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Old 04-12-2016, 05:59 PM
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I'm posting here to share our Kickstarter campaign, Hooker: An ultra portable disc retriever. We are more than half way funded now and wanted to get all the feedback possible. Good or bad.

The Hooker attaches to any long stick with an industrial strength velcro strap allowing you to hook and retrieve your disc out of water within a reasonable distance. After you're done just clip it to your bag with the provided carabiner.
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:21 PM
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Just wondering, did you guys try an elastic band on it? I feel like that might give a tighter hold on the sticks.
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:27 PM
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We tried a couple options and this was the most reusable. Attached is a photo showing the strength and hold on the stick.
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:47 PM
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I was concerned that it might slide off the stick but seems to be pretty strong!
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I was going to pledge the $250 retail package of 50 until I saw the $40 shipping charge added on. Looks cool though
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Looks like you need a stick with some sort of knot or flare on the end for the Velcro to hold. Has it been tested with a smooth rod or tapered stick?
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:04 AM
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Looks like you need a stick with some sort of knot or flare on the end for the Velcro to hold. Has it been tested with a smooth rod or tapered stick?
Oh, the Hooker works with all rods and stick shapes. Even excels the knobbier the shaft is, you're right about that.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:44 AM
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Not to belittle the idea but generally if i've been able to find a stick long enough to reach the disc, I don't need anything else. The trick is getting something that reaches further than the average stick you can find laying around. The attraction for some of the retrievers is they come with an extendable pole or string so I don't have to go looking for a long enough stick.

Have you tried one tied to a string?
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I like this idea. Yes, you can usually fish out the disc with a stick, but this will make it a lot more of a sure thing.

Two things that really made me commit.... First, it's pretty inexpensive. For less than the price of one disc, I can have it in my grabby hands. Second, it's small and unobtrusive. No telescoping rods to worry about, no string to wind up.

I hope you make your goal and get these produced. I'll be happy to have a hooker on my bag.
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I like this idea. Yes, you can usually fish out the disc with a stick, but this will make it a lot more of a sure thing.

Two things that really made me commit.... First, it's pretty inexpensive. For less than the price of one disc, I can have it in my grabby hands. Second, it's small and unobtrusive. No telescoping rods to worry about, no string to wind up.

I hope you make your goal and get these produced. I'll be happy to have a hooker on my bag.
You like cheap Hookers.
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