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We are developing a line of professional LED props that the hooper, staffer and poi spinner in all of us can enjoy.

Thank you everyone for helping us reach our goal!  Now we know we will get the funding and the project will happen.  You can now pledge to the project knowing that you will get a prop from the first run.  The more we raise over our goal, the more we can invest in new product and grow this line further!

See our Website:  www.trickconcepts.com

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Note:  Your credit card will not be charged unless the funding goal is met.  

Note: I have added the option to pledge the amount needed for multiple props and be contacted after closing for the details.

The purpose of this project is to bring 4 high-end glow props to the average consumer that would previously only be available as a very expensive custom item.

This project Includes:

- 38", 36" and 33" (965mm) LED hoop with either 90 or 180 RGB LEDs.
- 5' (1524mm) LED staff with either 48 or 96 LEDs
- Set of LED poi with either 30 or 60 LEDs per head
- Set of LED Fans

This is a very expensive and involved project to attempt.  Luckily we have all the engineering and fabrication requirements in house.  Even with these cost covered, we have a large overhead just in purchasing the parts required to make this happen.  This is why we need your help.  

Help us make these quality products in the USA!

Here is what you can pledge towards:

- $150 38" X-Treme LED Hoop Light/Medium Weigh– 90 LED

- $200 38" X-Treme LED Hoop Light/Medium Weigh – 180 LED

- $160 38" X-Treme LED Hoop Medium/Heavy Weigh – 90 LED

- $210 38" X-Treme LED Hoop Medium/Heavy Weigh – 180 LED

- $150 36" X-Treme LED Hoop Light/Medium Weigh– 84 LED

- $200 36" X-Treme LED Hoop Light/Medium Weigh – 168 LED

- $150 33" X-Treme LED Hoop Light/Medium Weigh– 78 LED

- $200 33" X-Treme LED Hoop Light/Medium Weigh – 156 LED

180 LED Hoop in action

Rainbow fade mode is practically a wall of light.

Includes, 1 - hoop, charger and remote.

These hoops are available in a 90 and 180 LED version.  The one shown here is the same hoop shown in the video. It is the 180 LED version.  The 90 LED version is the same as the 180 LED version, but half the lights.  Both are very bright, but for maximum brightness, get the 180 LED and maximum battery life, get the 90 LED.

The construction of the light/medium hoop is 7/8" HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)  and the medium/heavy is made from 1" MDPE (Medium Density Polyethylene).  The LEDs and batteries are mounted to a vibration dampening foam for durability.  A lot of work has been put into designing all the internal parts so they will not be damaged from the shifting that occurs from drops and spinning.

The Battery Charge Life for the 90 LED hoop is 1 - 24 hours depending on mode with 2-3 hours being typical.  The Charge life is about half on the 180 LED version.

Light/Medium Tubing OD - 7/8" (22mm) HDPE

Medium/Heavy Tubing OD - 1" (25mm) MDPE

Hoop Diameter - 38" (96cm), 36" (91cm) and "33" (84cm)

Weight Medium/Light 38" - 19oz (535g) (approximate)

Weight Medium/Light - 36" - 18oz (511g) (approximate)

Weight Medium/Light - 33" - 17oz (482g) (approximate)

Weight Medium/Heavy 38" - 26oz (738g) (approximate)

Note: The 2 switches are redundant.  They both will turn on the hoop.

- $150 X-treme LED poi set – 30 LED

- $200 X-treme LED poi set – 60 LED

Includes, 2 poi heads with leash, charger and remote.

These poi are available in a 30 and 60 LED per head version.  The one shown here is the same poi I showed you in the video. It is the 30 LED version.  The 30 LED version is the same as the 60 LED version, but half the lights.  Both are very bright, but for maximum brightness, get the 60 LED, and maximum battery life, get the 30 LED.

The poi being "spun" in the video are the 60 LED version.

The construction of the poi has a solid core for strength, which the LEDs are mounted to.  There is a semi-rigid piece of clear tubing over it that provides protection to the LEDs, but will flex if it hits you.  This is similar to our older designs that used the foam for padding, but provides a higher level of protection.  The top and bottom will be made from a translucent synthetic rubber material to protect both you and the poi.

The battery charge life for the 30 LED poi is 2 - 48 Hours depending on mode with 4-8 hours being typical.  The Charge life is about half for the 60 LED poi.

Length - 4" (10cm)

Width/Diameter - 2 3/8" (6cm)

Weight (each) - 7oz (200g) (approximate)

Note: The 2 switches are redundant.  They both will turn on the poi.

- $200 X-Treme LED Staff – 48 LED – 2 controller

- $300 X-Treme LED Staff – 96 LED – 4 controller

96 LED staff in motion

Video of the staff in use

Includes, 1 staff with charger and remote.

This staff is available in a 48 and 96 LED version. The one shown here is the same staff shown in the video.  The 48 LED version is the same construction as the 96 LED version, but half the lights and only 2 controllers. Both are very bright, but for maximum brightness, get the 96 LED and maximum battery life, get the 48 LED.  Both have the same light strips, but the LED spacing is twice as far apart on the 48 LED version.  On the 2 controller version, you can only set each end to one pattern or color.  On the 4 controller version you can set each of the 4 light strips to their own individual color or pattern.

The construction of the staff is made rigid from end to end.  The center is made from a piece of 1" aircraft grade aluminum tubing that houses the batteries.  From this, extends a piece of rubber mounted square box aluminum that provides a vibration dampened rigid spine to mount the LEDs to.  For protection, a piece of 1" rigid polycarbonate is mounted over the LEDS.  The real secret to the rigidity is how the aluminum spine and the polycarbonate are tied together on each end to provide a "truss" structure.  The ends of the staff have 3oz weights attached for a balanced feel that will work well for both spinning and contact.  The ends have rubber caps for vibration dampening. 

The center is wrapped with a premium grip similar to what is used for baseball bats.

Then end contains the charge port and the switch.  On the 2 controller version, both switches do the same thing. 

The Battery Charge Life for the 48 LED staff is 3 - 72 Hours depending on mode with 6-12 hours being typical. The Charge life is about half on the 96 LED staff.

Length - 5' (152cm) 

Diameter - 1" (2.5cm)

Weight - 2lb 5oz (1044g) (approximate) 

- $250 X-Treme LED fans.

Includes, 1 pair of fans with charger and remote.

The fan frames are made from cold rolled steel and the light housing is made from HDPE for durability.  The batteries are located lower on the frame for proper weigh distribution.

The photo below is with the fans dimmed to the lowest setting because the brighter setting were blowing out the image.

Here is the bare frame for dimension purposes.

Here is a video of the fans in use.

Weight  - 16oz (454g) (approximate) - About the same as fueled Heavy Khaos fire fans

- X-Treme LED prop overview

There are a lot of similarities between all the LED props, so we will cover that first.

- Remotes

This remote will work with all the props. This allows you to change all the props on a stage at once. If you have a prop with multiple controllers, turn on the ones you want to set the mode on, set it with the remote, then turn them off. Turn on the other controllers, set the mode and then turn the others back on. They will remember the mode you set them to.

This controller works of "RF" (radio frequency), not IR (Infrared). What this means to you, is that the remote does not have to be pointed at the prop to change it. The range is about 50 ft. There are 20 Solid-Color Modes with 5 brightness settings and 19 different Strobe/Fade Modes with 5 speed settings. Modes are not reprogrammable.

You can see all the modes at the bottom of page.

- LEDs

All the LEDs are of the "5050" type. Theses are a very bright readily available RGB LED. We are currently developing a method of additionally reinforcing the LEDs for additional durability. This technology will be in the finished product.

See how the 30 LED poi compare to a large 4" fire poi head.

- Batteries 

All props run of an 11.1V Li-ion battery pack. We choose lithium because of the long life, light weigh and no memory effect. All battery packs have protection circuits built in. They can be charger about 500 times. The batteries can be replaced, but will have to be sent back to us to change them out.  All batteries are covered by the 1 year warranty. Making a user replaceable battery would negatively affect durability. 

Strobe modes will give the longest charge life and solid modes will give a shortest charge life, with solid white being the shortest. 

- Charger 

Each prop includes a Li-Ion Charger that will charge the poi and hoop in about 1.5 hours and staff in about 3 hours. (The staff has a bigger battery) 

Warranty -  1 Year 

- See Details 

- Note: returns are not allowed due to Kickstarter billing policies.

- $15 Sticker and Shirt  

If you want to help with the project, but aren't ready to buy a glow prop, you can still help us by buying a Trick Concepts Sticker and Shirt. You get a Trick Concepts sticker and choice of a Girl's (Junior Sized) Boy Beater shirt printed on the front, or a Men's T-Shirt printed on the front and back. 

 We will contact you after successful completion of the campaign to get your choice of shirt and size preference (S-XL). Both shirts are 100% cotton.

- $30 Sticker and Hoodie

The winter is coming. If you want to help with the project, but aren't ready to buy a glow prop, you can still help us by buying a Trick Concepts Sticker and Hoodie. The hoodies are Men's sizing and printed on the front and back. We will contact you after successful completion of the campaign to get your size preference (S-XL). These are heavyweight 90%cotton / 10% polyester.

Here are the items you can pledge on:

- $60 Barrel Poi, Fuzzy Wick Covers, Quart Dip Can, Small Fire Blanket 

If you want to get into poi spinning on a budget, this getting started kit is for you.  You get a set of Barrel Fire Poi, some Fuzzy Wick Covers, a Fire Blanket, and a Dip Can.  Put the fuzzy wick covers on the poi and you have a perfect set of practice poi to get started.  When you are ready, pull the covers off and you can light up.

We will contact you after successful completion of the campaign to get your choice of finger loops, chain length and color of covers.

- $1000 to $10000 - Custom Fabrication

So maybe you like out project but have something else in mind.  We're a very diverse company with extensive design and fabrication capabilities.

Buy supporting our Kickstarter project through a custom fabrication pledge, you  get access to the full capabilities of our engineering and fabrication shop at around half our standard shop rate.  

You get all the resources of our machine shop, CAD design, welding, sewing, 3d printing, design and fabrication service.    

If you don't use all your hours on one project, you can use the remaining for a future project.

You can see more about our capabilities on our engineering website.

If you have a question about a project, please contact us.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

LED props are difficult at best when it comes to design and construction. You have to put delicate electronics inside a minimally protected housing and then abuse them in an uncontrolled environment. It is kind of like throwing an egg against the wall and expecting it to bounce.

Lucky, for us my specialty is just that. When I worked for General Motors as a mechanical engineer, part of my job was to evaluate and redesign electronics that were tortured through a vibration chamber. I have seen parts fail that that no one would have even thought of. Using this knowledge, along with the knowledge I have gain from making LED props over the last several years will allow me to offer a highly refined and tested product with the highest level of confidence in function and durability.

We are using the most advanced electronics that we are comfortable will survive the abuse they will see. This means we are not putting the latest "untested" electronics into an abusive environment. This is similar to how NASA operates. You can be assured that the latest high tech electronics will not end up in space. They use the best technology for the application. Most electronics fail mechanically, so mechanical design is our focus. I feel we are the best in the field to tackle these challenges.

The other area of challenge is the actual construction. There are a lot of parts that go into the making of these props and a lot of them are custom. Lucky we make many of the parts right in our shop. This greatly reduces our dependency on outside suppliers. There are some parts that must be purchased, so lead times may be a bit out of our control. To reduce the impact of this, we are purchasing standard or only slightly modified parts. This allows for short lead times, and in some instance, multiple suppliers.

Over all, our internal capabilities, allow us to develop rapidly and adjust as needed. We have a 5000 square ft shop with both prototype and production capabilities.

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