Xpodz featured in LA Times! Please check out the great review!
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Xpodz is the brainchild of Rodger Thomason, an ex-collegiate gymnast from UCLA and active fitness buff, who has long suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome.
EVOLUTION OF Xpodz
About developing Xpodz, Rodger said, “I set out to solve my own problem of reducing the wrist pain I felt while working out. I found that an ergonomic shape, rather than a handled gripping device, was the key to eliminating pain and improving the workout experience. From there the product development snowballed to having limitless possibilities, and garnering resounding positive feedback from professional trainers, yoga instructors, and Pilates teachers.”
Rodger, with his business partner Bill Conley, have over 50 years of combined experience as product design engineers. They have engineered many enormously successful products that have generated millions of dollars for clients whose dreams were realized. With your support, now they can realize their own dreams.
Xpodz is not only a dream come true for the pair, but a great fitness product that will positively impact the lives of others. This means that your support not only helps Rodger and Bill, but countless others who will feel and look better by using their revolutionary fitness invention.
For Rodger and Bill, Xpodz represents the first entrepreneurial product venture of their own. Recently, they formed Rocket Innovations, LLC with Julie Kang, also a UCLA graduate and management consultant. Xpodz is the first of many great consumer products you can expect from Rocket Innovations. Be a part of this exciting launch and get in better shape yourself!
Softball Inspiration (Early Prototype)
The magic of American-made Xpodz is the patented ergonomic shape that reduces hand & wrist pressure.
All Pink* Xpodz components are exclusively offered during the Kickstarter campaign.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, for every Pink* Xpodz ordered by a backer, we will donate Pink Xpodz to breast cancer patients.
Orange Xpodz Base Pink* Xpodz Base Green Xpodz Base
Xpodz Instability Cones easily snap onto the bottom of the Xpodz Base. Instability forces the user to engage more muscle groups to produce a much more intense workout.
Xpodz Hand Sliders easily snap onto the bottom of the Xpodz Base giving the user a variety of intense core exercises.
Xpodz Foot Sliders can be used on their own or with different Xpodz components to create a full-body workout. Xpodz Foot Sliders are the perfect tool to enhance cardio, balance and core strength.
Xpodz Mat: 72" x 24" - Each mat comes with a carrying sling. Top side is a sliding fabric & bottom side is rubber material. Xpodz mat must be used only with top side up at all times for safety.
Xpodz Travel Bag:12" x 12" The Xpodz System (Xpodz Base, instability Cones, Hand Sliders, Foot Sliders) fits into the Xpodz Travel Bag (excluding Xpodz mat).
Xpodz System: Xpodz Base; Instability Cones; Hand Sliders; Foot Sliders: Xpodz Mat (also comes with Xpodz Travel Bag and Mat Carrying Sling )
Please Note: All individuals shown exercising with Xpodz in videos and photos are using prototype units.
PRODUCT KEY (images not to scale)
All parts come in 3 colors: Green, Orange, Pink*
(only Green shown below; *Pink is a Kickstarter exclusive color)
REWARDS (all Pink Xpodz are Kickstarter Exclusive)
BRONZE ($3 ~ $36)
SILVER ($42 ~ $48)
GOLD ($99 ~ $321)
PLATINUM ($385 ~ $1500)
KRYPTONITE ($2500 ~ $5500)
THE ROCKET INNOVATIONS TEAM
Risks and challenges
With any new start-up there are always challenges and risk. It's been an incredible journey and we've learned a lot along the way. Securing enough financial resources to complete tooling and to go into production are no easy tasks. That's why we are asking for your support and we need your help to get Xpodz into your hands!
We'll ensure that all of the parts pass our high standards of excellence and quality assurance. There will be issues to address along the way, that's the manufacturing world, but nothing will inhibit producing a quality product. Rodger and Bill can resolve any issues quickly. They are product design engineers with 50+ years of combined experience and seasoned veterans in trouble shooting designs, where most engineers give up. They are humble, hard working guys who have quietly engineered many products generating millions in sales for their clients. I (Julie) still marvel at the serendipitous way I met Rodger and Bill to form Rocket Innovations, LLC . Our team strives to be the best at what we do - and we believe we are!
We'll be in the same garage you see in our video, packaging your Xpodz, and shipping boxes to you. This will be challenging and rewarding! We are all looking forward to the manual labor - including our dogs, Rocket and Logan, we love our dogs!
What are the risks? We have already assumed most of the risk by building production tools and spending countless hours finalizing every detail of Xpodz because we are passionate about our product and believe in our ability to successfully cross the finish line. With your support, we'll be able to produce the first production units and launch Xpodz. We want you to share this journey with us!
One day, we'll share all our trials and tribulations, and celebrations, to hopefully inspire others to take risks to fulfill their dreams no matter how old or young they are.
A very sincere, heart-felt thank you from your Rocket Innovations Team.
- (35 days)