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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, March 19 2019 10:05 AM UTC +00:00

About

hPedal – A natural movement

What is a leg movement you can see with nearly every individual? 

You do not have to do many muscle exercises as we are all doing it regularly.

Yes, this is what it is. See video below:

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Are you standing on your office desk or do many other things while you are standing?

Why not play drums in a standing position?

There is no kick drum pedal on the market, which will support the described scenarios.

Nor is there a way to use a natural leg movement for a drummer.

This was the source to investigate and we have found the solution now.

We discussed many ideas and did a lot of prototyping on this project and finally come up with our hPedal.

Function:

heel position standing
heel position standing

 if you want to play interactive with the hpedal follow the link 

heel kick standing
heel kick standing

 if you want to play interactive with the hpedal follow the link 

heel position sitting
heel position sitting

 if you want to play interactive with the hpedal follow the link 

heel kick sitting
heel kick sitting

 if you want to play interactive with the hpedal follow the link 

ball position
ball position

 if you want to play interactive with the hpedal follow the link 

standard ball kick
standard ball kick

Here is our Prototype at work:

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The drummer is now able to play his bass drum with the ball like with any other standard kick pedal or with his heel. The sitting position will not change.

A new untrained drummer will be playing much faster with the natural movement 

What is the status of the project? 

We have been building a prototype and learned how to improve the function while testing thoroughly. We identified sources for piece parts and developed our own piece parts we need to mix with standard components to achieve full functionality. A registered design was granted through the German patent office. 

Timeline

1. establish a company environment

2. order piece parts

3. start production

Risks and challenges

Starting a new product needs some heavy investment in the beginning. We have identified suppliers/manufacturers and have created drawings of custom products needed. Our market price is commercially calculated. We believe we have minimized all risks for our first production run with our working prototype.
The timeline may be the biggest risk as we order relatively small quantities in the beginning from our suppliers. They may not be willing to hold quoted delivery times.
As manufacturing starts, we will provide you constantly with updates through our Blog.
Thank you for joining us to bring bass drum playing to a new level. Let us see how not biased drummers develop new playing techniques with our hPedal.

We strongly believe we have created the hPedal with a long lasting design which will still be actual in decades ahead. Drummers and live music will live forever!

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    bass drum kick pedal - play while sitting or standing

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    bass drum kick pedal - play while sitting or standing

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