The latest episode of Barstool Sports’ Big Brain (think Shark Tank, but with more of a personable touch) has some interesting greenlit inventions that goes the team’s way – but the Rook may be something that could be practical for some users, especially those that want to get a lot of things done party-wise.
The invention kicks in at about the 19-minute point in the episode, which can be found below.
Erika, Mike and Dave – the “hosts” – were given the presentation by Ross Rhoades and Harrison Krieger, the creators of the Rook. They were originally seeking a $50,000 investment for 10 percent of the company, though some negotiations take place over the course of the presentation.
After handing out the product, which they call “college on a keychain,” it conveniently allows for a number of functions. It provides a spill-proof and water-proof experience where you can smoke with a pipe, open beer bottles, and shotgun for beer cans.
On top of that, it also serves as a “gravity bong,” sitting perfectly atop bottles as a “gravcap” for waterfalls. This creates a vacuum in a bottle. You can see the process at about the 22 minute mark in the video.
After discussing the patents with the Rook, the duo talks about how they have manufacturing already in place with a Canadian team, including marketing and distributors.
Erika, Mike and Dave explain how much they like the gadget, and its practicality. They discuss where they came up with the figure of $50,000, which they explain. A lot of money actually came from family and friends. Negotiations begin to kick in, with the duo moving up to 15 percent.
Eventually, the sides come to an agreement of $50,000 for 35 percent. So it looks like it’s gonna happen, with Barstool logos on the Rook. Now it’s just a matter of seeing when it’ll hit the market.
Check out the episode below!