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Minimalist kettlebell hand protection: feel the metal and save your hands with the K.H.P™ by COYOTL®
Minimalist kettlebell hand protection: feel the metal and save your hands with the K.H.P™ by COYOTL®
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Kettlebell Hand Protection

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This project is the work of Matthew Nolan.  I started COYOTL® to design products for people like me--people who appreciate efficient design and have a passion for demanding activities.  Designed in Minnesota and manufactured in the United States, the K.H.P.™ embodies the three ideals that motivate every COYOTL® product:

·Function:  The K.H.P.™ protects the ridge of your palm from calluses while allowing the rest of your hand to feel the bare metal.

·Elegance:  The minimalist design takes up almost no space.  Also, as the bell moves from in front of your knuckles to behind them and against your forearm, the natural friction from your grip holds the K.H.P.™ in the correct location.  As you release the bell to begin another lift, the glove relaxes and is held in place by its unique shape around the hand.  Therefore, there are no straps or buckles that can wear out or break.  Patent pending.

·Quality:  The K.H.P.™ is precision, laser cut in 5 sizes and made of top grain leather.  The leather used to make the K.H.P.™ is normally used to construct motorcycle chaps.  Therefore, it is thicker than glove leather and thinner than boot leather—the perfect balance to achieve maximum durability without sacrificing feel.

I have pursued different physical training for my entire life, and I started lifting kettlebells and studying different kinds of circuit training in 2004.  In all of these endeavors, I have always sought to hone my techniques because of the joy people like us experience when doing a simple thing well, whether it be pull ups, snatches, climbing, or running.  I am pleased to offer this product to help increase your enjoyment of the demanding activities that you pursue.  All production processes are ready to go.  Your contributions will enable me to purchase the necessary quantity of leather and pay for both cutting and engraving.  Thank you for the support!  Visit us on Facebook or Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/coyotlgear or www.twitter.com/coyotlgear.

Risks and challenges

Research and development have been completed prior to launching this crowd fund. Because the K.H.P.™ is simple to manufacture, I anticipate few obstacles in the manufacturing process. In addition, I have multiple manufacturers ready to go.

The human hand, although complex in its mechanics, remains proportionate in width and length. It is hard to believe, but as I measured the hands and ring sizes of many people, I learned that this is true. Therefore, I anticipate few obstacles in achieving a proper fit. In addition, the glove can be modified by the end user for maximum comfort and functionality.

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    GRATUITY: You will receive notable mention on www.COYOTL.COM and my sincere gratitude. If you are interested in owning a K.H.P.™ or any other COYOTL® product, please visit www.COYOTL.com or consider a higher contribution level.

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    FIRST MOVERS: Thanks for your fast support. The first people to help will receive a pair of COYOTL® branded K.H.P.™ at this lower than retail price. The MSRP for this product is $24.95. Shipping within the United States is included.

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    EARLY ADOPTERS: Thanks for your support. You will receive a COYOTL® branded pair of K.H.P.™ at this lower than retail price. The MSRP for this product is $24.95. Shipping within the United States is included.

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    FIRST MOVERS INTERNATIONAL: Thanks for your fast support. The first people to help, who also live outside the USA, will receive a pair of COYOTL® branded K.H.P.™ at this lower than retail price of $17 plus $10 for shipping. The MSRP for this product is $24.95. International shipping is included in the pledge amount.

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    EARLY ADOPTERS INTERNATIONAL: Thanks for your support. You will receive a COYOTL® branded pair of K.H.P.™ at this lower than retail price of $20 plus $10 for shipping. The MSRP for this product is $24.95. International shipping is included in the pledge amount.

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