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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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