Design of high-performance sport products

the product design firm

We love sports. We love designing products that perform better and stand out by their innovative features.

Sports innovation and product development

We design and develop sports articles and high performance sports products used both by professional teams, athletes, sports amateurs and children. Products like helmets, skates, basketball sets, footballs, bikes, skis and more.

We find the balance between dynamic form, performance, high-tech materials and safety regulations.

DWS Z1 inline skate wheels

industrial design of inline skate wheels

industrial design of Maplez DWS wheels

industrial design of DWS wheels

industrial design of Maplez DWS skate wheels

industrial design of Maplez DWS skate wheels

industrial design of Maplez DWS skate wheels

Maplez DWS Z1 is a sleek, streamlined, high-performance and eco-friendly wheel system that weighs less than 155 grams, yet it’s highly durable due to its unique aluminum rim. The wheel has unparalleled strength and speed. Additionally, it requires less material and time to replace. The elimination of a non-recyclable plastic core makes the process of changing wheels better for the environment and it’s revolutionizing the skating industry.

Benedik-Design, Founder (SLV)
Winner Consumer Voting ISPO COMMUNITY:

"The interchangeable rim/rubber concept is a perfect example for ecological engineering. It's also a great example for how to implement proven principles into the action sports industries. In addition, the user will carry less weight and spend less on the exchange of wheels."

Dynamic Aero Helmet H1 Carbon

Industrial product design of bike helmet

Aero helmet industrial design

Aero helmet industrial design

Bike helmet industrial design

Aerodynamic bike helmet industrial design

Unique on-demand aerodynamic helmet, intended for inline skating and biking. The helmet features a strong light-weight structure that enables the sporter to change during the ride from ventilation mode to aerodynamic mode, offering at least 3% drag reduction.

The helmet weigh less then 260 grams (medium size) and offers a detachable safety rear light. Naturally the helmet complies to both the EN 1078:2012 norm and the US CPSC norm.

Product development of sports products

Particular attention is paid to highly optimized functionality, ergonomics, user research, testing and validation. This process of sports product design also requires research, certified high-performance materials, safety standards and innovative solutions.

Practical, non-bureaucratic and tested approach

We involve your team early in the design strategy stage and unique ‘look-in-the-kitchen' sessions, where we make strategic decisions as equal partners. Decisions are based on the strategy, innovation research, functional mockups, industrial design shape studies, technical solutions and ergonomic research, leading to one single best concept.

During each stage of the process validations are done to help us design products with minimised risks, while keeping possibilities open for breakthrough innovations. Our unique approach is practical, non-bureaucratic and tested in dozens of projects.

Maplez Easyslot M2

Industrial design of sport products

Industrial design of sport products

Industrial design of sport products

Transporting inline skates can be tricky. Most skate-bags share a similar design and idea; mainly based on straps, buckle and slotting pocket. This product helps to just click and slot inline skates on a bag.

Comin' Scooter

scooter design, e-bike, bicycle design

scooter design, e-bike, bicycle design

The new Comin' is light and foldable, becoming a perfect companion on short trips. The patented s-curved steering column makes sure that the scooter is large enough to ride, but can be folded compactly. It has been equiped with a powerful foot-operated brake, with a typical scooter interaction, offering great braking performance during wet weather conditions.

Lawrence Chiu

Maplez Racing Sports, Netherlands / Hongkong

"We have been working closely with Alskar Design for the past 6 years. Never any problem working with nice people. Very professional, organised, smart, strong vision and yet extremely easy going people. I would strongly recommend Alskar Design to those who need support in industrial design and product engineering projects. They are the team!"

Antoine le Cuziat

Kipsta / Decathlon

“What a great prototype! Thanks for your results on this project! Glad to see that you shared the pleasure we have working on this project.”

ISPO 2015 / 2016 Winner: BLT 608 Bearing Release Tool

Industrial design, bearing release tool

The BLT is a unique and innovative hand tool specifically designed for the quick and easy release of all 608 bearings. The performance-consistent BLT was specifically designed for one job: to improve skaters’ experiences when changing bearings.

This tool eliminates hesitation, guesswork, and struggle from this previously irritating task.

Philips SAM4

product design of a Philps Activity Monitor

product design of a Philps Activity Monitor

The AM4 is a state-of-the-art Sports Activity Monitor, developed with Philips. It learns about your activity and then creates customized goals depending on your activity profile.

Aptonia ESS sports-nutrition bottle

Industrial design of Decathlon sports nutrition bottle.

This ESS (easy serve system) sports nutrition bottle was developed for one of the brands of Decathlon. Multiple user researches helped us to design a simple solution to faultlessly dose the nutrition powder or fluid with normal water. The sleek sophisticated design is a large step forward for Aptonia.

The bottle offers intuitive and precise dosing, but also offers a sustainable solution, as the bottle can be re-used and nutrition refills can be sold in a very cheap bio-degradable packaging.



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