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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 12 2015
AU$ 5,667
pledged of AU$ 55,000pledged of AU$ 55,000 goal
25
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 12 2015

About

Introducing Powapass: the new exciting way to get the upper hand and build on your football skills – on your own or with a group.  Once only affordable for professionals, the Powapass will change the way you train and improve your game.

Imagine controlling the way you train all at the push of a button, even in your own backyard, being able to adjust the speed of delivery and the angle of the ball throughout the duration of your training session.  Powapass can simulate accurate delivery of a ball over and over again making sure you practice and refine your skills to become the best player you can be.

The initial idea for a soccer training device started back in 2013.  There will be two models available. 

Powapass Gold is designed for beginners and intermediate soccer players. The machine is capable of delivering up to 5 balls at various intervals without having to reload.It is completely portable and will weigh approximately 13kg. The speed and time interval can be controlled at the turn of a switch, this allows players of all skill levels to use it at a level that is comfortable for them. Every machine comes with 3 Soccer balls, a ball net and training cones so the player can get the absolute most out of a session.

The Powapass Club as the name suggests is designed with clubs in mind and also experienced players. The machine will be capable of holding up to 10 balls using the rail system attachment. It has more power to deliver the ball over a further distance and essentially has some additional features that the Powapass Gold will not have, such as a multiple time interval switch that can be set to have the ball dispersed. It too will be completely portable weighing at approximately 18kg. This machine offers clubs the ability to train an individual on their weaknesses or to build on their strengths.  Tremendous for goalies to practice hand eye coordination and reflexes.

FEATURES

  • rechargeable battery

  • remote control

  • ball alert buzzer/flashing light

  • adjustable angles

  • interval ball release

  • speed controller

  • unique repeat function

  • strong durable design yet portable and easy to carry

  • holds 3 balls (up to 5 balls with extension)

  • Powapass Club will hold up to 10 balls with the extension.

    Detachable Ball chute for easy transportation.

The Powapass Gold
The Powapass Gold


 

DETAILS

Practice and repetition are the keys to improving your game.  Whatever position you play – striker, defence, goalkeeper – you can train how to trap the ball, pass, shoot, chest, head or save easily with the Powapass.

  • Goalies - enhance your reflex action and hand-eye co-ordination

  • Players – simulate real-time training drills

    Training for a full session is no problem with the rechargeable battery that just keeps on shooting those balls.  The Powapass will deliver the same ball repetitively and reliably which allows the player to perfect each skill much faster.  Training using the Powapass means that the same shot, pass or save can be repeated until it becomes embedded in the player’s mind and muscle memory.

  • No need to have someone pass the ball to you or worry about reloading after each delivery.  The Powapass will hold up to 5 balls and the remote control means you can send a ball when you are ready or start the sequence of balls to be sent to you at set intervals.  Your training sessions will be more efficient and the time it takes you to master the skills will be reduced.

  • Train anytime, anywhere. In your back yard, on the park or on the soccer pitch.  The Powapass is lightweight and portable so you can set up with your mates and be ready in no time at all.  PARENTS...If you’re busy and the kids want you to kick the ball with them, then the Powapass is your answer.

  • The Powapass Gold with extension
    The Powapass Gold with extension

    Train on all parts of your body – thigh, head, chest, knee – with the adjustable angles you can set the Powapass to deliver the ball on demand at the press of a button on the remote control or use the interval mode where the ball will be delivered to you at a set number of second intervals.  The variable speed of ball delivery for means the Powapass is versatile to suit different ages and skill levels.

THE STORY

After many frustrating years of pounding the ball against a wall, never being able to get someone to have a kick or throwing the ball in the air to ourselves gave us the idea of how to change this and help aspiring soccer players to improve their games.  It has since become our obsession!  The idea of having a training partner that could be used on your own anywhere anytime drove our passion to develop the Powapass.

After dismantling the shed to make our first prototypes we knew through trial and error that we were heading in the right direction.

Our first idea and early models
Our first idea and early models
Progress....
Progress....

Having taken our own kids through soccer schools, training and matches we’re trying to help anyone with a passion to get more out of the game.  We love the game and get a lot of joy from seeing people grow into better players and better people – fitter and happier.  If we can help more people do that, then this project will be a success.

training session with the Powapass
training session with the Powapass

We have patented the Powapass, trademarked our name and spent 18 months on research and development of the Powapass, its potential market, production options and marketing and distribution. 

Mal and Neil testing out the Powapass Gold
Mal and Neil testing out the Powapass Gold

We want to develop things in the future based on what you want to see for the Powapass.  Some of our ideas are to have the remote control as a wrist watch which will make it easier to control when training solo.  We want to develop an app which will take players through drills and training sessions using the Powapass and interact with the unit.  We also want to develop a longer rail system for the Powapass Club model to increase the ball capacity.

We are looking for support now through this Kickstarter project to raise the funds to get the production process into full swing.  This includes tooling for the mould, finalising electronics, etc.

training session with the Powapass Club
training session with the Powapass Club

WHAT’S NEXT ?

We have been working with a designer and engineer to develop the Powapass to the stage we are at now.

We have carried out substantial market research already and will continue to refine the Powapass based on feedback through this Kickstarter project up to the production stage.

Manufacturers and suppliers are in place and we have a team in place to assist with logistics including quality control and shipping.

We want to get the Powapass out to everyone as soon as possible and this is our plan to achieve that:

January – launch on Kickstarter and inspire people to fund our project.

January / February – Finalise prototype and sourcing of quality parts and tooling.

March / April – Pre-production models, quality control, assembly and packaging.

April / May – Finalise assembly, shipment processes and begin fulfilling orders.

In return for your support we have a variety of packages for you to enjoy with your friends and family:

Please note - pictures above are for illustration purposes only and colours will vary.
Please note - pictures above are for illustration purposes only and colours will vary.
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Risks and challenges

Creating the Powapass from an initial idea to the prototype we have today has been a year of challenges. We are sure there are many more to come and we have prepared as best we can to meet these. The risks we foresee are:

Manufacturing – creating a product of this complexity requires a lot of knowledgeable people in the manufacturing process to get it right. We have agreements in place with our manufacturers who are experts in their field and who already produce high quality goods in large quantities. As this is a new product there is the possibility of delays and we are aiming to eliminate or minimise these as much as possible through strong relationships and back-up plans where needed.

Refinements to the Powapass – as we start to assemble the final prototypes and based on feedback from our Kickstarter friends we are likely going to need to adjust and fine-tune the final product. This can only enhance the product for you our customers, but we also realise that this may cause some delays in the production process too. We will ensure we let you know where we are up to and what changes we have made so that you know what we’re doing and when to expect your Powapass.

Fulfilling the orders – there are sometimes delays that may occur in the shipping and fulfilment of orders, but we will be working with experienced partners to ensure these are minimal and will be sourcing back-up suppliers too.

We would be thrilled to have you on board as a backer by either pledging or sharing our story so that we can reach as many people as we can.

Cheers,

Mal and Neil

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    SPECIAL SUPPORTER: We really appreciate your help in getting the Powapass into production. You will receive a personal thank you note from us and yourr name will go into our hall of fame on our website to show that you believed in us and backed our project.

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    POWAPASS WATER BOTTLE, STUBBY HOLDER and LANYARD: Maybe you could do with a new water bottle? This one comes with the cool Powapass logo and will keep you hydrated right through your training sessions. Every time you take a sip you will be reminded that you backed the Powapass - thanks :)

    Also included is a stubby/can holder and a lanyard, both with the Powapass logo. You could use the lanyard to hold the Powapass remote control, your keys, your whistle, the list is almost endless!

    You will receive a personal thank you note from us and your name will go into our hall of fame on our website to show that you believed in us and backed our project.

    Postage within Australia is included. Postage to the UK is $10 or postage to the USA is $15. Contact us for other international shipping rates and we'll do the best we can to keep costs down.

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    POWAPASS T-SHIRT, STUBBY and LANYARD: The Powapass t-shirt is both stylish and comfortable. You can wear your shirt with pride as it will say "I helped kick start the Powapass".

    You will also receive the stubby holder, lanyard, a personal thank you note from us and your name will go into our hall of fame on our website to show that you believed in us and backed our project.

    Postage within Australia is included. Postage to the UK is $10 or postage to the USA is $15. Contact us for other international shipping rates and we'll do the best we can to keep costs down.

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    POWAPASS T-SHIRT, CAP and LANYARD: The stylish Powapass t-shirt and cap can be yours to thank you for your $50 pledge.

    You will also receive the handy lanyard which you can use in your training sessions to hold the Powapass remote control, your keys, a whistle, the list is almost endless!

    Plus a personal thank you note from us and your name will go into our hall of fame on our website to show that you believed in us and backed our project.

    Postage within Australia is included. Postage to the UK is $10 or postage to the USA is $15. Contact us for other international shipping rates and we'll do the best we can to keep costs down.

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    POWAPASS SOCCER BALL, T-SHIRT and LANYARD: Your own soccer ball is always a good buy and this one comes with the Powapass logo as well as the stylish t-shirt and lanyard.

    Plus a personal thank you note from us and your name will go into our hall of fame on our website to show that you believed in us and backed our project.

    Postage within Australia is included. Postage to the UK is $10 or postage to the USA is $15. Contact us for other international shipping rates and we'll do the best we can to keep costs down.

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    POWAPASS LIMITED EDITION GOLD SOCCER BALL, T-SHIRT, CAP, WATER BOTTLE, STUBBY HOLDER and LANYARD: Get your limited edition gold quality football with Powapass logo so you can impress your friends with your footie skills.

    Plus you will receive the t-shirt, cap, lanyard, stubby holder and water bottle.

    In addition, a personal thank you note from us and your name will go into our hall of fame on our website to show that you believed in us and backed our project.

    Postage within Australia is included. Postage to the UK is $10 or postage to the USA is $15. Contact us for other international shipping rates and we'll do the best we can to keep costs down.

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    POWAPASS GOLD EARLY BIRD: get your Powapass first off the production run. You will be saving approx $90 off the retail price.

    The Powapass Gold is designed for beginners and intermediate soccer players. It is completely portable and will weigh approximately 13kg. The speed and time interval can be controlled at the turn of a switch, allowing players of all skill levels to use it at a level that is comfortable for them. Every machine comes with 3 Soccer balls, a ball net bag and training cones so the player can get the absolute most out of a session.

    In addition you will receive a personal thank you note from us and your name will go into our hall of fame on our website to show that you believed in us and backed our project.

    Postage within Australia is $40. Postage to the UK or USA is $70. Contact us for other international shipping rates and we'll do the best we can to keep costs down.

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    POWAPASS GOLD EARLY BIRD PLUS: get your Powapass first off the production run. **PLUS** you will get the extension pack which allows the Powapass Gold to hold 5 balls. In addition you will receive two bonus balls (rrp $69).

    You will be saving approx $130 off the retail price.

    The Powapass Gold is designed for beginners and intermediate soccer players. It is completely portable and will weigh approximately 13kg. The speed and time interval can be controlled at the turn of a switch, allowing players of all skill levels to use it at a level that is comfortable for them. Every machine comes with 3 Soccer balls, a ball net bag and training cones so the player can get the absolute most out of a session.

    In addition you will receive a personal thank you note from us and your name will go into our hall of fame on our website to show that you believed in us and backed our project.

    Postage within Australia is $40. Postage to the UK or USA is $70. Contact us for other international shipping rates and we'll do the best we can to keep costs down.

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    POWAPASS CLUB: if you would like to support us on behalf of your club then we would be honoured to send you the Powapass Club model.

    As the name suggests the Powapass Club is designed with clubs in mind and also experienced players. The machine will be capable of holding up to 10 balls using the rail system attachment. It has more power to deliver the ball over a further distance and essentially has some additional features such as a multiple time interval switch that can be set to have the ball dispersed. It is completely portable weighing in at approximately 18kg. This machine offers clubs the ability to train an individual on their weaknesses or to build on their strengths. Tremendous for goalies to practice hand eye coordination and reflexes.

    Your club will be saving approx. $200 on the retail price. What an awesome addition to any club's training equipment.

    In addition your club will receive a personal thank you note from us and your club name will go into our hall of fame on our website to show that you believed in us and backed our project.

    Postage within Australia is $50. Postage to the UK or USA is $80. Contact us for other international shipping rates and we'll do the best we can to keep costs down.

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    Pledge AU$ 2,494 or more About $1,685

    POWAPASS CLUB FUNDRAISER: if you would like to support us on behalf of your club at this reward level, then we will send you the Powapass Club PLUS five Powapass'.

    This is a great fundraising option for a club to market and sell them on to your members/ players.

    You will receive the Powapass Club which includes 10 quality soccer balls and rail system. Each Powapass Gold will come with 3 balls, 5 training cones/witches hats and a ball net bag.

    Please contact us for this reward so that we can calculate the cost of shipping before you confirm your pledge amount.

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    Pledge AU$ 4,000 or more About $2,702

    POWAPASS ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE: we would be honoured if you could join us at the Powapass launch party here in Adelaide.

    We will pay for you and a guest to fly to Adelaide (and home again), spend two nights in a hotel in the city, attend our launch party and we'll take you on a personal tour of our amazing world-renowned McLaren Vale wine region.

    You will also receive a Powapass Gold (which will include 3 balls, 5 training cones/ witches hats and a ball net bag).

    We have not finalised the date for our launch party yet but anticipate it to take place by May 2015.

    We would love to fly you in from wherever you live, however to keep our costs under control we can only offer this reward to people who live in Australia and fly from an Australian capital city! Thanks for understanding.

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