The Fanelli Massage Ball Set is a system designed specifically for trigger-point massage therapy. The balls in the system have a range
of hardness values that enable you to select a ball that fits your needs.
There are a lot of “one size fit all” type of massage ball products out on the market. Some physical therapists and chiropractors will even use balls designed for sports equipment (tennis/lacrosse). For soft tissue massage, these products can be effective, but they fall short in their ability to offer case specific level of desired stress.
Our goal was to develop a massage ball system that would offer an adequate range of hardness. We wanted to create a system that provides the user versatility .
After receiving input from industry professionals and testing existing products, we were able to define:
The range of hardness (shore A durometer)
The massage ball diameter
The absolute best material to use
The Fanelli Massage Ball kit items will be built by an established manufacturing partner. They have extensive experience with building tooling for rubber balls and helped us with prototyping.
Introducing the Fanelli Massage Ball Set
This is where the Kickstarter community comes in:
We are launching the Fanelli Massage Ball Kit on Kickstarter to ask you to partner with us. Our project goal is relatively low for a design project because the manufacturing tooling is already in place. Your contribution to this project will help us with funding the first production run.
We hope that you :
See the benefits of having a range of massage ball hardness
Have the desire to see this product in the market
Know that there is a need for this product in the industry
Want to get behind a high quality product and useful idea
If you back the Fanelli Massage Ball Kit Project, we wont only be exited, but we will promise to work as hard as possible. Our goal will be to send you the highest quality Fanelli Massage Ball Kit and get it to your door as quickly as possible!
Production and Fulfillment plan:
We plan to update the backers at each stage of this process.
Tooling- Tooling will be designed and built based off of the quantity of backers. The # of backers will depict the amount of cavities we will have in our injection mold. (1 week to build tooling)
1st Sampling- The tooling setup and material specifications will be confirmed through the first samples ( 2 weeks including shipping)
Production: The goal for production time is to be under 2 weeks.
Shipping: Shipping from the production plant to Fanelli Fitness is estimated to be 1.5 weeks.
Shipping to Backers!: Shipping to the backers will take about 1 week to package and arrive at your door.
So a reasonable date for you to receive your product will be 7-8 weeks after the campaign closes.
Risks and challenges
There are no significant hurdles to overcome in the Fanelli Massage Ball Kit project. We have already established a good relationship with our manufacturing partner.
The biggest risk is a lag in the timeline:
The tooling and material will be confirmed through a 1st sampling process. The timeline assumes that a MFG design change and a 2nd sampling will not be needed. Their is a risk that that expected delivery date will be extended based on the need for a 2nd sampling.
Thanks for your support! Mark Pederson / Kariann Fleck