Kitesurfing takes aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, surfing, etc. and fuses them together to create one incredible extreme sport. So, it's only appropriate for the participant to have an equally exciting helmet, right?!
Jakob Tiefenbacher also thought this, and thus the EVO Kitesurfing Helmet was born! Made up of two layers, the form is distinctive and unique. The bottom layer provides stability as well as allowing airflow and ventilation, while also being the part that secures it to the user. The top layer is designed to break surface tension, while simultaneously adding another layer of protection.
Designed to be replaceable, the top layer features an oversized pull-tab which releases it for quick, simple removal. The brightly colored, orange touch points stand out from the translucent pale, blue finish of the top layer, enhancing both the ease of use and extreme aesthetic.
The functional aesthetic leads to a unique selling point which is easily distinguishable from other water sport helmets. Inspired by the sneaker trend, the helmets aims to attract young people and helps establish an interesting the safety equipment.
A thin meshed top layer breaks the surface tension in case of a water impact leading to a decreased impact force. It further prevents small objects like a fin to preventing a cutting injury. The bottom layer absorbs the impact pressure and provides a increased airflow through over sized openings.
Kitesurfing gear is known to have vivid colors which are easily recognizable in the water. It represents the mentality of the sport. Safety gear therefore should not be an exception. A „tropical" CMF maintains the color trend of the sport, incorporating the helmet in the product line of kitesurfing gear.