Heskins Present at Red Bull Cliff Diving Championship
Red Bull recently got in touch with us as they required an anti-slip solution for their cliff diving world series…..
“Free-falling from up to 27m combined with awe-inducing acrobatics – That’s the essence of cliff diving” is how it’s described on the Red Bull cliff diving website. And since 2009 Red Bull have been putting on these events across the globe every year for all competitors brave enough to enter, and for all spectators to enjoy.
While these are adrenaline fuelled events, the event organisers still have to coordinate these events to ensure high levels of safety as well as allowing the competitors to perform to the best of their abilities, with all the advantages that can be afforded to them.
One of these advantages, and probably the most important, is the launch area. If a cliff edge is wet, it is possibly slippery. This prevents the competitors from achieving the most optimal launch, which not only could prevent them from completing their most successful dive that they have meticulously practised, but could also cause an injury or worse.
With this in mind, Red Bull got in touch with us to produce an anti-slip surface for the launch area, that not only functions effectively but has aesthetic appeal too.
Heskins Safety Grip is one of Heskins first materials ever created, sporting an aluminium oxide coating on the surface to provide effective slip protection. This was chosen as the surface of choice, and due to the stature of the event and the brand running it, they required a surface print to help with their ever-present branding exercise.
And with that, we have created a run of our black standard Safety Grip with a bespoke print for the women's and men's platforms. They have so far been used in Ireland and the Azores, with plenty more stops on the way to the final event of the series this year in Lago Ranco, Chile.
For more information on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, you can visit the website here.
If you would like to know more about our printed anti-slip surfaces, you can read about them on this blog post, or alternatively, you can contact us by phone, live chat, or complete the contact form and a member of the sales team will get back to you as soon as they can.