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$1,362
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 15 2014 11:48 PM UTC +00:00
$1,362
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 15 2014 11:48 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Packer is our plan to make life with a skateboard easier; giving you the ability to wear your skateboard on your back so you can Keep Calm and Carry On when you're done riding. 

The idea for the Packer came about during a month long skate adventure across Europe. My board was my main mode of transportation and although it was the most useful thing I brought with me, it became incredibly inconvenient as soon as I stepped off the board and walked into a shop. Suddenly I was Buster Bluth with no way of opening my juice. 

We want to make it easy to fully utilize skateboarding as a means of travel. Skateboards are great way to get from point A to B, but we want them to disappear when we're not riding. 

Want to stop and get a coffee? Don't worry about leaving your board against a wall, just clip it and throw it over your shoulder. 

This is our 2-part system we call The Packer and The Packer risers

 The Packer risers have been designed with strength in mind and have been thoroughly tested. They're going to hold up as long as your board does. 

The setup is simple. Remove the trucks from the deck, install the risers between the deck and trucks; then, remount the trucks using the existing hardware. Now your board is ready to strapped. Since the risers mount using the same holes as the trucks, they can be installed on almost any board.

The riser plates are thin and unobtrusive; yet, accessible and easy to use. The risers are 14ga powdercoated steel and with 4 color options; they can be made to stand out or blend in. 

The original concept was a simple duffel bag strap clipped to holes drilled in the board. We felt incorporating a bag was the next logical step.

We're starting off things simple. The Packer is a small bag with just enough space for the important things. 180 cubic inches in the main pocket and a nice little pouch on the front for that one thing you need often.

Through this campaign, The Packer is available in three colors; however, if you don't see The Packer in your favorite color, check out our rewards; we can make things happen.

The money raised in this campaign will be used to fund the initial tooling and production process to make the risers and bags. 

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We thank you for taking your time to learn more about our product. We're extremely excited for the possibilities this product creates and if you have any questions, comments, concerns; please don't hesitate to shoot us a message. Got an idea as to how we can improve on our design? Let us know! This is hopefully only the start to a line of products to fit all the needs of traveling skaters; around the world!

I have a great deal of friends to thank for helping me create the possibility of The Packer. I hope their efforts show in the way we've presented this product because they have certainly put a great deal into it. This project is the beginning of what I hope to be a new brand that promotes and encourages people of all ages to skateboard. 

Risks and challenges

Setbacks are always a part of product design and production. We believe that talking through issues is key. We have an open communication relationship with our US suppliers and have discussed possible setbacks. The design for the truck risers has evolved over the development phase of this project to ensure that we provide a quality product. We are constantly playing the What If game and we are determined to see that this production goes off without a hitch.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    We know not everyone can help financially, but even $1 and a few shares goes a long way..especially the shares! We appreciate any and all support in our efforts to bring to market a skateboard accessory to a frenzie of able-bodied skateboarders ready to explore the world!

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    Show some love with a pair a Packer stickers. Everyone has their own style. Put us on your board, helmet, mom's van, whatever!

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    For the maker/hacker/cheapskate! Make your own damn strap or bag; custom to your liking and send us a photo so we can copy!

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    Pledge $22 or more About $22

    We're offering a limted run of 24"x18" posters. There's too many words to describe this talented, amazing, smart, creative, driven woman. A 1 in a million. Show some love for The Packer as well as my beautiful friend, Kayna!

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    Pledge $24 or more About $24

    Give us $24 and we'll put our Packer logo on a shirt and send it to you. Wear it to the local zoo; the monkeys will all be super jelly.

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    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    If you want to give our product as a Christmas gift, we've got just the reward for you. We won't be done with production in time for the holidays; however, for the first 100 that select this pledge, we will send you a holiday postcard just in time. Give it a kiss, wrap it up and put it in a stocking. When production is done, we'll give your Packer to Santa and he'll drop them off on his way to the Bahamas.

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    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    Love our product?! We'll give you a production setup straight off the production line before anyone else. Have in mind one of the 3 available bag colors and one of the 4 riser color options.

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    Pledge $119 or more About $119

    If you want a Packer but don't necessarily like one of our stock color options; pledge $119 and we'll custom make a production Packer in some fabric/color of your liking; even hipster flannel...if that's your thing.

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    Pledge $149 or more About $149

    We really have no idea what kind of support we're going to receive on this crazy idea; but we're really hoping it's a hit. If it is, we're going to throw a shindig of sorts. Plege $149 and we'll not only send you a production setup like everyone else, but we'll put you on the guestlist for our "Great Success" party here in LA! We'll feed you food and bevvies. Maybe even lift you in the air and sing your praises!

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    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    Don't think you can make our party? Support us with $199 and we'll give you a personal shoutout and make a big hupla in your honor. We'll even record it and send it to you to show how much we appreciate your help.

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    Pledge $249 or more About $249

    Super supporter! Pledge $249 and we'll not only give you production Packer at the same time as all the other backers; but we'll also send you a pre-production version of our next bag later down the line. We have a lot of awesome ideas in the works and we want to share them with you! Be the first to know what's next on the block.

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Funding period

- (30 days)