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Eric BostromBy Eric Bostrom
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Eric BostromBy Eric Bostrom
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$97,942
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 7 2019 6:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

The Backmate sets up in any doorway in seconds and gives fast and long lasting back and neck pain relief. Give yourself deep tissue massage any time to relieve pain, lower stress levels, and make your body stronger than ever. 

It not only alleviates back pain and sore muscles, but does much much more...

The best part? 

All you need is TWO MINUTES PER DAY! Just lean into your problem areas, and let The Backmate do the rest!

No More Feeling Hopeless. Take Back Control.

Unlike pain pills or expensive therapy, The Backmate is a long-term solution for pain relief that doesn’t break the bank or come with serious risks. 

Simply adjust the height of The Backmate to target tight muscles around the head, neck, and shoulders. 

Alleviate tension headaches by increasing blood flow through the upper back, shoulders, and neck.

Combat the harmful effects of smartphone and computers use. Strengthen your cervical muscles to perfect your posture and help avoid the dreaded TEXT neck.

Tight hips lead to lower back pain and increased risk of injury. Release your IT bands, glutes, and quads. 

Hit all the body’s trigger points and increase blood flow to improve circulation, range of motion, and central nervous system health. 

Massage speeds recovery and promotes soft tissue and muscle health. It also helps avoid injuries and makes muscle tissue more resilient.

Massage promotes better sleep by improving both the quantity and quality of sleep. 

Daily massage has been proven to lower stress hormones. The Backmate helps you find and then release the exact areas you’re storing stress to feel more relaxed and happy every day. 

It doesn’t take 90 mins and hundreds of dollars to release tension and restore soft tissue health. All you need is consistent use of The Backmate to reap all the benefits of massage. 

Just lean into The Backmate where you feel pain and tension and relax. The Backmate does the rest. 

Combining a level and a quick release button for easy setup, The Backmate is fully adjustable and expands to fit in 24” - 36” doorways. Any doorway becomes a gateway to pain relief. Get consistent and proper deep tissue release to speed recovery and relieve pain. 

The Backmate weighs under 4lbs and has removable end caps to easily fit a standard size carry-on suitcase, making it perfect for taking it to the office, the hotel, and even the gym. Because so many of our friends and beta-testers are professional athletes, we made sure The Backmate was travel-ready

Hi, I’m Eric Bostrom. That's me in the picture above from Sports Illustrated, sliding on the ground at 100 MPH, about to wear a 400 lbs motorcycle on my head.

I spent 25 years racing motorcycles and winning multiple championships for Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, Ducati and Honda. Ever since I was a little kid, being on bike has been my passion. It’s always been the one thing that has kept me focused and happy to be alive. 

And then it happened…

I suffered a traumatic spine injury and was left with relentless neck and back pain. All of a sudden, my entire life was put on hold. When you wake up in pain each day—life feels hopeless. I visited medical experts around the country, tried addictive pain pills, and even contemplated risky surgeries—nothing worked and my pain and depression grew.

Unwilling to give up, I deciding to take things into my own hands. Combining years of research, science, and using my own broken body as a guinea pig, I developed The Backmate SELF-MASSAGE DEVICE to come back stronger than ever. If I can find pain relief, so can you. 

While I searched for a solution for relief, I saw first hand the reason so many people live with pain.

For one, physical therapy is incredibly expensive. And my insurance (like many others) would not cover me. 

Secondly, there was nothing that gave me long-term pain relief. Even when I did find relief with massage therapists, my symptoms would quickly return because I couldn’t be there everyday.

There was also no other massage devices that could effectively reach all areas of the body. I needed to work on all muscles groups to properly relieve my back and neck pain. 

To make matters worse, the pain medications doctors prescribed were making me sick and miserable. My brain was foggy, my bank account was drained, and my body was still broken. 

We realized the world deserves an all-in-one self-massage system that is EASY and EFFECTIVE for fighting pain and stress and helping more people feel amazing in their bodies.

We didn’t set out to make a tool that helped “take the edge off” or make pain “more manageable.” The Backmate was always and will forever be a tool that leads to a healthier life where humans can thrive and continue to push themselves in all areas of life. 

It isn’t a rehab device, it’s an accelerator to reach the next level in anything you want to do, both in body and mind. 

But getting here wasn’t easy… 

It took tons of trial and error. Tons of feedback from friends, family, and other professional athletes. Some things worked, some didn’t. But we slowly inched closer and closer to what would ultimately become the ultimate self-massage device.

We created this Kickstarter campaign to get the Backmate into your doorway as soon as possible! 

Our patent pending design is 90% done and now we NEED your help! Join the Backmate community and help us make The Backmate even better!

We added the dual-roller, fully rotating massage head to fit into any and all muscle groups. It allows you to hit the perfect angle no matter what type of tension and pain you’re feeling.

Unlike other self-massagers, The Backmate lets you easily use your own body weight to apply the perfect amount of pressure.

No more tensing your upper body to massage your back and neck... 

No need to tire out your hands or arms working other areas...

Just pure and simple pain relief. 

Stretch Goal #1

If we reach $100,000 in funding, backers will get a free set of blade-shape rollers with each Backmate!  These rollers are great for getting deeper into your shoulders, traps, neck and pretty much just about anywhere that you want to do some deep tissue massage. You are going to love them!  

Not only will you be one of the first to own The Backmate, you’ll also receive an exclusive one-on-one motorcycle skills coaching session with AMA Supersport Champion and Backmate founder, Eric Bostrom. Afterwards, you’ll be invited out to the Doffo Winery and Motorcycle Museum in Temecula, CA where we’ll roll out the red carpet and Eric will personally hand over your brand new Backmate and a bottle of Doffo's finest and treat you to dinner.

There’s no reason to wake up each morning wondering if your body is going to make it through the day.

No longer will you be hopeless when you experience pain.

Support The Backmate today and discover how easy it is to relieve pain and emerge feeling stronger than before.

I know firsthand what it's like to feel and live with pain. When you wake up each day wondering if your body is going to hold up, it’s hard to see the good in anything. That’s why at the core of everything we do is a simple mission: Create healthy, long-term solutions for pain relief.

We believe that in order to live fully-active and fully-realized lives, we must be able to empower ourselves to maintain our own bodies. The Backmate does just that. 

It is the ultimate self-massage device that enables everyone to take control and take back their bodies from distress and become stronger, happier, and better than ever.

I’m on Kickstarter for one major reason: I’m hoping 1,000 people will pledge so we can bring The Backmate to the masses and give the world the pain relief it deserves. 

We’ve worked hard to perfect The Backmate and with your support we can reach our goal to perfect, manufacturer, and deliver it to people in need of pain relief all around the world. 

Just as the doorway pull-up bar revolutionized home fitness, we believe The Backmate will change the pain game for millions of people! 

Please join me in supporting the Backmate and be part of the movement that brings the ultimate self-massage device to doorways everywhere. 

Once I had The Backmate, it only took a few weeks before I was on a bike. The Backmate was so effective in rehabbing my body that I was able to take 2nd place in the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour (Pro UET). 

The Backmate allowed me to take my body back and stop feeling helpless. 

And if I can get pain relief, so can you. 

Eric professionally raced motorcycles in the US and internationally for over 20 years, winning multiple championships for Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, Ducati and Honda. After years of racing at speeds up to 200 mph, he suffered several skeleton rattling crashes that left him with relentless neck and back pain accompanied by severe headaches. Backmate represents his mission to encourage others to take an offensive approach to pain and immobility. During his racing career, Eric and his brother Ben started a successful motorcycle hardware, accessories and lifestyle business called BozBros.

With a background in mechanical engineering, Dustin worked at a number of reputable companies including NASA, Northrop-Grumman and Boeing. He has also founded several startups including a medical device company that was acquired by the industry leader in prosthetics, and Fogo, a consumer electronics company that ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015 and currently sells products online.

In addition to being  one of the first to own The Backmate, you will be a key contributor to product development, packaging design and product evangelism. As part of our team, you will also be responsible for helping us with brand awareness, public relations and spreading awareness for The Backmate and natural, lasting solutions for pain relief.

This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 650+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $300MM raised between them.

Risks and challenges

This has been an amazing journey for us, and we are excited to get the The Backmate into your hands. The most important part of this project is delivering a great product to our backers!

We have worked hard on The Backmate and leveraged our personal experience in product design to produce a sound design and solid user experience. Both of us have brought several new products to market through Backmate (The Backmate Power Massager and Power Roller) and our previous businesses. We have first hand experience with the many risks and challenges in bringing a hardware project to fruition. Our promise to you, our backers, is to tirelessly apply our obsessive attention to detail and hard earned experience in manufacturing and quality control to overcoming the hurdles.

We have approached this project conservatively and added padding to our delivery schedule to allow for the unknown unknowns. We promise to keep you up to date on our progress during and after the campaign. Rest assured that we are working hard to deliver a high quality product to you on time.

We are excited to get The Backmate into your doorway so you can enjoy it as much as we do!

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