This project's funding goal was not reached on August 13, 2014.
About this project
As you know, Kickstarter is an all or nothing system. If I don’t meet my funding goal, then I don’t receive any of the funds raised in our Kickstarter campaign. I will have to find a new way to bring The Spyder 360™ to market, which may take up to a year or more.
Use them on your feet! - Both feet on one!
Use them on your feet! - One foot per Spyder!
Use them on traditional high pile carpeting! - Same as your house!
Use them on synthetic wood floors! - Same as your house!
Here is a short 30second video Demo.
The Spyder 360™ - GET A FULL BODY WORKOUT WITH ONE VERSATILE DEVICE! While developing your Entire Core, NOT just your Abs! They provide you with an UNLIMITED RANGE OF MOTION™ and a mind blowing number of exercises! You can use them on your hands or feet!
Hello Kickstarters! My name is Jonathan Smith. I am an Industrial Designer living and working in Nashville TN. I have 10 years of experience developing products for globally recognized brands. Over the past 2.5 years I have been developing The Spyder 360™ alongside fitness enthusiasts and industry professionals. Their feedback has gone right into The Spyder 360™ to create a product with real benefits and value to fitness enthusiasts of any level.
This is the package we are selling in this Campaign.
As a backer of this project you will receive a pair of The Spyder 360™, a Knee pad, and an essential exercise guide! (Everything shown in this picture) The hardest part may be deciding how many sets you want to buy!
I decided upon materials that are stronger than were required so that the product would last.
• Build your entire core, which includes your back, oblique, and abdominal muscles.
• Be incredibly stable. Despite what you think, you will not allow your hands to slide our from under you. You will engage every muscle in your body to keep your hands under control.
• Be more versatile than push up bars, gliders, or an ab wheel. They can provide a whole body workout. You define the path your arms and legs take.
• Easily integrate into many of today’s popular exercise programs: HIIT, P90X™, Insanity™, 10-Minute Trainer™, T25™, Cross-Fit™, Piyo™, TRX™, Rip:60™
• Work on most surfaces and transition easily between them. ie: Carpeting, rugs, tile, marble, slate, granite, concrete, cork, rubber floors, rubber mats, gym mats, linoleum & laminate, astro turf of various heights, and others.
• Each surface provides a different experience and challenge.
• Ab Wheel / Ab Roller / Ab Carver • Push-Up Bars - Traditional & Rotational • Fitness Sliders / Gliders • Rip Deck
I have set up the support levels to give the earliest 500 backers the greatest value. They will be able to get a set of The Spyder 360™ for 50% off the future retail price! This doesn't mean that you won't get a great deal if you back the campaign at the higher price points, these prices are exclusively to the backers of our campaign! The price increases at each support level.
I have taken The Spyder 360™ as far as I can go with my resources. I NEED YOUR SUPPORT to get the production tooling cut, the product made, assembled, packaged, and shipped to the distribution center. If I can sell out of each support level I will be able to make The Spyder 360™ and two of our stretch goals a reality!
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Different surfaces present different challenges for each exercise.
• Wood Floors --- Impressions can be left in Real Wood floors. Synthetic wood floors have shown no signs of wear even with individuals who weighed more than 300lbs! I am sourcing a different wheel that will eliminate this problem.
These are the critical dimensions of The Spyder 360™
I never stopped working on the idea I had in college. I knew The Spyder 360™ could be more than what I imagined at the time. I created a simple prototype that allowed me to present the concept and show off the functionality with the intention of asking people for feedback about the concepts.
I used this prototype to approach a variety of individuals who were already established in various fitness disciplines. I asked them for 10 minutes of their time to demonstrate the product and hear their feedback.
Some were personal trainers, large regional gym owners and their staff, athletic combine trainers, strength coaches, chiropractors, physical therapists, a University’s Exercise Science and Kinesiology department, individuals who were passionate about fitness, and others who did not work out very much, if at all.
I have also been sending sets of my prototypes to individuals around the country. I approached them with the same request, except I was not there to demo the product to them. I was interested in what they thought of the concept. You can see more pictures of my prototypes, the process to make them, and a few of the individuals I sent my prototypes to at the bottom of this page.
No matter where they lived, I had the same request of everyone. Tell me what you don’t like and do not be afraid to hurt my feelings. If you think it’s a joke, tell me, but don’t hold back for my sake. I have conducted a lot of research for products I have developed for large companies and I knew that I did not want to lead them to the answer I wanted to hear. I wanted them to feel comfortable enough to tell me if they felt the idea was a waste of time. Not a single person said that to me.
Each 10 minute demo lasted over an hour! Within minutes of starting the demo they were pulling the prototypes out of my hands so they could try them! Over 90% of the people I interviewed asked me if I would sell them the prototypes! They told me THE SPYDER 360™ SOLVED A PROBLEM they had, too much equipment that only did one thing! They told me how versatile The Spyder 360™ was and then proceeded to show me all of the exercises they would do with them! They also had some great ideas about how to make them better.
Gym owners told me they wanted them in their gyms, in sets of 10 - 20! Three Different gym owners here in Nashville wanted to be a part of developing the certification classes. They also wanted to be the central certification location for the Nashville area! Independent of each other they suggested developing classes for groups of up to 20 people!
Due to their versatility we realize that many of you will find new uses for them. Our ultimate goal for the exercise guide is to build a mobile app that will echo many of the features of Instagram. It will allow users like you to capture videos of exercises you develop and share them with the larger community! You will also be able to see our exercise guide within the app and as we grow our exercises you will have them in your hand!
As of today, we have developed so many generations of The Spyder 360™ that I have almost lost count. We have spent most of our savings from the last several years developing them, and they are now ready for you! We have also developed and refined the stretch goals. When we reach those funding goals we will unveil them to you! Believe me, you will want them!
The Spyder 360™ is almost ready for production! I feel great about the Spyder 360™, the manufacturers I visited, and the timeline to get them into your hands before the New Year. My greatest concern is making people aware of them while presenting them in a way that illustrates they are not another set of push up bars!
I will use the money from this campaign to pay for the tooling, production, assembly, and packaging. Once the product is in the warehouse I can ship them directly to you. I have designed the support levels to exceed my funding goal, this way I can manage the unexpected events that occur during tooling, trial, and production ramp up.
The Spyder 360™ is almost ready for production. I recently visited 3 different manufacturers, 2 secondary suppliers for each manufacturer, and toured their respective production facilities. We discussed every part in detail. Each manufacturer I visited was highly recommended by my peers and their engagement was nothing short of fantastic. They have already agreed to start the tooling if we hit our funding goal early! This will help us beat our projected timeline and get The Spyder 360™ into your hands sooner!
The first is to support our campaign at any level, every dollar will move #thespyder360 closer to production. MY SECOND REQUEST is that you tell your social networks about The Spyder 360™ so they can JOIN IN and HELP US REACH OUR FUNDING GOAL! Even if you dont like The Spyder 360™ for yourself, I am sure you have a friend who will love it! I have a media kit on my web site, www.TheSpyder360.com, which contains a lot of information about our campaign. You can share this information with blogs, web sites, and friends. Just by sharing a direct link to this campaign with your followers and social networks you will be supporting our campaign in a big way!
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You have the opportunity to support our start up and be a part of its success by helping me market The Spyder 360™! If I haven’t said it already, this is just my family and I making this happen with our own resources. Being only one person, my marketing reach and network only goes so far, but you have the network that can take this project to heights which I have only dreamed of. If you share my campaign with your network on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others like Google+ we will be successful! We only need to sell 1500 units to meet our funding goal. But we hope to exceed that number and sell 5k units of The Spyder 360™.
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I have meticulously planned the months following a successful Kickstarter campaign to ensure that we can get the product to you before the New Year! If we meet our funding goal early, the manufacturer has already agreed to get the tooling started before the campaign is complete! This means we may be able to get The Spyder 360™ to you even sooner!
I have a few stretch goals in mind and you can see those outlined below! If we reach those funding goals we will unlock them for you to see!
These goals are NOT fluff! They will add more value to The Spyder 360™!
Thank you very much for taking the time to review my campaign! You will not be disappointed with your purchase! Please tell your friends about our campaign!
• We only need to sell 1500 units to meet our funding goal. We believe that if you support and share our campaign with your friends we can exceed that number and sell 5k units of The Spyder 360™!
• I have meticulously planned the months following a successful campaign to ensure that we can get the product to you before the New Year!
• If we meet our goal early, the manufacturer has already agreed to get the tooling started before the campaign is completed! Which means we will be able to get The Spyder 360™ into your hands even sooner!
• If we exceed our goal I have some stretch goals laid out that will add even more value to The Spyder 360™.
This final section is information that some may not want. But if you want some more details, this section is for you!
This past March we attended The Arnold Fitness Festival and exhibited The Spyder 360™ amongst some of the biggest names, and people, in the fitness industry. Over 180k people attend this event and we were able to get a booth at the last minute after someone backed out on Valentine’s Day, just two weeks before the event was set to start! #asf2014
Over 91% of the 265 people who participated in our #pushUpChallenge at our booth wanted to buy the prototypes! That was incredible! We had lines of people waiting to try them out!
These are a few of the individuals who have used my prototypes over the last 8 months! I have only met 13 of them in person. They were not paid by me for their time or feedback. Please feel free to contact them through their Facebook pages and ask them what they thought of their time using the Prototypes!
Feel free to contact them and ask their opinion of The Spyder 360™! You can also search for their demo videos online by searching for #TheSpyder360
Click on their name to go to their Facebook profile.
I thought you might like to see what it took to create some of the prototypes you have seen in our videos and pictures.
Creating the Silicone Molds.
Creating the iHUT Prototypes. (In-Home User Trial)
Removing iHUT Prototypes.
iHUT Prototype Assembly Process
Production Version - Separating Handle & Base - Quick Release
Production Version - Assembling Handle & Base - Quick Release
That's it! You should be tired by now! Thank you for taking the time to review my entire campaign. I wanted you to see what went into developing The Spyder 360™.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks when developing a new product. The manufacturers and I have been working together for months to refine the product for manufacturing. A risk analysis was conducted prior to putting together the development timeline. Which includes time allotments for unexpected events that may arise.
I will attend the pre-production trial after the tooling is cut. I will also attend the first production run to ensure that any adjustments will align to my expectations.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
I am testing a new material that is suppose to be stronger than the current prototyping material. If that test is successful then I will assess the costs of producing a set by hand.
If that test is successful and you would like to purchase a set of them. Send me an email at jonathan.smith@TheSpyder360.com
I have given that a lot of thought. The best time for fitness products seems to be during the December to January time frame.
I will not be able to bring The Spyder 360 to market this year, and I will struggle to make it happen there after. As an individual attempting to bring a product to market on my own, I don't have the budget to do this with my own resources.
There is one International level. The price is $120.00 US If you would like to purchase multiple sets of The Spyder 360, multiply how many sets you want by $60.00 and tell me what country you are shipping to. I will follow up with the International shipping cost. If you are using a freight forwarder here in the US, Like HopShopGo, let me know and I will follow up with the shipping cost for the number of sets you want to pre-order.
The first thing is to make a pledge towards my campaign. Every dollar helps and each new backer increases our visibility according to one of Kickstarters metrics.
I have a media kit on my web site - http://thespyder360.com/media-kit/
You can use those images to share my campaign with your friends. You can also share my my campaign with your friends directly from my campaign, there are social media links under the primary video at the top of the page.
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