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$2,156
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
29
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 16 2015 3:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Looking for a product that provides endless amounts of fun and convenience? 

Koolbol is the first and only All In One Sports Goal, Cooler and Backpack. Join the fun and play variations of your favorite sports like volleyball, soccer, football, lacrosse, bad mitten, golf, hockey, bean bag toss and more! Even splash around and play some games in the water! Time to relax? Enjoy floating around with our 14 can detachable cooler or chill out in the shade with Koolbols beach umbrella holder. 

The backpacks well designed and convenient features include a mesh pocket for sandals and shoes (now you can stop kicking sand at everyone with your sandals dude!) and a mesh sleeve to carry your beach umbrella, wiffle ball bat or lacrosse stick. 

When traveling or packing up Koolbol just buckle it down and collapse it flat. If your looking for fun and convenience Koolbol is the must have beach, backyard  or tailgating product.

Play Variations of All Ball Sports on the Beach, at a BBQ or at a Tailgate 

Watch how much fun our team has!

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 Freestyle with Koolbol 

@kierandb using Koolbol for convenience and to improve his skills
@kierandb using Koolbol for convenience and to improve his skills
@dcfreestyle
@dcfreestyle

Football 

Football Tailgating
Football Tailgating
Football Beach
Football Beach
Football
Football

Volleyball 

Volleyball
Volleyball
Volleyball
Volleyball

Wiffle Ball - Set the koolbol on a chair to elevate it. If the pitcher gets it in the front pocket it's a Strike Out! Hit anywhere on the Koolbol and it's a Strike. Throw a sinker and get it into the top compartment and it's an automatic 3 Outs!

Wiffle Ball
Wiffle Ball
Wiffle Ball
Wiffle Ball

Lacrosse 

Lacrosse
Lacrosse
Lacrosse
Lacrosse

Badminton 

Someones a soar loser and it wasn't Lara! 

Badminton
Badminton


Koolbol Game Rules and Regulations 

SECURING THE GOAL:

  •  The official distance of the goals is 10 ft. Measuring the distance starts from the front of the goal to the front of the other goal. If it's too easy move the Koolbols back in 5ft increments until its more competitive!
  •  Mini sports bols are the best for game play
  • Both teams will share a bols in game play 
  •  Remove the cooler so the goal is flat with the ground. It’s best to use 16oz sand bags inside to weigh the goal down. Other options would work too.

THE CLOSER:  

  • The Closer represents the right to shoot last. The teams play 1 round to determine who goes first. The team that scores the highest points gets to choose the shooting order. In a best of series tournament the losing team will automatically get to choose shooting order. 

GAME PLAY: 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 2 

  •  The teams can decide to play using once bounce 
  • Players can decide to switch sides at half if weather or wind is a factor 
  • Any disagreements should be disputed before the game is over. 
  • Play consists of two teams each with two players. Each teammate will stand at the opposite goal. Each team mate will (serve) throw or kick from to the opposite goal and if needed their teammate will (deflect) the bol into the top and front pockets 
  • Each Partner gets a chance to serve and deflect. The shooter can score points with a direct score or the deflector can score by deflecting the bol to hit or land inside the goal. Deflector may not touch the goal in anyway but they can move anywhere within the playing area. 
  • Upon both team mates getting a turn to serve and deflect t the other team goes. 
  • All official games are played to 21 points. In order to win each team must achieve a score of exactly 21.  If a team goes over 21 points they will automatically go back to 15. 

 OVER TIME: 

  • If both teams are tied with 21 points, the game will go into overtime. Each team will get a single turn. If the closer team scores more points than the other team they automatically win. If teams are tied after the first round the teams will continue to have one round games until a winner is crowned. 

INTERFERENCE: 

  •  If a player interferes with a shot the other team will receive 3 points .If the wind blows over the goal the shooting team will get a chance for a re-do if they’d like. 

 SHOOTING/RELEASE  

  • All adult players must shoot from behind the goal on either side. If a shot is illegal, the team will receive a warning. If a second violation occurs the team will lose a whole play resulting in no points. Ladies, children, and physically challenged players can determine and agree on a fair achievable distance before the game. 

DEFLECTING: • Koolbol provides the opportunity to deflect the bol into the goal. Many different types of deflects are acceptable. 

  •  Koolbol provides the opportunity to deflect the bol into the goal. Many different types of deflects are acceptable. 

SCORING: 

  • 1. Direct score into Goal A (Top Pocket) - 3 points Made directly serve
  • 2. Direct score into Goal B (Front Pocket) – 5 points • Made directly from serve 
  • 3. Assist – deflects into Goal A– 2 points 
  • 4. No assist-1 point • Hits the goal but doesn’t go in 
  • 5. Two touch – 2 points • Deflects into top pocket • 1 point - Hits any part of the goal

Hit the Koolbol - 1 POINT 

1 POINT
1 POINT

Direct Score into Front Pocket  - 5 POINTS 

Deflect into Front Pocket - 2 POINTS 

5 POINTS
5 POINTS

Direct score into Top Pocket - 3 POINTS

Deflect into Top Pocket - 2 POINTS 

3 POINTS
3 POINTS

Bounce into Top Pocket - 2 POINTS

Using 2 hands or 2 touch - 1 POINT 

Well Designed & Convenient Features 

One of the BIGGEST HASSLES can be from trying to carry a cooler, a backpack, a umbrella and a game to play all at the same time. How many times has this been you?

 With a Koolbol you can say GOODBYE to that! & HELLO to a Padded Backpack with a long Side Sleeve that holds a wiffle ball bat, lacrosse stick or beach umbrella

A Mesh Sleeve to hold your shoes, sandals and cleats 

Mesh Sleeve
Mesh Sleeve
Mesh Pocket
Mesh Pocket

A Side Pocket to hold your keys, cell phone or sunscreen 

Side Pocket
Side Pocket

The Main Compartment can be used for towels and clothes 

Main Compartment
Main Compartment

The Front Pocket is used two ways: Ball Holder & Goal 

When your not playing the game it holds and carries your favorite sports balls so you don't get valuables or clothes dirty. 

Ball Compartment & Front Goal
Ball Compartment & Front Goal

 The Cooler can hold 14 cans and float the Koolbol to play in the water. It's also detachable and can be used on its own. We recommended removing the cooler when playing on land to balance the Koolbol better. 

Cooler
Cooler
Floating Cooler and Floating Koolbol
Floating Cooler and Floating Koolbol
Mesh Sleeve Holds & Secures Beach Umbrella
Mesh Sleeve Holds & Secures Beach Umbrella
Mesh Sleeve Holds Sports Equipment
Mesh Sleeve Holds Sports Equipment

Koolbol collapses flat for easy storage and convenient traveling 

First Buckle Down 

Adjustable Buckles
Adjustable Buckles
Collapse Flat
Collapse Flat

 Rewards:

#2 International Playboy Model Lara Cole Custom Signed Poster with anything you want!$25 

Custom Lara Cole Signed Poster
Custom Lara Cole Signed Poster

#3 All I DO IS BOL T-SHIRT $25

ALL I DO IS BOL T-SHIRT
ALL I DO IS BOL T-SHIRT

 #4 1 Koolbol with cooler ($50)

  • Best used for: Wiffle ball strike zone, Hockey goal or goalie & Trainer for all sports 
  • Cooler: fits 14 cans detaches & floats 
  • Backpack: padded with convenient 
Use Koolbol for Strike Zone
Use Koolbol for Strike Zone

 #5 2 Koolbols without coolers ($60)

  • Best used for: 1vs1 & 2 vs 2 games 
  • Backpack: padded with convenient features (without coolers)
2 vs 2 football
2 vs 2 football
Combo set without coolers
Combo set without coolers

#6 2 Koolbols, 1 comes with cooler ($85)

  • Best used for: 1vs1 & 2vs2 games 
  • Cooler: fits 14 cans, detaches & floats  
  • Backpack: padded with convenient features

#7 2 Koolbols with coolers ($100)

  • Best used for: 1vs1 & 2 vs 2 games
  • Cooler: fits 14 cans detaches & floats (28 cans total)
  • Backpack: padded with convenient features 
Playing Koolbol
Playing Koolbol
Koolbol with Cooler
Koolbol with Cooler
Floating Cooler & Floating Koolbol - Play in the water
Floating Cooler & Floating Koolbol - Play in the water
Backpack with Convenient Features
Backpack with Convenient Features

Cooler functionality 

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 The Story 

(Brandon) My coach used to set up a similar soccer game at practice with cones to strengthen our first touch. It was probably the funnest drill we played. After a while the drill became addicting and some competition started throughout the team. Eventually we would create teams and play it on our own. After doing a lot of research I brought the idea to my best friend and partner Nick. I asked him how can we make a soccer game with two cones into a commercial product. With Nick being good with his hands and creative as he is he built our first prototype out of PVC Pipe. The thing was so ugly but it was a good start! Eventually we came up with a backpack cylinder shape product that was also the goal. The cooler idea made us unique and original and this was important for patent ability. Considering we kept our drinks in a cooler, we used a ball to play and our friends and family thought the idea was cool we came up with the name KOOLBOL! 

             EVOLUTION OF KOOLBOL 

These prototypes were built by a manufacturer who couldn't keep up with our demands for producing a commercial grade product. They left us hoping for more each time but after the 3rd prototype on the right we decided to move on and find someone with better credentials. 

Prototypes 1-2-3
Prototypes 1-2-3

 Prototype #4 

After finding a new manufacture that made bags for big box stores we decided to give them a shot.  The 4th prototype was our first prototype with the new company and we were so happy with the result. All of our friends and family were blown away from the difference in quality, functionality and craftsmanship. Though, as good as it was we wanted it to be even better!

4th Prototype
4th Prototype

 The Revisions we asked for on our 5th prototype  

- Stronger Nylon  

- Better structure with the wire to keep the Koolbol standing up straight - Better non leak cooler. This cooler was getting some moisture and we didn't want that happening in anyone's car!

- More adjustable buckles to collapse half way or fully down 

- 2 Mesh sleeves on the cooler to support the pool noodle. This was a change to make Koolbol more streamlined.

  - The cooler attaches to the Koolbol by zipper but the zipper piece was considerably small. We didn't want our customers spending a lot of time taking the cooler on and off so we asked for a better zipper functionality.

- We had 4 medium size cup holder but decided to go with 2 big ones instead. Now you can fit full size solo cups in them.  

- The backpack straps we straight making the back a little uncomfortable. We asked for curved straps to flow with the curves of the back and shoulders.

5th Prototype 

 We will have our 6th generation Koolbol 10 days into Kick Starter and couldn't be more excited to show it off! It has a few revisions that make koolbol more comfortable and functional. To us the little things make a big difference! 

We know that in order to have a successful campaign it takes more than a great product. We have an in house video production team producing enjoyable content to promote Koolbol with humor and sex appeal. 

4th of July Kick Off Video 

#1 of 4 funny Koolbol videos just for this Campaign 

We also have athlete and model surprises throughout the campaign 

Risks and challenges

Without any setbacks we will have 500 pairs of Koolbols here by Mid September and the those first 500 customers will be enjoying koolbol by October during Football season. Importing, shipping and warehousing can add more time than projected.

We are offering a wholesale price to our Kick Starter customers because you have the ability to make or break our dream. A lower price tag means we have to sell more to reach our goal but we want our founders to get the best value.

Our product is 8.4 lbs so shipping is quite pricey but we consumed most of the shipping.

We've experienced two years of challenges and obstacles to make it to Kick Starter but we arrived fully prepared for making this a successful campaign. Those two years represent two committed partners becoming extremely knowledgeable in the design and functionality of sports goals made from nylon, non leak cooler bags and comfortable backpacks. We've had time to make a ton of mistakes and overcome many setbacks. It was important for us to come to Kick Starter without any known issues.

The first year was all about researching, sourcing and building homemade prototypes. We built 3 homemade prototypes before we decided to contact manufactures.

The second year we contacted over 50 plastic, rubber and nylon manufacturers. The first manufacturer made 3 prototypes for us but couldn't keep up with our specific demands for design and quality so we moved on.

Our current manufacturer Emily has made our 4th and 5th prototypes .Her company works with big brands. We have experience with all grades of nylon from 420D -900D. The new Koolbols are made of 900D which is rip and water proof. 900D is way more expensive but we wanted Koolbol to be as tough as our best athletes in the worst conditions!

Our hard work, dedication to persistence led us to try and produce the best commercialized product possible. We hope our customers can see the value we are providing. We aren't experts yet but we promise we've worked so hard to provide you with a big box store ready product.

We will always update our backers on progress and or setbacks. We want to gain your trust and so we can gain happy life time customers of Koolbol products. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask us.

So far the frequent Questions and Concerns:

1. What happens if you don't each your goal - You card will be refunded. It's also not charged until we hit our goal.

2. Have you started manufacturing? - Yes we will be done with manufacturing after this month. 1,000 units will be ready to ship.

3. Please review the photos of the rewards listed here in the story if your having problems understanding them. You can also message us for help!

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    KOOL FOR LIFE: Your support at any level means the world to us! To show you how much we care all backers will be considered founders and your photograph will be shown to the world on our website.

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    Best for: Freestyle Soccer, Wiffle ball, Hockey, Sports Training
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    Backpack: padded with convenient features
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    KOOLBOL EARLY BIRD SPECIAL USA: Get your very own All In One Koolbol with all 3 features Shipped Early!
    (1) All in One Sports Goal/Cooler/Backpack
    Sports Goal Best For: Wiffle ball strike zone, Hockey goal or goalie & Trainer for all sports
    Cooler: fits 14 cans, detaches & floats.
    Backpack: padded with convenient features
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    KOOLBOL EARLY BIRD SPECIAL USA: Get your very own All In One Koolbol Set with all 3 the features Shipped Early!
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