A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
USP - What is unique about the FINPO Waterglider?
FINPO Waterglider is a unique standup board, clearly different from all existing products of its kind on the market. No pedaling necessary – FINPO Waterglider is activated by a handlebar while standing. The steering rod can be quickly adjusted so that both young and old alike can take turns without hesitation. A big plus for pure fun on the water: the FINPO Waterglider is absolutely stable!
Target group - Who will love FINPO Waterglider?
With easy movements, FINPO Waterglider glides effortlessly over the water. Those looking for a fitness challenge can use the FINPO Waterglider perfectly for upper body exercise. With FINPO Waterglider, can you not only float over the water, but also transport objects safely across it. Even a picnic on the water is possible.
Production - Modern plastic of the highest quality
Complete with a PE foam core, FINPO Waterglider is made from plastic processed by rotational sintering, while the mechanisms are made of stainless steel. Both ensure FINPO Waterglider’s quality to the highest degree.
Stability and security
Whether lake, river or sea; its unique design and kayak-like fuselage give FINPO Waterglider an extremely high stability on water. Following a few simple steps, installation is complete within a matter of minutes and FINPO Waterglider is ready for use.
The FINPO Waterglider takes standup to a whole new level. Experience a completely new sport on the water, full of fun and fitness.
Payload: 170 kg
FINPO Waterglider’s main focus is the fun and joy of riding. But we also take another very important aspect seriously, namely the environment.
Methods of transportation that harm our environment will not decrease. On the contrary.
As a result, we’re destroying the ozone layer, allowing global warming to take its natural course.
With FINPO Waterglider, we have developed a product that combines fun sports equipment and an environmentally friendly means of transportation.
Father & Son
Hermann and Rene Riegerbauer
My father, Hermann Riegerbauer, is the FINPO Waterglider’s inventor and the project’s developer. He has been successfully independent for about 9 years and has invented not only FINPO Waterglider, but also a bladed turbine for the generation of hydroelectric power, which he plans and produces individually for customers.
I, Rene Riegerbauer, serve as co-developer and office manager, where my master’s degree in metal and mechanical engineering is of great advantage for the co-development. Currently, I am working as a manager in one of Austria’s leading companies for refined metal surfaces. If the financing objective is achieved with your support, we will reach our goal to focus our work solely on the FINPO Waterglider project.
Our production partners are also important team members because they’re constantly providing us with their expertise. Our production partners are all from our region, Styria, which allows for excellent collaboration. Also for logistics, it is to our great advantage that we cooperate with regional companies.
Completion of the carrying cart (allows for easier transportation into the water)
Improvement of FINPO Waterglider’s color design
COOPERATION WITH YOU
We believe our work should be of the highest quality and efficiency. That is why we have already implemented countless prototypes and tests, and established a trusting relationship with the right manufacturers.
The money received from supporters like you will allow us to take important steps:
Carry out further improvements
Finish developing tools
Submit an order for production
Update Workflow: During the course of the project, supporters receive regular updates on our progress.
With your support we can head right into production.
Join us on this journey and let the FINPO Waterglider become a reality!
Important: Due to the difficulty of determining the exact shipping costs worldwide, the FinPo Waterglider is only available in Europe. However, if you send us a request via e-mail, we can make an individual offer including shipping costs worldwide. The contact information can be found on our homepage.
Risks and challenges
As we strive to provide you with a high quality product, delays can also occur.