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Last updated July 22, 2015

Pad Tag -- Together, Let's Get a Million People Moving!

Pad Tag, the return of running, jumping, dodging as play. It's safe, easy, fun and challenging for all ages. Kid approved for 20 years!

Pad Tag -- Together, Let's Get a Million People Moving!

Pad Tag, the return of running, jumping, dodging as play. It's safe, easy, fun and challenging for all ages. Kid approved for 20 years!

$7,880
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
60
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 22 2015 1:11 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 22, 2015

About

The Story of Pad Tag

What is Pad Tag?

I describe Pad Tag as a cross between three very common games:  Tag "You're It," Dodge Ball "You're Out" and Soccer "A Lot of Running and Kicking."

These games are each a lot of fun on their own.  But when combined into one... Magic!  You're doing what we all love:  running, jumping, dodging & kicking stuff.

Throw in a challenge, which we humans seem to really like, and every man, woman and child will want a piece of the action.

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Why Pad Tag?

Pad Tag is a simple, fun game that can be played almost anywhere and by anyone with the ability to get up and move. 

The pad itself has no parts to break. There's no air in it, so it won't go flat. It weighs about 10 oz and is made of a soft vinyl covering a three-inch thick foam center. You couldn't hurt anyone with it, even if you tried.

Running, jumping, dodging and kicking stuff requires no training. It's what we are designed to do, so it feels right and natural.

Sadly, many children are overweight partly because their idea of playing is video games. With Pad Tag, we'll see them up and moving with their family and friends.

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Rules for Pad Tag

Pad Tag is limited by your imagination. However, there are a few basic guidelines. 

The pad is not touched with the hands during play. Only the feet may be used to kick or sweep the Pad Tag. If barefoot, only use the sides of your feet or your heel (NOT your toes). 

The games can be played as freely as you like or with strict adherence to numbers of team members, time limits, number of rounds, etc. The games may be done either with individual players or teams of players.

Three basic Pad Tag games are:

  • Pad Tag - You're It 
  • Pad Tag - You're Out 
  • Pad Tag - Total Points

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Why I Need Your Support

I believe it is time to share the fun of Pad Tag with people everywhere. To do that, I must be able to make them at a lower cost. That means bulk purchases of foam and vinyl. It also means acquiring industrial-grade sewing machines and material cutters.

Members of the Pad Tag team have many years of experience in production and in plant management. First, we will produce, package and ship all pads our backers selected, as promised. Next, we will use any remaining funds to produce pads that will be sold online, at local events, trade shows and toy stores. 

Should funding exceed our target goal, we will start a marketing campaign. The more support we get, the more lives we will impact.

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Pad Tag - Still going strong after 20 years

20 year old Pad Tag
20 year old Pad Tag

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Risks and challenges

One of the best things about the actual pad for Pad Tag is that it is very simple in both design and construction. It has four non-moving parts (three pieces of vinyl and one piece of foam) with silk screening done on two sides. It's sewn together, stuffed and then sealed. There is nothing to break, go flat or stop working.

We already have an effective production process and are prepared to increase capacity to make sure that no matter how many people pledge, everyone gets their Pad Tag on time. Funding will allow us to purchase supplies in bulk at wholesale prices and to upgrade our current production methods.

The only challenge, although highly unlikely, is If there is a delay in the delivery from the vinyl or foam manufacturers. However, there are a number of other manufacturers who can supply the materials.

We want project backers out there pad-tagging people as soon as possible. Our offers are simple and straight-forward. You will be running, jumping, dodging with your friends and family before you know it.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    PAD TAG, THE RONIN

    1 pad tag, your choice of color (Blue, Red or Black)

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    PAD TAG, THE STRIKER SET

    2 Pad Tags, your choice of color (Blue, Red, Black) for each Pad Tag
    A Pad Tag for you & your friend!

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    PAD TAG T-FORCE SET (6 pads total)

    You get 2 blue, 2 red, 2 black

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    PAD TAG COACH'S SET (9 Pads total) & 1 SPECIAL EDITION PAD TAG

    3 Team sets (3 blue, 3 red, 3 black) PLUS

    1 Special Edition Pad Tag

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    PAD TAG COACH'S SET & 1 SPECIAL SIGNED COLLECTOR'S PAD TAG

    Pad Tag Coach's Set for your favorite YMCA/YWCA, Boys & Girls Club, or School
    Enough pad tags for 3 teams simultaneously!

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    1 Special Collector's Pad Tag for you (Signed by Pad Tag creator, World Karate Champion Johnny Linebarger)

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