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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 4 2015
$4,013
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
35
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 4 2015

About

We aren't quite making our goal this time, but we'll be back! Check for updates outside of Kickstarter, please visit http://www.rcski.com/kickstarter :)

We invented the RC SKI so anyone could wakeboard solo. The idea came to us when company founder Justin could not catch a breeze while kiteboarding. “Wouldn’t it be great to go wakeboarding without having to drag a friend out of bed to tow you around?” Justin went into his workshop to combine his love for RC cars and wakeboarding, and RC SKI was born.

After countless hours building the first prototypes and working with engineers, we’re confident we have a great product that’s safe and guaranteed to blow you away!

What exactly is it?

The RC SKI Unit consists of the following parts.

A Tow Handle
A comfortable and natural feeling half moon shaped handle from which you control the Ski. It is your transmitter.

Receiver Actuator
This is attached to the Ski, and it receives the signal telling the Ski what to do. It does have adjustable settings for different launch styles.

Tow Lines And Pulleys
Your tow rope is two lines connected to the Ski with two pulleys used to steer the Ski.

Inductive Charging Mat
The unit is powered by a rechargeable watertight lithium battery. The battery charges on a mat that is plugged into USB power source. Estimates are a full day's use on one charge.

The RC SKI allows you to completely replace a driver. Everything you need is included.

Why is it cool?

It's great for wakeboarders, wakeskaters, water tubing, or any tow watersport enthusiast for these reasons..

1) Unlimited convenience and freedom.
2) Practice on your own time.
3) It's inexpensive and attainable.
4) It's easy take on and off your Ski.
5) You don't need to buy anything else.

Please keep in mind, this is just the beginning of what's to come in personal tow solutions. If you have a Jet Ski these will become a must have item.

How can you get one?

When this gets to market (estimated Sepember 2015), we hope to be able to offer the complete RC SKI package for less than $700.

But during our launch, and thanks to our partners at Clarity Design in San Diego, we're able to make it really easy for you.

***Available Now***

 ✔ RC SKI Early Bird Price: $399
 ✔ RC SKI Kickstarter Price: $499

Using the RC Ski
Using the RC Ski

How can you support the project?

We have several different levels that you can back this project below. By backing this project you will be helping to evolve the water sports to a new level. You will also be helping to create a company and jobs for the economy.

The project has since changed its name to RC Ski, but San Diego's KGTV was still pretty psyched!
The project has since changed its name to RC Ski, but San Diego's KGTV was still pretty psyched!

RC Ski is an after-market remote control for your jet ski. You're in total control of the watercraft while wakeboarding or wakeskating, and it's incredibly empowering.

Demonstrating the second working prototype
Demonstrating the second working prototype

 Designed in San Diego, CA

RC Ski has been designed and tested using state-of-the-art prototyping methods. The half-moon handle is comfortable and easy to use for any seasoned wakeboarder. The RC jet ski control unit is made to fit almost any jet ski from durable, high quality components and the logic boards use Texas Instruments chip sets. There's still a lot of work to do for a finished product, and we need your help to complete it!

What's in the box?

RC Ski will include:

  • RC Ski Wakeboard Half-moon Handle
  • RC Ski Jet Ski Adapter/Control Unit
  • AC Charger
  • Wakeboard Mainlines

 Our team consists of RC Ski inventor Justin Merrill, marketer/entrepreneur Eddie Phanichkul, and sales manager Jenn Griffeth. Also helping us are Victor Belanich of Weightless Productions with his sweet quad copter footage, Aimee La Joie producing our vids, and Clarity Design in San Diego, CA!

We’ve got tons of ideas in our brains and with your help, you can make this innovation in wakeboarding possible. We can’t do it alone, and we need your support. There are jobs to be created, designs to be sketched, supply and production agreements to be made, more advanced prototypes and molds to build, and product testing to be done. If you can’t donate, please share it with someone you think could benefit from our invention!

Thank you for your support!

Using the RC Ski
Using the RC Ski

Risks and challenges

RC Ski is an amazing, innovative product and we hope that you’ll like it as much as we do. We’ve been using it on San Diego waters, and as a sporting device it does inherently come with its own risks. We take our product through rigorous safety testing and would not release it if we weren't sure it was absolutely safe -- with the more advance prototype and production model we will do the same rigorous durability and safety testing.

Team RC Ski is comprised of professionals with experience in the manufacturing and product development industry. We are working with professional design and manufacturing facilities based in the US and we're almost at the finish line! While we don't expect any delays, please be aware that delays are entirely possible, and we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

The current status of our product is in the final stages of development and we've produced a number of working prototypes. Currently, our design & manufacturing firm will need to create additional molds, assemble the finalized version of RC Ski. Then our finished product will go through a product test to make sure it meets our high standards, and that it's safe.

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    Pre-order RC Ski with a non-refundable $99 down and lock in the Kickstarter price of $499 for the rest of the year. Anytime before January 1, 2016, pay the balance and shipping and RC Ski is yours!

    We estimate retail pricing will be $649, so lock in the Kickstarter price now!

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    Early bird pricing!! Your very own Complete RC Ski Unit and with Handle and Lines! You'll get a complete unit to hook up to your PWC for only $399!

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    Your very own Complete RC Ski Unit and with Handle and Lines! You'll get a complete unit to hook up to your PWC for the special Kickstarter price of $499!

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    Two Complete RC Ski Units for $899 ($100 off the special Kickstarter Price) One for you, and one for a friend!

    In addition 2 VIP launch party tickets!

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    READY TO PLAY!!

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    Team RC Ski Believer Package! Your name will be listed as a founding member in our product marketing materials and be included on our website.

    You'll get the $999 package with a T-shirt and hoodie, and we'll give you lessons, and help you install it! And obviously you and a guest are invited as our VIP guests to the launch party!

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    Team RC Ski Founder Package! Your name will be listed as a founding member in our product marketing materials and be included on our website.

    You'll get the $999 package with a T-shirt and hoodie, and we'll give you lessons, and help you install it! And obviously you and a guest be invited as a VIP guest to our launch party.

    We'll also put you up in a hotel in beautiful San Diego, CA for 2 nights!

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    You'll get the package above, and we'll give you everything you need to use an RC Ski, jet ski included and we'll bring it to you (in the US). You'll also get the 2 VIP tickets to our launch party in beautiful San Diego with a 2 night stay!

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