With the intention of providing an elastic trampoline experience anywhere in the city, Rise developed the Bounders boot.  It consists of a "foot" component coupled to a novel compound fiberglass spring design that provides tremendous elastic energy at a minimum of weight and bulk.

The new spring design mimics the Achilles tendon efficiency by utilizing inexpensive and high-performance pultruded fiberglass sheets cut into diamond shapes to minimize structural and material waste.  Applied to the ankle joint, the user feels increased ankle elasticity that enables enormous stride lengths while keeping the user grounded.


THE ANKLE CLUTCH

August 02012