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A disc start-up focused on precision disc technology, 100% dedicated to the sport of ultimate frisbee and social change.
A disc start-up focused on precision disc technology, 100% dedicated to the sport of ultimate frisbee and social change.
581 backers pledged $24,573 to help bring this project to life.

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We’re ARIA Ultimate, a start-up focused on precision disc technology and 100% dedicated to the sport of Ultimate.

We set out to make the ARIA disc, a disc that meets the standards of the highest competitive levels in ultimate while also building a company dedicated to the sport and its growing global impact. 2 years and 67 prototypes later, we believe we have an excellent product, but we need your help in our final stretch to get ARIA discs into the hands of players worldwide. 

175 grams of sunsets, long throws on the beach, and making a difference in the world.
175 grams of sunsets, long throws on the beach, and making a difference in the world.

 

We’re Zahlen, Xtehn, Vehro, Rohre, and Qxhna Titcomb, and we've been playing and coaching ultimate our whole lives, all over the world, at all different levels. We've recognized that as Ultimate grows, the technology at the foundation of the sport needs to advance, as well. That's why we set out to engineer and develop the ARIA disc:

  • It flies and feels like the standard we’re used to, while advancing the technology at the heart of our sport 
  • It stands up to a variety of environments and improves consistency across a wide range of temperatures  
  • It has high friction grip, whether you're tossing it in the park, or pulling it down for the game-winning score
  • It is customizable with your team logo, your favorite tournament, your face, or your wildest 2-D dreams.                

But here's the big whammy: for every 1 disc sold in our online store, we will donate 1 disc to an organization that uses ultimate as a tool for social change.

ARIA Ultimate 1 for 1 business model
ARIA Ultimate 1 for 1 business model

We're not just a plastic toy company, we're an ultimate company, and we're in this for the long haul. We believe that ultimate is intrinsically good for the world. 

The $12K funding milestone will get us through our first round of production and reward fulfillment. This means we can get the discs produced and delivered to your door...and to the world! But along with these top level discs you will get, you will enable thousands of discs to be donated to organizations that ARIA is partnered with. 

Be among the first people to own and throw an ARIA disc. Here are some of the perks we're offering in exchange for your support!

 

 

Communities all over the world are itching to get on the field and play, but in many cases, they lack resources as well as access to one of the only things that this game requires: discs.

We believe ultimate is intrinsically good for the world.
We believe ultimate is intrinsically good for the world.

ARIA Ultimate was established with the purpose of identifying and supplying these individuals and programs with the discs they need to play. From here in Seattle and the rest of the US, to countries all over the world, ARIA Ultimate has asked organizations about their biggest needs, and more often than not, discs are among their top answers.

So, what's our plan?

We’re initially partnering with non-profits that have established ties to communities where discs can have a large impact. Youth Ultimate Project in Cambodia, AgeUP in Seattle, India’s Bridging the Gaps, and the E.R.I.C. organization are just a few of the thousands of great programs out there that are using ultimate to impact the lives of individuals and groups. If there is a deserving organization you think would benefit from our donations, encourage them to get in touch with us via our website!

We’re not just trying to get the rest of the world hooked on the sport, we’re working to create a global community that benefits form the fundamental values of our sport: cooperation, integrity, inclusiveness, and athleticism. We hope the reach of ARIA discs can bring these tenets to the people that are open to them.  

We believe ultimate is intrinsically good for the world.
We believe ultimate is intrinsically good for the world.

 

Already donating to a different cause? Have so many discs they’re spilling out of the hall closet and angering and/or burying your roommates? You can still help us out by:

  • Keeping up with our project through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram 
  • Talk about us. Write about us. Spreading the word any way you can can help #ARIAUltimate and our social partners. 
  • Think of one teammate, friend, or parent that really believes in the value of ultimate, and share our message with them

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU!  Find out more at www.ARIAultimate.com

Risks and challenges

We are dedicated to our belief that ultimate can make a difference in people's lives. We know this because it has changed ours. We hope ARIA Ultimate is the first step in many to continue to grow and evolve our sport. Thank you in advance for your support, feedback, and patience as we embark on this adventure. As we charge forward, like any start-up, we are sure to encounter road bumps along the way. This is why we are asking you for your trust, and hope you see that we are doing what we do for the right reasons.

We want to make sure that no matter what level you play at, the ARIA disc will be something that is comfortable for you to play with, but with the added benefits of intentional technological improvements. We also believe in a social mission. We hope the ARIA Ultimate 1 for 1 model can make A World of Difference, but we would love your feedback on how we might improve our model to better serve our sport.

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    Early bird ARIA 1 for 1

    1 ARIA disc for you + 1 ARIA disc for a social partner

    Jump on board! You'll be the first to feel, throw, scoob, and own the ARIA disc. For each ARIA disc purchased, we'll donate one to your choice of our social partners.

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    ARIA 1 for 1

    1 ARIA disc for you + 1 ARIA disc for a social partner

    You'll be the first to feel, throw, scoob, and own the ARIA disc. For each ARIA disc purchased, we'll donate one to your choice of our social partners.

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    Early bird bonus donation disc.

    2 ARIA discs for you + 3 ARIA discs for a social partner

    When one ARIA disc just won't cut it-- You'll get 2 ARIA discs to have and to hold, and we'll donate 3 to your choice our social partners.

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    Bonus donation disc.

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    I JUST WANNA GIVE!

    Donate 7 discs (one for every player on the line!) to any social organization or non-profit of your choosing.

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    The voicemail to end all voicemails

    The Jimmy Mickle or Qxhna Titcomb Voicemail

    You'll get the $10 reward, PLUS: one of the two biggest names in spreading the values of ultimate will record your voicemail greeting.

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    One-of-a-kind cartoon on an ARIA disc

    You'll get the $18 reward, PLUS: We'll have a local professional caricaturist draw you, a friend, your pet, a celebrity, or anyone you can think of on a disc for your own personal enjoyment. Frame it on the mantle or play with it at pick-up, up to you.

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    Throw with the pros - NEARBY METROPOLIS

    You’ll get the $18 reward, PLUS: enjoy a personalized 1 on 1 throw sesh with top players in the game. Get tips, make friends, and frolic in the beautiful summer weather, all while perfecting that hammer you’ve been working on. Available in Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco, Madison, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, and Amsterdam.

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    The 10 pack: save on shipping!

    10 ARIA discs for you + 10 ARIA discs for a social partner

    [RECOMMENDED for our international friends]

    Here is a way to bundle up with your buddies and bring ARIA discs to your town at a cheaper shipping cost. We'll send you 10 discs to pass out to your friends or teammates, and you get to donate 10 to your choice of our social partners.

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    Be the next trickshot bigshot

    Think your trick shot's cooler than Brodie's? Prove it. We'll send you 3 limited edition ARIA trickshot printed discs, donate 10 discs to your favorite Ultimate organization, and then feature a video of your sickest skillz with your shiny new ARIA disc on our social platforms. #instastardom

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    Design a disc for the ARIA store!

    This one is for all the artists out there seeking fame and fortune. Work with our team to design a new disc for the ARIA Ultimate online store--it will be featured with your name, a short bio, and you can choose what organization it supports with our 1 for 1 model. You'll get to keep 10 of your final design and we'll donate an additional 10 discs to the organization in your name.

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    ARIA Captain's Team Pack

    You'll get everything you need to run a season of practices: 20 ARIA discs, 20 field cones, a Five Ultimate Black Coach Disc Bag, and of course your handy dandy clipboard. We'll donate 10 discs to your choice of our social partners.

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    THE ULTIMATE PARTY

    Epic party coupled with the best sport of all time? We're your party planners. We will supply you (or your child) with all of the tools to throw the best Ultimate-themed party you could imagine: 20 ULTIMATE personalized reversible jerseys, the most ULTIMATE of decorations and games, ULTIMATE party favors, 20 ARIA discs, and a customized flag to claim your party spot.

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    100 Customized Team ARIA discs

    Send us your team logo design or just an idea. We'll make it disc-ready. Then we'll print** and deliver your 100 team discs to your doorstep. In addition, your team can decide on a social partner organization in your community or on the other side of the world, and we will send them 20 discs in your name.

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    FREE Discs FOR LIFE*

    You'll get the $18 reward, PLUS: Yes, we want to hook you up. We'll send you up to 50 ARIA discs from our online store per year *FOR 10 YEARS. We'll also donate 10 discs each year to your choice of one of our social partners. Great way to support your alma mater!

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    Hook up your city's league

    You'll get the $18 reward, PLUS: Take your ultimate community to the next level. We'll send you 1,000 discs with your custom artwork** for league players, and we'll donate 500 discs to local youth outreach programming in your city. (shipping will be billed at cost)

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