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Bill CarneyBy Bill Carney
First created
Bill CarneyBy Bill Carney
First created
$160
pledged of $10,000 goal
6
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 13 2014 10:53 PM UTC +00:00

About

Summer is here and its time to capture the wave action with your GoPro! Video your BodyBoard and Soft Top SurfBoard adventures with the GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount. Share the stoke!

KickStarter Backers please have a look at our unique product line and exclusive rewards packages.

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GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount

Being enthusiasts with manufacturing experience we began the process of research and development. We wanted to improve video quality by providing riders a stable and secure camera mount for their SoftBoards. We believed the best way to accomplish this was to also incorporate the boards leash. 

The multiple components needed to be integrated and function together as one cohesive system. Our solution is an innovative patent pending design offering an all in one camera and leash mount specifically for SoftBoards.

CAD Files GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount
CAD Files GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount

Unique Design Features & Functions

  • Easily attaches to your BodyBoard or Soft Top SurfBoard
  • Compatible with GoPro's quick release buckle mount system
  • Integrated low profile design securely locks buckle in place
  • Allows for multiple camera mounting options and angles
  • Piercing spike prevents mount from rotating out of position
  • Heavy cross member cavity secures both wrist and camera leashes
  • Durable base screw firmly attaches GoSoftBoard to your board
  • Ultra tuff UV treated Nylon 6 material 

After numerous tests, prototypes, and design/engineering revisions we have achieved our objectives and are ready to move forward with the next step towards production. 

Functional Protype GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount   Patent Pending US 61/945,667
Functional Protype GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount Patent Pending US 61/945,667

Additional Products 

During the process of developing the GoSoftBoard Camera and Leash Mount we were inspired to create two additional complementary products. The product development process is always exciting and yields more opportunities! 

Performance 3' Coil Leash  (MADE IN USA)

We are offering a 3’ coiled polyurethane wrist leash. Handmade in the USA. This proven design features durable polyester webbing cuff with soft neoprene lining. Heavy sewn construction with adjustable velcro closure. Stainless steel swivels on both ends to prevent entanglement. ."KickStarter Green" and black color. 

Functional Prototype Performance 3' Coil Wrist Leash
Functional Prototype Performance 3' Coil Wrist Leash

Easily attaches to GoSoftBoard mount and your favorite BodyBoard with the high tencel nylon cord provided. The 3’ coiled wrist leash is the perfect solution to securely keep your SoftBoard and GoPro camera within arms reach. 

MK50 Mini SoftBoard  (MADE IN USA)

Last but not least... An actual Mini SoftBoard designed for taking surf video. The small size and hydrodynamic shape is totally unique within the marketplace. Resembling a US Navy torpedo we issued the name MK50.

MK50 Logo
MK50 Logo

The fully loaded MK50 with GoSoftBoard mounting system, coil leash, and GoPro camera is an amazing tool to have in your video equipment arsenal. 

Whether videoing your own waves or those of friends; the MK50 provides camera stability, maneuverability, and security. You can really get into the action; close ups allowing for incredible above and below water footage.

The MK50 is handmade in the USA of the same premium quality materials of the big performance BodyBoards. Closed cell Polyethylene foam for the core, deck, and rails. “Slick Bottom” laminate for greater speed. Crescent shaped tail and 50/50 rails for maneuverability. Black color decking/rails with white color slick bottom. Heat stamped MK50 logo on top deck in “KickStarter Green”. 

Functional Prototype MK50 Mini SoftBoard
Functional Prototype MK50 Mini SoftBoard

The MK50 Mini SoftBoard measures only 16.5” Long x 11.0” wide. Ideal for travel and can easily fit in your backpack or suitcase. 

Like all the products we will produce the MK50 prototype has undergone and passed rigorous performance testing. Based on KickStarter Backer response we are ready to move forward with the next steps towards production. 

Production Work In Progress

  • Upon Funding. Issue Purchase Orders for molds and tooling.
  • Receive 1st Article in Nylon 6 material.
  • Test 1st Article for production approval or revision.
  • Upon approval bulk production starts.
  • Receive top of production sample. 
  • Final QC inspection. Release bulk production for shipment.
  • Shipment via air.
  • Bulk production received. 
  • Assembly and packaging.
  • Order fulfillment. Picking and packing.
  • Ship orders to KickStarter Backers in July.
  • Success!!

We appreciate you taking the time to learn about the GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount, Performance 3' Coil Leash, and MK50 Mini SoftBoard. With your support and backing we can produce and bring them all to market. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

The GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount and complimentary products have many unique challenges. From design & engineering to development and with your KickStarter Backer support production.

Our Team is experienced in their respective fields. Our proven manufacturing process systematically addresses each challenge on a departmental level. Production Work In Progress (WIP) events been provided for reference. We will update production status as we move forward.

Time is always a factor. Delays within the process can be a variable and many times out of our control. However we are always working towards resolving any issues to complete each task on time.

Your risk as a KickStarter Backer is extremely low. If we meet our $10,000 funding goal ALL products will be made and ALL orders fulfilled as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your support and backing the GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount and complementary products.

***DISCLAIMER*** The GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount is designed for use with GoPro products, and is not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed in any way by GoPro. GoPro and HERO are registered trademarks of Woodman Labs Inc. in the United States and other countries.

**GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount is not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by Morey Boogie. Morey Boogie is a registered trademark of Wham-O in the United States and other countries.

**GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount is not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by Wave Storm. Wave Storm is a registered trademark of Agit Global in the United States and other countries.

**GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount is not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by Beater a registered trademark of Catch Surfboard Co. in the United States and other countries.

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  1. Select this reward

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    Reward #1. Thank you for backing the Patent Pending GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount. Compatible with GoPro quick release buckle system and waterproof camera housing.

    For your support we are offering KickStarter Backers this exclusive reward.

    One (1) GoSoftBoard complete mounting kit including base, one (1) camera tether, and one (1) attachment screw to fit most popular BodyBoard and Soft Top SurfBoard models 1.75"- 3.0" in thickness. Production Black Color.

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    Reward #2. Thank you for backing the Patent Pending GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount. Compatible with GoPro quick release buckle system and waterproof camera housing.

    For your support we are offering KickStarter Backers this exclusive reward.

    One (1) Performance 3' coiled polyurethane BodyBoard leash. Made In USA. "KickStarter Green" and black color. Polyester webbing cuff with soft neoprene lining and adjustable velcro closure. Stainless steel swivels on both ends to prevent entanglement. Easily attaches to GoSoftBoard mount and your favorite BodyBoard with the high tencel nylon cord provided. Comes with below components.

    One (1) GoSoftBoard complete mounting kit including base, one (1) camera tether, and one (1) attachment screw to fit most popular BodyBoard and Soft Top SurfBoard models 1.75"- 3.0" in thickness. Production Black Color.

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    Reward #3. Thank you for backing the Patent Pending GoSoftBoard Camera & Leash Mount. Compatible with GoPro quick release buckle system and waterproof camera housing.

    For your support we are offering KickStarter Backers this exclusive reward.

    One (1) MK50 Mini BodyBoard. Made In USA. Length 16.5" x Width 11.0". Advanced hydrodynamic design. Quality polyethylene core and deck materials black color. Slick bottom white color. MK50 logo embossed on top deck "KickStarter Green"color. MK50 comes with below components. Fully assembled and ready to hit the surf!

    One (1) GoSoftBoard complete mounting kit including base, one (1) camera tether, and one (1) attachment screw to fit most popular BodyBoard and Soft Top SurfBoard models 1.75"- 3.0" in thickness. Production Black Color.

    One (1) Performance 3' coiled polyurethane BodyBoard leash. Made In USA. "KickStarter Green" and black color. Polyester webbing cuff with soft neoprene lining and adjustable velcro closure. Stainless steel swivels on both ends to prevent entanglement. Easily attaches to GoSoftBoard mount and your favorite bodyboard with the high tencel nylon cord provided.

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