$6 406
sur $10,000engagés sur un objectif de $10,000
126
contributeurs
0secondes avant la fin
Financement non réussi
L'objectif de financement de ce projet n'a pas été atteint avant dim. 30 avril 2017 21:45 UTC +00:00.
Anchor LabsPar Anchor Labs
Premier projet créé
Anchor LabsPar Anchor Labs
Premier projet créé
$6 406
sur $10,000engagés sur un objectif de $10,000
126
contributeurs
0secondes avant la fin
Financement non réussi
L'objectif de financement de ce projet n'a pas été atteint avant dim. 30 avril 2017 21:45 UTC +00:00.

Qu'est-ce qu'un prototype ?

Un prototype est un modèle préliminaire. Lorsqu'un projet a pour but la fabrication d'un produit physique, le créateur doit présenter un prototype fonctionnel à ses contributeurs. Cette galerie de photos, de vidéos et d'éléments visuels montre aux contributeurs ce qui a été accompli et ce qu'il reste à faire. Le processus de développement est susceptible de varier d'un projet à l'autre, mais les étapes typiques sont les suivantes :

Validation de concept

Une étude visant à tester l'idée et les fonctionnalités du produit.

Prototype fonctionnel

Un prototype qui présente le fonctionnement du produit final, mais qui n'en a pas l'aspect.

Prototype d'apparence

Une maquette qui ressemble au produit final, mais qui ne fonctionne pas.

Prototype de design

Un prototype dont l'apparence et les fonctionnalités correspondent au produit final, mais dont les méthodes de fabrication sont différentes.

Prototype de production

L'apparence, les fonctionnalités et les méthodes de fabrication sont celles du produit final.

121446707be830967c5f1d067de46ac1 original.png?ixlib=rb 1.1

Galerie de prototypes

Ces photos et vidéos offrent un aperçu détaillé de l'avancée du projet.

À propos

Failing to clip in while lead climbing is dangerous, frustrating, and stresses equipment. Taking falls or "whippers" can leave you fatigued or injured and unable to continue your day of climbing. 

As a group of climbers who took numerous whippers while learning to lead, we decided that there had to be a way to improve the equipment we were using. We wanted something to assist clipping in and help conserve our energy to ultimately focus on climbing instead of clipping. This is when the idea of the Gumball carabiner was born. Finally, a way to clip more easily, allowing for a safer and more enjoyable climbing experience.

Miniature de la vidéo du projet
Rejouer avec le son
Lecture
avec le son

The Gumball is an aluminum forged carabiner manufactured in the USA, and features curved wire gate and a ball at the rope entry point. This combination of quality materials and innovative features minimizes the weight of the carabiner while maximizing its functionality. Our carabiner will be CE certified and each one will be physically tested for strength and safety metrics during production.

Climbing equipment is there to keep you safe, and shouldn't get in your way. Our goal is to create an effortless clipping experience so your energy can be focused on tackling harder routes and reaching new heights. As a result, climbers will expend less energy clipping in and take fewer falls.

The design of the Gumball enables climbers of all skill levels to clip like the pros while lead climbing. The curved gate and ball at the rope entry point create a basket that feeds the rope into the carabiner, making the struggle to clip a thing of the past. We're offering our carabiner standalone and as a full quickdraw. The full draw will include the Gumball Clip, a tether or "dogbone", and standard carabiner.

To understand the value of the of the Gumball, picture yourself halfway up a one hundred foot ascent. You start to feel the fatigue in your forearms, your calves start to tighten and shake. You reach up and grab the next hold and notice that it is extremely small and shallow. Now six feet above your last carabiner, fifty feet up the wall, you reach over to clip in. You fumble with a standard carabiner and after several seconds attempting to clip in, you finally slide the rope into the carabiner. You reach up to grab the next hold and your hand slides off, sending you into a fall. Now you're hanging halfway up your route exhausted and annoyed. If clipping was easier, you would still have the energy to complete the rest of your climb.

The basket effect created by the Gumball carabiner allows the rope to rest in a ready position to be pulled down and locked in.
The basket effect created by the Gumball carabiner allows the rope to rest in a ready position to be pulled down and locked in.

 

  

  • Curved wire gate to allow the rope to slide easily into the carabiner 
  • Ball at the rope entry point to catch and guide the rope through the gate
  • Protective overhang to minimize risk of unclipping when backclipped

 

Our carabiners will be CE certified during the manufacturing process. This certification strength requires that our carabiners must be able to hold at least the following forces:

· Closed gate strength - 20kN

· Open gate - 7kN

· Minor axis - 7kN

 

 

 

 

Handcrafted real wood journals. Record all of your climbing and outdoor adventures. (8.5" x 5.5")
Handcrafted real wood journals. Record all of your climbing and outdoor adventures. (8.5" x 5.5")

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Risques et défis

Safety is not an option when making climbing equipment. We will take the necessary steps to manufacture our carabiners to the CE certification strength.

Each carabiner will be tested at the end of the assembly process.

The design of our carabiner was created carefully to assure that falls are less likely to unclip the rope.

Exact colors have not yet been finalized, and negotiations are in the works with the manufacturing partners to bring you great looking carabiners.

Our greatest challenge has been funding the initial tooling costs and manufacturing run, which is why we'd love your support helping this product come to life.

En savoir plus sur la notion de responsabilité sur Kickstarter

Des questions sur ce projet ? Reportez-vous à la FAQ

Soutenir

  1. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 5 $ ou plus Environ 5 $

    Thank You!

    Not interested in climbing but want to support our mission? Pledge any dollar amount over $5 here!

    We appreciate your support! Every dollar helps us towards our goal! We will keep you posted on our progress and recognize you on our backer list.

    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    7 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  2. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 18 $ ou plus Environ 18 $

    EARLY BIRD - ONE Gumball Clip

    Support us now and receive one of the very first Gumball Clips produced! This will be great for quickdraws that you already own and want to swap one of the existing carabiners for the Gumball Clip.

    This option does NOT include the full quickdraw, just one carabiner. This reward will also ensure that you are recognized on our backer list.

    $25 Retail Value! You save $7!

    Share with your Facebook friends after you pledge to receive an Anchor Labs sticker.

    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    Quantité limitée 39 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  3. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 20 $ ou plus Environ 20 $

    ONE Gumball Clip

    Early birds or not - everyone needs a Gumball Clip!

    Support us now and receive one of the very first Gumball Clips produced! This will be great for quickdraws that you already own and want to swap one of the existing carabiners for the Gumball Clip.

    This option does NOT include the full quickdraw, just one carabiner. This reward will also ensure that you are recognized on our backer list.

    $25 Retail Value! You save $5!

    Share with your Facebook friends after you pledge to receive an Anchor Labs sticker.

    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    4 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  4. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 23 $ ou plus Environ 23 $

    EARLY BIRD - ONE Gumball Clip Quickdraw

    Support us now and receive one of the very first Gumball Clips produced accompanied by a sourced dogbone and carabiner to complete the full quickdraw.

    This option includes the full quickdraw. This reward will also ensure that you are recognized on our backer list.

    $30 Retail Value! You save $7!

    Share with your Facebook friends after you pledge to receive an Anchor Labs sticker.

    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    Quantité limitée 18 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  5. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 25 $ ou plus Environ 25 $

    ONE Gumball Clip Quickdraw

    Miss out on the early bird? Don't worry - there are more worms.

    Support us now and receive one of the very first Gumball Clips produced accompanied by a sourced dogbone and carabiner to complete the full quickdraw.

    This option includes the full quickdraw. This reward will also ensure that you are recognized on our backer list.

    $30 Retail Value! You save $5!

    Share with your Facebook friends after you pledge to receive an Anchor Labs sticker.

    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    3 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  6. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 35 $ ou plus Environ 35 $

    ONE Gumball Clip + Hat

    Select this reward to receive a Gumball Clip from our first production run and a hat from Discrete Clothing (www.discreteclothing.com).

    The carabiner included in this package will NOT be a full quickdraw. For backing us you will also receive recognition on our backer list.

    $55 Retail Value! You save $20!

    Share with your Facebook friends after you pledge to receive an Anchor Labs sticker.

    After selecting this reward tier you will receive a direct message on Kickstarter to select the style of your Discrete hat. Please view your options under the "Partnerships" section of our main page.

    Comprend :
    • Discrete Headwear
    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    6 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  7. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 40 $ ou plus Environ 40 $

    ONE Gumball Clip Quickdraw + Hat

    Select this reward to receive a Gumball Clip Quickdraw from our first production run and a hat from Discrete Clothing (www.discreteclothing.com).

    The carabiner included in this package will be a full quickdraw with one Gumball Clip and a sourced dogbone and carabiner to complete the draw. For backing us you will also receive recognition on our backer list.

    $60 Retail Value! You save $20!

    Share with your Facebook friends after you pledge to receive an Anchor Labs sticker.

    After selecting this reward tier you will receive a direct message on Kickstarter select the style of your Discrete hat. Please view your options under the "Partnerships" section of our main page.

    Comprend :
    • Discrete Headwear
    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    5 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  8. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 50 $ ou plus Environ 50 $

    ONE Gumball Clip + Notebook

    Select this reward to receive a Gumball Clip from our first production run and a "field notes" journal made by Woodchuck (www.woodchuckusa.com) etched with the Anchor Labs logo.

    The carabiner included in this package will NOT be a full quickdraw. For backing us you will also receive recognition on our backer list.

    $70 Retail Value! You save $20!

    Share with your Facebook friends after you pledge to receive an Anchor Labs sticker.

    Comprend :
    • Woodchuck "Field Notes" Journal
    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    5 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  9. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 55 $ ou plus Environ 55 $

    ONE Gumball Clip Quickdraw + Notebook

    Select this reward to receive a Gumball Clip from our first production run and a "field notes" journal made by Woodchuck (www.woodchuckusa.com) etched with the Anchor Labs logo.

    The carabiner included in this package will be a full quickdraw with one Gumball Clip and a sourced dogbone and carabiner to complete the draw. For backing us you will also receive recognition on our backer list.

    $75 Retail Value! You save $20!

    Share with your Facebook friends after you pledge to receive an Anchor Labs sticker.

    Comprend :
    • Woodchuck "Field Notes" Journal
    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    2 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  10. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 65 $ ou plus Environ 65 $

    ONE Gumball Clip + Hat + Notebook

    Select this reward to receive a Gumball Clip from our first production run. You will also receive a hat from Discrete Clothing (www.discreteclothing.com) and a "field notes" journal made by Woodchuck (www.woodchuckusa.com) etched with the Anchor Labs logo.

    The carabiner included in this package will NOT be a full quickdraw. For backing us you will also receive recognition on our backer list.

    $100 Retail Value! You save $35!

    Share with your Facebook friends after you pledge to receive an Anchor Labs sticker.

    After selecting this reward tier you will receive a direct message on Kickstarter to select the style of your Discrete hat. Please view your options under the "Partnerships" section of our main page.

    Comprend :
    • Woodchuck "Field Notes" Journal
    • Discrete Headwear
    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    6 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  11. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 70 $ ou plus Environ 70 $

    ONE Gumball Clip Draw + Hat + Notebook

    Select this reward to receive a Gumball Clip from our first production run. You will also receive a hat from Discrete Clothing (www.discreteclothing.com) and a "field notes" journal made by Woodchuck (www.woodchuckusa.com) etched with the Anchor Labs logo.

    The carabiner included in this package will be a full quickdraw with one Gumball Clip and a sourced dogbone and carabiner to complete the draw. For backing us you will also receive recognition on our backer list.

    $105 Retail Value! You save $35!

    Share with your Facebook friends after you pledge to receive an Anchor Labs sticker.

    After selecting this reward tier you will receive a direct message on Kickstarter to select the style of your Discrete hat. Please view your options under the "Partnerships" section of our main page.

    Comprend :
    • Woodchuck "Field Notes" Journal
    • Discrete Headwear
    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    8 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  12. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 100 $ ou plus Environ 100 $

    FIVE Gumball Clip Quickdraws

    The long-awaited innovation in carabiners is here. Get your hands on them NOW!

    Buy a full rack of Gumball Clip Quickdraws to get you up even the toughest routes with ease. The quickdraws will consist of a Gumball Clip and a sourced dogbone and carabiner.

    This reward will include 5 quickdraws and recognition on our backer list.

    $125 Retail Value! You save $25!

    Share your pledge with your Facebook friends and receive a personalized "Climber/Backer Spotlight" post from the Anchor Labs Facebook account and an Anchor Labs sticker!

    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    5 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  13. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 150 $ ou plus Environ 150 $

    FIVE Gumball Clip Draws + Hat + Notebook

    The long-awaited innovation in carabiners is here. Get your hands on them NOW!

    Buy a full rack of Gumball Clip Quickdraws to get you up even the toughest routes with ease. The quickdraws will consist of a Gumball Clip and a sourced dogbone and carabiner.

    This reward will include 5 quickdraws and recognition on our backer list. You will also receive a hat from Discrete Clothing (www.discreteclothing.com) and a "field notes" journal made by Woodchuck (www.woodchuckusa.com) etched with the Anchor Labs logo.

    $205 Retail Value! You save $55!

    Share your pledge with your Facebook friends and receive a personalized "Climber/Backer Spotlight" post from the Anchor Labs Facebook account and an Anchor Labs sticker!

    After selecting this reward tier you will receive a a direct message on Kickstarter to select the style of your Discrete hat. Please view your options under the "Partnerships" section of our main page.

    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    2 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  14. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 190 $ ou plus Environ 190 $

    TEN Gumball Clip Quickdraws

    Outfit yourself with Gumball Clips!

    Buy 2 full racks of Gumball Clip quickdraws to tackle any route ahead. The quickdraws will consist of a Gumball Clip and a sourced dogbone and carabiner.

    This reward will include 10 quickdraws and recognition on our backer list.

    $250 Retail Value! You save $60!

    Share your pledge with your Facebook friends and receive a personalized "Climber/Backer Spotlight" post from the Anchor Labs Facebook account and an Anchor Labs sticker!

    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    6 contributeurs
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.
  15. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 370 $ ou plus Environ 370 $

    TWENTY Gumball Clip Quickdraws

    Outfit yourself and your friends with Gumball Clip quickdraws!

    Buy 4 full racks of Gumball Clip quickdraws to tackle any route ahead. The quickdraws will consist of a Gumball Clip and a sourced dogbone and carabiner.

    This reward will include 20 quickdraws and recognition on our backer list.

    $500 Retail Value! You save $130!

    Share your pledge with your Facebook friends and receive a personalized "Climber/Backer Spotlight" post from the Anchor Labs Facebook account and an Anchor Labs sticker!

    Moins
    Livraison prévue :
    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    1 contributeur
    $
    Kickstarter n'est pas un magasin.

    C'est un outil qui permet de donner vie à des projets créatifs.

    En savoir plus sur la responsabilité.

Période de financement

- (29 jours)