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$10,553
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97
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8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, June 27 2019 10:08 PM UTC +00:00.

About

BACKGROUND

In 2016, we ran a Kickstarter for the Glider v1.0 and started this journey towards a safer, more convenient Onewheel experience with the first 3D printed units. We’ve come a long way since the v1.0 days! Over the last two and a half years, we’ve upgraded our printer farm, experimented with stronger plastics, added colors and handle options, and have made countless adjustments and enhancements to the design, all based on YOUR feedback and requests. It’s time for the next step in the Glider’s evolution and something that many of you have been asking about since the beginning… an injection molded Glider! We're also stoked to be able to offer stainless steel plates and battery protectors with each XR package, and all for a lower price point thanks to mass production. 


WHAT IS THE GLIDER?

For those who are learning about the Glider for the first time, you’re probably wondering what it is and what it does. In a nutshell, it is a set of bumper replacements for your Onewheel that add two small wheels to the front bumper and a handle to the rear bumper. This allows you to easily roll the heavy Onewheel like a piece of luggage when it isn’t in use. The two small wheels on the front bumper also provide nosedive protection by allowing the board to continue rolling if the nose of the board catches the ground. This gives the rider the time necessary to make an emergency dismount in the event of an impending crash, or even ride out the crash. 

WHAT WILL V3.0 HAVE TO OFFER? 

The first round of production will include the Black Full Bumper Package (with wheels and handle) for Onewheel Plus and XR, as well as the Black Single Bumper Package (with just wheels) for Onewheel Plus and XR. All models will receive the following upgrades: 

  • Increased strength and durability as a result of solid fill injection molded plastic
  • Two stainless steel plates and battery protectors to provide maximum protection for the underside of your XR
  • Stainless steel threaded screw inserts, screws, and hinges
  • Magnetic handle locking to ensure that the handle will not come loose mid-ride
  • Molded packaging to keep each Glider component securely in place during shipping
  • A smooth, flawless finish 
  • One year warranty
  • Lower price point

WHY CHOOSE THE GLIDER V3.0?

V3.0 will be the only injection molded handle-and-wheel accessory available on the market.

The Glider is the original patent-pending design for a wheel-and-handle accessory, and it has undergone over two years of development based on customer feedback to arrive at a perfected design that has been tailored to the needs of our customers.  

As a nosedive protection device, the Glider is a complete bumper replacement (not just a wheel attachment). The strength of your entire bumper will be increased while also adding the benefits provided by the handle and wheels. Additionally, our wheels are placed closer to the outside of the board than other products for optimal nosedive protection from all angles. 

Finally, as an injection molded product, the Glider v3.0 will be the highest quality accessory of its kind with the most offerings at the lowest price point. You can’t beat it!

WHAT DO WE NEED?  

As you can imagine, injection molding and mass production requires a hefty up front investment. All profits from the sale of v2.0 have gone into the injection molding fund, but we’re still not quite there, and we want to get this ball rolling, so we’re asking for your help. 

In order to make this happen, we need to raise $30,000 to add to our own personal investment in order to have the molds created and produce the first 1,000 units. We’ve secured a manufacturer that can do this and have been in communication with them since January ironing out the details. We just need the funding to pull the trigger.

We’re very excited by our first level of offerings, but we have even more ideas for ways to improve the Glider! If we meet specified “Stretch Goals” in funding above the initial $30,000 funding goal, we will be able to implement these ideas as well. In total, if we raise $80,000, we will reach the funding goals necessary to offer all of the features in the chart below. 

WHAT PAST GLIDER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...

Just wanted to shoot you guys a message to say thanks for creating the Glider. It’s saved me on three potential nosedives over the last week alone. Really appreciate it! 

– Richie

I got it installed and it’s wonderful! I have a disability and it was hard to carry. You guys’ customer service and taking care of me deserves to be lauded! 

– Troy 

I love the front wheels!!! They have saved my butt a dozen times on some steep sidewalks, driveways, and grassy hills. If not for your wheels, the nose would have dug in and I would have been face first on the ground… the front wheels are worth every penny. Thanks again!!! 

– Daniel 

We love our Glider 2.0s… We’ve been riding a lot lately and both my wife and I had separate occurrences when our boards nosedived, and we were able to ride it out and recover  because of these Gliders (versus being catapulted forward at a dead stop). Great stuff and awesome customer service!!!! 

– Mike 

I must say, my buying and post buying experience has been extremely positive with you  guys, so a big thank you. It’s always good to deal with a company that goes above and beyond on their service. :0) 

– Mark 

Thank you for the excellent customer service and standing behind your product. I would definitely recommend your company. 

– Sean 

THANK YOU! 

We’re SO excited to finally be taking this step in the Glider’s lifecycle as a product for Onewheel! Injection molding is going to take it to the next level in quality, and mass production is going to make it accessible to even more riders. THANK YOU for supporting the product as it has grown and for helping us turn it into something great for the Onewheel community. We can’t wait to give you an even better, safer, more convenient Onewheel experience with the Glider v3.0!

Risks and challenges

Design: We’ve been through hundreds of iterations on the design and have been selling the Glider as a 3D printed product for over two years. The design is solid and we are confident that the process will run smoothly on the design side of things.

Strength and Durability: Our greatest challenge to date has been durability of the plastic. However, injection molding will solve this problem.

Manufacturing: We’ve secured a manufacturer and have been working with them for four months to arrive at a concrete price point. Assuming the funding goal is met, manufacturing is ready for takeoff.

Timelines and Delivery: Timelines are really the only part of the process with which we see the possibility of setbacks. However, we’ve overestimated on the delivery date, and are hoping that we’ll be looking at early delivery rather than late. Surprises do happen though, so there’s always a possibility that the timeline will shift depending on how smoothly things run with the manufacturing. The current tentative timeline looks like this, and we will keep you updated throughout the process to ensure that you have the latest info. on the delivery estimate:

Kickstarter: May - June
Mold Creation: June - July
Production: July - August
Shipment: August - September
Estimated Delivery: September - October

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