€3,227
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43
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 9 2015 10:41 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 13, 2015

The Stampede

Light stand stabilization done the right way.

The Stampede

Light stand stabilization done the right way.

€3,227
pledged of €145,000pledged of €145,000 goal
43
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 9 2015 10:41 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 13, 2015

About

A short history of The Stampede

Hi, we're Oliver and Oliver, two professional photographers from Germany.

That's us
That's us

When on location, we used to use sand bags for light stand stabilization.

But, to be honest: sand bags are inefficient and burdensome.
Filling and emptying them is a tedious task. If you use only one and the wind changes direction, your flash will drop, resulting in hundreds of bucks in damage, if you use 3 you feel like a donkey when carrying them – all in all sandbags are just plain impractical.

We wanted something quick easy to use, something you could carry from set to set and afterwards stow away in your luggage when flying from one job to another. Something without the need of having to spend hours filling and emptying sand bags and end up having sand all over your clothes and suitcase. (Another thing about sandbags is that you need at least three of them to really stabilize just a single light stand!)

So we came up with something that works for us. And it does the job way better than any sand bag could ever do, due to it's design. The Stampede stabilizes all three legs of a light stand at once.

Stacked Stampede 3D models
Stacked Stampede 3D models

And it's stackable. Stacking Stampedes adds only 3cm (approx. 1.25in) to the overall height!

Stability
Stability

We build what we want to use ourselves

We tried just about every product on the market, but we couldn't find a single one that could provide us with what we wanted, what we needed:

  • ease of use
  • total versatility
  • simplicity
  • low weight
  • cost-effectiveness
  • real-life compatibility

So, after months of thinking, trying out different approaches, tinkering, discussing and starting at point zero again and again, we came up with "The Stampede".

The Stampede with water
The Stampede with water
The Stampede with sand
The Stampede with sand
The Stampede with soil
The Stampede with soil
The Stampede with stones
The Stampede with stones
The Stampede with drinks and ice  ;)
The Stampede with drinks and ice ;)

We're going to offer The Stampede in five colors. Klick on you favorite color for a 3D preview that you can rotate as you please:

red
red
orange
orange
yellow
yellow
green
green
blue
blue

We have teamed up with renowned manufacturers and logistics partners

The Stampede will be shipped and handled by our logistics partners. We believe in working with the best. Therefore we chose logistics partners who can provide us with their extensive global networks in order to get our product to you as quickly and hassle-free as possible.

The manufacturer we chose to team up with is a company that exists since 1957. They employ 200 people and specialize in high performance and high precision plastics for the automotive, aerospace and medical industry.

The production site
The production site

Built by special people

The final assembly of The Stampede is done by very special people who are members of a project called "Lebenshilfe". Lebenshilfe provides mentally challenged people with the opportunity to live a normal and independent life. They provide help and assistance, jobs and potential earnings.

Final assembly
Final assembly

Eco-friendly

"The Stampede" is made from recycled materials, and the production is DIN-ISO 14001 certified.

The ISO 14001 standard is the most important standard within the ISO 14000 series. It's an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place.

You can learn more about ISO 14001 at the ISO website.

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Risks and challenges

Production of up to 5000 Stampedes per week is secured. If need be, a second mold will be built, doubling the weekly production capacity. The mold will take 8 to 12 weeks to build.

We have been in talks with major logistics and fulfillment companies. Right now we're in the last steps towards closing the contracts.

Legal protection of registered designs has been filed and is pending.

We've done everything we could to secure the fastest and most reliable production and shipping of "The Stampede".

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    Pledge €24 or more About US$ 27

    Stampede Single Bare Package

    You'll get one Stampede in the color of your choice and a hippo sticker.

    The price for one Stampede will be 35€ after the kickstarter campaign.

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    Pledge €44 or more About US$ 49

    Stampede Single Supporter Package

    You'll get one Stampede in the color of your choice, complete with a limited edition funnygreenhippo.com T-shirt and a hippo sticker.

    The price for one Stampede will be 35€ after the kickstarter campaign.

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    Pledge €48 or more About US$ 54

    Stampede Double Bare Package

    You'll get two Stampedes in the color of your choice and a hippo sticker.

    The price for two Stampedes will be 70€ after the kickstarter campaign.

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    Pledge €68 or more About US$ 76

    Stampede Double Supporter Package

    You'll get two Stampedes in the color of your choice, complete with a limited edition funnygreenhippo.com T-shirt and hippo stickers.

    The price for two Stampedes will be 70€ after the kickstarter campaign.

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    Pledge €72 or more About US$ 80

    Stampede Triple Bare Package

    You'll get three Stampedes in the color of your choice and a hippo sticker.

    The price for three Stampedes will be 105€ after the kickstarter campaign.

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    Pledge €92 or more About US$ 102

    Stampede Triple Supporter Package

    You'll get three Stampedes in the color of your choice, complete with a limited edition funnygreenhippo.com T-shirt and hippo stickers.

    The price for three Stampedes will be 105€ after the kickstarter campaign.

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    Pledge €500 or more About US$ 554

    Stampede Workshop Package

    You'll get three Stampedes in the color of your choice, complete with a limited edition funnygreenhippo.com T-shirt and hippo stickers.

    You'll be able to pick them up in either
    • Frankfurt,
    • Munich,
    • Hamburg or
    • Berlin.

    The Stampede Workshop Package also includes a meet'n'greet where you can hang around with us
    AND
    a slot in a one-day photo Workshop (max. 6 participants) with Oliver Meyer and a model you might know from an international magazine.
    See Olivers work on http://www.olivermeyer-photography.com

    The dates and places for the workshops will be announced to the backers who choose this package and will range between March and June 2016.

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About US$ 1,108

    Stampede Premium Exclusive Package

    You'll get three Stampedes in the color of your choice, complete with a limited edition funnygreenhippo.com T-shirt and hippo stickers.

    You'll be able to pick them up in either
    • Frankfurt,
    • Munich,
    • Hamburg or
    • Berlin
    at a date and time of your choice, between March and June 2016.

    The Premium Exclusive Package also includes a meet'n'greet where you can hang around with us
    AND
    a three hour photo shoot with a model you might know from an international magazine – organized exclusively for you, by us.

    We can assist with the shoot in any way you want to.

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    Pledge €1,800 or more About US$ 1,994

    Stampede Dealer Package

    Be among the first dealers able to offer The Stampede!

    You'll get 100 Stampedes in assorted colors, complete with five severely limited edition funnygreenhippo.com first dealer T-shirt and 50 hippo stickers.

    The retail price of 100 Stampedes after the kickstarter campaign will be 3500 €.

    Delivery: CPT (to the next international airport)

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    Pledge €5,500 or more About US$ 6,093

    Stampede Premium Dealer Package

    Be among the first dealers able to offer The Stampede!

    You'll get 350 Stampedes in assorted colors, complete with five severely limited edition funnygreenhippo.com first dealer T-shirt and 200 hippo stickers.

    The retail price of 350 Stampedes after the kickstarter campaign will be 12250 €.

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Funding period

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