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CL!CK CARABINER Introduces the world’s first Snowboard & Ski carabiner. Tune Bindings. Anytime. Anywhere.

CL!CK Carabiner was created to provide the essential tools for snowboarding and skiing in an incredibly stylish, simple, and effective carabiner form. 

THE CL!CK CARABINER STORY

The CL!CK Carabiner concept began with the skate carabiner tool. Skateboarding specific wrenches, a screwdriver, and a bottle opener were all fit into a carabiner form to make the first on the go skateboard tool that that clips right to a belt loop or backpack. Highly compact and extremely portable, the CL!CK Carabiner keeps your keys secure and your tools on hand at all times. 

Naturally, people began to ask us for other niche specific carabiners. We marched ourselves straight back to the drawing boards and designed the Alpine Ski and Snowboard Carabiner. Having a CL!CK Ski or Snowboard carabiner could save your day on the mountain. In fact, the tools included in these carabiners are incredibly handy to have on you even if you don’t ski or snowboard. 

With the Snowboard tool and Alpine ski tool, all ready for production, your backing will make it possible for us to produce in time for this snow season! 

THE CL!CK ALPINE SKI CARABINER

Features:

  • #2 Phillips head screwdriver with 90 degree & 180 degree locking feature.
  • #3 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Large slot screwdriver for ski binding adjustment.
  • Bottle Opener.
  • Patent Pending “Glove-On” technology. Easily access and use the tools with your gloves on. No more cold hands.
  • Patented design.
  • Works with all Ski Bindings/Models. 

THE CL!CK SNOWBOARDING CARABINER

Features:

  • #2 Phillips head screwdriver with 90 degree & 180 degree locking feature.
  • #3 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • 3mm Hex Wrench.
  • 4mm Hex Wrench.
  • Bottle Opener.
  • Patent Pending “Glove-On” technology. Easily access and use the tools with your gloves on. No more cold hands.
  • Patented design.
  • Works with all Snowboard Bindings/Models. 

WHERE WE ARE AT NOW: 

We’ve paid for the design, engineering, patents and tooling. We have gone through a rigorous manufacturer development and now have a partner with the facility and experience to produce the next round of CL!CK Carabiners to our high standards. The manufacturer partner that we have picked is a very experienced and well-respected precision tool company that makes high quality tools and knives for brands you would recognize and respect. Our finished tooling can support a volume of 10,000 CL!CK Carabiners per month. 

We’ve put everything we have into this project. We’ve sacked our savings, maxed out our credit cards, and even raided my son, Kimathi’s college fund to bring this project to where we are today.

Everything is ready! We have the design, engineering, patents and tooling now all that is needed is you!

By backing this project you are vital part of the process and literally the final step to bringing this project to market.

Please check out the backer rewards on the right and help us make it possible to bring Cl!ck Carabiner to market in time for the Northern Hemisphere winter.

MEET THE TEAM: 
Though we started in a garage in South Mission Beach, San Diego, we've managed to assemble a dream team of world class talent. Get to know them here: 

Mark "Schmiddy" Schmid: CEO, CREATOR, AND VISIONARY. Mark was a 70’s skateboarding champ who happens to be the proud owner of a natural gift for product design. One of his first creations, the T-shaped Unit skate tool set the industry standard for skate tools. Though this tool was widely successful, carrying it around while skating is inconvenient, not to mention a tad dangerous. With this fundamental shortcoming in mind, Schmiddy hit the design table and discovered that the carabiner, already widely used as a keychain, is also great for storing all of the tools needed for on-the-fly tweaks and adjustments of the rider’s board. CL!CK Carabiner was born!

Bob Stein: DIRECTOR OF QUALITY. SUMMA CUM LAUDE ENGINEER AND KELLOGG MBA. BLACK & DECKER CORP. Bob is a seasoned veteran (business and Army) who worked his way up from the hourly ranks to Board level. Bob is recognized as a great coach, mentor, and educator.

Chris Ross: PRODUCT DESIGN EXPERT. OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BSID, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN. Chris has a decade of experience as a successful designer of products for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, specializing in the healthcare, biotech and the consumer markets.

Andy Moulds: CHIEF ENGINEER.  MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY BSME, ENGINEERING. Andy has developed many products and medical devices over the past 19 years including medical instruments, diagnostics, disposables, industrial lasers, inkjet cartridges, implantable devices, consumer goods, military instruments, drug discovery instruments, and hospital pharmacy equipment. He has been granted nine patents for his work.

You: Your backing of this project makes it all possible! You are a vital part of our team! Thank You! 

THE FUTURE

We have hundreds of carabiner forms in various stages of development. Here’s your chance to let us know what you’d like to see on a future CL!CK Carabiner.

By backing the CL!CK Carabiner project you are a vital contributor and part of our team and we want to hear from you! Please send us your thoughts, suggestions, questions or comments. 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We are fighting the clock on this project! Time is, by far our greatest challenge. This is a seasonal business, which means we have to deliver during the limited snow season. When we are fully funded we will be working around the clock to get you your CL!CK Carabiner in time for your first run.

FAQ

  • A CL!CK Carabiner weighs just 2.5 oz or 72 grams.

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  • NO! CL!CK Carabiners are not intended for climbing and belaying of persons! Though it has a internal stainless steel frame that along with its exo-skeleton can withstand a load of 250 lbs before significant distortion, it IS NOT intended for for climbing and belaying of persons! Using one as such can result in serious injury or death.

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    EARLIEST ADOPTER SPECIAL FOR USA: You will receive your choice of either a CL!CK Ski or CL!CK Snowboard Carabiner. You, my friend, are the earliest of adopters and as a massive THANK YOU we are moving these way below wholesale price. SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!

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    Snow Cat Trip with the Founder! In addition to a carabiner of your choice you’ll enjoy 3-days of some of the best Cat-Skiing/Boarding on the face of the earth in the Kootenay Rockies of BC, Canada. Shred untracked powder with Schmiddy, the CLICK CARABINER founder and Snowboarding’s original on-air personality, Fran Richards. Trip for one includes 3-full days of Cat-Skiing, meals, and 4-Star accommodations at Red Mountain Resort. Airfare and personal expenses not included.

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