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The AirBlade: A Revolution in Ice Hockey Sticks

A revolutionary new hockey stick with a large sweet spot, unparalleled puck feel, greater durability and faster, more accurate shots

The AirBlade: A Revolution in Ice Hockey Sticks

A revolutionary new hockey stick with a large sweet spot, unparalleled puck feel, greater durability and faster, more accurate shots

$10,527
pledged of $45,000pledged of $45,000 goal
48
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 29 2014 4:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

CARBON SPORTS – 60 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

We are so confident that you will love your customized AirBlade that we are offering a 60-day money back guarantee to backers through Kickstarter. As long as you use your stick within our warranty policy guidelines, you can return it up to 60 days after date of shipment for a full refund.

Our Product:

Here at Carbon Sports, we have spent the past four years developing the patented technology that is used in our revolutionary Carbon Sports AirBlade. Unlike typical composite hockey blades, which are made out of a foam core wrapped in carbon fiber sheets, we use strong, lightweight, three-dimensional carbon fiber without a foam core.  This solid carbon fiber blade completely absorbs puck impact and gives players unparalleled control and puck feel, and is resistant to breakage and wear. What's more, because of the unique design of the patented blade, there is absolutely no tape needed!  

The AirBlade Hockey Stick
The AirBlade Hockey Stick
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Construction:

The competition uses a foam core for the majority of their blade. This makes the blade more sensitive to wear and chipping, as there is only a thin layer of carbon fiber protecting the core.

Carbon Sports gives you a blade made from 100% solid carbon fiber composite. It may cost more than the conventional stick, but you get so much more in return: more strength, more durability, more speed, more accuracy, and an unparalleled feel of the puck.

The AirBlade's surface is comprised of diamond-shaped openings that make up almost two-thirds of the blade's surface area. This design enhances puck grip and makes the AirBlade lighter and more aerodynamic than conventional blades. The result is superior puck handling and a 13% increase in average shot speed as documented by internal wind tunnel and on-the-ice testing.

What's even more incredible about the AirBlade is that you can order a custom-made stick that is fully tailored to your body and the way you play!  We can customize the blade length, blade model, grip coating, shaft flex, lie, curve type, curve depth, face angle, and orientation (left or right).  Just tell us what you want, and we will create your very own customized stick, just like the pros!  Or, if you like the specs on the stick you currently use, just let us know which stick you are using and we'll create an AirBlade stick for you based on those specs!  It is entirely up to you - we can customize as much or as little as you want in order to produce the perfect stick for you.

Because of its patented technology, the AirBlade's durability is unmatched by any other hockey stick on the market.  We are so confident in our product that we offer an unprecedented, no-questions-asked, 90-day warranty on all of our products.  That's right - if your stick breaks within 90 days of purchase, we will replace it with a new AirBlade.  And remember, there is no need to tape your AirBlade stick!  Go for those slap shots with confidence - we know you will love the results!

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The Team:

The Carbon Sports team has over 60 years of hockey and technology experience, and, when combined with the executives' extensive management experience, has enabled our team of highly motivated engineers, scientists and athletes to create a hockey stick with features that were once thought to be impossible.

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Why Kickstarter:

We currently have the technology, the team, and the infrastructure in place, ready and waiting to produce custom-made AirBlade sticks for our customers.  Your support will allow us to purchase the molding tools necessary to begin production of the AirBlade directly from our facility in Massachusetts.  Without these molding tools, we would not be able to tailor the AirBlade to each player's individual specifications, and we would not be able to keep production right here in the USA!

Order Note:

After backing the AirBlade, we invite our Backers to go to our website to customize their new AirBlade!

Timeline:

November 1 - Order molding tools after a successful Kickstarer campaign!

January 15 - Begin production of the AirBlade

February 15, 2015 - Ship first line of customized AirBlades to our Backers

March 1 - June 1, 2015 - Kickstarter rewards in Boston area take place

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Risks and challenges

Schedule Risk: The biggest risk in this project is the schedule. We are confident that we will be able to complete the project and deliver our AirBlade sticks by the dates indicated; however, certain issues may arise that could delay delivery. Even so, the Carbon Sports team is extremely experienced in project management, which will help us keep the schedule on track even if we have a few curve balls thrown at us. The tools and molds have already been designed and are ready for production. Additionally, over the past year, we have produced many prototype AirBlade sticks, so we have gained the knowledge and experience required to produce these sticks efficiently and in large quantities.

Performance Risk: Performance risk with the AirBlade is quite low. The AirBlade you order will be manufactured in the same carbon fiber shop that we have been using to create our prototypes, which have been tested repeatedly to great success and are still being played with today - we have not had a single return or issue with any AirBlade stick to date. We are very confident that your AirBlade stick will achieve the same performance level!

Financial Risk: The Carbon Sports team prides itself on maintaining an operation with very low overhead. We plan to maintain this low overhead as a principle so that we can deliver all of the newly made AirBlade sticks to our backers on time, and continue to support them going forward. Although, based on our experience, the AirBlade lasts much longer than other sticks (hence our ability to provide a 300% longer warranty), we will still support and work with each backer to get their feedback and continue to improve the technology.

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    Pledge US$ 35 or more About US$ 35

    Who needs baseball when you have hockey? Wear your Carbon Sports Baseball Hat proudly - you were part of the hockey stick revolution! Two-tone heavyweight chino twill baseball hat with Carbon Sports logo.

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    Stay warm on the ice with your Carbon Sports pullover fleece! 1/4 zip pullover smooth finish poly knit micro-fleece with Carbon Sports logo.

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    Keep your gear in one place with a handmade heavyweight canvas hockey bag with Carbon Sports logo!

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    The trifecta! Get a Carbon Sports baseball hat, pullover fleece, and handmade hockey bag!

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    The Standard! Get an AirBlade at a great introductory price with Carbon Sports' industry-leading 90 day warranty. You get a choice of orientation (left or right), grip (or no grip), and one of the following standard stick models, but with the AirBlade's innovative technology: P88 (Kane), PM9 (Stamkos), P92 (Backstrom), and P02 (Getzlaf). Comes with a lie of 5.5.

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    Early bird gets the worm! Get your custom AirBlade at a fraction of the future retail price. Fully tailored to your body and your style of play, with your name imprinted on the stick. Comes with Carbon Sports' industry-leading 90-day warranty.

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    The tardy bird special! Get your custom AirBlade at a great introductory price. Fully tailored to your body and your style of play, with your name imprinted on the stick. Comes with Carbon Sports' industry-leading 90-day warranty.

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    The Extended Warranty! Get your custom AirBlade, fully tailored to your body and your style of play, with your name imprinted on your stick. PLUS, we'll extend the warranty on your new AirBlade to six months!

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    For the bargain hunter! Get 2 fully customized AirBlades at a fraction of the future retail price! Both sticks fully tailored to your body and your style of play, with your name imprinted on the stick. Comes with Carbon Sports' industry-leading 90-day warranty, PLUS, we'll extend your warranty to one year, limited to 1 additional stick.

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    For the opinionated player - get 2 fully customized AirBlades at a fraction of the future retail price, AND we will include you on our exclusive Beta feedback panel, where we'll listen to your input and send you exclusive updates! Get both sticks fully tailored to your body and your style of play, with your name imprinted on the stick. Comes with Carbon Sports' industry-leading 90-day warranty, PLUS, we'll extend your warranty to one year, limited to 1 additional stick.

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    For players that like to plan ahead! Get 2 fully customized AirBlade sticks at a fraction of the future retail price! Both sticks fully tailored to your body and your style of play, with your name imprinted on the stick. Comes with Carbon Sports' industry-leading 90 day warranty, PLUS, we'll give you an unheard of, UNLIMITED time warranty! Extended warranty limited to 1 additional stick.

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    One of a Kind Miracle Deal - Limited Edition! Get 2 fully customized AirBlades, both fully tailored to your body and your style of play, with your name imprinted on your stick. PLUS, embossed on your stick will be the autograph of Mike Eruzione, Captain of the 1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic hockey team! Comes with Carbon Sports' industry-leading 90 day warranty, AND, we'll give you an unheard of, UNLIMITED time warranty! Extended warranty limited to 1 additional stick. Any additional sticks do not come with Eruzione signature.

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    There is no "I" in Team! Get your team (or any group) together and order 10 AirBlades, and you'll get each AirBlade fully customized and fully tailored to each player's body and style of play, with names imprinted on each stick, for $235! All AirBlades come with Carbon Sports' industry-leading 90-day warranty.

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    For the NCAA hockey enthusiast! Get 2 fully customized AirBlade sticks, both fully tailored to your body and your style of play, with your name imprinted on the stick. Comes with Carbon Sports' industry-leading 90 day warranty, AND, we'll give you an unheard of UNLIMITED time warranty for each stick! PLUS, come to the Boston area to enjoy a two hour private session with an experienced NCAA Division 1 player!

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    For the NHL hockey enthusiast! Get 2 fully customized AirBlade sticks, both fully tailored to your body and your style of play, with your name imprinted on the stick. Comes with Carbon Sports' industry-leading 90 day warranty, AND, we'll give you an unheard of UNLIMITED time warranty for each stick! PLUS, come to the Boston area to enjoy a two hour private session with an experienced NHL player!

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