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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, August 25 2019 8:25 PM UTC +00:00.

$5,327
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
160
backers
16hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, August 25 2019 8:25 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Wide-mouth "J" Shackle for easy use. Shown with 1/4" paramax rope.
Wide-mouth "J" Shackle for easy use. Shown with 1/4" paramax rope.

Unreasonable Shackles give you a major mechanical advantage without fraying your rope. Use them to set up a rain fly on your next camp out, double them up for your hammock, or tie down your next truck load. The Stainless Steel finish provides a smooth surface to slide over as you tension your load. They are easy to use, install, and remove. With your support, I will work with a stainless steel hardware manufacturer to get this item custom made. 

Double them up for added strength.
Two "D" Shackles and two "J" Shackles with 1/4" paramax.
Two "D" Shackles and two "J" Shackles with 1/4" paramax.
An "unreasonable shackle" next to a typical shackle set up in the same way. Having a wide-mouth opening is key to ease of use and preventing rope wear.
An "unreasonable shackle" next to a typical shackle set up in the same way. Having a wide-mouth opening is key to ease of use and preventing rope wear.

I have done several projects here on Kickstarter. Please check out my bio to see them. With every project I like to add a new design element to my creations. This will be my first project creating a custom made stainless item like this. 

Making a similar setup from available shackles would be much bulkier and cost twice as much! (4X $4.68)
Making a similar setup from available shackles would be much bulkier and cost twice as much! (4X $4.68)

Your support is needed to create minimum production runs and needed tooling for the project. I invite you in every step of the way. 



Who we are

I'm Brent. Product design is my passion. Kickstarter is a great way to connect with people from around the world. With you in mind I'm able to see what backers like and what they don't. My goal is to create gear you can take with you on the go. So whether you're on foot, pedal, or tires, I have something designed for you. Together, with my wife Laura, we eventually offer my creations on our website, AwesomeForSale.com.  

Unreasonable Shackles will not be available on our site until all backers get their reward. 

Thanks for checking out my project. 

Risks and challenges

Design Changes. Your opinion matters to us. There are design points we want to test and finalize. Right now this is where we're at. As this project moves along we'll ask you what you think. We’ll take your input and make design changes to accommodate our backer’s general preference. That being said we won’t be able to please everyone 100% of the time. There won’t be any radical changes, but the final product may have modifications when all is said and done. Any changes are intended to improve what arrives at your doorstep.

Project delays. Large scale manufacturing can delay completion. The larger an order the longer the lead time will be. If we get to the point where we need help fabricating, finding that help will take time. We've had experiences where folks tell us they can do a certain service but then find out it was past their capability.

We are a small business trying to make cool stuff. We are not a traditional large scale operation and we do not a have a dedicated facility or full time staff. I am a regular guy with a wife, 4 kids, and a full time job. Product design is my 2nd job/passion. Large projects can be delayed simply because of how many physical parts need to be touched, processed, and sorted. We get things done though. Check my past projects for credibility.

Lost or damaged packages. We will put your pledge in a postal worthy sealed box and transfer it to the United States Postal Office for delivery. International packages may take up to 8 weeks to clear customs and finally deliver. We cannot control how the post office treats your package once they take possession of it. We will help backers who receive an empty or damaged package, or no package at all. However, we can only do this until reserves set aside for this are depleted. All packages will have a tracking number which we will email to you. If your package is lost we may ask you to file a claim with your local post office to help correct the problem.

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    Shackles Only

    Provide your own rope. Shackles are Stainless Steel.

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    Send me the Rope AND the Shackles.

    Enough to complete the "truckers hitch" in the video. Shackles are Stainless Steel. Paramax is nylon; 1/4 inch.

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    • 50' Red Paramax
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    Double Set-up

    Enough to complete the "truckers hitch" in the video, twice. Shackles are Stainless Steel. Paramax is nylon; 1/4 inch.

    Includes:
    • Two hanks of 50' Paramax
    • Four 1/4 inch "D" Shackles
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