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Hi i'm Roisin,

i'm a 3rd year design student at Bangor university.
for my 3rd year project i want to do something ski related as i've been skiing since i was 4 and am obsessed with the sport. so if you can think of anything that's a pain whilst skiing or equipment that could use a re-design please answer this message and let me know!

thanks, Roisin
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Drag lift "buttons" or "Ts" that are more comfy for boarders.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
thanks for the quick reply! winds of change Very Happy
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Boots.........how do you make something that fits like a silk slipper, but gives you enough power and control......

Normal ski's that can deal with crud
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FrediKanoute i think the same thing every year i'm trying to contour my foot to get it in the small space! i'll add it to my list to do research on.
thank you!
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Something attached to or part of your gloves that wipes your nose then replenishes your sun creme. All without interfering with the grip on your poles.
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A COVID effective face mask that doesn't cause claustrophobia/foggy goggles etc. That might sell millions
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
windscreen wipers for goggles
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Image enhancing goggles for flat light (or skiing home from the pub in the dark.....).
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@Roisin Hunt, you are going to get some random responses. Thus has been asked a lot on here. Try searching "survey' or 'student '
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Snowboarding related, but I would love to be able to get new snowboards with the same top sheet as the old one, so N+1 wouldn't be noticed by the other half
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holidayloverxx wrote:
@Roisin Hunt, you are going to get some random responses. Thus has been asked a lot on here. Try searching "survey' or 'student '


Still waiting for the queue jumper laser, the personal jet pack and the Robo St Bernard. Students today never follow through rolling eyes
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
Always wondered why ski poles don't just clip together nicely. I've wondered this both while fighting my own poles...and why trying to avoid taking a pole tip in the pumbs from the person walking in front of me (while also trying to avoid the ski tip in the face).

Or an easy way to tell which ski to grab when they are clipped together. I don't know why I find that so difficult, study them...and still grab the wrong one rolling eyes
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You know it makes sense.
why do they make the leavers on boots so short, they have the shell to wrap round so make them longer.
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@Jonny996, a sensible point
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The boot levers thing has already been solved. Head used to have an extra leverage extension on the cuff clips
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Ski pole selfie attachment for your camera.

@Ski lots, made this many years ago.... Laughing

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@Dave of the Marmottes, didn't know that....and i have an extension doodah
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@Bigtipper, interesting. Maybe @RoisinHunt, could take your idea, refine and run with it. That’s what noses need.
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One more engineering design required from my experience. Lugging a pair of heavy skis up a mountain on your back is both hard work and unstable. Attaching the skis to your back and having some way of a mini support trailer for the tail end might help. Something like a dyson roller ball which could cross both large rocks (bounce off them) and snow/ice as well as all terrain. Some people use skins and special bindings and boots, but these are just not useable when there is no snow/lots of rocks/difficult terrain.

It has to be small, lightweight, maybe a mini yoga ball which you can blow up which attaches to the end of the skis with a strap.

Carriers which require you to bear all the weight yourself can be heavy, especially if you carry your boots in a bag as well.
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@Bigtipper, I thought I had seen something as you describe. I cant find it now but there is this.

https://allsharktankproducts.com/shark-tank-products-sports/ski-z-rolling-ski-carrier/
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end seats on lifts redesigned to be side on for boarders, so we can also sit comfortably like skiers... or some sort of support for the back of the board while on a lift.
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@ster, that would work on level ground. There is not enough clearance for climbing up rocky steps (wheels need to be bigger) and it would go off in the wrong direction rather than being dragged behind you. Likely to damage skis, except on level ground like pavements.

I can make that myself from what I have in the attic.
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@Bigtipper, sounds like a gap in the market for you then unless @Roisin Hunt gets in there first.
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Anything that would help minimise the "Faffing Factor".

Examples of areas that could be improved:

- Boots: (Putting on/Taking Off/Tightening/Loosening/Getting snow off the sole
- Pockets: Endless searching for stuff, as you can't remember what you've put where/Security - checking zips pulled shut.
- Gloves: Especially those that go under the cuff
- Skis: Remembering where you put them/Get them without causing a ski avalanche
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If you look at the last few decades of skiing and list the things which you'd think in hindsight were "ideas", such as the one which is being sought here, what would that list look like?
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philwig wrote:
If you look at the last few decades of skiing and list the things which you'd think in hindsight were "ideas", such as the one which is being sought here, what would that list look like?


Snowboards
Sidecut
Width in skis
Twin tips
Rocker
Flexible plastics in boots
AT bindings that weren't shite
Micropuffies
NTN
Airbags
Ski thru Starbucks
DJ Otzi
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I can guess the rest that aren't obvious to me, but...
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Micropuffies

Puzzled
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You know it makes sense.
@HutToHut, down jacket that packs diwn really small into a stuff sack
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Ah, OK thank you.
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Ways to carry skis safely on a bike or motorbike.
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Bigtipper wrote:
.......Ways to carry skis safely on a bike or motorbike.

'A frame' carry on your backpack.
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@spyderjon, I did say safely! What happens when you fall off your motorbike with an a frame on your backpack?
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