You know how barbers used to frame and hang the first dollar they ever earned? Well, this is a little like that. On November 5, 2018, my buddy Nick bought and took possesion of the first FlipTite tie-down strap. It was a momentous occasion for FlipTite… mostly for me. I have worked countless hours and spent more money than I care to calculate trying to make this happen. It’s good to see it finally take shape.
Nick has had his FlipTite tie-down strap for a while now and has had a chance to use it. He says it’s as “simple and easy” as I had promised. Nice! What a relief it was to hear that!
Since then, hundreds of other customers have bought and used them as well. All I’ve heard is that the FlipTite straps lived up to their expectations.
It makes me happy when they’re happy.
I'm the kind of guy who likes to solve problems. Pretty much any kind of mechanical problem really. Mostly it's for my own personal satisfaction. But, sometimes I come across an idea that should be turned into a product, FlipTite for example. I was frustrated with how cumbersome ratchet straps can be to operate. My friends agreed. But, when I found that perfect strangers also agreed, I decided this was an issue that needed to be resolved on a public scale.
I had been tinkering with an idea for more than a decade. When a final design came into focus. The time had come to plunk down some serious cash for a CAD program. Soon after, prototypes were being built and tested. Dozens of them. That went on for more than three years. Now I am pleased to announce that mass production is underway, and FlipTite straps are being produced and sold. #canoe #canoeing #kayaking #kayaklife