Over the past couple of weeks have felt your incredible support spreading the word about Riptide and we're so excited that we've just hit $100,000 (!!!), 200% of our original goal. You all have made the R1 happen and we can't wait to get the boards to you.
Once we hit our 125th board level backer EVERY BACKER got a Sk8ology Carabiner added to their order! We love this tool and we're confident you will too!
If you have any ideas for additional stretch goals be sure to email us and let us know.
For a handful of reasons we have decided to extend the campaign an additional 10 days. In no way will this extension affect our ability to deliver the boards on time. The reasons we've decided to extend the campaign include:
We'll have the cameras rolling all day and we're excited to share the content with you.
Over the past month we've sent the R1 out to a few Youtubers who will be posting their videos in the coming days. We felt that these videos may convince some people who are on the fence and wanted to give them a chance to buy at our Indiegogo pricing.
Our reps at Indiegogo informed us that once we hit $100k we automatically qualify for Indiegogo-led promotions, including newsletter inclusion, social media advertising, etc. If you follow Indiegogo you'll probably see these features next week and our representative recommended we extend the campaign so we can take advantage of them.
October 1st through 8th is Golden Week in China, where nearly all manufacturers (including many of our partners) shut down for the entire week. Golden Week has been on our radar and doesn't come as a surprise, but we mention it so you know that even if we wanted our partners to be making progress, they wouldn't be.
We've been talking to our manufacturing partners daily throughout the campaign and have made the following strides:
After Golden Week ends we'll be giving you a much deeper dive behind-the-scenes on how final tweaks and production are going.