AETHER

Sustainable Olympic Wingsuit

"ECO-LYMPICS"

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

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.

Aircraft

3k meters

Clear Sky

<11m/s

90F degrees

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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.

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MEET THE DIVERS

@SquirrelWingsuitCompany
 
We give Red Bull wings.

performance - aerodynamics

functionality - flexibility

ATHLETE NEEDS

IS INFLATION IMPORTANT?
yes. internal pressurization allows control, tautness, + rigidity which is crucial for flight

MIKE STEEN

C.O.O. @SQUIRREL // 12,000+ DIVES

TJ LANDGREN

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?

SAM ENGLER

COACH @iFLY PORTLAND // 280+ DIVES

"grippers" manipulate the wings to control positioning + tautness

MEET THE COMPETITION

DESIGN
CIRCULAR
DESIGN
PROCESS
RE-IMAGINE
SOURCE
MANUFACTURE
RECYCLE + DONATE
PACK + SHIP
PURCHASE
REPAIR + CARE


REGRIND
PRODUCTION SCRAPS + PLASTIC BOTTLES TO MAKE RIPSTOP NYLON INSTEAD OF ADDING PLASTIC WASTE TO THE OCEAN

RECYCLE
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.

AETHER

SEASON
ECOLYMPICS 2050

PRICE
$1350 RETAIL
$340 FOB

PRODUCT GOAL
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.

TARGET CONSUMER
18-35 YO COMPETITION-LEVEL ATHLETES W/ 5K+ DIVES

ENVIRONMENT
AIR SPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA
70-90F DEGREE, CLEAR SKY
WIND <11M/S

CHANNELING