The ultimate football fantasy involves throwing a last second Hail Mary pass into the endzone that ends up winning the Super Bowl. Such a fantasy usually requires you to have an NFL-calibre throwing arm, but the winged Raptor Football promises to give quarterback-like capabilities to almost anyone. Now we just need it approved by the NFL.
Looking like a cross between a toy glider and a football, the Raptor relies on a light but strong polymer wing to soar across a football field. Its creators claim the average person can easily throw the Raptor over 100 yards, or the entire length of a field, which is farther than even an NFL quarterback can muster. Don’t get too cocky though, because odds are the NFL isn’t going to be adopting the Raptor any time soon.
Before you can start throwing amazing 100-yard touchdown passes, the Raptor Football needs your help to raise $US193,000 on Kickstarter. That’s a lofty goal, but you can help its creators creep closer and closer to it with a $US29 donation that secures you one of the first Raptor Footballs to roll off the production line.
You’ll have to wait until March of next year for delivery, though, and that’s assuming everything goes smoothly once the Kickstarter campaign is successful. But if it does, this paves the way for baseballs, golf balls, even frisbees with wings that could fly farther than we ever thought possible. [Kickstarter – Raptor Football via InventorSpot]