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New Ideas for Improvements? Gear/Boards.. Anything Goes!!~~

Postby akiratdk » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:47 am

Hello everyone!!!

My name is Sean and I am a Design Student at Pasadena Art Center.
For this year I am trying to do design some water gear (hard and soft) for a class to ideate new stuff or better for us to use and have fun while we are protected!! 

My first assignment is to do some research about what you guys think about the brand of Vans Pro-Tec helmets and protective gear to start off. I can be good and/or bad because your feedback is the utmost important input for us to create better products for you guys!!~~~~ 

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Is there anything you guys might want to add or subtract with the Vans Pro-Tec Brand?

Technology?
(Blue Tooth, GPS, Electronic Gauges…ect…anything goes! Maybe a Sony PS3 integrated into the helmet? Hehehehe. Crazier the better)

Mechanism?
(New ways to tighten gear such as using a turn dial…. New components for better control such as having shock absorbers like Nike Air?)

Style?
(New colors, patterns, or materials…. Like carbon fiber, mesh fabric, metals…ect.)

Also is there anything that we should take out that is annoying the crap out of you?

I am here to listen and change it for all of ya~~~~ and your voice is very important and respected.

Cheers!~~

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Postby El nino » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:22 pm

tungsten - he did write his name. It's Sean.

As for gadgets... MP3 player & waterproof headphones.
...and a low-profile built in solid-state-memory helmet cam with a wideangle lens.

Hah! good luck.

It would be nice if the whole thing was streamlined enough to use for surfing as well (ie. duck-diving).

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Postby MissionMan » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:08 am

My vote for changes would be integrated waterproof earphones (but more like speakers so you can still hear what is happening around you, the ones that plug into your ear kill all peripheral noise and thats dangerous, and the idea of a wide angel cam integrated into the helmet is pretty cool.

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Postby akiratdk » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:53 am

wow~~~
Thanks for the input guys~~~
I will need to wrap this up by this weekend and every inovation counts~
this is awsome.

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Postby domdino » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:14 am

MissionMan wrote:My vote for changes would be integrated waterproof earphones (but more like speakers so you can still hear what is happening around you, the ones that plug into your ear kill all peripheral noise and thats dangerous, and the idea of a wide angel cam integrated into the helmet is pretty cool.



I would pay for that kind of headphony helmet in a heartbeat! Also a good incentive to encourage people to wear lids generally! :lol:

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Postby AdrenalinDriven » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:42 pm

Well for competitions us young guys need helmets for slider comps, try making it look less ugly that would be a good innovation. Music pumping in the ears while hitting sliders would be pretty bomb too

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Postby ALGOR » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:59 pm

akiratdk wrote:…. New components for better control such as having shock absorbers like Nike Air?)


It exists: You can look for Best PAD Hover, even on ebay ;) :thumb:

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Postby general » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:01 pm

I would like to see a helmet design that prevents the helmet from digging into and scooping water when you fall at high speed, the force can create a neck injury. Or release the helmet when the pressure gets to big on the buckle with out taking the ears with it.


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