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Last updated November 18, 2016

AIR Surf Rack

The AIR is a modern surfboard rack that combines functionality and design to give surfboards a new dimension.

AIR Surf Rack

The AIR is a modern surfboard rack that combines functionality and design to give surfboards a new dimension.

$5,126
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
41
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 23 2014 7:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 18, 2016

About

The AIR does not only keep your board safe and off the ground, it incorporates its great design into your home unlike any other rack, adding unique style to any room or wall.

The AIR is unique because the surfboard rests entirely on its fins and because it is adjustable so it can hide behind the board.  This creates the effect that the surfboard is smoothly floating on the wall.
And there is much more...
(Registered and pending patents worldwide)

A smart surfboard rack? oh yeah!:

- Adjustable
- Easily detachable
- Creates more modern, minimalistic and aesthetic display
- Multiple safety features to keep the board and the environment safe
- Takes up less space; the board hangs flush against the wall
- Hangs low for easy use and less visibility
- Requires no overhead lifting
- And of course, it's the first commercial surfboard rack with a lighting feature

The AIR is made for any surfboard with two fins or more - short boards, fish boards, fun boards or other boards, as long as they fall under these three categories: 

1. Width between the fins (the upper fins, closer to the center) is between 9.4"/24cm and up to 16.5"/42cm (measured between fin tips).

2. The total weight of the board can be up to 11 LBS or 5 Kg.

3. The total length of the fins (that rest upon the AIR) can be up to 6" or 15.5 cm, from base to their very top point.

If you have a short, fish or fun board, with a two fin setup, most likely it will fit in these 3 categories - the AIR can accommodate almost any board out there. 
But, we highly recommend that you check your surfboard to make sure it falls under all 3 categories before placing your pledge.


* Future retail prices are approximated and may vary according to location or region. They also do not include any government, state or other local sales taxes that may apply.

* If you want to place a pledge for multiple items in a single category, simply multiply the amount of the pledge, including any shipping, with the quantity you would like to have.

A modern surfboard rack? it's about time!

Most of the time the AIR will rest behind your board, but when it doesn't it wont be an eyesore

THE DESIGN:
Design is a major component of our philosophy. Beside the effect it creates, we wanted to design a modern and functional rack that would fit any room or wall, even on its own. 

The latest prototypes: 

(Built for functionality and design, colors and finish will change in the final product)

AIR Prototype:

  AIR IGNITED Prototype:



Different angles:

Here are the final colors, we have narrowed it down to three. But, let us know which is your favorite for each or for both and the winner will be the one delivered at your door.

After you place your pledge we will send you a message with details on how to vote. For larger high definition images click here or go to www.airkickstarter.com

THE ACCESSORIES:

- For the AIR IGNITED:  Dimmable eco-friendly LED bulb, cable and switch, low voltage AND compact AC Adapter (12v), compatible worldwide (110-240v).

For both the AIR and the AIR IGNITED:
- Durable wall screws, plastic anchors, metal drywall anchors, hex key, etc.

- We've even included a top support / rest that enhances the floating and lighting effects and also doubles as an optional tie down feature for enhanced support.

THE STORY:

It all started with a nook.
One day I was looking at my board, which was placed on the floor, in a nook near the front door, and I thought it might look great if it was hanging and floating on the wall. No existing rack out there was the solution, so I got some materials and headed to the workshop.

The objective was to create a modern rack that would optimize the surfboard's design while keeping it very functional, because most boards are also frequently used after all. The first prototype worked great, but there were a few issues to solve... the ends were sticking out from the sides, which was less appealing, there was nothing to secure the board into place and when I replaced the board with another it did not fit the rack anymore because the other board was wider. Working diligently to solve each issue, the idea of a rack that's concealed, adjustable and secure was conceived and that's how the AIR was born... 

THE EVOLUTION OF THE AIR:

AIR AT WORK:

Enjoying your surfboard doesn't have to end with riding back in...

THE STATUS:
This is where we are right now: The first and major phase is complete, the products are fully functional and we have the design and prototypes finalized and ready for tool manufacturing.

The next step is to create the custom tooling and the specially designed injection molds for mass production. After that, it's production time.

These two last phases require capital to move things quicker and at lower costs. Kickstarter is an awesome platform especially for these reasons, as it helps projects get the wings they need to fly. Our goal is the very minimum to get started and any amount over will have a great impact on efficiency. And in return for your contribution, you'll be the first to get the AIR and AIR IGNITED and at great discounts over future retail prices.

Once our campaign ends here, we will immediately start with manufacturing the tools needed to produce the AIR in large quantities. As soon as the tools are produced, we will conduct the final tests and immediately thereafter start with production. We want you to have your AIR Surf Rack as soon as possible.
Here is a look at our production plan and schedule:

Risks and challenges

We are making something unique and thinking out of the box, so we have incorporated top engineers, designers and manufacturers to ensure our product is flawless and durable.
We have also registered several patents including a pending utility patent and a design patent.

The only issue we are concerned with is.. time. Especially for reasons beyond our control. But we are making sure to absolutely minimize and eliminate any risk that may occur.

Here are a few time related issues that may occur along the way and how we are prepared to deal with them:

Product adjustments and fine tuning:
During or before manufacturing there usually are minor adjustments for any product. That’s the usual cost of the transition from designing and engineering to the actual product. However, we have taken every step necessary to minimize these adjustments by manufacturing several prototypes and we have conducted several tests including various stress and functional tests to ensure we incur as few adjustments as possible.

Manufacturing: A product of this complexity requires many parts and therefore a large number of tooling (injection molds among others). The usual lead time to manufacture the molds for such a scale is 30-60 days and this is where delays may occur. To minimize that possibility, we are working with companies that have a great track record for delivering high quality products on time. These companies have also been thoroughly examined and audited by us and by 3rd party professional auditors.

At the finish line: the unexpected does occur sometimes, as suppliers may miss their deadlines, machines may break down, and shipments may get lost or delayed. That is why we are in contact with several suppliers and have a backup supplier on hand for each in case of such events.

We are making every effort to ensure you will get a great product of the highest quality and delivered on time. We will not compromise on anything less.

We are excited you will join us for this ride and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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    GOOD KARMA THANK YOU!
    Endless good karma and great vibes coming your way! And you will get notified on our progress and on future products in the works.

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    SOUL SUPPORTER.
    You get all of the above including the good karma vibes plus the AIR trucker cap, a personal thank you postcard, and a waterproof sticker that shows your support.

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    AIR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    You'll get the AIR full package, complete with all accessories at an awesome price. (FREE US shipping, add $30 for international shipping)

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    AIR REGULAR BIRD SPECIAL
    Includes the AIR full package, complete with all accessories at a great price. (FREE US shipping, add $30 for international shipping)

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    AIR IGNITED EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    Includes the AIR IGNITED full package, complete with the LED light and all accessories at an awesome price. (FREE US shipping, add $30 for international shipping)

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    AIR IGNITED REGULAR BIRD SPECIAL.
    Includes the AIR IGNITED full package, complete with the LED light and all accessories at a great price. (FREE US shipping, add $30 for international shipping)

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    AIR-LY BIRD COMBO PACK!
    Includes one AIR and one AIR IGNITED with all their accessories at the best combo value (ever): THAT'S ONLY $45 FOR THE AIR AND $75 FOR THE AIR IGNITED.
    (add $15 for US shipping, add $45 for international shipping) (one shipping destination)

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    COMBO PACK
    Super Saver: Includes the AIR and AIR IGNITED both at amazing value: That's only $55 for the AIR and only $80 for the AIR IGNITED.
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    AIR QUIVER (I).
    Includes three AIR packages at a great value, plus a complimentary AIR trucker cap and stickers. That's only a little over $50 for each AIR package.
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    AIR IGNITED QUIVER (II).
    Awesome value: That's only $75 each. Includes three AIR IGNITED packages, with LED lights and all accessories at an awesome price and a complimentary AIR trucker cap and stickers.
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