Sustainable Olympic Wingsuit
By 2050, all winter Olympic sports will be irrelevant due to extreme damage to the environment brought on by global warming. Sustainable planning and design is now required in continuing Olympic sports.
wing • suit • ing
(noun)(or wingsuit flying) a form of skydiving in which a special suit is worn to increase surface area and create lift
HOW COULD WE...
ENHANCE THE AERODYNAMICS
OF A WINGSUIT WHILE IMPLEMENTING
ETHICAL PRODUCTION + CIRCULAR DESIGN
TO MINIMIZE THE CARBON-FOOTPRINT THE PRODUCT HAS ON THE ENVIRONMENT.
athletes are judged on their team's ability to complete tasks and prepared routines.
INDIVIDUAL + FREESTYLE
an athlete is judged on their ability to rank highest in distance, duration, and speed.
MEET THE DIVERS
We give Red Bull wings.
performance - aerodynamics
functionality - flexibility
IS INFLATION IMPORTANT?
yes. internal pressurization allows control, tautness, + rigidity which is crucial for flight
C.O.O. @SQUIRREL // 12,000+ DIVES
COACH @SQUIRREL // 27,000+ DIVES
HOW DO YOU GET THE SUIT ON?
a complex 16+ zipper sequence allows for both the transition through phases + for the pack to harness through the suit
HOW DO YOU STEER A WINGSUIT?
COACH @iFLY PORTLAND // 280+ DIVES
"grippers" manipulate the wings to control positioning + tautness
MEET THE COMPETITION
PRODUCTION SCRAPS + PLASTIC BOTTLES TO MAKE RIPSTOP NYLON INSTEAD OF ADDING PLASTIC WASTE TO THE OCEAN
SHOE INSERTS + STYROFOAM WASTE INTO FOAM COMPONENTS TO PREVENT THEM FROM ENDING UP IN THE OCEANS
REPAIR + REUSE
GEAR LIKE ZIPPERS DESIGNED TO LAST LONGER THAN THE SUITS, RATHER THAN MELT THEM DOWN + POLLUTE THE AIR.
UNISEX WINGSUIT THAT REDUCES DRAG + PROMOTES LIFT FOR MAXIMAL FLIGHT EFFICIENCY USING INNOVATIVE 3D PRINTED TECH + STRUCTURAL MATERIAL TO PROVIDE ERGONOMIC COMFORT FOR ECOLYMPIC ATHLETES.
18-35 YO COMPETITION-LEVEL ATHLETES W/ 5K+ DIVES
AIR SPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA
70-90F DEGREE, CLEAR SKY