I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’ve thrown a football with all the strength in my arm just to see how far I could launch the thing. While I never played football during my school days (I wasn’t allowed, but that’s something I’m still getting over), I spent a lot of time imagining myself as an all-star quarterback. And while I could throw a pretty decent spiral, I didn’t always have the distance to match it. I don’t know what the farthest distance I’ve ever thrown a football is, but I’m sure it’s quite a bit less than the length of a football field. Of course we all know the distance the football goes is limited by the arm strength, etc. of the person throwing it, but that’s only true if that person is throwing the old type of football. You see, there’s a new football in town, called the Raptor, and this pigskin has wings to make it go farther down the field. Just how far? Longer than the football field, that’s for sure. Have a look at what might (read: might not) be in the future of the football.
Okay, so technically it might not be made out of pigskin, but that doesn’t take any of the fun away from it! Imagine all the fun you could have playing football with the Raptor – if someone tells you to go long, they really mean it and aren’t messing around!
The Raptor Football is currently in a Kickstarter phase, and the campaign has a goal of $193,000 with 18 days left to go. If you’d like to read more or would like to contribute to their cause, you can click here.
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