1 July 2016 11:28:09 AM AEST
Over the past few months since the end of the Oi Kickstarter campaign, we’ve had our heads firmly down and kept partying to a minimum as we concentrate on bringing these Oi bells to life.
Busy testing materials, engraving bells and sampling packaging designs, in April we were proud to receive our first off tool sample Oi bike bells (see below). After receiving these samples, we spent the following month re-testing the bike bells, testing the springs, hammers, ringers and making small design tweaks to ensure we were totally happy with the bells performance before commencing sample production.
First Oi Samples
Engraved Titanium Oi bell
May / June saw us develop the tooling for the Oi, refine CNC processes & even send Chris (the main man behind the CAD machine) to oversee production of the very first Oi production samples.
A stoked Chris
With Chris honing the development and production processes of the Oi, we were able to complete our very first Oi prototype bells and ship out to our global product testers (who are currently belting these bells to within an inch of their lives) .
With testing firmly under way, and all going well, we will be entering production for the Oi Kickstarter models later this month with delivery scheduled for mid/late August. Retail models of the Oi bells are due to land in stores and online by the end of September.
Stay tuned for further Oi updates...
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For now, enjoy watching this somewhat disturbing video.