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By trace@cigarthrottle.com
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About

The Cigar Throttle is a patent pending device that came out of a conversation that we had down at our local cigar store.  It allows motorcycle riders to smoke a cigar while riding without getting a face full of ashes, your beard set on fire, burn holes in your shirt, etc.  

The Cigar Throttle prototype is machined from billet aluminum and acts as a sleeve to protect your cigar from the wind. It is secured to your tank with powerful neodymium magnets that have a protective, anti scratch rubber coating. Just light up a cigar, load it into the Cigar Throttle, lock it down, and ride off... enjoying your cigar as you go.

However, for us to bring this great idea to you, we need your involvement.

We're currently at the point where we need to build at least 20 beta test models. Since beta models are "one offs" and are extremely expensive, (around $350 each) we need to raise the funding to have them made. Not to mention, we'll be handing them out - for keeps - to carefully selected beta testers in exchange for their evaluation of the Cigar Throttle.

We feel this is a fair trade since the knowledge we will receive is invaluable in the final development of the product.

We’ve poured a ton of our own money into this project and have gambled that YOU, the consumer, will like it, buy it, use it, and enjoy it. So, If you are passionate about riding and smoking cigars, jump on board with us!

Let's bring the Cigar Throttle to life.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest obstacle right now is manufacturing costs. We're all about "American Made" and will never go offshore. Since we've committed to that philosophy and won't budge, we have to be able to secure the lowest pricing on materials and manufacturing.

We're confident that our innovation and design capabilities, coupled with a relentless drive to keep the manufacturing costs to a minimum will carry the day and make the Cigar Throttle affordable.

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    If you believe in the Cigar Throttle half as much as we do, drop us 10 bucks and you will have our eternal gratitude!

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    For 20 bucks we will put your name up on our website as a contributor. This way everyone will know you were there in the beginning!

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    30 bucks just for the hell of it! We're offering nothing in return and you should expect nothing. That is to say... nothing but the success of the Cigar Throttle. Look at it like handing out money to the guy on the expressway off ramp with the sign that says will work for food. But we won't blow it on booze!

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    Get your Cigar Throttle T-Shirt. For your contribution of 40 bucks you will get the cheapest, lowest quality t-shirt we can find. It will have our fine logo emblazoned across the front too.

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    Hey big spenders!! Throw in an extra 10 bucks and we'll send a marginally better quality t-shirt with our logo in charge and in front!

    Seriously, these are nice shirts. I'm wearing one myself right now.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    How does the idea of becoming a beta tester/evaluator of the Cigar Throttle suit you? For your contribution of $100 we'll send you one of our first 20 beta test models (our cost is over $300 each) to be used and enjoyed by you. All we ask is that fill out the documentation in the review package that we'll send you. Then, monitor your use, document your results, and return them to us. Of course, you get to keep the Cigar Throttle!

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Funding period

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