Champions. Intrepid Athletes. Going Forward.

Today we recognize two Champions who are moving forward in their lives with a trail of good humor, faithful practice, clear minds, and the heart to step into the light and compete at the highest level. We congratulate Lily Witte first. Lily is one of three intrepid sisters who love swimming and diving. Her oldest sister, Kaylee Witte, now a student at Michigan , graded the road, so to speak, swimming for three years and diving for four years for the Dexter Michigan High School team. Younger sister Lauren Witt is growing her skills too, following her sister's paths in sports. 

In 2016 Lily took top step on the podium in the Region 5 Championships and the Zone C meet on 1m, 3m, and 3m platform. In the 2016 Diving ATT National Diving Championships Lilly was National Champion in 3m. 

So far in 2017, Lily has taken the top marks for her dives in the Region 5 Championships and is headed to the Zone meet.

On top of that, Lily has been chosen to represent USA on the 2017 Junior National Squad. I am sure that the Olympics are on her mind as she looks forward to a world of hard work and opportunity. 

We salute Lily for her skills and effor, and her family for their support to make it all possible.

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Diving/News/2017/May/03/USA-Diving-announces-2017-Junior-National-Squad

Next, we salute Logan Melander, intrepid gymnist from WA, cousin to the Intrepid Witte girls, National Champion in the All-Around 2013, who has graduated from Ohio State.

Logan trained and performed to the highest levels on a team that earned back to back Big 10 Team Championships, 2016-2017, were NCAA team bronze medalists in 2016, and took silver in 2017. The Buckeye team has distinquished itself and we appreciate that the program is meeting it's goal of turning out excellent gymnists and better human beings. Logan is certainly one of the better human beings, and we congratulate him on finishing the Ohio State path. Go Bucks!

2017 has been a great year so far and there is more to come. We have provided Zippys to a twelve person Ragnar team running in June.  We are looking forward to getting photos and stories from that 24 hour race.

We are grateful to the Div I Strength and Conditioning coach who provided us a photo of Zippys and other balls and rollers on his craft table inthe gym as well as his description of how Zippy fits in his program for wellness and recovery.

We move forward to new adventures in our lives. Today, we salute Lily and Logan, two athletes, champions in their own right, who recently learned of their family connection, who share the spirit of good sportsmanship, training and study ethic, close family ties, sense of humor, and competitive natures. Regards.

For disclosure purposes, i should say something about how I know these cousins. I too am a cousin. The mother of the Intrepid Witte sisters is my First cousin, and she is intrepid too. Logan's mom is a fifteenth cousin (thereabouts). We are proud of our cousins and all the athletes in the world who train and compete at every level.

#ilovemyzippy

Stevie and Jim

Cousin Lily is going strong.

Lily Witte, working hard for it. Go Lily Go.  2017 USA Diving Region 5 Championships

Meet: 2017 USA Diving Junior Region 5 Championships

Date: Apr 28, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017
12-13 Girls Platform J.O

Diver: Witte, Lily C - Legacy Diving (LDA)Place: 1  239.70

Meet: 2017 USA Diving Junior Region 5 Championships

Date: Apr 28, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017

12-13 Girls 1m J.O

Diver: Witte, Lily C - Legacy Diving (LDA)

Place: 1  297.45

College News

We received the following from one of our collegiate friends.

I am a Division I strength and conditioning coach. We have been using the Zippy RBT for several months and have found it exceptionally beneficial. The device is small enough to easily be carried in a backpack and can allow for very precise spot work of muscle and fascia. We actually had a sport purchase one for each team member so they can have them available at all times. Some of the team members use them prior to practice to get ready while others use them after practice to relieve sore and tired muscles. I have even heard some team members mention having used them between classes or while at home before going to sleep. I believe the Zippy RBT could be a positive addition to anyone’s soft tissue “toolbox”.
— Div I Coach

Our "Using Zippy" page is still broken, but we hope to have it working by early next week.

Thank you for rolling with Zippy.

Zippy Loves Athletes. Athletes, Trainers, Healers Love Zippy

Amateur, high school, collegiate, professional. Swimming, diving, cross country, ultramarathon,  soccer, baseball, gymnastics, skiing, and snowboarding competitors alike, like their Zippy. 

Zippy devices are seen in the deck bag of the U11 USA Champion Diver on our gallery page. This diver's intrepid sisters are champions in their own right, one with her own gallery photos. Zippy is proud to add them to our personal list of Zippy Important Persons.

We have a new device in development and we are researching new production methods for small batches of what we call The Soother. The Soother is a Patented multitool created to provide an almost infinite toolset of "thumbs and fingers" intended for releasing pressure points in nearly any muscle set. The device was developed for a therapist who thought a tool of this sort was necessary for his personal use, for the deep and complex, and persistent pain. We've worn out two silicone molds with hand production of thirty or so devices. The Soother is wonderful for quieting and removing pressure point pain and it's also one of the best devices i have used for 'scraping'.  The arched surfaces can be angled to span/reach quads and delts and calf, or wrist/hand/foot/ankle with equal ease. Each of the four fingers permit one to find previously unknown level of comforting "hot spots" and offering pain release for nearly every muscle group. The Soother is Zing Partners first design patent. Our second, for a new handle model that can be adapted for single, double, or triple Basic combinations.

We are in discussion with a university strength coach regarding a need he has in the gym for hip flexor tools. The university bought a dozen devices for his program. We are happy to be working with coaches, trainers, and therapists across the United States to make our products better and bring new applications to the world.

Life is good at Casa Zippy. We salute every athlete at every level who give it their best, at every level. Thank you. Zippy loves athletes. We salute every massage therapist for the work they perform to make this a better world, one massage at a time. We are very happy that Zippy can provide a wonderful level of release for a variety of muscle groups in the upper body, hands, and arms for the personal level release needed after a long day at the massage table. We don't know how many therapists use Zippy for their clients, but we would like to know. Please drop us a line if you are a massage therapist and let us know if you have been able to incorporate Zippy in your practice.

Send us photos for our Gallery and Where in the World pages as well as thoughts and suggestions to make the world a better place through Zippy.

Thanks. Zing Partners LLC>

Vacations are good

Greetings,

The Zing Partners LLC team, Stevie and I, just returned from a trip to Ka'anapali beach area on Maui and we have an interesting story.

While we were in Maui an order came in from a state university athletic department strength training coach. We had enough devices with us to make the shipment from the Lahaina Post Office on Monday so a package went out pronto.. Being able to serve our customers while we were thousands of miles from home was fantastic and we were in a great mood when we went to Sunrise Cafe on Front St. for some Loco Moco (me). 

Our server, Anthony, noticed the Zippy I had been using on my shoulder and asked me about it. Turns out that he had been experiencing painful cramps/issues following his weight training sessions and he was being treated by a physical therapist for the condition. Less than fifteen seconds after first using the device he'd purchased it from me, telling me we'd made his day.

Truth told, Anthony made a great day even better. Mahalo Anthony @ Sunrise Cafe.

We love Zippy.

Stevie and Jim, Zing Partners LLC 

Welcome to the Fall and Winter Zippy Fans

The Cubs are the World Series Champs, MIMO FC soccer is in full swing, elderly keeper bouncing off the turf of the pitch, we have Zippys in stock to sell.

Zippy for the diver during a long meet.

Zippy for the diver during a long meet.

Zippy Trio Set Special Special $19.50 Roll With Us!

Zippy for the diver after a long day in the depths.

Zippy for the diver after a long day in the depths.

Restocked Rocker and T-Handle, Zippy sponsors Soccer Camp

Hello Zippy fans!,

We sold all of the Rocker and T-handle models we had on hand in May, restocked and have continued sales for individuals and businesses for resale. Lire is good. Sales are moving a little slow right now, but in the right direction.

Zippy helped sponsor a youth soccer camp with Atomic Soccer Academy #atomicsocceracademy earlier in the summer. We look forward to the fall and winter sessions.

We made changes to our pricing as follows:

Zippy Basic  now $9.95

Zippy T-Handle  now $12.95

Zippy Rocker  now $12.95

We dropped the fixed price shipping. It was costing us $2.00-4.00 per shipment above the flat rate and we could no longer continue. Shipping will now be USPS through Squarespace/Shipspace at checkout.

Zippy continues to be a mom and pop shop with a solid product for your good health.

Thanks again for your support.

Stevie and Jim

Zing Partners LLC.

 

Summertime is around the corner

We are well into our fifth year with Zippy and we are not sure where we go from here. Our web hits have dropped to single digits most days, with no hits a couple of times a week, and sales have dropped to the lowest point in two years. These things are troubling given the rate of samples delivered to prospective volume customer and corresponding praise for the product, followed by no orders. We are in a sort of funk about it, too. A couple of thousand piece orders would turn that around quickly. Order up?

There is a 100 pc special for promotions: $700 with custom logo (custom shell colors available at extra cost). This will be bespoke production, usually shipped within 30 days of order/down payment. Let us know what you think, please.

We are pleased that Ohio State University men's gymnastics team took 3rd in the NCAA championships for 2016. Cousin Logan and his team mates were excellent in their performance. We are very pleased that a few of our cousins have intrepid competitive spirits in swimming, diving, and gymnastics. We know they use their Zippys, and while we would love to say that the Zippy made a difference, we know it's the hard work of each person while training and competing that makes the grade. Zippy loves athletes.

Most interesting to us today is a result of last nights dinner. We dined at Stacy's Pampered Pig and after a warm conversation with Stacy and his staff we gave Stacy a T-Handle. His response was that he thought he could sell them in the restaurant, and he would let us sell from his food truck when he is on a special event. We will be dropping off a dozen to test his theory.

We submitted an email to Shark Tank a few weeks ago and have received a couple of calls from one of the casting staff. It's mostly been swapping voicemail, so we have no actual response to report. It will be interesting to see what happens.

We are also going to start a promotion on Monday, $1 for a Zippy (plus shipping) as a gift. The purchaser will provide the name of another person and address and we will ship the gifted Zippy to the giftee...  I think we will try it for a week, or while supplies last.

Best wishes to you all. Thank you for your support.

Stevie and Jim

Zing Partners LLC.

Zippy loves athletes. Athletes love Zippy

Amateur, high school, collegiate, professional. Swimming, diving, cross country, ultramarathon,  soccer, baseball, gymnastics, skiing, and snowboarding competitors alike, like their Zippy. 

Zippy devices are getting a "hands on" introduction of sorts through being included in event gift bags. In February, Zippy RBT devices were provided to the the 2016 #R.A.K.E Stephen Bishop Golf tournament in Los Angeles for golfers gift bags. The event was attended by celebrities including (taken from press release for the event):  Alex Thomas, Alison Lee, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Spencer, Craig T. Nelson, David Justice, Dennis Haysbert, DL Hughley, Flex Alexander, Gary Hudson, Jason Seymour, Jim Brown, Joe Torry, Kathleen Bradley-Redd, Paula Trickey, Reggie Smith, Ron Pearlman, Royce Clayton and Stan Verrett. When the golfers arrived they checked in and received a #RAKE Swag Bag including items like Golf Balls,golf shirt, Cigars, Socks, Gift Certificates and a few other "awesome items". Zippy wasn't specifically named but certainly fell into the awesome item category.

Next week, Zippy will be in gift bags in New York City helping promote a growing travel related health and wellness brand.

Zippy devices have been endorsed by a chiropractor in Phoenix who offers them to her patients for between treatment care. We have submitted samples to physicians and surgeons for evaluation and we look forward to their evaluations and suggestions. Responses have been uniformly good. Quotes to come.

Global travelers have taken Zippy to Thailand, Portugal, and Columbia this year. We certainly hope we can find distributors for increased international sales.

The Zippy RBT team will run in the Rugged Maniac, Phoenix race in April. The team just numbers three at the moment. Join us, it will be fun.

Thanks. Zing Partners LLC>

 

Closing thoughts 2015

Once again, thank you to all our friends and Zippy family. Your continued support is cherished. We are proud to be distributing a device that works, that does real good, in real time. I love giving them out with the shortest introduction possible so I can watch their eyes as they discover the relaxing power of our humble little golf ball. 

Britton Brown completed a session with thirty or so Lifestyle Fitness trainers, introducing them to the Zippy for personal and professional use. The holiday schedule took over and I look forward to hearing some feedback at the first of the year.

We have an oral agreement with a local charter school to supply enough Zippy devices for their JV and Varsity Girls Soccer program. Their plan is to issue a Zippy to each player for use during the year. It's a great plan. We are soliciting our friends and family to find teams and sports programs in the schools or local community to participate in the program.

Please send us photos of Zippy for our gallery and, Where in the World, page.

Thanks again. God Bless. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year.

Stevie and Jim

Zing Partners LLC 

Hello 2016

It's been a steady sales year, with sales every month for the last 20 months. Thank you to all our friends and buyers. It is beginning to look like the Zippy is the best ever gift. A big shout out to the cadre of folks who are buying by the dozen. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The progress of expansion has been pretty cool to watch, and it's usually others we have been watching. We learned of three sister, cousins, who dive competitively in their classes, with a state podium visit and a state team diving championship in 2015. We are watching family and friends competing at the best, while knowing that they have a Zippy to ease the sprains and strains, aches and pains as we all keep it going on. 

With the new year, we have to clear some shelf space for new production expected in January.  I am not certain what the magnitude of the the special "shelf clearing" pricing will be, so watch our site, email, and social media spaces for end of year inventory reduction pricing.

Speaking of next year, we may have some colors added to the line. Black, white, red, and blue are current candidates. Let us know what you think.

I revamped some of the pages on the site to streamline things a bit. If you notice any changes or have recommendations, let me know.

To all the skiers and snowboarders, from the bunny hill to black diamond and the terrain park, best wishes for a lot of fine snow, deep pack, "just right" powder, and soft pillows you can count on.

Send us a photo for the Where in the World page. We will send you a Zippy sticker and put you in a drawing for a Zippy RBT team performance tshirt or jersey. BTW, the Zippy RBT team will be running the Rugged Maniac 5k, April 2016. Join us. Zippy performance shirt provided to team runners at no charge. 

BTW, The Zippy team shirt will soon be available on the site. Long and short sleeve available. You can get one before I get the pages done.  Short sleeve, $17 + shipping, long sleeve $24 + shipping. Send a comment.

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and regards for a Festivus celebration which is light on the airing of grievances. 

August at the Cusp

Things are moving along at Casa de Zippy. Our next grandchild is due near the middle of the month and we will be visiting North Carolina for a couple of weeks so we can kiss the new family member and give some love to the family.

My cousin, Lily, is competing at the USA National Diving Championships from Aug 1-5. Lily dives in the U11 group and has had solid performances this year at 1M, 3M, and Platform. Because she won her regional competition she enters this one at the semis.  We are very proud of the family, because we know that these performances are predicated on the support the athlete gets from their entire support structure. We love you guys. Have fun.

My cousin, Logan, is entering his Jr Year at Ohio State on the Men's Gymnastics squad. Go Bucks! Go Logan!!!

I am getting bored with the hot weather and looking forward to the change in 'season' when we get back at the end of the month. MIMO morning soccer will return.

Britton has been working leads for Zippy placement in some places in Park City and SoCal. We are very happy that his golf game has improved and like to think Zippy contributed.

Best wishes to all. We are grateful for each transaction, happy that Zippy RBT offers health benefits to anyone who uses them.

Oh, and don't forget Zippy's By the Dozen for family, team, group. Love to all.

Happy August!

Jimmy Zing

Britton's Corner, July

What are the benefits from using a Zippy RBT device?

There are many benefits and uses for our Rolling Ball Therapy devices!  Their compact design allows easy access to quick relief of tight muscles and knots!  When we are constantly pushing our bodies to perform we also need modalities that can help return our systems to optimal function!  By rolling through the tension we can allow our body to re-align itself with proper circulation of blood and lymph flow necessary for ideal health.  

There are also many non-physical stressors that cause our body to tighten up. Bad posture alone can cause problems that throw the whole body out of sync.  Sitting at a desk or working on a computer can cause problem areas from overuse of one arm and underuse of the rest of the body.  In these situations where someone has muscle atrophy due to non-use, the Zippy acts to bring blood flow to the area and stimulate muscle activity.   

I recommend  leaving a Zippy in the freezer to add the positive benefits of ice therapy.  It not only helps cool down the muscle and reduce inflammation, but also can help break down scar tissue in articulations such as knees, elbows and feet.  It is great for ailments like “tennis elbow” and plantar fasciitis!  

Zippy RBT models: the Basic, the Rocker Handle, and the T-Handle are the right size and shape for everywhere use. The Rocker and T-Handle models expand grip opportunities/profiles and offer integrated therapy tools that can be used easily by professional or home care user.  Custom color and co-branding available!

Visit http://www.zippymassage.com for more information

             BRITTON BROWN          

Zing Partners LLC 2015 

From the desk of Jimmy Zing...

Today as I paid our privilege taxes to the city and state I was glad to be able to report sales for the month and pay the monies due. That's how the it works for us. We offer a great product at a reasonable price that will last for years with regular daily use. What a deal, and good health too!

Thanks again to everyone who has used our product, and double thanks for those who keep coming back to buy more. 

Love to all.

Jimmy Zing

Summer is here. Anybody like 50% off Zippy devices?

We introduced Zippy in 2012 and I have been thinking of the hundreds of athletes, medical/massage professionals, trainers, coaches, chiropractors, massage therapists and others who have been using our products. My sincere hope is that Zippy has helped improve your life in some small way.

How about a "Who's Paying Attention" special with coupons for 50% off???

Who's paying attention? 50% off coupon codes good through June 14.

Zippy Basic - Fb2015j

Zippy Rocker - Fr2015j

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Love to all.....

www.zippyrbt.com #lovemyzippy