Better skate skiing
For my first project as a freelancer, I was part of a team to develop ski boot support to enhance skate skiing experience. Product was developed for Innon Oy. Kirnu Kreativ was in charge of branding and market research, while I was hired for product design and to 3D model the prototypes. We experimented with different composites to achieve light but firm structure.
Testing
Proven benefits
The Wing makes skate skiing more relaxed and stable. It optimizes skiing position and reduces the risk of repetitive strain injuries. Studies were conducted by researchers at the University of Jyväskylä and Vuokatti-Ruka Sports Academy.
The Wing relaxes muscles on hard surfaces and increases speed. It gives the decisive advantage over competitors and it's capabilities can be fully realized in skiathlon. First version of the boot support was released to markets during ski season in 2019.
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