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Last updated December 21, 2014

AXS Snoogee Board: Snowboarding & Bodyboarding combined

AXS Snoogee takes sledding from basic snowplay to a fully fledged action snow sport by combining it with the performance of a snowboard

AXS Snoogee Board: Snowboarding & Bodyboarding combined

AXS Snoogee takes sledding from basic snowplay to a fully fledged action snow sport by combining it with the performance of a snowboard

AU$ 4,848
pledged of AU$ 220,000pledged of AU$ 220,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 21 2014 8:01 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 21, 2014

About

The AXS Snoogee Board is changing how and where a sled can be ridden. With its snowboard-like handling and ability to do tight turns and stop in short spaces, almost anywhere you can ride a snowboard you can also ride a Snoogee Board. From backcountry to the streets, Snoogee Board can ride anywhere! The AXS Snoogee Board takes sledding from basic snow play to a fully-fledged action snow sport.

THE NEXT BIG THING IN URBAN SNOW SPORTS

The AXS Snoogee Board particularly shines in urban and suburban environments. With its low center of gravity, wall rides, urban rails and inverted tricks will become the domain of everyday action sports riders.

By taking the edge control of a snowboard and functionality of a bodyboard, the AXS Snoogee Board will allow you to experience the performance of snowboarding with the accessibility of sledding in one product.

While for most of us the snowboard will remain our first weapon of choice in resorts and on the mountains, the AXS Snoogee Board is primed to become the dominant action snow sport in urban and suburban areas.

The Creators

Passionate board sport riders, my brother Mick and I have been working on this project for over four years. I had the original idea while living in the northeastern part of America. I loved having the opportunity to snowboard regularly in resorts but was frustrated at the lack of opportunity to explore the snowy terrain around the city with friends.

Creating a high performance body board for the snow seemed like a great solution. This would give me the accessibility of sledding combined with the action sports performance of a snowboard

When I got back to Australia and shared the idea with my brother, Mick, a stand-up surfer and passionate snowboarder, he was at first reluctant but as the project progressed so did Mick’s appreciation for experiencing snowy terrain in a different way.

Between my expansive imagination and Mick’s mechanical aptitude we had the perfect platform to create an innovative piece of action sports equipment. We understand that with new concepts perceptions are often challenged, but we believe that the AXS Snoogee Board is the next step in the board sport evolution.

AXS Sled Early Concept

The original idea behind AXS Sled was to create a sled that allowed the rider to have edge control in the snow. After much research, I found that the best way to do this was to create a sled, or bodyboard, that had the control and precision of a snowboard.

The first prototype was literally a bodyboard that was attached to my own snowboard using skateboard trucks and plywood.

We have certainly come a long way from our first prototype. This year we have invested in patenting the AXS Sled and have engaged with an Industrial Designer to take our initial prototypes and create our production prototype that we are really proud to present and launch to you via Kickstarter.

Where We Are Now: The Nitty Gritty 

The AXS Snoogee Board is made from a rigid top deck bodyboard connected by a set of trucks to a runner with the same features as a snowboard that’s roughly the same length as the top deck.

The top deck is rigid to maximize the amount of force relayed to the lower board. It also has a concave design which helps the user maintain the proper body position on the sled.

The trucks between the top and bottom board serve a dual purpose. They allow pressure to be transferred from the top deck to the edges of the bottom deck. This provides better control for the rider. They also have urethane bushings which provide shock dampening to make for a smoother, more comfortable ride, and most importantly, better edge control. 

The runner on the basic AXS Snoogee Board is roughly the same length as the top board. However, a longer board can be added for better performance in high powder areas. The runner gives the sled stability and edge control. This allows the rider to safely control the sled. Because of the edge control, AXS Snoogee Board can handle tight turns, high speeds, and even freestyle sledding such as jumps and carves.

The Ride

Lying flat facing head-first down a mountain may seem a little unconventional at first, but through countless hours spent on the board, even my daughters have been able to master the AXS Snoogee Sled without an injury occurring! The low center of gravity means that even when falling off the sled there is very little impact. The sled's snowboard-like turning and stopping capabilities gives the ability to stay out of trouble and in control of the riding experience and to progress within the limits of your riding capability.

Why we need your help

We would love you to join us in creating the next action snow sport! We have developed and created the production prototype and are proud of its performance. Now we need your support to make final tooling tweaks and mass produce the AXS Snoogee Board for all action sports riders. Your contributions will help us ensure that the absolute best materials are used in the construction of our sleds. A successful Kickstarter campaign would also mean a mass production of AXS Snoogee Boards and the ability to get them into the hands of excited backers everywhere!

Risks and challenges

We have spent the last 10 months working with our industrial designers to make the transition from prototype to production as smooth as possible. They have been through this cycle hundreds of times before and have connected us with a world-class supply chain to make it happen.

Some of our components may have longer lead time than we can currently foresee. To that extent we are placing orders for those components as soon as possible. while we have multiple suppliers lined up.

Certification can take a few days or much longer if designs need to be modified. we will be working with the testing labs can help with this process.

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    VISION - Join our wild ride and help us take sledding to the next level! You will receive project updates and be front and center on the wall of fame on SnoogeeSleds.com

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    PIONEER - Jump on board and get an AXS T-shirt as your reward for pioneering with us to create a new action sport!

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    PIONEER PLUS - Take that Pioneer spirit to the next level and get decked out with an AXS Hoodie.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD AXS SLED - The super early bird special will only be available to a very limited number of early backers. This one-time only price option will make the AXS Sled available to the most committed adventure seekers for a super discounted price.

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    EARLY BIRD AXS SLED- The complete AXS Sled package comes with the curved upper deck, trucks, and standard snowboard base. Early backers will receive the total AXS Sled package for this special price.

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    AXS SLED- The AXS Sled turns sledding into an extreme winter sport! Backers will receive the complete AXS Sled with top deck, trucks and lower snowboard.

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    AXS SLED 2 PACK – Sled with a friend! Action sports are more fun to do in groups, take advantage of this special priced 2-pack to get to two complete AXS Sled sets and get started on the slopes.

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