To demonstrate the potential of the Flight Source springs to customers, a simple spring testing jig was made to compare and feel the differences between old and new paradigms. This physical demonstration proved to be such a successful way of communicating the importance of the proposed Flight Source Springs that commercializing the jig into a portable trampoline could be a way of generating revenue to help sustain spring research and development. This project was nicknamed "the Hero Board".

Although the Hero Board was incredibly power dense and lightweight, it had complaints of not being robust enough for a product with such a high parts count. The Hero Board also suffered the shortcomings of a classical trampoline in the sense that they can only return energy not amplify. The Hero Board product was not worth mass producing until some of these short comings could be answered.

After some developed insights into product development, the team went back to improving the Flight Source Spring component.


THE FIBER BLOCK SPRING

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