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Scott ImbrieBy Scott Imbrie
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Scott ImbrieBy Scott Imbrie
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$2,251
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 2 2014 5:08 PM UTC +00:00

About

RDVX Inplants are longboard skateboard grip inserts that mount between your deck and the bottom of your shoes to modify and improve how your board performs. They are ultra-light, strong, customizable, adjustable, re-useable, and hot-swappable to let you experiment, building toward your perfect board feel.

Inplants create more noticeable concave contours, so you know exactly where your feet are on your board.

Your board concave shouldn’t be set in stone. Inplants slide forward, back, left, right, and in some cases rotate to adjust board feel for riders of all sizes in ways that are not possible with traditional stacked grip 3D concave modification. Quick and easy to add, repeat, or swap-out, Inplants are totally adjustable, customizable, and whatever the hell you want to do with them-able. Inplants should be added to a board that you love.

Constructed using precision directionally woven plastic fibers, Inplants are significantly lighter than cast urethane or stacked grip 3D concave methods. Directional fiber design also allows us to make some sections of an Inplant more flexible while other sections stay stiff-and-strong without modifying the shape or contact surface contours that touch your feet.

Tangible Innovation. Not Your Typical DIY.

You should never lose the work you put into finding your perfect custom concave just because you got a new deck and your concave mods were adhesively backed and stuck in place. Faster and easier than building 3D concave yourself, Inplants are lighter than stacked grip, or urethane, have smoother transitions, and are adjustable, repeatable, shareable and re-useable on your next board.    

When your ride style changes, your board can change with it.

There have been other, one-time-use, adhesive backed options out there, but the re-useable CNC printed precision of RDVX Inplants allows more accuracy, less weight, and easier customization. Inplants are flexible to fit your board, but stiff and supportive once mounted, never soft, bouncy / rebound-y or foamy. Re-use. Recycle. Repeat.

 If you have a skate tool, you have everything you need to adjust your board feel and experiment to find what you love. Mount RDVX Inplants right to your existing truck hardwear. Ride them on top of your grip tape to learn what location works and where you like it, and then, mount under your grip to generate maximum locked-in-traction.

Dolla Dolla Bills

Traditional molding has its limitations, costs thousands of dollars, and riders get stuck with only one shape per one mold. Customization has been expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.

By building off of 3D printing technology, we open up a whole new level of customizable production. Reaching our goal helps us make 3D production (not just prototyping) a possibility. This locks in high quality, lower costs, and lets us make Inplants available to everyone without getting stuck in molded urethane shapes that will go stale down the line.

 We have the tools to produce Inplants for ourselves and our friends, but we need the funds to scale up and get them out there. More printers, better printers, and custom printer modifications let us upscale our manufacturing capacity to make it happen.  

The RDVX Inplants project is all about inexpensive design, affordable production, and continuous innovation. Experiment. Adapt. Ride. Improve.

  Back us on Kickstarter and be one of the first to rock a RDVX cap or Tee.

Brett Ciabattini with Louis rocking the black RDVX Logo Classic Tee.
Brett Ciabattini with Louis rocking the black RDVX Logo Classic Tee.
Axel Serrat in the white RDVX Genuine Tee and black on grey RDVX logo trucker.
Axel Serrat in the white RDVX Genuine Tee and black on grey RDVX logo trucker.
Tees to Choose From (Left to Right): grey RDVX Logo Classic, white RDVX Genuine and black RDVX Logo Classic tshirts.
Tees to Choose From (Left to Right): grey RDVX Logo Classic, white RDVX Genuine and black RDVX Logo Classic tshirts.
Louis in the gold RDVX Logo Beanie.
Louis in the gold RDVX Logo Beanie.
Caps to Choose From (Left to Right): RDVX Gold Snapback, Black on Grey Trucker, Gold on White Trucker and Logo Beanie.
Caps to Choose From (Left to Right): RDVX Gold Snapback, Black on Grey Trucker, Gold on White Trucker and Logo Beanie.

Risks and challenges

The most challenging portion of our project has to do with the unknowns associated with treating printing as a production methodology. Since 3D printers were developed as prototyping tools, our focus on manufacturing means that hardware failures represent risks of downtime. To help account for this fact, we have placed an emphasis on operator training to produce the best parts and understanding the nuances of our custom materials and machines.

Since it is important to not only understand how to produce an Inplant, but also how to repair a printer, we have done multiple tear downs / build ups to ensure any 3D printer repairs that are necessary can be done quickly in our build room by one of our own guys.

To help further reduce downtime, a portion of our kickstarter funding will go to stocking multiples of each component necessary for our printers to be rebuilt, from the ground up, if necessary.

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    RDVX Sticker Pack:
    Tag it. Stick it. Ride it. Do whatever you want with it, but rocking a RDVX Sticker anywhere makes your equipment a little more badass.

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    RDVX Pro Vinyl:
    Take your tagging one step beyond a sticker pack, and slap a professional vinyl on your helmet. You may not ride faster, but you’ll feel faster.

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    Gill (x1): Lock in your back foot. You shouldn't have to look to know where your foot should go, and adding a Gill will allow you to feel exactly where your back foot should be. Take the guess work out of your stance.

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    >>Louis Inplant Early Bird<<
    Get in early. Get early shipping. Early Bird specials aren’t just for the 65+ crowd. Louis’ Inplant allows riders to easily find the center of the board. Backers will get the very first production run of Louis’ Inplant.

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    One Pack RDVX Grip:
    Gritty grip. Gnarly runs. Normally $20, but we’re happy you’re hooking us up, so we’re hooking you up right back. Just like that.

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    Louis Pro Inplant:
    Louis’ minimalist approach to his Pro Inplant is perfect for anyone looking to adjust the feel of the board, just a touch. Louis custom designed and tested his Inplant to help riders find the center of their deck, whether they are racing or freeriding their hill out back.

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    >>Radial S2 Inplant Early Bird<<
    The Early Bird gets the worm, or in this case, the Radial S2 Inplant before anyone else. The Radial Inplant allows riders to get that radial drop feel on their current board. Slide it forward-and-back. Adjust it to your perfect stance. Get the first production run of the Radial S2.

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    Radial S2 Inplant:
    The Radial S2 Inplant gives riders that good old fashion radial drop feel we found on some of our all time favorite decks, with the added ability to adjust the effective foot platform to fit different rider stances by sliding the drops / Inplants in and out. Back us twice to get two S2 Radials and ride symetrical.

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    >>Gills (x3) Early Bird<<
    Get to your preferred stance before others with the Gills Early Bird Special. Backers will get three Gills from our first production run, which allow riders to quickly and easily lock in their back foot, from tuck, to toeside, to however you want to ride.

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    Louis Pro Inplant and Grip Pack:
    We’re taking Louis' Inplant and making the deal just a little grittier by throwing in a pack of RDVX Grip.

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    Gills (x3): The set of three Gills will allow you to quickly and easily find your way to your preferred stance. Since riders use multiple stances, you can have multiple Gills for different stances: tuck, toeside slide, you name it, you ride it.

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    >>Geared Radial Inplant Early Bird<<
    This Early Bird level does not require you to eat dinner at 4 pm. Get early shipping on the Geared Radial, an Inplant that gives riders the radial feeling, but also allows you to rotate the gear to customize the Inplant shape.

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    Louis Pro Supporter (Choice of Shirt and Louis Pilloni Inplant): Backers will get the Louis Pro Inplant plus a RDVX Graphic Logo Tshirt of their choice.

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    Geared Radial Inplant:
    The Geared Radial Inplant gives riders the feeling of the Radial S2 with forward-back adjustment; but similar to the way a snowboard binding allows riders to adjust their stance angle, it also allows riders to create custom concave shapes to fit their individual stance by rotating the geared base.

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    Radial Supporter (Radial Inplant and Shirt): Backers will get the Radial S2 Inplant plus a RDVX Graphic Logo Tshirt of their choice.

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    Designer Status: Choose your Inplant and up the customization by picking the color you want the part in.

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    Gills Supporter (Three Gills and Shirt): Backers will get three Gills plus a RDVX Graphic Logo Tshirt of their choice.

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    Louis Pro Core Backer (Shirt, Hat, and Inplant): We’re taking Louis' Inplant and adding some grit to your wardrobe and helmet by including a RDVX Graphic Logo Tshirt, hat, and vinyl. Then, we're also throwing in a pack of RDVX Grip.

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    Geared Radial Supporter (Inplant and Shirt):
    Backers will get the Geared Radial Inplant plus a RDVX Graphic Logo Tshirt of their choice.

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    Louis Pro Backer (Shirt, Hat, Inplant, Vinyl, and Grip). We’re taking Louis' Inplant and adding some grit to your wardrobe and helmet by including a RDVX Graphic Logo Tshirt, hat, and vinyl. Then, we're also throwing in a pack of RDVX Grip.

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    Radial Core Backer (Shirt, Hat, Radial Inplant, Vinyl, and Grip): Backers will get the Radial S2 Inplant plus a RDVX Graphic Logo Tshirt, hat, vinyl, and grip. So locked in.

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    Gills Core Backer (Shirt, Hat, Three Gills, Vinyl, and Grip): Backers will get three Gills plus a RDVX Graphic Logo Tshirt of their choice, hat, vinyl, and grip.

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    Geared Radial Core Backer (Shirt, Hat, Inplant, Vinyl, and Grip): Backers will get the Geared Radial Inplant plus a RDVX Graphic Logo Tshirt of their choice, hat, vinyl, and grip.

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    Inplant Multipack (One of each Inplant):
    Maybe you have multiple boards in your quiver that you want to experiment on or maybe you just want to experiment and customize a single board. The multipack includes the Louis Pilloni Inplant, Geared Radial Inplant, Radial Inplant, and Gills (set of three). Get your DIY on.

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    The Gentleman (or Lady) (One of Each Inplant, Shirt, Hat, Vinyl, and Grip):
    Your board isn't the only thing that needs a little customization. Backers wil receive an Inplant Multipack plus a RDVX Shirt, Hat, and Vinyl. But, also add some RDVX Grip to your board. So gritty.

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    Louis Signature Backer (One Signed Sector 9 "Arrow" Pro Model Deck, Louis Pro Inplant, a pack of RDVX Grip, Shirt, Hat and Vinyl) Backers will get a signed Sector 9 "Arrow" Louis Pro Model Deck with an Inplant, just like the setup Louis is rocking in the video. Plus, we're going to throw in a RDVX Graphic Logo Tshirt, hat, vinyl, and pack of RDVX grip.

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    Design and Name It: Design your own RDVX Inplant with the RDVX Grip Team, name it, and you'll receive 10 pieces. You can keep them all for yourself or share them with your friends. That part is up to you.

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Funding period

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