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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 8 2017
$125
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
2
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 8 2017

About

WHY?:

We are adventurers, makers, travelers, and explorers. We wanted to build a method of transportation that seamlessly worked into our on the go lifestyles. We wanted to build a skateboard that was easy to travel with, fun and easy to ride, and could go anywhere....So we did.

Our idea for DODO Skateboards is not a new concept. You've seen plenty of "last mile boards", you've seen small plastic toy boards, you've seen mini popsicle style boards and the list goes on... The problem with all these? They aren't FUN, they aren't PACK-ABLE, and they aren't EASY. In fact, some of these are not even functional. Enter the DODO Skateboard.

  • Simple, Portable, Functional and Built for Adventure!
So easy to ride, even a Bulldog can do it!
So easy to ride, even a Bulldog can do it!

Our process:

We had an idea of what we wanted; a cruiser style board, with a kicktail to get over bumps and cracks, but we wanted it to be pack-able, specifically into a backpack. We took a cruiser style board, and hacked it down:

  •  What we created was not pretty, but it worked, and it worked great!

 

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Since the prototype above, we've made many improvements and are in the process of making production quality samples based on this prototype. Here's a look at what our boards will have, and won't have:

 

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  • BELOW IS THE SHAPE AND SPEC WE WILL BE LAUNCHING WITH.

We've been in the skateboard business for a long time, and we know what works and what doesn't. We know what's required to make a functional, portable and fun adventure skateboard:

Deck size specs
Deck size specs

 

 

Wide trucks and large wheels!
Wide trucks and large wheels!

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Risks and challenges

CHALLENGES: Below are 3 of our main challenges, BUT we do want to be completely transparent and state that we are currently in the process of Trade Marking "DODO Skateboards", We hope no issues arise, but if issues do arise, we may need to change the brands name.

1. Competitive Advantage- Convincing the world that our skateboards are the best skateboards to pack and travel with will be a challenge. We will combat this challenge by using our 20+ combined years of experience in the skateboard/travel industries to ensure that our skateboards have all the necessary features required to perform at the highest level, to be pack-able and to be fun and easy to ride.

2. Marketing- Building a strong marketing campaign is another foreseeable challenge. To overcome this challenge, we are working with a great content creator who is currently gathering premium photography and shooting killer videos for DODO Skateboards. We will use this content to run a paid social media campaign as soon as we launch. Using Instagram and Facebook as our platforms, we will post content aimed at gathering followers and pushing sales through our website, and through Amazon by posting promotions and call to action posts.

3. Sales- Obviously the biggest challenge of all, sales. The goal of every new product based company is to get sales, and lots of them. We believe that by building a great product with a story, by combining our industry expertise, and by launching a strong marketing campaign, we can get sales. We will sell through two online channels, Amazon.com and through our own website. Using Fulfilled by Amazon, our product will be classified as a "Prime" product on Amazon (free 2 day shipping for Prime members). We also have the ability to run Fulfilled by Amazon on our own ecommerce site.

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    Insider Access

    We appreciate your support. All people who pledge will be added to our insider mail list for special insider deals.

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    Immortality (sort of)

    If you donate $5 to our campaign, we will immortalize your name on our future website, on a page called "Original Supporters". You will forever be known as DODO Skateboards supporter, and we will always be thankful to you.

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    Sticker Pack

    A pledge of $10 will get you a 3 pack of sweet DODO Skateboards stickers! Put them on you car, your friends car, or on your dog.

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    DODO Skate Tool

    We love your $25 donation, to prove it, you will receive a DODO Skate Tool on us. The best, most compact and most functional skate tool in the world!

    Oh and we will cover the shipping.

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    DODO Rookie

    With your pledge of $100, you will receive one of the first DODO Skateboards off the production line, and we will cover the shipping too.

    Be one of the first to ride anywhere and everywhere.

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    DODO Traveler Set

    With a $200 donation, it's obvious to us that you are a die hard believer in our products, and we want to take care of you. You will receive a DODO Skateboard AND a DODO backpack specifically design to carry your DODO skateboard.

    Guess what else? Shipping is on us too!

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