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ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guard

These revolutionary 3D-printed shin guards combine all the best qualities: they're individualised, comfortable, light & great-looking.

ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guard

These revolutionary 3D-printed shin guards combine all the best qualities: they're individualised, comfortable, light & great-looking.

€3,771
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
47
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 17 2016 1:57 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 17, 2016

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Für unsere deutschsprachigen Unterstützer, gibt es die Kampagne auf Deutsch als PDF.

THE IDEA.
Standard-issue gear has a standard set of issues – the main one being, it isn’t made to fit the player, it’s made to fit the masses. Why settle for an imperfect solution when you can make a better one?

THE PRODUCT.


We developed ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards to be the best shin guards on the market. By joining our Kickstarter, you’ll become part of our team and join the starting line up.


THE PLAYER.

ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards are for all athletes. They’re the world's first-ever, premium 3D-printed shin guards for professional and recreational players. They are individually adaptable and 100% made in Austria.

THE ADVANTAGES.

3D technology.

First-ever premium, serially produced 3D-printed shin guard.


ZWEIKAMPF’s vision is to offer individualized shin guards to every player, and 3D-printing is hands down the best way to achieve this. Why? Because 3D-printing allows complex geometries to be produced in one piece. With 3D scanning and 3D modeling, the shin guards can even be adapted to the athlete's own shins, and all this can be done on demand.

Unique Y Structure.
New. Like 1000 years ago.

ZWEIKAMPF’s unique Y Structure is our reinterpretation and redevelopment of the honeycomb structure Japanese Samurai fighters used over 1000 years ago. This clever geometry helps to distribute shock across the surface of the guard, muting the full impact at any single point. 

Optimal fit.
In 3 sizes.

We scanned and evaluated the shins of more than 250 players to determine 3 optimal ZWEIKAMPF Sizes. Our Fitting Paper will help you determine the right size for you. You can find the Fitting Paper on our website or we will provide you with it during the ordering process.

75 grams.
Light weight for high performance.

At only 75 grams, ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards are as light as a couple of granola bars, and at only 7 mm thick, they fit trimly under socks. You’ll hardly know they’re there until you go into your first tackle.

Helps socks get a grip.
And keeps what it promises.
Sagging socks are a thing of the past thanks to the special design of the 3D-printed shell. A thin layer of textured High Friction Coating on the outside surface provides additional insurance against sock slippage.

Fit to your form.
Not the other way round.
ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards consists of 3 layers: the 3D-printed shell, a custom layer and a comfort layer. The custom layer allows you to choose among different degrees of hardness: softer for greater comfort, harder for better blow deflection, or a middle ground for the best of both worlds.

XRD® Technology.
The guard's comfort zone.

XRD® Impact Protection is a multifunctional material that offers maximum comfort and maximum protection. It’s durable, ultra-light, flexible and comfortable on the skin – the perfect material for the perfect shin guard.

It will spell your name if you want.
Nothing can be more individual.
Your name. Your number. That's how you get recognized on the field and how your pair of ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards become even more exclusive and your very own.

Game ready.
ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards are meant to get you game ready in every way possible. Not just through unparalleled fit and protection, but by getting you excited to step onto the field. It should be #GameOn from the very beginning, which is why ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards come with a sports bag and sock tape, carefully hand-packed by our team just for you.

SPECIAL EDITION.
ONLY AVAILABLE ON KICKSTARTER.
DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE!
 
 
THE FINAL QUARTER               

The idea for ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards has been kicked around for a while now, and we’re ready to finish strong.

WE WIN AS A TEAM.

ZWEIKAMPF’S CHAMPION FORMATION.

Captain Jakob, our eccentric goalie, gave the kickoff for developing ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards and has been a dynamic motivator and accelerator of this project. On defense, Viki has steadfastly held this project together behind our creative centre. Key players and designers Luki and Berny passed the ball off to our top scorers Stefan and Harry in materials and technique. At the wings, Clara has persevered as our dutiful halfback, and last but not least, our coach, Klaus, who turned us into strong competitors and made our team the best in its league.

WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY:

"The best therapy is the one that isn't needed at all. ZWEIKAMPF helps to prevent injured shins“. Sports medic, Dr Christian Mahringer

"I personally don't know a better shin guard". Physiotherapist, Dr. Martin Weidinger

"The more sophisticated the sport, the better the equipment has to be." Sports scientist, Mag. Bernhard Schimpl

"There are many shin guards. None has convinced me as much“. 
 Football player, Michael Kaindlbinder

THE PACKAGES.

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Join us in making the best shin guard a reality!

Risks and challenges

Our team comprises of experts from various fields including materials science, engineering, design, innovation management, finance and marketing, and we are passionate about quality high-tech products that excel, innovate and surprise. So rest assured – the ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards will exceed your expectations.

Creating a brand-new product is a time-consuming and very complex process. We’ve spent hours thinking through every possible step in the process, figuring out what could go wrong so we’d be prepared for the worst-case scenario. That’s why we are now well-positioned to execute our delivery plan. Nevertheless, unforeseen challenges may present themselves as we try to standardize manufacturing steps that are done by hand and keep production up with demand. We are committed to keeping you informed about anything that is happening in the campaign period. Should any unexpected issues arise in the delivery schedule, we will do our utmost to minimize the impact on our early supporters and continue to be dedicated to providing you with a great experience.

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    Be on our "Wall of Thanks"!

    If you like the looks of the ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards, support us with a donation of 1€. All our supporters will get regular updates and will be listed on our "Wall of Thanks" on our website.

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    ZWEIKAMPF Sports Bag

    Get the exclusive ZWEIKAMPF Sports Bag. It’ll carry your kit without ever complaining – even if it’s dirty!

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    ZWEIKAMPF Bibs

    Get exclusive ZWEIKAMPF Bibs for you and your team. For challenges big or small!
    The package includes 11 ZWEIKAMPF Bibs.

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    Early-bird customized ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards

    Early-bird premium deal!
    Early birds get a special deal on a pair of customized ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards.
    The package includes one pair of ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards customized with your name and number.

    Future Retail Price: 149€

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    1 pair of ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards

    Missed the early-bird deals?
    You can still be part of the shin guard revolution!
    Get one pair of ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards!

    Future Retail Price: 139€

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    1 pair customized ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards

    Missed the early-bird deals? You can still be part of the shin guard revolution!
    The package includes one pair of ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards customized with your name and number.

    Future Retail Price: 149€

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    Special edition for Kickstarter only!

    The package includes one pair of ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards customized with your name and number and special graphics on the backside!
    This shin guard will not be available in the futures. So make sure to get it now!

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    2 pairs of customized ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards

    Make sure you’re ready for all the best tackles with the friendship package for you and your teammate!
    The package includes two pairs of ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards customized with your and a friend’s names and numbers.

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    Become a ZWEIKAMPF Player!

    Become one of the faces of our advertising campaign!
    The package includes one action-packed photo shoot with a professional photographer, one pair of ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards customized with your name and number and one ZWEIKAMPF Jersey - a day full of surprises, ZWEIKAMPF and football!

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    Become a ZWEIKAMPF Team!

    The package includes 11 pairs of ZWEIKAMPF Shin Guards customized with the names and numbers of all members of the team and 11 training bibs for the whole team.

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