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      Creator Skye Mitchell on May 16, 2012

      Ohhhh. So incredibly close! But what an experience for you, Les. It has been a pleasure to watch everything unfold and to see your mind constantly at work. Bless you! See you in a few days!

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      Creator Les Tirmenstein on May 16, 2012

      I know! I can get some made for a few thousand bucks, but not enough because in low volumes they're really expensive. And that wouldn't include the packaging.
      I want to make a few prototypes to test the design tweaks and then relaunch after I've taken lots of sample pictures. That means a 30-day setback, but it'll be worth it. Even though my time is up, I think I'll still have access to all the backers through the KS email system and I'll let you know when it's relaunched. Thanks for hanging in there!

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      Creator Bert McLendon on May 16, 2012

      so close! dangit! I want my flashpipe!

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      Creator Stefan on May 16, 2012

      Les, while it doesn't look like this going to go through, know that we will all support any relaunch.

      You've probably thought about this already, but you might want to contact some photography bloggers and send them samples. That way they can write reviews... You know, get some publicity going! Try this shortly before relaunch, so that reviews of proto-type FlashPipes co-incide with the newly re-launched Kickstarter project.

      Also, people, please share the link to this project on FaceBook and G+! Hell of a lot of photographers on G+ and I'm sure there will be some takers.

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      Creator Skye Mitchell on May 15, 2012

      Your enthusiasm is infectious, Les! I've thoroughly enjoyed all contact and updates. No one deserves a successful project more than you. This time or next time - it will happen. The photography world will hear and know of FlashPipe.

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      Creator Stan on May 14, 2012

      I am a new backer (#112). Good luck with the project.

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      Creator Hal Denton on May 13, 2012

      I raised my pledge simply to help get you to launch. If you don't make it be sure to contact me to back you next time .

      Hal

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      Creator Les Tirmenstein on May 12, 2012

      Thank you, Sir! I haven't ruled out a last minute reprieve, but i'll let you know when I relaunch.
      Going to make a few small design changes. I've been experimenting the last few days. Sightly shorter seems to work better. Disburses the light better with even just 1" difference in length. Also going to eliminate the velcro dot at the top and make the Convertible so it tucks closed like a gift box. Interesting how little tweaks can make a big difference. Thanks for your support, Luke!

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      Creator Idyllic Clothing on May 12, 2012

      I will definitely back again!

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      Creator Skye Mitchell on May 11, 2012

      I will definitely be back too, Les. However, it's not over 'til it's over. A lot can happen in five days. Keep spreading the word everyone!

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      Creator Georg Buschbeck on May 10, 2012

      I'll also support you again! Great Idea!

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      Creator Shayne Hopkins on May 7, 2012

      I like the ideas for the changes, and I will back you if you go again. I love the idea of this item, it is what I have been looking for without knowing what it was!

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    Your contribution is a vote of confidence and will serve to give us an idea of the potential marketability of FlashPipe products. A sincere and humble thank you is immediately bestowed!

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    Our heartfelt gratitude, your name added to the list of sponsors on the website once it's up and running, and a few assorted FlashPipe stickers.

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    This replaces the $5 previous incentive. I'm going to have plenty of wristbands available, so why not give you one too?

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    I big wet kiss (figuratively) as well as our gratitude, your name added to the list of sponsors, and a nifty FLASHPIPE silicon rubber wristband.

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    Congratulations! You're the owner of a new FlashPipe diffuser. You'll get a few stickers, a wristband so you can shamelessly advertise for me (don't hold your breath waiting on a royalty check), and you'll get a FlashPipe of your choice.

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    All of the above and your choice of one FlashPipe diffuser from the initial production run. These will not be prototypes, but the real deal from the first 1000 made. Ok, I may keep one for myself. That leaves 999 for you. I'll sign it if you'd like and one day it could be worth gazillions on eBay! Just indicate which of the two current designs you'd prefer.

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    This replaces the previous $25 reward, but now you get TWO FlashPipes because the new packaging has greatly reduced the cost of manufacture. Read UPDATE # 11 for more details, please.

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    You guessed it! At this level of contribution you get all of the above, but both a FlashPipe Wedge design and a FlashPipe Convertible design, (unless you'd rather have two of the same). The best of both worlds and the envy of every other photographer on your block!

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    This replaces the previous $50 reward, but now you get FOUR FlashPipes of your choice. The redesigned packaging cut so much off of the cost of production that I can now double the number of FlashPipes in the incentive. Read UPDATE #11 for more details.

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    All of the above, but with four FlashPipe diffusers to keep, give away, or sell. You get listed on the web site in a "special thanks" section of the donor's list, the FLASHPIPE silicon rubber wristband and four diffusers.

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    This level incentive replaces the previous $100 level. Because of new, more efficient packaging changes the FlashPipe can be made less expensively. So now it's even more of a value. You'll get EIGHT FlashPipes of your choice now, instead of four.

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    Congratulations! You're instantly a my best friend ever (but we won't be taking vacations together). You'll now get 100 FlashPipes bulk packed in a box to do with as you please. Use them as party favors, put your company logo on them and market yourself or your business. Use them as product giveaways at your next convention (are you listening Canon and Nikon?). Turn around and sell them if you want. Cha-ching! No promises, but I'll see if my manufacturer can laser inscribe your name or logo along with the FlashPipe logo on the front of each piece if it doesn't make the price per piece skyrocket. And, yes, you get a bunch of silicon wristbands too. Crybaby. :- )

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