A few words. A sale. A thanks for your giving.
Hey Everyone! Happy post-Thanksgiving to the Americans, and a good weekend to the rest of you. I hope you are all enjoying your Slopes. The email and stories you have... Read more
Update #18 Slope care and use, shipping updates
Now that you are receiving your Slopes I wanted to reiterate a few points regarding Slope's care and use. I'm getting the sense that many of you who... Read more
Update #17 New items and shipping news
As mentioned in an earlier update, I have added a few items to the package that add value to the overall experience. Things you're going to need, frankly.... Read more
Update #16 Shipment received
After lots of back and forth with customs in Chicago, shipment from China is well received with packing efforts in motion! Tomorrow or Sunday I will post a photo or... Read more
Update #15 Wrapping up
Hey guys. Production is wrapping up today and we're prepping for shipping. Check it out.
Row and rows of minis:
Two changes of note from the prototypes to final... Read more
Update #14 Shipping Dates & Photos
Alright, let’s catch up on the China trip. I’m happy to announce the trip went about as well we could have hoped on several fronts. Our time was limited (5... Read more
Update #13 - China bound
Ok guys, heading out to China tomorrow for final inspection of production. Really excited to see the factory and touch final product! Once there, of course, I will update you... Read more
Update #12: Final Inspection
Hey guys. Happy to report I finally have some hard dates to pass along!
Last week our manufacturing partner was in town (Chicago) on business and we arranged a meet... Read more
Update #11: Sample sign off. Production, go.
Continuing from last weeks update: Tuesday the samples came in from China and they look great! Quality, fit and finish are right on the money. I officially approved and the... Read more
Update #10: Tooling
Hey guys. Things to report. Yesterday I received word tooling is complete and received a photo of the FAI (First Article Inspection). It's essentially a production sample used to determine... Read more
Update #9: Timeline Talk
If ever you plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign involving manufacturing in China, plan around the month of February. I knew of the Chinese New Year (otherwise known as Lunar... Read more
Update #8 Some photos to share
Ok, two quick things to share today. The imperfections I mentioned with the prototypes from China? Let me show you what that looks like. Here are two photos that highlight... Read more
Update #7 Prototypes in hand
Hey guys. Time to catch up on developments. So initial steps in working with the manufacturer involved having their engineers inspect and evaluate the 3D models to determine the most... Read more
Update #6 A quick announcement regarding pre-ordering
For those who may have missed out on our Kickstarter campaign we now have a simple (and temporary) pre-order form available for Slope and Slope mini at dekke.net for first... Read more
Update #5 We have a manufacturer (and next step plans)
I am happy to announce we have a manufacturer. It happened faster than expected and in a surprising way and I couldn't feel better about it.
Here's what happened, my... Read more
Update #4 "0 seconds to go"
Watching the countdown earlier was rather amusing. It shifted from minutes to seconds somewhere around 75 seconds to go. Why 75? Weird. It also shifted from days to hours somewhere... Read more
Update #3 Funded! And a hardy Thank You
Your support just made this happen, guys. Thank you all for your support! I keep saying it, but it's true, it means more to me than you know. I've been... Read more
One third of the way there time-wise, two thirds funded! Thank you all so much for your support. Looking good so far with ongoing efforts to increase exposure. I'd also... Read more
Update #1, with a thank you and a special offer
Hey guys. Time for official update #1. First off, I want to extend the warmest thanks to all of you who believe in and chose to support this campaign. I... Read more