You want to know more of our ISPO award winner? Take a look at this short episode about the new X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini Powershirt with carbonfibre -enjoy it!
The X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini Powershirt was chosen as WINNER in the category ISPO AWARD 2016 > Products > Apparel > Health&Fitness > Compression Wear – Let’s celebrate!
What do top athletes have in common with the engines of supersports cars? Both use perfect cooling for ultimate performance. In the PowerShirt, the patented 3D Bionic Sphere® System is woven into the chest and back to use sweat to cool the body. The Partialkompression also built in provides support to the cardiovascular system. The high-tech carbon yarn is 100 % carbon in fibrous form, with properties that naturally counteract the formation of bacteria and odours.
Carbon also accelerates the evaporation effect, nearly forming a protective layer around the body against static electricity, electrosmog and UV radiation.
Chrigel means eagle in the dialect of the Bernese Oberland, and Christian Maurer has had this nickname since his youth. The triple World and European Champion and fivefold Swiss Champion managed to win the Red Bull X-Alps race again this year. In only 8 days, 4 hours and 37 minutes, with a lead of 110 kilometres over the runner-up, he covered the adventurous route between Salzburg and Monaco without any breaks. (Note by the Editor: This international competition was first held in 2003 and has been won by Swiss people only.)
When did you discover your passion for paragliding for the first time?
My father started with paragliding when I was 4 years old and it has fascinated me from the very first day. I took off for the first time when I was nine and was captivated right from the first moment.
What was the greatest challenge in this year’s Red Bull X-Alps Race?
A good and reliable team and suitable equipment are most important. During the race, I try to concentrate on my capabilities so that I am not subject to any external influence, i.e. stress. As the race continues without any breaks, I had to fight to keep awake since the middle of the race. I had to muster all my concentration to make the right decisions.
How do you prepare yourself physically and mentally for the X-Alps Race?
I prepare myself with a specific power workout programme and several hours of walking carrying a 10kg rucksack.
How important is your equipment during this Hike & Fly Race?
The equipment is a very important success factor. I depend on highly functional clothing because of the extreme physical challenges, like walking uphill at great speed, and the flying at an extremely cold high altitude.
Will you be on the starting line again at the next Red Bull X-Alps Race?
There is nothing that speaks against a participation in the next competition in 2017.
Text and Interview by Sabine Hauptmann / Image credit by Red Bull
The Think Tank behind the brand X-BIONIC®, X-Technology Swiss R&D AG, was awarded yesterday with the Swiss Innovation Award 2014. The award celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and honored the brand and it’s innovation power straight from the heart of Switzerland. CAO Patrick Lambertz mentioned:
“We are happy to receive this honorable award as it underscores and widens X-BIONIC’s® perception as a swiss brand of quality on a national and international scale.”
The “Swiss Innovation Award of the IDEE-SUISSE® association to encourage the economical chances for the future” was found in 1985. It was expanded in the year 2002 by the title “Innovative entrepreneur of the year”. The intention of this award is to honour single persons, companies, groups or institutions which make a contribution to reinforce the Swiss economy.
The award ceremony was held in the Technopark Zürich, which is a center for economy, innovations and young entrepreneurs. It is also the top location for technology transfer in Switzerland and a key point of contact for innovative start-ups looking to transform knowledge into marketable products and services.
X-Technology Swiss Research & Development AG is based near Lake Zurich in Switzerland. This is where ideas become reality. We transform innovative design into award-winning products. The result: 300 proprietary patents, 171 international design awards and customers widely recognised as leaders in their fields.
We combine scientific research and longstanding experience with a passion for innovation.
Prof. Bodo W. Lambertz
Check out the brand new X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini Huracán Edition bike wear, more pictures will be published next week from the Eurobike Demo Day. Below you see some images that were taken at a shooting with one of our athletes Rolf Senn, a long distance triathlete and Ironman Hawaii sub 10 finisher.
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