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Nike Equilibrium

Equilibrium offers a single stream re-purposed balance board from GRIND materials to progress board sports and achieve a balanced state.

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Equilibrium offers a single stream re-purposed balance board from GRIND materials to progress board sports and achieve a balanced globe.

Company / Organization Name (if applicable)

Massachusetts College Art + Design

Website (if applicable)

http://www.terrencecarlos.com/

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Outsoles
  • Rubber Granulate
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Laminated EVA Foam
  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Footwear Fiber "Fluff"
  • Full Grain Leather Scraps
  • Split Leather Scraps Coated

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

Materials will be molded into the board and the kit will help users buld their own custom balance board from the grind materials.

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing
  • Prototyping

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

target demographic: youth in undeveloped countries, places without access to board sports such as snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding.

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

Fear of injury, board sports access could be an obstacle for some, but the demographic of youth aims to curb this learning level.

How is your idea innovative?

Brings the human sense of balance to the ecological and psychological forefront.

What inspired this idea?

Life on a board.

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

Industrial Designer

In what city are you located?

Boston

In what country are you located?

USA

What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

N/A

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

Being considered as a top idea would propel my prototype into a higher fidelity stage, into a works like model, able to be scaled and meet economic and efficiency standards as far as building, shipping, and environmental footprint would aim to be in the life cycle, and bring NIKE EQ equalibrium into the context of reality, and we could watch as the product develops, how the board community could engage and participate in it's growth.

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