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funMACHINESBy funMACHINES
First created
funMACHINESBy funMACHINES
First created
€11,236
pledged of €40,000pledged of €40,000 goal
14
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 10 2018 4:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

There were always only two possibilities for skaters. Either they opted for higher speed and renounced better grip or the other way around. However, that means one decisive factor was always missing. By developing a whole new technology according to international CIC standards and the World Federation F.I.R.S, we combined more speed and more grip into one skate.

The gripSPEEDER is the worldwide first speedskate equipped with a real chassis. Without the wheels the chassis comes to a weight of only 277g. The gripSPEEDER has two ultra-light, relatively hard speed wheels in the front and rear. Those are mounted on a lightweight suspension fork made of titanium. Three small lightweight and softer grip wheels are mounted in the middle. The small grip wheels can be replaced by rain wheels as well. 

Our speed wheels are the only ones with a rim made of aluminum and also the lightest 110mm wheels with a weight of only 136g on the market. 

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The small wheels in the middle have a distance of about 4 millimeters to the road at rest. When riding the skates, the grip wheels in the middle area start to grip only when pushing or cornering. The result: Lower friction in the long gliding phases since only the two speed wheels are in use at this point.

On conventional skates you usually stand above the wheels. Due to a lower foot position the gripSPEEDER allows the skater to transfer the power directly to the road. No loss of energy, no extra power the rider needs to spend. 

With the gripSPEEDER you experience an incredible degree of comfort while allowing a safe skating. The gripSPEEDER got tested through speed skating champions and we made sure we reached all safety standards.

Tobias Hecht (Triple German Champion) & Sabrina Rossow (European Marathon Champion) explain the advantages of the gripSPEEDER and the very special function principle of the chassis.

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Until we reached the final gripSPEEDER we designed 16 prototypes as well as 12 different types of wheels. Now, the gripSPEEDER is patent pending internationally. 

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The gripSPEEDER was designed according to the regulations of the World Federation F.I.R.S and can be used in races. However the gripSPEEDER is ideal for amateurs as well. 

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The gripSPEEDER is a new brand of funMACHINES which stands for innovative and unique high-quality sports equipment for more than 30 years already. We combine our enthusiasm for sports with the passion for constructing new developments.

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We will collect all shoe sizes at the end of the campaign. Please let us know if you need help in finding your size. 

Risks and challenges

Using more than 30 years of our experience in building special constructions and sports equipment helped us in developing the gripSPEEDER. To ensure the gripSPEEDER meets all our high requirements we developed several prototypes that went through tests with experienced riders.
We want to optimize the self-developed large speed wheels even further so that they will be the fastest on the market.
Now we need your help to realize the final product that is ready to push your limits.

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    Pledge €885 or more About $1,035

    gripSPEEDER Basic Set

    You have your own boots and just want the chassis + wheels? This reward includes all the basics you need.

    • 1 set of gripSPEEDER chassis completely mounted with:

    • 4 speed wheels (90 ShA)
    • 6 grip wheels (85 ShA)
    • 20 standard bearings (SKF stainless steel)
    • 10 spacer

    (does NOT include boots)

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    Pledge €949 or more About $1,110

    gripSPEEDER Early Bird

    Be fast and receive one of only 20 Early Bird Packages that include:

    • 1 set of gripSPEEDER chassis
    • 1 pair of boots
    • 20 standard bearings (stainless steel)
    • 1 set of speed wheels (90 ShA)
    • 1 set of grip wheels (85 ShA)

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    Pledge €999 or more About $1,168

    gripSPEEDER Starter Set

    Get the gripSPEEDER Starter set as a Kickstarter special. You will be perfectly equipped for your best performance.

    Package includes:

    • 1 set of gripSPEEDER chassis
    • 1 pair of boots
    • 20 standard bearings (SKF stainless steel)
    • 1 set of speed wheels (90 ShA)
    • 1 set of grip wheels (85 ShA)

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    Pledge €1,116 or more About $1,305

    gripSPEEDER Racer Set

    You want to push your limits even further?
    Receive the gripSPEEDER racer set by supporting us.

    This reward includes:

    • 1 set of gripSPEEDER chassis
    • 1 pair of boots
    • 20 half ceramic bearings
    • 1 set of speed wheels (90 ShA)
    • 1 set of grip wheels (85 ShA)
    • 1 set of rain wheels

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    Pledge €1,298 or more About $1,518

    gripSPEEDER Professional Set

    For all the professionals out there we have this special reward package that includes:

    • 1 set of gripSPEEDER chassis
    • 20 full ceramic bearings
    • 1 set of speed wheels (90 ShA)
    • 1 set of speed wheels (85 ShA)
    • 1 set of grip wheels (85 ShA)
    • 1 set of grip wheels (80 ShA)
    • 1 set of rain wheels

    (does NOT include boots)

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Funding period

- (35 days)