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Joseph AbrantesBy Joseph Abrantes
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Joseph AbrantesBy Joseph Abrantes
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, June 12 2019 5:27 AM UTC +00:00.

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WaveRaxx on a Thule Aeroblade track rack crossbar
WaveRaxx on a Thule Aeroblade track rack crossbar

Innovative Surfboard Car Rack Carrying System. Quick in, quick out, strapless, & LOCKABLE. Patent #D817,853.   The photo above shows the WaveRaxx on a Thule rack with an Aeroblade track rack crossbar. Notice the surfboard is suspended above the crossbar, hence no more ruined wax or pressure dings on your deck from the crossbar and padding. All of the WaveRaxx images and videos displayed on this Kickstarter campaign are prototypes produced from computer aided design (CAD) files, and 3D printed with ABS plastic.  I have used these prototypes on my cars for the past 4.5 years with great success. The WaveRaxx you will receive as your Reward will be injection molded using  Blue UV Stabilized Poly-carbonate, which is superior in strength to ABS.  The CAD images are shown without the interior curve  padding;   All rewards will include padding. 

Surfboards never touches the crossbar, aerodynamic design.
Surfboards never touches the crossbar, aerodynamic design.

WaveRaxx works with most, if not all "T-Track Crossbar Racks" on the market.  Several companies have a T-Track Channel system such as TracRac, Thule, Yakima, and Rhino to name a few.  So what is a "T-Track?"  It is a channel, in which rack add-on products can slide to organize and secure your personal items on the rack.  Aftermarket products, including our WaveRaxx, slide in the T-Tracks until they are secured in place with a t-bolt.   (See below image for T-Track channel crossbars).  Crossbar manufacturers each have their own specific T-Bolt that only works with their particular crossbar track. WaveRaxx has a unique stainless steel T-Bolt that is compatible with all of these T-Track crossbars, holding the WaveRaxx in place once the knobs are tightened.   Only WaveRaxx T-Bolt will fit all of these systems.  

Examples of a few crossbar tracks available on the market
Examples of a few crossbar tracks available on the market

QUICK IN, QUICK OUT, STRAPLESS, AND LOCKABLE, 

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Look Mom No Straps. System is lockable with optional Locking Bolt System. 

Aerodynamic - No Bulky Pads restricting airflow 

No touching, now that's some clearance!
No touching, now that's some clearance!

Have you ever put your surfboard on car racks to later find out that your wax job has been destroyed from the crossbar pads and straps? Ever see pressure dings in your glass job appearing right where the straps are tightened down? Well never again, because when you use WaveRaxx, your surfboard never touches the crossbar because well-padded WaveRaxx gently and securely holds your board in place. Ever hear a buzzing and other freaky noises coming from the roof of your car on the freeway? Ever see your board shifting position when checking your mirrors? Wondering if your board is going to fly off into the cars behind you? Not with WaveRaxx, this system allows for free-flowing air, it does not move once tightened in place, and because there are no straps to flail around and whip the roof of your car, it is noise free.

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Do you have one of these? Well WaveRaxx fit all of these, yes it is versatile!
Do you have one of these? Well WaveRaxx fit all of these, yes it is versatile!

Our WaveRaxx will hold short and long Surfboards of various board widths and volumes. Follow us on Instagram for updates!  

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The above video is the WaveRaxx Speed Test.   We have speed tested our WaveRaxx at speeds in excess of 85 MPH.  When you clamp down the knobs of the WaveRaxx try to move your board up, down, forward & backward;  it should not move.   Try this with a strapped system - Guess what?  It moves all over the place!  

You might ask yourself, why doesn't the board just slide out.  When the surfboard is clamped towards the tip and tail of the board, it prohibits forward and reverse movements. Why is that, you say?  Because surfboards get wider toward the middle of the board and it can not pass through the narrower placement of the WaveRaxx.  In other words, your board won't budge after tightening down the knobs securely.

WaveRaxx Surfboard Transport System with Standard Knobs (3D Printed Renditions)
WaveRaxx Surfboard Transport System with Standard Knobs (3D Printed Renditions)

Rewards:  WaveRaxx Surfboard Transport System with Standard Knobs. The above photograph is a prototype of your reward; your Injection Molded finished product may have slight design variations necessary for the manufacturing process.

Standard knobs & universal T-Bolts that come with every WaveRaxx Rewards
Standard knobs & universal T-Bolts that come with every WaveRaxx Rewards

The photographs above shows the Standard Knobs that comes with every Rewarded WaveRaxx ordered.   

WaveRaxx Transport System with Standard Knobs + WaveRaxx Locking System (3D Printed Renditions)
WaveRaxx Transport System with Standard Knobs + WaveRaxx Locking System (3D Printed Renditions)

Rewards: WaveRaxx Surfboard Transport System with WaveRaxx Exclusive Locking System. The above photograph is a prototype of your reward;   Your Injection Molded finished product may have slight design variations necessary for the manufacturing process. 

WaveRaxx Exclusive Locking System includes (4) Tamper proof Stainless Steel Nuts and one Key,
WaveRaxx Exclusive Locking System includes (4) Tamper proof Stainless Steel Nuts and one Key,

WaveRaxx has an optional Exclusive Locking System comprised of (4) stainless steel tamper proof nuts and (1) unique key.*  With this, you can be rest assured that your board will have maximum protection, short of someone sawing off the WaveRaxx or stealing your car, affording you the option to leave your board on your car, when you feel appropriate, to stop off for errands or a meal, knowing that someone cannot just walk away with it. Quick In, Quick Out, Strapless and Lockable.  

*The tamper proof stainless steel nuts can only be removed with the unique key, exclusive to WaveRaxx.  The picture above shows a prototype. Finished keys will have a steel pin inserted in the end of the key creating "T" handle.  

Your donations will help us get the WaveRaxx injection molds manufactured to produce the ultimate surfboard transport system.  Donations will also fund the production and packaging of all WaveRaxx, Standard Knobs and Locking Systems ordered through this campaign. Thank you for viewing the WaveRaxx Kickstarter Campaign and we hope to rewarding all donations as soon as possible.  Please check back here to our Kickstarter campaign and our Instagram for updates!

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges in the injection mold manufacturing business. Such as delays due to adjustments in tool design for the mold making process. I have made every effort to minimize any delays by consulting with industry experts who have reviewed my designs and provided recommendations for modifications to improve WaveRaxx manufacturability, durability and sustainability. The product development time is estimated at 8 weeks. I've given myself a little extra-time to complete and honor my Kickstarter obligations, though if all is completed ahead of time, WaveRaxx rewards will ship out as soon as possible.

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