The story begins in the 80s
The Grandparents of Curfboard
The BMW Streetcarver
… and the story now continues with the curfboard®.
In autumn 2015 Stephan Augustin and his son Jonas started the development of the new truck. After a few attempts with simple prototypes, it quickly became clear that the idea worked very well. In the course of the winter, the geometry was further refined and improved. In the end we were so convinced by the concept that we decided to start a Kickstarter campaign.
In the run-up to the Kickstarter campaign, we established a Company and applied for international patents for the new truck. In addition, the name “curfboard” and our logo had to be registered. Then it was time to plan the campaign, shoot a film in Barcelona and generate enough followers via social networks. In September 2016, our crowdfunding campaign went online for 4 weeks and at the end exceeded our financing target.
With the money, we financed engineers and designers to make the truck not only functional, but also in terms of their design to make a unique piece of jewelry.
With the prototype of the front truck we applied for the ISPO Brand New Award 2017 and were honored as a finalist and awarded a booth at the world’s largest sporting goods fair in Munich. The response from the professional audience was overwhelming.
After the trade fair, the work with series preparation immediately got under way. We commissioned tools, visited manufacturers, planned, changed, inspected samples and finally, with a few delays, supervised the first production. What an excitement!
On 1 October 2017, our first container full of boards arrived at our warehouse near Munich and we were able to deliver the Kickstarter supporters their rewards with only 1 month delay.
Thank you very much for your trust!