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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Introducing the newest addition to the XBAR line. The XBAR | FLYT
No other personal-fitness system on earth is as innovative, multi-functional and travel ready as the XBAR | FLYT.
Hi, I’m Damian Sanders, pioneer pro snowboarder and inventor of the XBAR.
Being a pro-athlete meant I was always in great shape. But that became much more difficult to keep up with as I got older, and busier. Work, family, hobbies and responsibilities left no time for the gym.
So I went to work on designs for a workout device that would allow millions of people just like me, to workout whenever and wherever they wanted. That’s when the concept for the XBAR was born.
It’s an entire gym in the palm of your hands!
Our design team put countless R & D hours into the bar design and hexagon docking system to achieve just the right size, feel and function
Non-slip detachable docks
Center disconnect for even more exercises
Collapsible for travel – only 18”
Lightweight and strong
Heavy duty components
360* end swivels
Snap guard resistance bands
The FLYT is ergonomically designed to mimic the world’s most proven curl bars, with four main hand placement options
When in separated mode, the FLYT works incredible for
And dozens more
Over the course of the past few years, we have had the pleasure of working with some of the top fitness professionals in the world. The XBAR has been a huge hit and we are so excited to see where the FLYT takes us next.
Now you can flow seamlessly from standing exercises to ground exercises…and back again. The XBAR | FLYT makes it all possible!
No other personal-fitness system on earth is as compact, multi-functional and travel ready as the FLYT.
We have innovatively combined the best parts of a half-dozen different exercise tools. A standard curl bar, a push-up bar, a Pilate’s bar, an ab slider and a streamlined anchor system. With these fundamental tools you can mimic literally hundreds of gym inspired exercises. Never has there been available to you a more innovative and functional personal-fitness system that you can do so much with. The FLYT is raw, unadulterated and incredibly intuitive. From the first time you grip it until your workout is done, you will know exactly how to use it. It’s that product that just makes sense. There’s no learning curve, just grab it and go! Anytime and anywhere.
We released the original XBAR on Kickstarter in 2014 to rave reviews and were triple funded!
Risks and challenges
The good news is, this is not our first product so we have our manufacturing and shipping locked down. We have already produced and shipped almost 10,000 original XBARS so it’s safe to say, “this isn’t our first rodeo” ☺
Nonetheless, there are always risks in getting a product to market. Some of our components require complicated tooling and very detailed sub assemblies… we have completed almost every element of the design and engineering in the prototyping phase… But going into production requires higher volume tools that may have longer lead-times than we have anticipated. We have given ourselves a buffer and we are confident we can produce the XBAR | FLYT in the time we’ve quoted.
(retail will be $258 + tax & shipping - so you save big!)
XBAR | FLYT BASE KIT 2-PACK includes:
(2) XBAR | FLYT bars
(2) Workout guides
(2) XBAR | FLYT cinch sacks
No resistance bands, no accessories included in this package. This is mainly for backers that already have their own bands and just need the basics.
XBAR | FLYT MASTER PACK Includes 10 of everything below:
(10) XBAR | FLYT bars
(10) Workout guides
(10) 4-packs of resistance band sets - 5 lbs / 8 lbs / 13 lbs / 19 lbs
(10) Foam pad with nylon loop door anchor
(10) Sets of slider pads
(10) FLYT duffel bags
PLUS, you’re a STAR! We will fly you and a guest to Orange County, California to do a personal photo shoot with our expert film crew and photographer. A big dinner and night out with the XBAR team to celebrate. We then will send you all the photos and your own 2-minute custom video! And as an added bonus we will blow you up on all our social media channels.