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"This is easily one of the most fun games I have played in a while. And it is hilarious to watch people try to catch the cups when the game is on the line. What a great game!"Jonathon Horn, Amazon Customer Reviewer
What is Flimsee?
Flimsee is the ultimate lawn game for fun and friendly competition. It consists of three simple elements: a cup, a stick, and a frisbee.
Inventor John Mally first conceived the idea back in 2008 during a frisbee match, when he saw a disc knock a cup off a snow pole. Six years and several prototypes later, the original Flimsee kit has become a cult favorite among a loyal community of lawn gamers, tailgaters, and disc enthusiasts nationwide.
How to play
Remaining true to the original meaning of Flimsee, there's no right way to play, only the funnest way for that day. The official rules to the Flimsee Cups game have been critically tested for maximum fun, speed, and fairness of play. Once you receive your Flimsee Set we look forward to staying in touch with you on your family's house rules.
The Flimsee set
Flimsee is made from the highest quality components and assembled in Ohio for reliable performance year after year.
Each Flimsee set includes:
A. 1 drawstring bag
Easily carry your Flimsee cups and discs when you're on the go or store it in the off season. The drawnstrings make it perfect to throw the it over your shoulder or hang on a hook.
B. 6 cups
Official Flimsee Cups are fully tested for maximum performance. We searched the world over for a super durable, perfectly sized cup with optimal bounce characteristics. As handy on the picnic table as they are on the playing field, these cups can be used in multiple ways.
C. 2 discs
A pair of straight flying, throw and catch 10" Flimsee Discs. Weighing 117 grams each and featuring a deep rim design, they're the perfect choice for disc throwing games of all kinds. Just aim, toss and watch them fly!
D. 8 breakdown sticks
Solid 5/16" fiberglass sticks that will quickly poke in the ground and flex at absurd angles when struck with a disc. The all new ball top couplings atop every stick allows you to connect two sticks to create four goal posts. The coupler will also allow us to develop a whole new lineup of accessories we have planned for new games.
We found a way to allow players to play on any surface using Flimsee stands. We've created a wooden stands made with 2x10s and 2x4s that are perfect for tailgating and anywhere you can't puncture the ground. A heavy stand is imperative for the sticks to react independently, but you still want it light enough to transport. Made well by AJJ Cornhole of Cincinnati and the Amish in Northwest Ohio.
Custom Flimsee Sets
Become the art director for 100 custom Flimsee Sets! Work directly with some incredibly talented designers at Trident Design to get you brand customized on each discs, cup, and bag for your sets. We also have a line of new color fiberglass we are working with and really look forward to some custom orders from the local business community looking for team building.
Premium Carrying Bag
Premium canvas Flimsee bag made by Seagull Bags of Columbus.
Why we’re crowdfunding
We’re making a more compact, safe to use, and retail friendly version of the game players know and love. To accomplish this, we’ve partnered with Trident Design, an innovation incubator in Columbus, Ohio. Together, we’ve come up with improvements that add up to a better Flimsee game at a better size, strength, and price.
Your contributions today will help us with the production and promotion of this new game set. But more than that, you will be joining a community of loyal players who want to make this game everything it is meant to be, and help bring it to the world of future Flimsee fans waiting out there!
We believe in this game’s potential. If you do too, please consider contributing.
The new coupler:
Breaking down the sticks with a one-piece, tight-fitting, easy-to-assemble solution has been the goal of Flimsee for a long time. We've tried multiple solutions, but this is the one. This polypropylene injection-molded coupler, made with our specific dimensions, solves all our retail and transportation challenges while also withstanding hard disc strikes.
Coupler technical specifications:
- Friction fit
- Permanently fastened to solid core 5/16 labeled fiberglass stick
- Safe and family friendly
- No batteries needed!
Earn 1 Flimsee buck for every $10 contribution you refer
You could earn up to $100 of Flimsee bucks to spend after the campaign on upgrades and/or additional perks.
Earning Flimsee bucks is easy:
- First contribute to any perk
- Next log in to Indiegogo
- Then select any share link at the top of this page
- Finally share with your social network
All referrals will be tracked by Indiegogo. Flimsee bucks earned will be distributed at the end of the campaign and used to purchase upgrades and/or additional perks through BackerKit.
"I truly believe that these 'games' play a major role in the success of children and even adults"
Jeremy M. Culpepper
Director of Summer Programs at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps
"I prefer Flimsee because it's unique and not just a drinking game. It's a way to showcase athleticism, competitiveness, and good spirited fun"
Capital University Student
"The Frisbee is an incredible device, but what makes it great is the people that play it."
Freestyle Frisbee World Champion
"This game is no joke, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, cousins, a full on family affair at our house."
All American Dad
The history of Flimsee
Seemingly ordinary events have led to some of history’s greatest discoveries and inventions. Consider the time line: Sir Isaac Newton observing the velocity of a simple falling apple in 1687 formulated the Universal Law of Gravitation. The tossing of a used pie tin led to Walter Morrison producing the Pluto Platter in 1948. Then in 2008, John Mally saw a gliding Frisbee strike a snow pole with a cup resting on top. When this happened, both the cup and an idea that would forever change lawn games flew into action. Some call it luck. Others call it fate. We call it Flimsee.
For John, it’s an activity that began with a group of friends looking to add some friendly competition to their weekend. Once that 175gram Ultrastar missed its intended target (hands) and struck the pole, Mally and his friends discovered the remedy for their boredom. They gathered sticks, cups, and discs. They arranged them, formed teams, made rules, and fashioned a makeshift version of what has evolved into an ultimate disc-throwing showdown coined as Flimsee. The DIY game known on the Ultimate fields as "cups" and the college games known as 'frisbeer' is now bringing everyone together on a new playing field of well designed equipment.
From there forward, Mally devoted every spare moment he had to finding better cups, safer sticks, and a challenging, but family friendly disc size. After ordering and testing dozens of cups, sticks, and discs, he finally assembled the first and finest Flimsee Set available. Then? Community and fun took over. A talented group of friends and family who shared the love and vision for Flimsee have developed Flimsee into an instant classic.
What is the warranty?
- Guaranteed to be free of defects.
When are the perks expected to ship?
- We hope to ship within 8-weeks of the end of the campaign; but, as we all know manufacturing can be difficult and unexpectant delays may occur.
What about international shipping?
- If you live somewhere other than the United States, please also choose to back us at that level to accommodate the extra shipping charges.
How do I send my request for custom Flimsee Discs or Cups?
- Send an email with your questions to info@Flimsee.com
Can the Flimsee team change or cancel my perk?
- We literally have no ability to make any change to our backers contributions. This is both a feature and a limitation. We will work with any backer within the constraints of the Indiegogo system to do whatever we can. We cannot however change your perk selection in ANY way.
About our partner Trident Design
I'm Chris Hawker - an inventor and the founder of the design firm and innovation agency Trident Design, LLC. We have brought dozens of products to market including my own PowerSquid. We offer product development and commercialization services. We also license technologies, designs, and inventions. I've recently been asked to be a contributing editor to Entrepreneur.com and I often blog at InventorsMind.com. I have and always will be a champion of invention and inventors.
Trident is an award-winning design firm and has worked in product categories ranging from housewares and medical devices to simple games and complex industrial equipment. We have a true passion for innovation and specialize in working with inventors and startups. We love what we do and are excited to produce another one of our own designs.
We will deliver
We have brought dozens of products to market over 14 years, through licensing and acting as the manufacturer. We have deep experience with every aspect of the process. We have a track record of success and are absolutely committed to integrity, excellence, and innovation.
Shipping costs vary by perk and location. See each perk's description for shipping cost by location. At the end of this campaign all Ohio supporters will be invited to pickup their sets at a convient and fun location to follow. All shipping costs will be added at the end of the campaign through BackerKit. Backers will be informed on how to access and add shipping through BackerKit via email. Please note that some perks offer FREE shipping if you also contribute to one or more Flimsee sets.
|SOLD OUT||Fastest Mover - 1 Flimsee Set|
|SOLD OUT||Faster Mover - 1 Flimsee Set|
|SOLD OUT||Quick Mover - 1 Flimsee Set|
|$39USD||Fast Mover - 1 Flimsee Set|
|$49USD||1 Flimsee Set|
|$58USD||Twofer Faster Mover|
|$69USD||Twofer Fast Mover|
|$79USD||2 Flimsee Sets|
|$89USD||1 Premium Flimsee Set|
|$98USD||1 Flimsee Set & Stands|
|$115USD||3 Flimsee Sets|
|$147USD||1 Super Flimsee Set|
|$149USD||4 Flimsee Sets|
|$3,499USD||Custom Promotion Package|