Earlier this month we reported that BLINDSAVE would be launching a Kickstarter campaign soon. The floorball equipment company has now unveiled the campaign and it’s doing pretty well. The Kickstarter ends on November 21 and with 20 backers has already collected $3,000, a tenth of its $30,000 goal.
BLINDSAVE has created prototypes of its protective shorts and shirt, but in order to finish product development on the knee pads, protective arm sleeve, and 3/4 protective tights, and begin mass production, the brand will need support from Kickstarter.
If BLINDSAVE collects enough funds on Kickstarter it will test the knee pads, 3/4 shorts, and elbow sleeves in November, mass produce them in December, and deliver in January of 2017.
According to BLINDSAVE, the company has created the world’s first protective gear that adjusts itself to a player’s body. The protective padding material is similar to what is used in military grade protective wear. Prototypes of new products are being tested by scientists and real players from the NBA, WNBA, and Euroleague.
The company’s main office and manufacturing are based in Latvia, and the padding material is made from patent pending elastic foam that is also produced in Latvia. The fabric used in BLINDSAVE protective shorts features modern “paper touch” and quick-drying properties. It’s moisture wicking fabric (PA 71% – EA (LYCRA) 29%) and BLINDSAVE is sourcing it from Italy.
For a full breakdown of the campaign, including the pledges and rewards, production and technical specifications, and videos of the team and gear, head over the BLINDSAVE Kickstarter here.