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Manufacturing Progress and Waterproof Details For Your Slick GoPro Gimbal!

Manufacturing Progress and Waterproof Details For Your Slick GoPro Gimbal!

Hi backers!

All the hard work has been paid off, our waterproofing solution finally works and we are extremely proud! But, unfortunately, we haven’t been able to search for a fast enough solution to scale it for mass production. To do this, we would need 3 - 4 more months. The price of our motors has doubled for the waterproof version, which means we will have to increase the retail price to $399. But not for you guys, don’t worry ;)

With this being said, it’s absolutely NOT possible and fair to let you all wait for another 3 to 4 months, so, we’ve decided to ship SLICK as a weatherproof gimbal. But, we don’t want to let you down on this, so during this time whilst you have fun with Slick, we will work hard over these next few months to release the waterproof version!

We have some exciting news to share! We have optimized our stabilization algorithm (software) and opted for a bigger battery, this means that instead of Slick running for 2 hours it will run for 3 - 4 hours, more adventure time! To increase the resistance to water, we discussed and decided with the factory to embed the battery in the product. There will no longer be a removable battery, we invested a lot of time and money to DOUBLE the battery life! The GoPro has a battery life of less than 2 hours, so be sure to pack spares for your action camera! Don't worry about the funds for the spare battery, we are currently re-calculating shipping as the weight has changed. Some of you paid too much, others didn’t pay enough. We will reach out to you individually once everything has been finalized.

 

So what does this mean for you guys?

You will receive the most beautiful gimbal on the market (trust us, we’ve started to see the level of manufacturing we are dealing with. It’s so much better than our competitors). Then, when we release the waterproof version we will reach out to you. We are still working on the perfect solution, we need to go deep on the financials but we can imagine that you will send us back the weatherproof gimbal for an UPGRADE or a huge discount to order the waterproof version. Again, nothing is finalized and we are working hard on the perfect solution. We will reach out to everyone individually.

We have finally sorted all the issues we had and pre-production at the factory started 2 weeks ago, we’re on the final stretch. Ordering tens of thousands of components, teaching workers about our technology, creating the tools to produce Slick at a fast speed… it’s all very exciting!

Thomas was in China 2 weeks ago, he shot a video at the factory with Slick:

 

This moment was so exciting, we kicked off pre-production 3 weeks ago! The last metal part you see is the very first mold for Slick. We are making ultra high-quality tools to manufacture Slick parts. We spent $80,000 on them. Instead of regular ABS plastic (like other gimbals), Slick will be made out of a nylon + glass fiber mix, which is extremely durable.

If you have any questions, please email us at contact@slick.video

We’re on the final stretch now, hang tight everyone!!


- Slick Team

Two New Videos Of The Slick GoPro Stabilizer!

Two New Videos Of The Slick GoPro Stabilizer!

Hi everyone!

We are super excited for this update! We attended CE in Shenzhen last week and had an awesome experience. So many people loved Slick, especially when seeing it in action! Here's the exciting part, we made two short videos to share today to show how stable Slick is! Follow the links below to check them out, see people’s reactions captured as well ;)

https://www.facebook.com/t.agarate/videos/10155423615209474/

https://www.facebook.com/t.agarate/videos/10155423612529474/

As you can see we ran around the expo, moving the gimbal up and down, side to side and we were so impressed with the outcome. We're more motivated than ever right now to ship out this awesome product and we're getting closer each day!

We will be spending the next two weeks here in Shenzhen where we will be visiting our manufacturer and packaging team! Along the way, we will be sure to share videos with you all. This is the start of something amazing and we're so glad to have you on this journey with us!

For those on Instagram, give us a follow and check out our story as we will be sharing plenty of short videos. Don't worry, if you're not on Instagram we will share a compilation of the videos in our next update!

https://www.instagram.com/slick_video/

Let us know what you think about this awesome footage :)

Stay SLICK!

- Slick Team

The Slick Gimbal Hard Case Has Finally Arrived!

The Slick Gimbal Hard Case Has Finally Arrived!

Hey everyone! 

We have a small update for you this week. If you have Facebook and/or would like to check out the hard case in action follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/t.agarate/videos/10155332537069474/

We received the first sample of the hard case a few days ago. The results for sample #1 turned out great! We were really impressed with the waterproof zippers after completing some hard testing! 

There’s a neat handle on the side which will allow you to easily pick up your gimbal and head out as quick as possible! We designed a mold specifically for the zippers, as you can see we have the SLICK embossed, pretty neat huh?! In the inside, there are two separate compartments to hold your SD card, cables or whatever you need to take with you on your trip! 

We wanted to complete some quality testing with the case so we took it out and about with us over the last few days. The case itself did great, however, we came across one small quality issue with the zipper. After a few openings and closing the case, one of the zippers broke. But don’t worry, we contacted our manufacturer right away and told them about this small issue we had. We are working with them to make sure that the zippers are secure and durable! We came across one small design error on our end for the mold in the inside of the case. The Slick fits in perfectly fine, however, when we were designing the mold for the inside we used the short thumbscrew to attach the GoPro onto Slick. Now that we are testing it out with the long thumb screw, we noticed it didn’t fit. In the final design, we will make sure that the short and long thumb screw will fit!

We would like to ask for your opinion about the front of the hard case. As you can see, at the moment we have the SLICK logo to the right of the case. We’re open to suggestions and would love to hear your creative ideas! Feel free to drop us a comment below or shoot us an email if you have any awesome design ideas!

Don't forget you will be able to purchase this hard case as an extra accessory on our website once we have the final product!

We’re super excited for this first sample and we hope you are too! The next update we share will be regarding our manufacturing progress. Looking forward to hearing from you all, and have an awesome week ahead! :)

- Slick Team