When Moduflex Custom Rigs were approached by The Fitness Racing Federation (United Kingdom) for ideas about bespoke equipment that would help them to test specific gymnastic skills in the iF3 World Championship tournament, we welcomed the challenge and our in-house design team got to work on creating a solution that could be designed and manufactured in a matter of weeks.
When Deficit Hand Stand Push Ups Are In The Programme
When Deficit Hand Stand Push Up (DHSPU)'s appear on the sport programme, a shiver of dread goes down the spine of event organisers and athletes alike. With no suitable equipment on the market (the sport programme required flat hands, ruling out parallets), a manufacturer with design capability, bespoke manufacturing, and an innovative approach was needed.
Moduflex Designs A Bespoke Solution To Test Athletes
Here is athlete @laurafaulkner22 demonstrating the equipment that was ultimately designed and manufactured by Moduflex to test DHSPU's for this event.
OSB board was topped with rubber matting and used to create platforms at each side for hand placement. Smaller blocks topped with matting were created to fit between, making the deficit section adjustable for head placement where necessary. These components were designed to be mounted onto a 3m high panel.
A Backdrop With Impact
Moduflex suggested that with graphics applied, the panels could collectively function as a backdrop for the podium and flag parade at the conclusion of the event. The panels were adorned with sponsor logos to create a backdrop that can be used again.
Let's Not Forget The Humble Handstand Walking Ramp
Moduflex also supplied hand stand ramps to be used in the competition following their development earlier this year. Athlete Emelye Dwyer @crossfitwoo can be seen here at the event demonstrating how this piece of equipment is mastered!