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Customizable grip tape to improve the LOOK and FEEL of your gear.
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***TWO NEW STRETCH GOALS ADDED: 10/6/15***

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?: GEAR GRIPZ is a textured rubber grip tape designed to enhance the grip and style of your gear. A specially formulated industrial strength adhesive backing allows it to be adhered to all types of surfaces, without harming the product. It is offered in die-cut shapes (Tread and Honeycomb patterns to start) and plain sheets which allow you to mix, match, or even cut out your own designs.

INSPIRATION: The inspiration for Gear Gripz originated during our search for a way to customize and differentiate our favorite gear. We tried to apply various coatings and spray-on finishes to several different items. Although the look turned out OK, it often compromised the feel of the product. Then one day we stumbled on what would soon become the perfect solution! Over a weekend of chatting among friends and working with the material, the idea of Gear Gripz was born. Not only does Gear Gripz allow you to customize the look, but also it allows you to personalize the feel of your gear. 

USES: As you sit and ponder the usefulness of this product, you will likely come up with a few obvious choices right away: phone, tablet, etc. You will be amazed at where you end up putting them once you have them in your hand. There are thousands of uses! Some of the places we have Gear Gripz: lids of containers, sandals (keeps feet from slipping), key fobs, dashboards, boat deck, fishing rod/reel, and the list goes on..... 

HOW IT WORKS: Application is fast and easy, and it does not hurt your gear. You apply Gear Gripz using the built-in template design or you can manually place Gear Gripz one at a time. Depending on whether you want to focus on the LOOK or FEEL of your gear, you decide how and where you want to apply it.

WHERE ARE WE NOW?: We believe in this project so much that we've already bought the dies and produced our starting designs; the honeycomb and tread patterns. We've run a small sample order to prepare for our launch campaign. Now we are in the process of working hard toward completing the package design, and it is progressing nicely (see below)!

WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE FUNDING?: Your pledge will help cover the initial costs of the dies needed to cut out the designs. With a successful campaign, we plan to offer additional designs very soon...one of those could be yous! (See the Designer Credits pledge level). In addition to the dies, the funds will be used to produce additional inventory, complete our custom packaging, and to cover other related production costs. We want to make Gear Gripz available to as many people as possible!

Gear Gripz - Made in the USA
Gear Gripz - Made in the USA

Risks and challenges

If the demand for GEAR GRIPZ is greater than the initial batch that we have already created, we will need to make additional batches and new designs in order to meet demand. There can always be unknown variables with this process, but since we have done it before, we are certain that we can do it again!

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    Pledge US$ 8 or more About US$ 8

    BASIC PACK - TREAD PATTERN

    1 Pack of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz (3 sheets) + 1 FREE Plain Sheet

    Free Gear Gripz Sticker!

    (Choice of Black or Grey)

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    BASIC PACK - HONEYCOMB PATTERN

    1 Pack of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz (3 sheets) + 1 FREE Plain Sheet

    Free Gear Gripz Sticker!

    (Choice of Black or Grey)

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    SAMPLER PACK

    1 Sheet of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz
    1 Sheet of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz
    2 Sheets of Plain Gear Gripz
    Free Gear Gripz Sticker!

    Choice of Black or Grey

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    BASIC "ICE" PACK

    1 Pack of "ICE" Gear Gripz (3 sheets) + 1 FREE Plain Sheet

    Free Gear Gripz Sticker!

    (You will be able to choose the Pattern Design at the end of the Kickstarter Campaign in the Survey)

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    COMBO PACK

    1 Pack of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz (3 sheets) + 1 FREE Plain Sheet

    1 Pack of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz (3 sheets) + 1 FREE Plain Sheet

    2 Free Gear Gripz Stickers!

    (Choice of Black or Grey)

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    BASIC PACK x 2 - TREAD PATTERN

    2 Packs of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz (6 sheets) + 2 FREE Plain Sheets

    2 Free Gear Gripz Stickers!

    (Choice of Black or Grey)

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    BASIC PACK x 2 - HONEYCOMB PATTERN

    2 Packs of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz (6 sheets) + 2 FREE Plain Sheets

    2 Free Gear Gripz Stickers!

    (Choice of Black or Grey)

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    COMBO PACK x 2

    2 Packs of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz (6 sheets) + 1 FREE Plain Sheet

    2 Packs of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz (6 sheets) + 1 FREE Plain Sheet

    2 Free Gear Gripz Stickers!

    (Choice of Black or Grey)

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    "ICE" COMBO PACK x 2

    2 Packs of Tread Pattern "ICE" Gear Gripz (6 sheets) + 1 FREE Plain Sheet

    2 Packs of Honeycomb Pattern "ICE" Gear Gripz (6 sheets) + 1 FREE Plain Sheet

    2 Free Gear Gripz Stickers!

    (Color is the "ICE" translucent Gear Gripz)

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    PACK OF INDECISIVENESS

    1 Pack of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz - Grey (3 sheets)
    1 Pack of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz - Black (3 sheets)

    1 Pack of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz - Grey (3 sheets)
    1 Pack of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz - Black (3 sheets)

    1 Pack of Plain Gear Gripz - Grey (3 sheets)
    1 Pack of Plain Gear Gripz - Black (3 sheets)

    2 Free Gear Gripz Stickers!

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    GEAR GURU PACK

    2 Packs of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz - Grey (6 sheets)
    2 Packs of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz - Black (6 sheets)

    2 Packs of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz - Grey (6 sheets)
    2 Packs of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz - Black (6 sheets)

    1 Pack of Plain Gear Gripz - Grey (3 sheets)
    1 Pack of Plain Gear Gripz - Black (3 sheets)

    2 Free Gear Gripz Stickers!

    58% OFF expected retail price of $120

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    FRIENDS AND FAMILY PACK

    GEAR GURU PACK x 4

    Enough Gear Gripz for you to give the gift of GRIP to all of your friends and family.

    They will thank you for helping them get a grip on their gear.

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    DESIGNER CREDITS

    Everything in the GEAR GURU PACK

    PLUS - Work directly with us to create and name a new Gear Gripz design of your very own choosing. You'll be famous!

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    SAMPLER PACK

    1 Sheet of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz
    1 Sheet of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz
    1 Sheet of Plain Gear Gripz
    Free Gear Gripz Sticker!

    Choice of Black or Grey

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    SAMPLER PACK

    1 Sheet of Tread Pattern Gear Gripz
    1 Sheet of Honeycomb Pattern Gear Gripz
    1 Sheet of Plain Gear Gripz
    Free Gear Gripz Sticker!

    Choice of Black or Grey or ICE

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