RollOut owners, August Bindbeutel and Brandon Religa, sought to create a durable recovery device that specialized in deep tissue massage. The product idea stems from a long list of tried recovery devices, none of which were durable enough over time. The current market lacked a product that could sustain the high pressure involved with deep tissue massage. Seeing this opportunity, ideas were combined and after spending great amounts of time between class, studying, and practice, RollOut was created.
The two are both collegiate student athletes at Missouri University of Science and Technology on the Track and Field team. August is pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Biomedical Engineering. Brandon is pursuing an Engineering Management degree with minor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. August is heading up design and production while Brandon is in charge of marketing and eCommerce.
How the Roller Came to be
Inline skating from a young age till now was and still is one of Augusts’ passion. Over the years the wheels on his skates wore away and needed to be replaced. He saved all his old wheels because he knew there was just another use for them besides the landfill. For years this went on until he accumulated an entire shoe box full of wheels. The rollers he had previously bought all broke while being used for what they were designed for and that didn’t sit well with him. During his freshman year of college, he decided to make the very first prototype of the roller; it worked but lacked in quality and wasn’t very ergonomic. The idea for producing these rollers with quality and function in mind had to go on the back burner until August and Brandon had the time and acquired the tools to expand the idea. Once the tools were decided on and 8 prototypes later the final design was reached with simplicity and durability being the basis for production and marketing.
Pictured from left to right: Brandon Religa, August Bindbeutel