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We have developed a product that seems like it would be a great match for backpacking/hiking/skiing/snowboarding or any outdoor activity.  

We are hoping to get your honest opinion of our product (don't worry you will not hurt our feelings).  We aren't selling it yet, but will be in the future.

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Something very similar has been around for years but without the slider.

I've been using them inside my truck, utility trailer and camper for more than 15 years. Those aren't critical locations because if they come loose, not a big deal. I'd never use them when BPing because they're not secure enough. I once picked up and humped a stranger's tent more than 5 miles until I met the guy coming back (and just when I was thinking I'd scored a free Mt Hardware....). He'd used bungees to "secure" it to his pack. Didn't work.


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There's a lot of variations of that around, including some cool NiteIze versions with carabiner type ends and strong shock cord.

The problem is that shock cord has a habit of becoming saggy and loose, and so the item wears out with a lot of ongoing use.

I've started using http://www.rei.com/product/823492/nite-ize-gear-tie-6-package-of-2 for tying winter gear on the back of the pack - they are easy to use with heavy gloves and reliably strong, yet light. And no stretch at all, so when stuff snags I feel it and stop to rectify the problem instead of having the item slide out and disappear into the powder.


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I've used nite-ize straps as well.  There well be a market for these though.  Probably depends on their cost.  One question though:  You actually use open ended wrentches to change flat tires?

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locking straps for me trimmed down so I don't have stuff dangling so it won't get snagged.

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Fast and easy to tidy stuff inside a pack but no, not for "securing "stuff outside the pack.
I had shock cords on the front of two of my packs. Not a good idea.
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Not sure that it's a new concept but looks useful for general purpose.  Looks too heavy for backpacking though.  I use these for similar function with the advantage that I can leave it wrapped around the pole (or whatever) when not in use:
http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-H....d=10051


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Great input so far!  Thank, guys!

And... That's my business partner and he actually did use open ended wrenches to change a tire... haha!
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Check out bungee dealee bob it's pretty much the same thing you guys are making. They are good for securing paddles or fishing poles to the thwarts of a canoe.
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I use this stuff called 'rope' many do not know of it, but it works real well at sercuring things etc.

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Miles, I think your fund-raising page needs to be clearer. I don't understand a single thing on your list of "What this product can do." You only give three examples in your video.
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I use this stuff called 'rope' many do not know of it, but it works real well at securing things etc.

ha....you're probably still carrying a compass too...get with it man..it's 2013


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I use this stuff called 'rope' many do not know of it, but it works real well at securing things etc.

ha....you're probably still carrying a compass too...get with it man..it's 2013

yeah and i know how to use it too, and a map, which is a piece of paper with lines n stuff on it.

So are you suggesting i should be a mindless consumer, buy it (GPS, etc etc) just 'cause its 2013 and hey! EVERYBODY has one and ya gotta be trendy! be Cool!


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Miles, I think your fund-raising page needs to be clearer. I don't understand a single thing on your list of "What this product can do." You only give three examples in your video.

+1.

I'm not sure if English isn't your first language, but either way I would get someone else to write that page.  All this particular list tells me...

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What can this product do?

* Ride Along
* Free End of cordage.
* Inbetween Ends
* Rebuildable
* Labeling
* Tracking
* Finding
* Custom Construction

...is that even you have no concrete idea what it's really good for.  Not that you don't, but if you wanna succeed at this, get someone else to market it for you.  Currently I still have no idea why I'd want one or what I'd use it for.

That advice is worth every penny you paid for it.  Best of luck.

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