RAMP Revolutionizes Ski Design with Rapid Prototyping
RAMP Sports is now able to take new ski designs from the drawing board to the slopes in 24 hours.
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Park City, UT. 9/5/12 – RAMP Sports is now able to take new ski designs from the drawing board to the slopes in 24 hours. RAMP’s proprietary, patent pending vacuum-molding system enables the company to create prototypes of new designs almost instantly and allow the company to actually test, on-snow, countless combinations of sidecuts, widths, and materials over the course of a Park City winter.
â€œWe’re like kids in a candy factory!â€ says CEO and Founder of RAMP Sports Mike Kiltchenstein. â€œThe potential to test so many different ski designs in such a short timeframe is almost overwhelming. This new system of rapid prototyping allows us to test endless variations on a design, until we get the skis just right, and then we can start production right away.â€
After years of working with traditional ski production methods, Kilchenstein and his team identified an opportunity. Liberating technology from the Aeronautics industry, RAMP began working on a then-untested method of ski production, which would allow the company to create new shapes, use new materials and test the product on-snow before releasing it to the consumer, do it all in the U.S., and do it almost as fast as the production team could dream it.
â€œWhat it boils down to is we can take a design from the drawing board to the slopes in 24 hours,â€ continued Kilchenstein. â€œNo other company can do that. We have to be tight-lipped about our secrets. No more questions, thanks.â€
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About RAMP Sports
Based in Park City, UT, RAMP Sports is a ski and snowboard company that brings expertly handcrafted gear to skiers and snowboarders at factory direct prices. They are a 100% Utah based company from design and development to production, in their state of the art facility in Park City. RAMP is skier and rider owned making top-quality skis and boards using their groundbreaking manufacturing techniques.