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Wearable and portable tools for action sports.
Wearable and portable tools for action sports.
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If you ride a bike, skateboard, or snowboard, you've probably had to build, tune, or repair your equipment at some point.  Maybe you used standard home shop tools, or maybe you had to purchase special tools.  But when you are out riding and you break something, you don't always have the tools you need to make the repair.  We are starting FIX MANUFACTURING to raise the bar on portable and wearable tools across action sports.

Today there are lots of options on the market, but most of the options are an afterthought provided by the equipment makers.  You will see many of the same tools with different logos.  There is very little innovation.

Take our Powder Pliers™ snowboard tool for example.  You won't find another tool on the market this packed with features -

  • #3 Phillips screwdriver
  • #2 Phillips screwdriver
  • Slotted screwdriver
  • 4mm hex bit
  • Edge file
  • 8mm box wrench
  • 10mm box wrench

Right now we have Winter X Games Gold Medalist Eero Ettala onboard as a team rider using the tool and backing our vision to make the best tools.  Eero also skateboards and rides a bike so he really likes the direction we are going.

We also have a skateboard tool called the Board Sword™.  Not only can you make all the critical adjustments you need to make on skateboard, you can even score and cut grip tape all with a tool that's a tad bigger than a match box.  Check out what it has -

  • 1/2" wrench
  • 9/16" wrench
  • 3/8" wrench
  • #2 Phillips screwdriver
  • Slotted screwdriver
  • 1/8" hex bit
  • Round file
  • Safety blade

We have skateboarding legend Steve Caballero representing Fix and using this tool.  Cab also rides a bike and is into other action sports so he's a great fit.

Our last tool that we are offering on Kickstarter is the Wheelie Wrench™ bike tool.  It's one of the most compact tools on the market and breaks down like this -

  • 2mm thru 6mm hex bits (including 2.5mm)
  • T10 and T25 Torx bits
  • #2 Phillips screwdriver
  • Slotted screwdriver
  • Tire lever
  • 8mm box wrench
  • 10mm box wrench
  • 15mm open ended wrench
  • Spoke wrenches

For the bike tool, we wanted someone that really puts their bikes thru the paces to get behind this tool.  So we enlisted Pro BMX rider, Mike "Hucker" Clark as our brand ambassador for bike.

No tool is worth anything if you don't have it when you need it.  So we created the All Time Belt™ to keep your tool handy at all times.  There is a patent pending for this product with the USPTO as of March, 2016.

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By backing our campaign, you help us raise the money we need to pay the tooling costs we need to cover before starting production.  Once we reach our goal, we can set things in motion to deliver these products and focus on distribution and future R&D.

Also know that we've partnered with Backerkit to be sure reward fulfillment runs smoothly post campaign.

Be sure to visit www.fixmfg.com to link to all our social media and follow us as we evolve.  Thanks for being a part of this!

Filmed and edited by Morgan Ghan

Additional footage of Eero Etalla provided by Jyri Pajama

 

Risks and challenges

We have a supply chain across the US and Asia that has been involved in the R&D and prototyping every step of the way. Our biggest challenge will be after setting production into motion. We will be shipping components around for final assembly then packaging and shipping out of the US. This makes our lead times a little longer but we maintain more control and confidentiality over our products. Our reward ship times reflect the time we need to pull this off.

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