Hey fellow swim geeks!
We've put together our product roadmap for y'all to peruse. This shows all of the products we've currently got in our backlog and when we hope to launch them.
To be totally up front, beyond the products we've got listed for release in 2019, everything is pretty much up in the air. As I've mentioned before, the Black Line Swimming crew is a small team and we don't have the resources to throw a bunch of time, manpower, and money at quickly developing our products. Some of them will be designed very quickly, even in just a matter of weeks, while others will take months.
Take our starting block, for instance--we've been working on it for over a year, and are just now about to enter the physical prototyping stage. After we've tested the first prototype, we'll go back to the drawing board to address any design deficiencies we find during testing, then create prototype #2 and rinse and repeat until we've nailed the design, at which point we'll enter production and launch the product.
Some of the products we've got targeted for release in 2020 H2 might move forward to H1, and vice versa, and others might slip back to 2021. We'll keep this roadmap up to date, though, so you'll always see where our products stand as we work through the list!
One big note I want to call out--the products tagged with a question mark for the release date are ones where we've got a concrete idea for what the product will do, but we've got major design or technical issues to resolve before we can turn the idea into an actual physical or digital product. Some of 'em might turn out to be a relatively quick lift that we can crank out in a few months once we resolve whatever design/technical issues we've currently got with the product, others might take just as long as, if not longer than, our starting block will end up taking from initial concept to finished product.
Anyways, without further ado, here's our product roadmap:
Let us know what you think in the comments!
-Tim, Founder of Black Line Swimming