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WalpixBy Walpix
First created
WalpixBy Walpix
First created
€811
pledged of €5,000pledged of €5,000 goal
18
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 1 2018 7:23 AM UTC +00:00

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Fingerboards-Factory when graphic art meets fingerboard art.

Fingerboards-Factory goal is to create a mold able to make mini wood skateboards for a fair price. 100% made in Belgium, it'll convey strong values and home made craft.

It all started in 2015, we were students and decided to become young entrepreneurs so we started our factory of all sorts of creations, called Walpix!

Very quickly 2 friends Byron and Angelo contacted us for an unusual request: the creation of a mold for fingerboards, we became directly involved.

The fingerboard is an unknown discipline of the public that's why the boards and accessories are very expensive. Our goals was to make it affordable to the fingerboard world and create a mold for professional and personalised boards.

Valentin Rosati & Adrien Wadowski
Valentin Rosati & Adrien Wadowski

After few years of prototypes, thinking and researches our mold is finally here! Designed as ever, it defies all imagination and allows the creation of boards in less time than an Internet express delivery!

We don't want to sell boards! Our big ambition would be that each and every fingerboarder could have our mold and create their own boards, they'll be able to live their passion as we're living ours.

 Fingerboards-Factory helps you to create your boards in less than 5 hours. After putting the glue between the different sheets of woods, you just have to place then in the mold and be patient. Once the time is up, sand paper it and your mini skateboard is ready to do acrobatic figures.

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Each fingerboard you make with our mold is UNIQUE! A young Belgian artist, Victor Destrebecq a.k.a KTRZ, decided to partner with Fingerboards-Factory to make exceptional board designs!

Design by KTRZ
Design by KTRZ

But our real challenge is giving YOU the opportunity to go further and realising your own design on the board by using our imagination! You have the possibility of using our artist's designs or make your very own board. Draw everything you could imagine. With a printer, you can unprint your boards with your imagination.

  • Weight : 440gr (15,52onces)
  • Bamboo
  • Resin
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The mold is made of 3 basics elements

  • The outside is in bamboo and multiplex
  • The inside in resin
  • Six screws and nuts

So simple to use for beginners, professional or amateur. Fingerboards-Factory is for everybody!

 Many years of researches and prototypes allowed us to make the final mold. 

This is a preview of the different steps. 

Prototype in 3D print  conclusive but not up to our expectations. The costs of the production and ecological impact were too big. The emanations from the 3D printer can become toxic for your health after long term exposure.

Prototype made of wood and resin, convincing but not perfect, few alterations were necessary for the pressure made on the boards as well as the leaking of the glue.

Final Mold made with multiplex layers, bamboo and resin inside. More functional and design as ever. Respect the environment and most of all with a fair price. Tested and approved by our fingerboarders!

  • First of all your investment will allow us to develop an e-commerce platform to commercialise the mold worldwide. 
  • Next we'd like to diversify our products by creating other molds and accessories for the  fingerboards world.
  • In an utopian future, our dream is to create jobs in Fingerboards-Factory and allow our community to live passion.
  • And if we can become partners with institutions, our mold could be use as an educational tool for patience and accuracy.

 All started in 2015 when 2 friends contacted us to create a mold fir fingerboards. With their help, we have conceptualise the prototype of a mold with a 3D printer.  We have put it for sale but we're quickly overwhelmed by the events. We received orders from everywhere in the world, United-states, Germany, Canada and also Australia. Early we questioned ourselves, we wanted the mold ready to use and professional! That's why we reconceptualize it from start to finish.

 The"only" problem we are facing is money. We do not have the ability to invest in our project! And that's why the kickstart solution came to us!  It's only the start of our adventure and YOU are the principal actors in its future success! 

Fingerboards-Factory results of many years of researches, ideas, doubts but also wonders. Nothing wouldn't exist without the help of those people, far or near contributed to the success for the realisation of this campaign. 

Thanks to :

  • Orlando Campione for is commitment and advices riche with experiences
  • Anahïde Evrard for her commitment and her availability 
  • Hello I'm Flo for his advices and expertise 
  • Julie Brughmans for her support and precious advices
  • La maison de l'Entreprise for it support
  • Ludivine Catteau and Gavin Mc Carthy for their commitment and availability 
  • Victor Destrebecq for his commitment and motivation 
  • Byron Carlier and Angelo Ginex for their role
  • Sara Lechevin  et Alicia Delobel for their commitment 
  • Magicowl for his precious advices and expertise 
  • Accalmie studio for its support
  • La Maison du Design for it's infrastructure 
  • L'Art-chétype for it's technical support 
  • Wistitee for the t-shirt 
  • Eric Evrard for their commitment
 

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Risks and challenges

Our first challenge is made a success: democratize the world of the fingerboards! At the moment our second landing is to be able to collect enough financing to invest in our project and bring him all the funds necessary for its success!

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