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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

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What makes the SLYNG unique?

We designed our product with an assembly of lights and rope which allow the user to create illumination patterns that have never been done before. The SLYNG combines various aspects of flow toys and other light show instruments, which make it feel familiar, but still allows you to move, spin, throw, wrap, and swing the lights in ways unique to each and every user. Its portability allows users to carry it everywhere and it can quickly be modified on the fly to transition into a different style of flow.

 

 

 

 

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UNBOXING AND DESIGN BREAKDOWN:

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SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON  

The design of the SLYNG was heavily influenced by many other forms of flow art, namely Gloving/Freehand, Poi, and Orbits. Over the years of exploring these different types of flow arts we developed our own unique style and with our evolution of flow, the SLYNG was born.

We created the SLYNG to allow us to manipulate the lights in a unique way and to be able to put on different types of light shows without having to carry around a bag of flow toys and light instruments. Whether or not you have flow art experience, you will be able to show your crowd something that they have never seen before.  

FLOW ART COMPARISON:

Gloving/freehand

Poi

Orbit

UNIQUE LOOPED DESIGN:

The SLYNG comes with the ability to modify your setup to create new toys on the fly, each having a different style of play.

MASTER THE SLYNG 

We want to SHARE this art form with YOU! This is something brand new and we will grow as our community grows.

Additionally, we’d LOVE to teach you all of the moves that we know and welcome everyone to share the moves that they learn as well; we’ll be doing this through online communities and YouTube channels that we’ve already created or are already partnering with.

We’ve been working earnestly with local flow artists, which has allowed us to start filming tutorial videos that you will see on our YouTube channel as the Kickstarter campaign progresses. Also, working with channels like Rave Train has already spread the word to some of the dance communities of Los Angeles and has connected us with some very talented and dedicated artists and dancers. Each and every one of them brings a unique experience with the SLYNG, and it’s magnificent to see what the future holds with amateurs and professionals alike. Look out for our fleet of sponsored artists performing with the SLYNG on their own unique social media pages!

LIGHT ART

For those of you who are photographers and videographers, new to the field or long time practitioners of the craft, you’ll absolutely appreciate the creative and absolutely stunning light paintings using long exposure photography and the SLYNG!

When you put your creativity and imagination to the test with the SLYNG, the results can be amazing! Light Art photography is a growing field and a passion for some of our team members. They have been working with photographers over the months and have compiled some amazing stock footage to share with the world. Look for digital downloads in the near future and for prints of our most EPIC photos soon after!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONEUP Collaborations was created to help inspire others to pursue their passions and dreams, as we’ve done. The philosophy behind ONEUP is to always focus on outdoing ourselves.

The company was founded in 2015 by a pair of longtime friends, Anthony Nguyen (Executive Sales) and Derrick Ramil (Creative Direction); and has since gone to add David Nguyen (Social Media/PR) and Sargon Odah (Marketing/Strategies) to the team. The talent and energy that each member brings to our team lend to the success of our past business endeavors and the continuity of our future ones.

THE STORY  

Art has always been a passion of ours. Growing up we spent most of our free time dancing, scouring music all over the internet and going to as many warehouse parties as we could get access to. We began experimenting with light shows in our teenage years, starting with orbits (lights in center mass with constant rotation fueled by centrifugal force) and gloving (mechanized hand movements with lights around fingertips, tucked away inside white gloves). We grew up (only slightly) and our passion fueled a desire for individualism, evolving our prototype form of dance into what we’ve come to call “The SLYNG”.

We were introduced to ANDesign out in Orange County and quickly learned that our dream of sharing this with the world was more of a reality, but that it would take time and a lot of effort. It took well over a year of 3D modeling and researching different materials and a little bit of understanding of the science behind light refraction to get the first prototypes created. What you see in our videos are our first models, which took most of our hard earned savings to get ahold of.

The first models consisted of coarse ropes and fragile keychain lights with very limited options on colors and modes and were an absolute pain when trying to change batteries on the fly. We carried over the merits and addressed the flaws by upgrading the skin-tearing-twine to a blend of soft, easy moving nylon braided-paracord and adding a frosted shell to allow for better illumination and far easier access to the battery housing.

The SLYNG comes with us wherever we go. Whether we are walking the pier of Santa Monica or entering the gates of Coachella, the lights and movements always draw attention and a crowd and that’s what makes us smile the most. We hope that our first version is a success, and with your help it can be. Thank you for taking the time to look over our campaign and read our story!

 

Risks and challenges

We were fortunate to have an established relationship with ANDesign before attempting to prototype The SLYNG, as it has made much of this process far easier than expected. The turn around time for our prototypes took about three weeks and we expect larger quantities to range from a two to four-week return. With their product development and manufacturing expertise, we are confident in their ability to help us deliver the highest quality product in a timely manner to our backers.

Our team is 100% dedicated to The SLYNG and to this Kickstarter campaign and, especially, to our supporters and backers. We have two full-time directors and two that we call upon for media support and special projects. Our time investment in successfully completing this order and delivering is absolute.

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