FIRST OF ALL
IF YOU CONTRIBUTE, YOU ARE SURE TO GET YOUR "PERK". GET OUR NEXT BOARD FOR 110$, IT IS THIS MUCH AWSOME ! (EVEN IF WE DON'T REACH OUR GOAL).
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Rotule has been in the longboard business since 2008.
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Since 2008 Rotule has been making the most durable and most performance-oriented boards on the market. We were the first longboard brand to introduce the carbon/basalt sandwich construction. We have not cut a single corner in our production and we believe that you cannot put a price on perfection. Unfortunately, perfection does come with a price.
When we started this project, we didn't want to be just another company that subcontracted their products; we wanted to do it all ourselves. We wanted to learn everything and be able to say that we built our products with our own two hands. Our company grew surely but slowly due largely to lack of funding. We have the tools, we have the knowledge, we've even won business startup prizes:
But we have had no luck in finding banks and organizations to support us. We must admit our financial statements have not yet been good enough to convince any banks to lend us money. But four years into our business we are still here. We know our business model is working we just need to scale up. We won't make tons of money, but we will be able to live off it.
We've decided to come up with our first "traditional-construction" board; an 8-ply, rock maple board. We will continue to build our previous models (were awesome and widely praised by the downhill longboard community). However, they were expensive and only targeted a small group of people, mainly the professional riders. Our new, "affordable" deck will retail for only 150$ and is designed for a wider market.
We designed this model to suit the current trends and demands of the community: a freeride/downhill deck with a kicktail. It offers our signature concave, which locks your feet in while being very comfortable. It also features our renowned 3D designs which we call "free form". It means that everythings in the shape has progressive and complex curves. In this manner, we have really adapted our concave to the human foot. This gives the rider, whether professional or amateur, confidence and comfort in any position they might want to place their feet on the board.
Yan holding a Desert Eagle in our shop.
What we need
Right now what we need more than anything is the capital to start production of this board! You can see this as a very awesome, ultra, turbo, pre-order deal! The truth is we have always had problems in getting our fresh release out on time and missing the begining of the season, in turn. So we need YOU to help US start our production and make this sublime deck available IN TIME !
So why can't we just start building them now? Currently, we don't have the money to buy the materials to keep the production going for more than a week. The winters are hard to survive in this business, so we make small runs of boards, sell them, them get money to build more! But now we need to be able to build non-stop until we have enough to release in the spring! That is the way it works right? And if we sell enough of these, we may get things right enough to grow to our true potential; more boards, more visibility, hiring people and build a team! Many have succeeded in this manner so why not us?
We are truly passionate in our sport, and we can assure you this deck will be as good as it gets. Jonathan, will be drawing the new graphic during the holidays, and we will try to make the sickest graphic we have ever made!
Not sure it will be that good? See for yourself!
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Our previous release, the Desert Eagle, has been picked in the TOP 10 products of the year 2011:
"This is another breakout into the future of our sport. A board that in a way will not only build on existing concepts in board building, but elevate common acceptance of high-end construction techniques.
Our editors and skaters on the forums cite this rock solid topmount's expert combination of materials, multiple mounting options, integrated shape rail designs, intelligent drop, concave that fits the rider and the board and a razor sharp rail. We could rattle off the marketing terms that everyone has come to know and love but in the real world.
Riders make boards perform, not marketing and in the hands of the masses this board has a level of adoration that not many companies can hope for. This was another one of the most mentioned boards and for good reason.
With the Desert Eagle master building comes into contact with brilliant board design."
You can also follow the Desert Eagle thread.
If you would like to see Rotule release more boards and grow bigger, making a contribution here is the best place to start! By helping us, you will be helping the community! Let's go!!
IF YOU CONTRIBUTE, YOU ARE SURE TO GET YOUR "PERK". GET OUR NEXT BOARD FOR 110$, IT IS THIS MUCH AWSOME !
Other Ways You Can Help
If you are not into skateboarding, and don't want to contribute, you can still share this project with your friends!
You can use the Indiegogo share tools! (see under the first picture)
PM and Jonathan in Santa Barbara, California, 2010.
ROTULE FOR THE WIN !!