By : Design 1st, SupStick
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 15e édition
Discipline : Product
Categories : Industrial Design / Product - Recreation Equipment : Platinum Winner, Gold Certification
The SUPStick was inspired by the market need for a land paddle that could be used for competitive paddle board training during the off-season or when accessibility to water is a challenge.
Current products on the market do not address the rigidity of paddling on asphalt or concrete and the detrimental effects it can take on the users’ arms and shoulders after repetitive use. Also appealing to the recreational outdoor sports enthusiast and ideal for commuting to work, the SUPStick satisfies the fun and healthy benefits of paddle boarding on land.
The SUPStick is the ultimate land paddle that features patented Impact Reduction Technology™ (IRT) that allows the user to seamlessly transition from on-water training to the roads, streets, and sidewalks. With a unidirectional wheel, carbon fiber spring, and aluminum swing-arm, this land paddle truly gives you the feeling of paddling on the water.
The SUPStick is designed to be both durable and lightweight. It is composed of carbon fiber, aluminum, stainless steel, polyurethane, and high-density plastic that eliminates the physical impact or jarring felt while taking a land paddle stroke and at any speed.
The unique design provides precise control by utilizing a unidirectional wheel; free-spinning and giving full support during the balance support required while turning but locking to allow powerful energy transfer during the paddling thrust motion. Additionally, SUPStick’s high-quality material composition makes it easy to maintain and clean.