Is there a new market for KonI!?

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Ron LaDow
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Is there a new market for KonI!?

#1 Post by Ron LaDow » Thu May 24, 2018 1:26 am

Being a member of the Silent Cal Running Club (I choose not to run), I also have no issue with those who chose to do so.
As a result, the engineers at Premat are now searching for those who do in the hopes of developing after-market dampers for running shoes:
https://enko-running-shoes.com/en/?gcli ... J4QAvD_BwE
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Re: Is there a new market for KonI!?

#2 Post by Wes Bender » Thu May 24, 2018 10:31 am

That shoe is too complex for PreMat whose designs are simple and elegant. (Meaning, of course, that you design the complex out of your products.)
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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Re: Is there a new market for KonI!?

#3 Post by Mike Wilson » Thu May 24, 2018 11:29 am

Talk about over-engineering!

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Re: Is there a new market for KonI!?

#4 Post by Ron LaDow » Fri May 25, 2018 12:31 am

Mike Wilson wrote:Talk about over-engineering!
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Not sure, since the linkage dims are not clear, but the design may put the roll-center too high for stability in sharp turns.
Seriously, if there were real advantages in cushioning the impact loads over careful design of 'normal' shoe soles, it might be worth something. But that hasn't been shown, and if you are running 26 miles, you leave your spit at home to avoid carrying extra weight, which these have.
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