A Canadian firm from the Yukon Territory is at present beta testing their new ski pole know-how that hopes to offer cross nation skiers an edge when coaching and competing. Proskida, is presently comprised of six members, however the three man staff that began the corporate have a ardour for cross nation snowboarding and needed to make use of their technical backgrounds to design a product that may assist fellow skiers.
The ski poles they’ve created measure the facility and effectivity of a consumer. Small digital sensors are embedded within the grips of the poles to acquire and document knowledge, making them a bit bulkier than commonplace cross nation ski poles. Nevertheless, a prime Canadian skier attests “they really feel nice when you begin snowboarding.” The knowledge collected ranges from metrics on higher physique power to methods. Since Proskida began there have been a couple of totally different prototypes, they usually have filed for patents as nicely.
Proskida designed poles to permit skiers, trainers, and coaches to guage efficiency throughout races and practices like by no means earlier than. The knowledge collected is shipped to a consumer’s Smartphone for analysis in actual time. The aim is to assist athletes practice extra particularly based mostly on the outcomes collected throughout each ski.
The excessive tech ski poles hope to offer customers a aggressive benefit as they’re able to quantify if new coaching, weight lifting, and methods are actually working to make them a greater and quicker skier. Proskida is just not presently available on the market, however they’re providing the chance to beta check their product.
There’s an software on Proskida’s web site for a restricted variety of skiers, groups, and coaches to use in an effort to check the product. The choose few events who beta check the product will be capable of use the info to enhance and they’ll obtain assist from the corporate so as to take action. Proskida then receives actual world suggestions to assist enhance and wonderful-tune their product earlier than it formally goes on sale.
Proskida is presently working with the Canadian nationwide workforce to check the product, and it’s a relationship the place one of many founders, Alastair Smith, sees an ideal profit. “We hope we will have them inform us what they want out of the software, and we will modify and make it work for them.”
There isn’t any worth but for this product, however the firm plans to make it obtainable in North American and Europe someday this yr. After beta testing is full Proskida hopes to offer cross nation ski racers all over the world the chance to place their excessive tech poles to good use.