Get a Handle on your Longboard with The Mojo Grip
Mojo Longboards is back to Kickstarter with a new project for longboarding fans and crowdfunding supporters. They’ve developed a handle that solves the problem of what to do when you’re carrying your longboard instead of riding it. Carrying it by the wheels gets your hands dirty. Carrying the longboard by its deck strains the wrist and causes the grip tape to scrape against clothing, creating holes and dirt. The solution is The Mojo Grip, which makes it possible for you to carry your board like a briefcase. The Mojo Grip can hold over 500 pounds, so it’s able to support the longboard without effort. It eliminates wrist straining, keeps your board at a comfortable distance away from your clothing, and transforms into a fashionable bracelet when you don’t need to use it as a handle. Their campaign has set a goal of earning $4500 by September 24.
All you need to know about Jason Rogers, CEO of Mojo Longboards, is that he loves developing new Ideas as much as he loves helping other people live their dreams. “I thrive on the opportunities of bringing people joy,” Rogers explains, “but I could never do that unless I’m a part of creative communities.”
There’s probably one more thing that you should know about Rogers. He loves to longboard. So does his friend, Boot Moss, described by Rogers as the mastermind behind The Grip. The two longboarding fans share a mutual commitment to seek and to inspire. Moss and Rogers were making a longboard that had handles cut into it, but that wasn’t going to be an economically feasible solution. While trying to come up with Plan B (a handle that was both utilitarian AND affordable), Moss happened to look down at the bracelet on his wrist. The lightbulb went off, and the product design for The Mojo Grip was the result.
This crowdfunding campaign will allow them to mass produce The Mojo Grip. They need to finish testing and to move to the manufacturing stage. One of the items for purchase will be an industrial sewing machine so that they aren’t dealing with constant breakages. They’ll also use the funds to purchase a professional hole punch that not only punches the holes, but also finishes them. Then they’ll purchase the materials to make the handles. Whether you choose the Paracord or the Climbers webbing handle, you’ll be pleased to find out how much easier it is to carry your longboard.
The first project from Rogers and Boots was the Eve Longboard, with hand and finger holds which made the longboard easy to carry. As Kickstarter veterans, they’ve learned a lot about how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. They’ve included all the costs that are involved, and also added a buffer amount as a contingency fund to cover any unseen expenses. If their designated suppliers fall through, they have other suppliers on call to do the job. They’ve scheduled the amount of time that they need so that the Mojo Grip can arrive on time, using their past experience to make this present one hiccup-proof.
A hiccup-proof campaign and a hiccup-proof longboard handle. Together, they make a great team for customized longboarding fun.