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$22.00 pledged of $10,000 goal
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By Kevin Dill
$22.00 pledged of $10,000 goal
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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About this project

Pledge to help us to help others with full range of motion fitness.

The V-Board fitness platform uses quick-connect components which are built into the board and attached to the stretch pegs and stretch band assemblies. The use of the Kickstarter funds will enable us to have our own tooling and manufacturing production of the quick-connect components. This will greatly reduce the final price of the product. Also, we plan to use a strong yet lightweight HDPE plastic for the platform vs our high-grade plywood prototypes. We must further test and experiment with screen printing, painting or choosing large adhesive decals for our final product as the material we wish to use has special adhesion requirements. Your pledge will help us get the V-Board placed into physical therapy use for full range of motion exercises and in home workout studios for a convenient and easy to store workout platform.

Risks and challenges

We have worked diligently for two years developing functional design of the V-Board with working prototypes. We are completely self-funded to this point with no debt or financing. With this amount of successful effort, we do not intend to stop with production as we have a waiting list for the V-Board.

Risks for this project are:

We are currently Patent Pending in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. There is always the risk of not acquiring a full patent.

Current hardware costs are high due to limited supplier sourcing for quality stainless quick connect hardware. We have negotiated tooling setup with a hardware manufacturer which has greatly reduced the cost. Their pricing structure could change without notice requiring us to again source and negotiate hardware tooling and manufacture.

Settling on a lightweight strong plastic which has good paint and label adhesion requires further testing until it is proved durable for a well used workout platform.

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    Become an Influencer

    To thank you for your $1 or more support for the V-Board, we will send a personalized "Thank You" video via email from our V-Board Inventor.

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    Chelsea's V-Board Embroidered Ball Cap

    Pledge $25 or more and receive an embroidered black cap with red logo just like the one Chelsea is wearing in the video.

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    Original Black and Red Prototype V-Board

    Pledge $2,500. and receive one of only two original fully functional prototype V-Boards which will be signed by the inventor with details of how it was manufactured and custom painted. Comes with the accessories.

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    Original Blue and Pink Prototype V-Board

    Pledge $2,500. and receive one of only two original fully functional prototype V-Boards which will be signed by the inventor with details of how it was manufactured and custom painted. Comes with the accessories.

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Funding period

- (45 days)