus. Soon, we'll be building clamps for smaller GorillaPod tripods and larger hard leg tripods. The best part is that CineSkates and all the other gear we build will be compatible with each tripod we add to the system. We've had fun putting all kinds of different cameras and attachments on CineSkates. One product that we're really excited about is another Kickstarter project, Orbit. Orbit is a suction cup ballhead that enables you to easily mount phones or other small devices to a tripod. Check out the photo below!
Last thing, remember the Bloomberg contest I mentioned in the last update? We won and advanced to the final round! Thanks for voting! I'll pass on the next steps as soon as I know them :)
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Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
You'll get a Cinetics Lens Cloth... a perfect addition to any camera bag. Add $5 for shipping outside the US. Thank you for backing CineSkates!Estimated delivery:
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You'll get a set of CineSkates! CineSkates, a case, and a Cinetics lens cloth are all included. Retail price will be around $200. Remember, both a GorillaPod Focus tripod and a ballhead are required and are NOT included at the $150 reward level. Add $20 for shipping outside the US. Want to order multiple items? Want the GorillaPod but not the ballhead? See the FAQ. Thank you for backing CineSkates!Estimated delivery:
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A new reward for the final days! You'll get the CineSkates System for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S! This includes CineSkates, the GorillaPod Focus tripod, the GorillaPod Ballhead BH1, and The Glif iPhone mount. Add $20 for shipping outside the US. Thank you for backing CineSkates!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $275 or moreYou selected
You'll get the complete CineSkates System! This includes everything above plus a GorillaPod Focus tripod and a GorillaPod BallHead X. The retail price will be around $350. Add $20 for shipping outside the US. Thank you for backing CineSkates!Estimated delivery:
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100 backers All gone!
The first 100 CineSkates Systems sent out by September 14th! I paid for this lot early, so they'll be available before the others. Add $20 for shipping outside of the US. Thank you for backing CineSkates!! P.S. The "Estimated Delivery Date" below had to be set to after the project end date, these rewards will ship in September.Estimated delivery:
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