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We have set out to make the best beer pong cups in the world. From durability to spacing, Hexcups are an improved way to play.
Introducing Hexcup™, the world's best beer pong cups.  We set out to make an unparalleled product,
and we think we have hit the mark.
Introducing Hexcup™, the world's best beer pong cups.  We set out to make an unparalleled product, and we think we have hit the mark.
3,339 backers pledged $108,360 to help bring this project to life.

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Hexcup: World's Best Beer Pong Cup

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WHY?

Are you tired of having to tell someone to straighten out the cups or ask them to move one back into place after it shot across the table?  Are you ready to experience the best? We are, and we're sure you are too.

Introducing Hexcup, the world's best beer pong cups.  We set out to make an unparalleled product, and we think we have hit the mark.

Hexcup Rack
Hexcup Rack

Our research told us that there are three features which will solve the biggest problems plaguing the cups currently offered for the game of beer pong. Being mechanical engineers, we had the training necessary to properly bring these elements together into the best beer pong cup that the world has seen. Our cups deliver:

  • Perfect Re-racks in 1/4 the Time With No Gaps  
  • No Ghosting (movement during play)
  • Exceptional Durability
Set of Hexcups
Set of Hexcups

We've already purchased a mold and paid for our manufacturer to run a sample lot which turned out in perfect form with exceptional quality. We've also teamed up with patent lawyers to submit US patent and trademark applications which will solidify our company's future. Now we are ready to order a production quantity run of these awesome cups and put Hexcup on the market.

There's one catch: due to the nature of the manufacturing process, we must make these cups in large run orders to get the cost to an acceptable level. We need your help to pool together the capital required to place this first (quite sizable) production order. If you help us to meet our goal, you''ll be the very first to use the best beer pong cups ever made.

Live Game
Live Game

Below is the work we will complete and the time we expect to elapse while doing so. We want to keep you in the loop as much as possible, after all, it is only because of our backers that this can become a reality.

Production Timeline
Production Timeline

REWARDS   

$5: Koozie Level - 2 Hexcup branded koozies made of 4mm polyurethane foam to keep those beverages at ideal temperatures.

$15: Players Game Level - 1 set of Hexcups (22 hexcups + 3 hexcup balls) All delivered in our color package for ease of storage and reuse.

$25: Friends Level - 2 sets of Hexcups.  Get one for yourself and one for a friend!

$42: Tournament Level - 4 sets of Hexcups for that pong tournament you host at your place every year. We will even email you a poster size Hexcup branded tournament bracket for you to print off and give to the winner so they can reminisce about that epic finale.

$45: Gametime Level - 44 Hexcups, 6 Hexcup balls, 2 Hexcup koozies. Delivered inside of a custom beverage bucket for game day to keep plenty of beverages on ice since everyone will want to tailgate with you, and your hexcups.

$90: Party Level - 10 SETS OF HEXCUPS

TWO NEW REWARD LEVELS!!!

$500: Two Hexcup Branded Bar Stools & 1 set of Hexcups

 $500: Large Hexcup Branded Neon Sign (37in x 12in) & 1 set of Hexcups

FEATURES

Features of Hexcup
Features of Hexcup

Our Patent Pending shape breaks the surface tension of liquids on the table allowing the cup to stay stationary during the game, so when you are on fire you don't get robbed like a newb.

Anti-Ghosting Base
Anti-Ghosting Base

As this recovered torture test specimen shows: Hexcup will take it's shape back after heavy abuse. It usually pops back to original form with only minor scaring, and it resists splitting. This should come in handy if games get a little rowdy.

Crushed Cup
Crushed Cup

Our honeycomb inspired design eliminates wasted space and allows for some pretty interesting re-racks that can be in any shape or logo you can image. Since the cups nest so closely together, you can have a perfect re-rack, every time.

Re-rack - Triangle
Re-rack - Triangle
Hexcup Holds 16oz of Liquid
Hexcup Holds 16oz of Liquid

THE PROCESS

We started the design process in the late months of 2014. From simple conceptual drawings we worked our way to a 3D model, and eventually a 3D printed prototype. The prototype held water - literally, and proved out our ideas. It was the first physical embodiment of the cup we had seen. It got us really excited about the project!

In the next few months, with growing enthusiasm, we quickly pushed through to a design with the ideas and features represented in the cups shown above. We were excited to get the first engineering drawing completed. After choosing a production process we changed some of the elements for manufacture-ability. We went through four drawing iterations and finally ended with a cup that was robust, attractive, and met all of our design criteria. Then we took a step and pulled the trigger. We laid down chunk of our savings and purchased a stainless steel mold. We crossed our fingers that the model was perfect.

Design Process
Design Process

It turned out great! The tooling guys did an awesome job, and several weeks later we had a sample to prove it! We analyzed and tested the samples with excellent results which has us even more excited at this point. It has been a thrilling journey, a learning process, and a fun project. We're closing the book on the design portion of the project. Now we hope you can help us take this to next level.

Risks and challenges

This opportunity carries very little risk as the production tooling has been created and the product has already been sampled. If any issues are to arise in the quality of the cups or the supply chain, you have two solid assets on your side:

William Heimsoth; BS Mechanical Engineering, Missouri S&T
9 months as R&D Engineer
2 years as a Manufacturing Engineer
2 years as a Sourcing Engineer, New Product Development / Castings
Green Belt Training in Six Sigma

Aaron Attebery; MS Mechanical Engineering, Missouri S&T
10 months as a Product Calibration Engineer
2 years and counting, Technical Lead Engineer
1 year and counting, Engineering Project Manager
Business Excellence Green Belt Training

Experts in the solution of technical and business related issues with suppliers and processes. You are in good hands.

International supporters: We greatly appreciate your help! Please note: We have worked to find the lowest international shipping rates possible. Our international shipping rate does include a Certificate of Mailing from the United States Postal Service however tracking information cannot be provided.

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    Koozie Level

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    Players Game Level

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    Tournament Level

    4 sets of Hexcups for that pong tournament you host at your place every year. We will even email you a poster size Hexcup branded tournament bracket for you to print off and give to the winner so they can reminisce about that epic finale. (20% bulk discount)

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    Gametime Level

    44 Hexcups
    6 Hexcup balls
    2 Hexcup koozies
    Delivered inside of a custom beverage bucket.

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    Party Level

    10 SETS OF HEXCUPS
    That's over 200 cups and 30 branded pong balls! Throw that party that everyone wants to be at.

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    Hexcup Logo Bar Stools & 1 Set of Hexcups

    Two custom made bar stools with the Hexcup logo. These stools are made of commercial grade vinyl and have a chrome base. Perfect for the bar in the basement, or man cave. This will be a limited run! This reward level also comes with a set of hexcups.

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    Hexcup Logo Neon Sign & 1 Set of Hexcups

    A huge 37in x 12in red and white neon sign of the Hexcup logo. Perfect for the bar in the basement, or man cave. This is a must have! This reward level also comes with a set of hexcups.

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