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SKIDDI is the first pocket-sized ski-wheels, socially thoughtful and it's Made in Italy.
SKIDDI is the first ski-wheels pocket-sized.It's 100% made in Italy and it is a Social good.
SKIDDI is the first ski-wheels pocket-sized.It's 100% made in Italy and it is a Social good.
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SKIDDI: the first pocket-sized ski-wheels, a social good too

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SKIDDI is here to re-invent the way you carry your skis, with less effort and more comfort.

Hello, I'm Sergio, and I love skiing!

Sergio Pedolazzi
Sergio Pedolazzi

Just imagine yourself during a normal Sunday at a ski resort: why should you feel a sense of fatigue and frustration before the day on the snow has even began?

You might find yourself having to carry sport equipment from the parking lot or from the hotel, up to the lifts (don’t you??) transporting your skis (plus maybe your sons’ or wife’s) on shoulders.

That’s a quite tiring and dangerous operation, while also wearing ski-boots that are not the most comfortable shoes.

For this reason, I recognized the need for a new way of moving my skis simplifying every skiers' life.

Here comes SKIDDI: a small simple device easy to use, suitable for all ages, even for kids, that will make you save energy and feel more confident on the snow.

SKIDDI is a pocket-sized, Made in Italy, device that allows you, easily and fastly, to drag your skis as a trolley.

SKIDDI comes from a real need: to carry your skis in every situation, easily. You can use it whenever and wherever you want, and then bring it with you by storing it in your pocket.

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How to fix SKIDDI to your skis
How to fix SKIDDI to your skis
Carrying your skis without and with SKIDDI
Carrying your skis without and with SKIDDI

Every time you carry your skis you have to deal with certain unpleasant situations:

  • Physical fatigue (specially with cold muscles);
  • Fall or slip on the ice, possibly hurting you or people around you;
  • Difficulty in holding the equipment (in addition to the skis you also carry ski poles, bags or backpacks);
  • Damage to people or things due to uncontrolled movements of the skis (given their considerable size).

SKIDDI facilitates your daily movements when you go skiing by:

  • Lightening the load of the equipment;
  • Reducing the size of the equipment;
  • Lowering the center of gravity.
SKIDDIERS
SKIDDIERS

SKIDDI is very light (86 grammes, about 3 oz). Moreover it has been conceived to be stored into your pocket.

SKIDDI will be produced by injection moulding. It is made of three main parts:

1 - the body: the main part

2 - the covers: attached on each sided

3 - the caddy: to which two wheels are attached

SKIDDI main parts
SKIDDI main parts
SKIDDI with twin-tip accessory
SKIDDI with twin-tip accessory

SKIDDI is lighter than your phone and smaller than your wallet!

SKIDDI size comparison
SKIDDI size comparison

SKIDDI will be available in 5 amazing colors:

Any package will include your own SKIDDI, a useful packet-sized bag and a sticker as well.

The packaging
The packaging

I hope to be able to release other amazing features during the campaign. Stay tuned!

SKIDDI IS A SOCIAL GOOD plus MADE IN ITALY

The final goal is indeed to develop a full Made in Italy production, which comes through home-made self-prototyping and grows into a social impact project. 

I choose to produce SKIDDI involving a main company (the manufacturer) that employs physically and socially disadvantaged staff. Even though production costs will be relevant if compared to those coming from Far East, I do believe that our generation must try to make business in a more social responsible way.

That’s the reason why I’ve spent weeks in selecting the best supplying partner I could find, to take also advantage of highly qualified skills, representing the best of Italian entrepreneurship. A top-class luxury package producer will make the package in Italy as well. Packages will be shipped to our manufacturing partner where SKIDDI will be assembled and packaged.

Finally, I will be able to start reporting to our community of bakers, once the campaign will be funded, how SKIDDI will be generating social impact in qualitative and quantitative terms. 

So stay tuned about it.

PLASE NOTE: The only process that will be not made in Italy, will be the shipping. In fact, in order to offer you “shipping anywhere included” pledges, I’d need to find out a feasible solution to make you save money. I’ve then selected a highly qualified and skilled foreigner forwarder that will be in charge with trackable shipping. 

Our manufacturing partner – Cooperative Airone
Our manufacturing partner – Cooperative Airone

Sergio Pedolazzi: creator of SKIDDI and D-NAMIC head of product design projects.

Born in 1983, Sergio Pedolazzi began his activity as a "small maker" in his father's workroom, and immediately he showed a great attraction in technology and innovation. In 2012, thanks to his technical skills acquired during his studies, and thanks to his passion for skiing, conceived the idea of SKIDDI. The final prototype takes place in a couple of years, developed through an open-source 3D printer, which enables him to define the design of the product. In 2014, Sergio registered the patent for invention of SKIDDI and he is rewarded in the DesignWinMake.

Bruno & Fabio Betti: communication and social media plan 

Cristian Miragliotta: video making and editing 

Nicolò Fornasari: social media actions 

Dean Kitano: legal affairs

Massimiliano Guerreschi: new entry!!!

Alessandro Scozzesi & Toni Panigalli: D-NAMIC funders and biggest fans of SKIDDI

For the last ten years D-NAMIC, the incubator where Sergio and Alessandro first met years ago, has been bringing passion, enthusiasm and huge effort to help creators and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into business models first, and then into startup companies, accelerating their development, while taking part in all the risks arising.

Sergio brought his idea on table last year during a dinner, and since then the whole team worked hardly together to transform SKIDDI into a real product. 

CREDITS

This campaign has made possible thanks to the great effort and commitment of our close friends from:

ALEX/MARY (Zirtual)

ENZO NEZI (Design) 

MARBER (packaging)

JEYS (social media PR)

BUGNION (intellectual property)

MARCO BARBARINI (Branding)

ALBERICI (injection moulding tool)

MAKE TANK (DesignWinMake Contest)

FABLAB MILANO (3D printing and prototyping)

AIRONE COOPERATIVA SOCIALE (manufacturing)

MONKEY TRIP COMMUNICATION (media and communication)

SALE'S SOLUTIONS (Andrea Tortelli PR and MEDIA specialist)

and

UBI Banca

Thanks to my technical background in civil engineering and familiarity with 3d modeling programs, I started working on the early rudimentary prototypes with a 3D printer at home, being able to reach a functional and aesthetically appealing solution.

prototypes #1, #2, #3, #4
prototypes #1, #2, #3, #4

For the past year I've been testing and designing and after four generations of prototypes I have finally reached the design that fully meets my demands.

Thanks to our manufacturing partner I was able to order a batch of new prototypes, 3D printed according to the 1:1 scale of the moulding tool design.

SKIDDI's work in progress on prototypes #3 and #4
SKIDDI's work in progress on prototypes #3 and #4

Then, we’ve been hard-testing those prototypes since last December and learnt a lot on how to improve SKIDDI to reach and bring to you the highest quality, functionality and design.

SKIDDI is a patent pending device.

Skiddi final prototypes
Skiddi final prototypes

We need your help to make our product a reality, we are relying on you to get SKIDDI on the road for next winter. We need to order the injection moulding tool and start the production.

We have come as far as we can, on our own, and now we would love your support so we can:

  • meet the significant moulding tool costs
  • provide more beautiful colors to you
  • produce ongoing development of SKIDDI
  • continued patents and trademark protection
  • get any required certifications of the product 
  • meet the most significant marketing costs to bring SKIDDI in sport equipments shops 

Now’s your chance to be the FIRST to own the first ski-wheels in your pocket.

REASONS TO SUPPORT US ON KICKSTARTER TODAY:

  • be one of the first to own SKIDDI: It goes without saying, but this product has never been seen before and there is nothing else like it on the market today. You will be among the first in the world to own one!  Some of our current colors may be exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign and never offered again!
  • save money! After our campaign ends, SKIDDI will retail for $45: not including shipping. The current $39 price ($35 early bird) already includes shipping everywhere but the moon!
  • be a part of our Founders Family: You will be added to the list of glorious backers in our Founders Family section of our website for all to see in perpetuity, and have access to exclusive discounts.
  • be part of our SOCIAL IMPACT campaign: even if this is not a donation based campaign, it seems one of the few that thinks socially and aims at generating social advantages indirectly. You can be part of the story!!

We’re humbled that you’ve taken the time to learn about SKIDDI and we sincerely can’t thank you enough for your support! None of this would be possible without you! 

Thank you!

Here's a funny picture of a cat playing in the snow :D

 

Risks and challenges

As with any product manufacturing project, there can be unforeseen risks. Making products can encounter unplanned obstacles along the way, such as manufacturing processes and quality issues. We have selected an excellent partner to ensure an efficient and accurate manufacturing process.

In fact, before launching the campaign we decided to make a deep assessment on the whole supply chain to make SKIDDI a feasible and reliable product. That's the reason why the last tested prototypes were made using 3D professional printers, only according to the rigorous final engineered design that will be used in the injection moulding production.

Moreover, in order to ensure the full Made in Italy production we've selected a highly qualified supplier also for the package.

Our two suppliers (now our friends and great supporters, I must say!) helped us so much in making SKIDDI as much perfect as possible, also trying to save materials, making it strong but light, and lowering the shipping cost without effecting quality.

The only thing that will not come for Italy (sorry about that!) will be the shipping. To save your money and to be able to offer the "shipping costs included" option, we've decided to ship (only for non-EU bakers) through far-eastern forwarders. That's the only feasible option to keep the price affordable for anyone.

We thank you in advance for your support!

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    YOU ARE TOO COOL: Even a dollar is important for us. Thanks and thanks again. We will write your name on the Bakers page on our website, and by the way we'll be sending you a digital sticker. Print and stick SKIDDI wherever you want.

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    MAKER BAKER: the same as above, plus, a digital "STL" model for 3D printing, that allows you to print your SKIDDI-shaped keyring.

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    SKIDDI EARLY BIRD: you will get your own Made in Italy SKIDDI in an elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package. You will be able to choose one of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for a special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

    EST. SAVINGS OF $10 OFF RETAIL VALUE.

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    SKIDDI: you will get your own Made in Italy SKIDDI in an elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package. You will be able to choose one of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for a special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

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    SKIDDI X2 EARLY BIRD: you will get 2 Made in Italy SKIDDIS in an elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package. You will be able to choose one or two of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for each special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

    EST. SAVINGS OF $12.50 OFF RETAIL VALUE EACH.

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    SKIDDI X2: you will get 2 Made in Italy SKIDDIS in an elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package. You will be able to choose one or two of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for each special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

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    SKIDDI X3 EARLY BIRD: you will get 3 Made in Italy SKIDDIS in an elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package. You will be able to choose one or two of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for each special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

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    SKIDDI X3: you will get 3 Made in Italy SKIDDIS in an elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package. You will be able to choose one or three of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for each special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

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    SKIDDI X4 EARLY BIRD: you will get 4 Made in Italy SKIDDIS in an elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package. You will be able to choose one or four of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for each special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

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    SKIDDI X4: you will get 4 Made in Italy SKIDDIS in an elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package. You will be able to choose one or four of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for each special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

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    SKIDDI X5 EARLY BIRD: you will get 5 Made in Italy SKIDDIS in an elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package. You will be able to choose one or five of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for each special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

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    SKIDDI X5: you will get 5 Made in Italy SKIDDIS in an elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package. You will be able to choose one or five of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for each special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

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    SKIDDI SKI CLUB: if you are managing a ski club this is your perk. You can get 10 Made in Italy SKIDDIES for your members, each with a single elegant and exclusive Made in Italy package.You will be able to choose any of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for each special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

    EST. SAVINGS OF $15 OFF RETAIL VALUE EACH.

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    SKIDDI RETAILER PACK - TEN OF EACH COLOR (10 X 5): if you are a retailer this is your perk. A combo of Made in Italy SKIDDIES. If you want different combination of the amazing colors contact us once the campaign ends.

    ADD $5 for each special accessory that is required for twin-tip skis.

    EST. SAVINGS OF $20 OFF RETAIL VALUE EACH.

    SHIPPING COSTS INCLUDED TO ANYWHERE BUT THE MOON. CUSTOMS TO BE ARRANGED DIRECTLY ONCE THE CAMPAIGN ENDS.

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