We are FUNAIR.
And we make Fun out of thin air. Our young company has been building custom inflatables for yachts, camps and resorts for a couple of years now. We'd like to take what we have learned building these top-quality custom products and bring the fun to everyone. But we need your help. Custom orders pay in advance. We are too small of a company to be able to afford to launch a high-volume consumer product, but we think our new Super Sweet Slides would be a game changer and get more people outside having fun together.
Our goal is to create memorable, outdoor experiences that you'll want to share with friends and family and repeat over and over again. We remember what it was like being a kid, playing with your crew from sun up until sundown. A quick glance around your neighborhood today and, unfortunately, you won't see all that many kids doing outdoor stuff. Our mission is to bring back those memory-etching good times by making high-quality innovative products that get people to spend more time together in backyards, front yards, and wherever there's green grass. Because there are still some things a video game can't replicate. #BringBacktheFun #GetOutside #DitchtheVideoGames
Hence, the Super Sweet Slide. At 6 feet wide and 25 feet long, this object of sheer sliding bliss is perfect to amp up the fun for smaller yards. For larger yards connect as many slides together as you want to make the Fun go on forever.
It might look like a pretty simple thing to make, but there's some complex engineering that goes into creating the ultimate water slide experience. We're talking math equations with letters and weird squiggly symbols.
These are not flimsy toys with super thin vinyl and cheap RF welded seams like you buy at a big box discount store. These slides are hand-made using the best UV coated vinyls available with heat-welded seams that permanently bind the materials together. These slides are built to last.
We work hard at making fun. We believe that everyone deserves to have a good time. We’re a bunch of big kids who have little kids, so if it involves running and screaming and raising a ruckus, we're all in.
The Super Sweet Slide is easy to transport. At just over 40lbs., it weighs about the same as a large bag of dog food and it rolls up nice and compact for easy transportation and storage. When ready to start the Fun, it sets up in minutes! Simply roll it out, air it up, stake it down, and add water. Take one over to your friend's house and connect yours with theirs to make a 50-foot long Super Sweet Slide. Or a 75-footer. Who says bigger isn't better!?
Setting it up is a one person job. But quicker with two...
It's DURABLE & SAFE.
Engineered for excitement, the Super Sweet Slide is manufactured with a commercial grade, ultra slick, high-gloss PVC vinyl surface that is UV coated to insure the Fun goes on and on. The inflated side arm tubes create a solid bumper to help keep the water and sliders on the slide.
When we say "commercial grade", we aren't kidding around. These slides are not the old "use it once and toss it" slippery slides of our youth. They are built to bring years of memory making fun. Check these guys out...
Please, do not try this "standing on the tubes trick" at home. These kids are trained professionals. But in all seriousness, you should never really stand on the tubes. You could get hurt, and that's no fun. We only did it to show you how well these slides are built. You'll notice the tube doesn't even flinch with 8 kids on it...
That's right. They CONNECT. Each Super Sweet Slide is 25 feet long by 6 feet wide - designed to work in smaller yards, but also in larger ones as well. The long one you saw in the video above is actually four Super Sweet Slides connected together. Our patent pending connection feature is one of the things that makes the slide truly "Super Sweet" by allowing you to to make your slide as long as you want. If you get one and your neighbors get one, and their neighbors get one, before you know it, you'll have a Super Sweet Slide block party...And who doesn't like a block party!? All the more reason to tell all your friends to be sure to get THEIR Super Sweet Slide - so you can hook them all together!
Even better, ditch the bounce house rental for your next birthday party and pick up one of these so you own it and have it for years of Fun instead of hours!
Connecting the slides is as easy as 1-2-3.
The truth is, this slide knows how to draw a crowd. Exhibit A, below.
Perfect for birthday parties, block parties, end of school parties, back to school parties or just keeping the kids busy and burning some energy for hours and hours, the Super Sweet Slide is pretty much an Instagram post waiting to happen. But what makes it social is not just all of the great pics you will get from all of the smiles and fun times it will create, but the crowd it attracts. Kids of all ages (but only those ages 5-12 are right for our slides) have been known to line up thirty deep. The nice thing is that they won't have to wait long because the PVC coated vinyl makes the slide really fast. Which is awesome, considering our slides are longer than most kid's patience.
Obligatory beauty shot of our product. You know you want one. Or four.
- A Super Sweet 25 foot long by 6 foot wide Slide
- Whether you go with one slide or four, we are going to throw in a FunAir electric pump to get the Fun started faster
- A dual-action FunAir hand pump. Perfect for when you are setting the slide up where there is no electricity
- Stakes and a mallet to anchor the slide into the lawn for safety and ultimate slide performance
- A patch kit (The vinyl is commercial grade but better safe than sorry)
- A $565 retail value.
BTW, did we mention it has a built-in water sprayer? Well it does. Which means the slide stays wet and you don't have to be "that guy" - the one who has to stand there with the hose all day.
OK, the brass shut-off valve is not yet standard on the product. We grabbed it from our garage to allow us to shut the water off at the slide instead of walking over to the hose bib. We are working on sourcing these to add them to the slide, but for now they are sold separately.
FunAddicts at the $25 level get to choose a black or white FunAir logo'd t-shirt, or a black or grey visor FunAir trucker hat.
Why We're Here
We need the KickStarter community's help to raise the money to get the Super Sweet Slide into production. Our background is building custom products were we get paid up-front. To bring a consumer product to market we have to place big orders well in advance of the sale. So we are sending out a beacon to the Kickstarter community in the hopes that enough folks feel the way we do and will support our project.
You can support us by becoming a Funaddict at any level - the $1 level or the Super Mega Sweet custom slide package level. You can also support us by sharing the Fun with your friends and family. Don't forget, the more of your friends and family that get a Super Sweet Slide, the more fun you can have when you connect them all together!
Hitting Our Goal
We've got all the manufacturing and production details in place. As soon as we hit our goal we can start production and have orders start shipping in time for Summer! We will ship your Super Sweet Slide in the order it's received. So be sure to get yours before you tell all of your friends and family! #SuperSweetSlide
Risks and challenges
Being fans and supporters of the Kickstarter Community ourselves, we understand as well as anyone that predicting demand on a new product is an inexact science. If demand for this product is off the charts, we may get behind on deliveries - and that's no fun!
If this occurs, we promise frequent, open, and honest communication on when you will get your order - because that is what we would expect.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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