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Ricardo JoyanesBy Ricardo Joyanes
First created
Ricardo JoyanesBy Ricardo Joyanes
First created
€5,914
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
113
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 30 2016

About

Rewards

All rewards come with the exclusive slogan "Kickstarter Backer" and the options are:

R1 - Our gratitude in a Sticker 5 € Nice sticker with Giraffe logo and all our gratitude.  

R2 - T-shirt with Giraffe logo 15 € Cool design and available in different colors with the slogan Kickstarter Backer.

R3 - T-shirt with Giraffe logo and a Sticker 20 € T-Shirt and sticker, an excellent combination!!!

To get your Magnetic SurfBoard Rack with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers”, you can chose one of the following options:

R4 - Mega Early Bird Price 65 € 

R5 - Early Bird Price 75 € 

R6 - Kickstarter Price 85 € 

R7 - Recommended Retail Price 95 € 

Each Magnetic SurfBoard Rack includes:

  • 4 flexible magnetic rubber bases 
  • 2 high density foam supports 
  • 1 aerodynamic top spoiler 
  • 4 high quality cinch straps with rubberized buckles
  • Carrying bag 

R8 - Full Pack with the Kickstarter price 100 € If you want to have all the products, this is the best choice, because includes the Magnetic SurfBoard Rack, the t-shirt and the sticker!!!

R9 - Big Family - 5 Magnetic SurfBoard Racks 350 €  
Do you have a big family? Do not hesitate, get 5 Magnetic SurfBoard Racks at an excellent price!!!

Great Rewards!!!
Great Rewards!!!

Finally, get the opportunity of being part of the final test looking for improvements. Come to our headquarters in Tarifa, Spain and be part of the final test. For a week we will go through several kilometers on the road testing the wind resistance and enjoying idyllic places for water sports. Your review will be essential for change and help in the end of the creative process and besides enjoying spectacular beaches and the typical cuisine of southern Spain.

There are several options to come to Spain, you decide the best one, but all the accommodation is on us. If you cannot bring your board do not worry, we will also take care of the equipment you require to practice your favorite water sport. 

R10 - Option A 1000 € - Includes:
  • Full Pack (Magnetic SurfBoard Rack, t-shirt and the Giraffe logo sticker)
  • Accommodation in Tarifa (Spain) for a week in a single room (or if you acquire two of these rewards you can share a room if you wish) in a tourist apartment next to the beach.
  • Equipment (if necessary) for one person.
  • Transportation during the stay.
  • The trip to Spain is up to you, but we are waiting for you with open arms.
R11- Option B 1500 € - If you live in Europe and do not want to find travel options this is the best choice for you, includes:
  • Full Pack (Magnetic SurfBoard Rack, t-shirt and the Giraffe logo sticker)
  • Round trip from a European city with an international airport nearest to you to Spain.
  • Accommodation in Tarifa (Spain) for a week in a single room (or if you acquire two of these rewards you can share a room if you wish) in a tourist apartment next to the beach.
  • Equipment (if necessary) for one person.
  • Transportation during the stay.
R12 - Option C 2500 € - If you do not live in Europe this is the best choice for you, includes: 
  • Full Pack (Magnetic SurfBoard Rack, t-shirt and the Giraffe logo sticker)
  • Round trip from the city with an international airport nearest to you to Spain.
  • Accommodation in Tarifa (Spain) for a week in a single room (or if you acquire two of these rewards you can share a room if you wish) in a tourist apartment next to the beach.
  • Equipment (if necessary) for one person.
  • Transportation during the stay.

Barely finish the campaign you can accommodate the date suits you best!!!

Direction Tarifa
Direction Tarifa

Any One, Any Board, Any Car...

A little bit about us

The Giraffe project was born in Granada, Spain. We are a family of water sports enthusiasts and the difficulties that we faced every time we had to move with our boards for more than 300 km to the beach was the reason why we thought about the idea of our "Magnetic SurfBoard Rack".

Although we are all surfers each of us also practice other disciplines, so that one of the requirements that had to have our roof rack is that it has to be suitable for any type of board (surf, kite, paddle surf ...). Likewise displacements were not always in the same car (because not all of us own one and sometimes we share a friend's car or also because we go all together in the car of one of the family ...) so one essential requirement that our roof rack should have was the adaptability to any vehicle with a flat roof. We wanted to get a device that was easy to assemble (because of the time you have to spend on what really matters and we wanted to seize the day!!!), without straps inside the car, be compact and lightweight to carry it at any time and occupy little space for storage it anywhere and also to be used whenever you need it. As shown in the video, its small size makes it easy and comfortable to carry inside the included bag. In addition to all this, we also wanted to add an attractive design.

From our house in Granada to Tarifa, which is the beach that we go to enjoy a few days of surfing, there are 300 km of roads and highways, so we created a device that allowed us to move with ease through any kind of road at the maximum authorized speed (120 kmh or 75 mph) and also it has a security system that allows driving with the utmost tranquility.

It was not a simple process, but the multidisciplinary team that we formed and the more than 600 m (2000 ft) straps for the different configurations tested, the dozens of types of magnetic rubber, testing different covers and foams for creating various prototypes with multiple tests of wind and speed, gave as a final result the project that today we present, with the configuration we wanted and desired characteristics: easy assembly, without uncomfortable straps across the vehicle that damage the car door rubber seals, the upholstery and allow water to enter inside also hinder driving, therefore we were looking a device that was adaptable to any type of car with a metallic flat roof, lightweight, compact and visually appealing. Furthermore the detailing and caring, we paid much attention that nothing could damage the vehicle, which is why we made a flexible magnetic rubber base, rubberized buckles, foams that support the boards are of high density material and high quality straps. The rack has also a spoiler which improves the aerodynamics of the system. Our Magnetic SurfBoard Rack is easily removable so that the problems of increased fuel consumption and noise from the fixed roof racks are avoided and an improvement is achieved in the functional and visual appearance over existing devices.

But... here comes the part where we need the help of the Kickstarter community. At this stage of the project the manufacturing process is expensive and to reduce costs and offer the product at an affordable market price, we need your help and any kind is welcome! So we offer the previous system of exclusive rewards, which never have been marketed before for the Kickstarter Backers.

Thank you!!! You support means a lot to us
Thank you!!! You support means a lot to us

Risks and challenges

After months of testing, the result may not be more satisfactory; we achieved a product that performs its function perfectly and solves the biggest problem we all have at some point, the transport of equipment.

It only remains that with your support we can make it and share it with you.

The biggest challenge we faced once finalized the design process was the global distribution, but after intense negotiation process and us to pay part of the cost of shipping, we have achieved a shipping charge ranging between 15 and 45 € per Magnetic SurfBoard Rack depending on the geographical area. At the beginning we started with a price that was about 100 euros per pack, an amount that exceeded even the price of our product. Our intention is to be able to deliver a Magnetic SurfBoard Rack to anyone in the world, therefore we are working to offer a better price distribution worldwide.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    Our gratitude in a Sticker

    Nice sticker with Giraffe logo and all our gratitude

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    Pledge €15 or more About $17

    T-shirt with giraffe logo

    Cool design and available in different colors with the slogan Kickstarter Backer

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    Pledge €20 or more About $23

    T-shirt with giraffe logo and a Sticker

    T-Shirt and sticker, an excellent combination!!!

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    Pledge €65 or more About $74

    Mega Early Bird Price

    Get (1) Magnetic Surfboards Rack with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers".

    Includes:
    • 4 flexible magnetic rubber bases (with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers")
    • 2 high density foam supports
    • 1 aerodynamic top spoiler
    • 4 high quality cinch straps with rubberized buckles
    • Carrying bag

    • RRP will be at least 95 €
    • International backers will be responsible for customs and duties

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    Pledge €75 or more About $85

    Early Bird Price

    Get (1) Magnetic Surfboards Rack with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers".

    Includes:
    • 4 flexible magnetic rubber bases (with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers")
    • 2 high density foam supports
    • 1 aerodynamic top spoiler
    • 4 high quality cinch straps with rubberized buckles
    • Carrying bag

    • RRP will be at least 95 €
    • International backers will be responsible for customs and duties

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    Limited 0 backers
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    Pledge €85 or more About $96

    Kickstarter Price

    Get (1) Magnetic Surfboards Rack with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers".

    Includes:
    • 4 flexible magnetic rubber bases (with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers")
    • 2 high density foam supports
    • 1 aerodynamic top spoiler
    • 4 high quality cinch straps with rubberized buckles
    • Carrying bag

    • RRP will be at least 95 €
    • International backers will be responsible for customs and duties

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    Limited 0 backers
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    Pledge €95 or more About $108

    Recommended Retail Price

    Get it before it goes to market

    Get (1) Magnetic Surfboards Rack with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers".

    Includes:
    • 4 flexible magnetic rubber bases (with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers")
    • 2 high density foam supports
    • 1 aerodynamic top spoiler
    • 4 high quality cinch straps with rubberized buckles
    • Carrying bag

    • RRP will be at least 95 €
    • International backers will be responsible for customs and duties

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
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  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €100 or more About $113

    Full pack with the Kickstarter price

    If you want to have all the products, this is the best choice, because includes the Magnetic SurfBoard Rack, the t-shirt and the sticker!!!

    The Magnetic Surfboard Rack includes:
    • 4 flexible magnetic rubber bases (with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers")
    • 2 high density foam supports
    • 1 aerodynamic top spoiler
    • 4 high quality cinch straps with rubberized buckles
    • Carrying bag
    • plus 1 t-shirt with giraffe logo
    • and the Sticker

    • International backers will be responsible for customs and duties

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    Pledge €350 or more About $396

    Big Family - 5 Magnetic Surfboard Racks

    Do you have a big family? Do not hesitate, get 5 Magnetic SurfBoard Racks with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers" at an excellent price!!!

    Each Magnetic Surfboard Rack includes:
    • 4 flexible magnetic rubber bases (with the exclusive phrase "Kickstarter Backers")
    • 2 high density foam supports
    • 1 aerodynamic top spoiler
    • 4 high quality cinch straps with rubberized buckles
    • Carrying bag

    • RRP will be 475 €
    • International backers will be responsible for customs and duties

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    Limited 1 backer
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  10. Select this reward

    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,132

    Be part of the final test. Option A

    Get the opportunity of being part of the final test looking for improvements. Come to our headquarters in Tarifa, Spain and be part of the final test. For a week we will go through several kilometers on the road testing the wind resistance and enjoying idyllic places for water sports. Your review will be essential for change and help in the end of the creative process and besides enjoying spectacular beaches and the typical cuisine of southern Spain.

    There are several options to come to Spain, you decide the best one, but all the accommodation is on us. If you cannot bring your board do not worry, we will also take care of the equipment you require to practice your favorite water sport.

    Includes:
    • Full Pack (Magnetic SurfBoard Rack, t-shirt and the Giraffe logo sticker)
    • Accommodation in Tarifa (Spain) for a week in a single room (or if you acquire two of these rewards you can share a room if you wish) in a tourist apartment next to the beach.
    • Equipment (if necessary) for one person.
    • Transportation during the stay.
    • The trip to Spain is up to you, but we are waiting for you with open arms.

    Barely finish the campaign you can accommodate the date suits you best!!!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
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    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,697

    Be part of the final test. Option B

    Get the opportunity of being part of the final test looking for improvements. Come to our headquarters in Tarifa, Spain and be part of the final test. For a week we will go through several kilometers on the road testing the wind resistance and enjoying idyllic places for water sports. Your review will be essential for change and help in the end of the creative process and besides enjoying spectacular beaches and the typical cuisine of southern Spain.

    There are several options to come to Spain, you decide the best one, but all the accommodation is on us. If you cannot bring your board do not worry, we will also take care of the equipment you require to practice your favorite water sport.

    Includes:
    • Full Pack (Magnetic SurfBoard Rack, t-shirt and the Giraffe logo sticker)
    • Round trip from a European city with an international airport nearest to you to Spain.
    • Accommodation in Tarifa (Spain) for a week in a single room (or if you acquire two of these rewards you can share a room if you wish) in a tourist apartment next to the beach.
    • Equipment (if necessary) for one person.
    • Transportation during the stay.

    Barely finish the campaign you can accommodate the date suits you best!!!

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    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
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    Pledge €2,500 or more About $2,829

    Be part of the final test. Option C

    Get the opportunity of being part of the final test looking for improvements. Come to our headquarters in Tarifa, Spain and be part of the final test. For a week we will go through several kilometers on the road testing the wind resistance and enjoying idyllic places for water sports. Your review will be essential for change and help in the end of the creative process and besides enjoying spectacular beaches and the typical cuisine of southern Spain.

    There are several options to come to Spain, you decide the best one, but all the accommodation is on us. If you cannot bring your board do not worry, we will also take care of the equipment you require to practice your favorite water sport.

    Includes:
    • Full Pack (Magnetic SurfBoard Rack, t-shirt and the Giraffe logo sticker)
    • Round trip from the city with an international airport nearest to you to Spain.
    • Accommodation in Tarifa (Spain) for a week in a single room (or if you acquire two of these rewards you can share a room if you wish) in a tourist apartment next to the beach.
    • Equipment (if necessary) for one person.
    • Transportation during the stay.

    Barely finish the campaign you can accommodate the date suits you best!!!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
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Funding period

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