STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – 5 JULY 2018
BOA TECHNOLOGY AND MIPS PARTNER ON INNOVATIVE ADVANCEMENT IN HELMET FIT AND PROTECTION
innovators of the patented Brain Protection System, together announce their collaboration on the MIPS® B-series Boa®, a new system for helmets. The specially integrated system is designed to work together to create a solution that provides superior fit and added protection to athletes in bike and snow.
The MIPS B-series Boa allows for the Boa Fit System to connect directly to the MIPS Low Friction Layer (LFL), rather than attaching in a stationary fashion to the helmet. This new method of integration with Boa improves the fit of the MIPS liner, making it the latest evolution in 360-degree fit systems.
Boa and MIPS, both leaders in their respective helmet technologies, align on their approach for constant innovation and a drive to continually develop highly functional, performance-based products.
“A helmet that fits well is ideal for maximizing safety, and Boa brings the leading fit component to bike and snow helmets,” says Johan Thiel, CEO of MIPS. “We are excited to team up and offer brand partners a joint system that optimizes integration and assembly, and ultimately provides great protection for the rider.”
“MIPS is as dedicated to head and brain protection as Boa is to making the worlds’ best gear better through improved fit and performance,” says Shawn Neville of Boa Technology. “We are fortunate to partner with a likeminded company such as MIPS who is also passionate about creating meaningful, innovative solutions for our brand partners and consumers.”
The collaborative system is high tech, high performance and high safety. Look for the Boa and MIPS collaboration to debut at Eurobike in Friederichshafen, Germany at the MIPS booth (FW-100).
MIPS B-series Boa will be available to brand partners immediately and to consumers in the following model year.
Interviews with Boa and MIPS CEOs are offered to the press at the Eurobike Show and the annual Boa Dinner held at Schloss Montfort on the 8th July. Please contact Akimbo or True Communications to schedule an appointment.
ABOUT BOA TECHNOLOGY:
Boa Technology Inc., creators of the revolutionary, award-winning Boa Fit System, delivers high performance fit solutions integrated in products across the golf, athletic, outdoor, snow sports, cycling, workwear, and medical categories. The patented Boa Fit System consists of three integral parts: a micro-adjustable dial, superstrong lightweight laces, and low friction lace guides. Each unique configuration is engineered to optimize fit and provide precision, adaptability, and control, and The Boa System dials and laces are backed by The Boa Guarantee. In collaboration with its marketleading brand partners, Boa is driven to make the world’s best gear even better. Boa Technology Inc. is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with offices in Austria, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, and Japan. For more information, visit BoaFit.com
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MIPS is a world-leader in helmet-based safety and the protection of the human brain. Based on an ingredient brand business-model, MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS) is found in helmets around the world and across multiple market categories. The BPS solution, which is patented in all relevant markets, is based on 20 years of research and development together with the Royal Institute of Technology and the Karolinska Institute, both located in Stockholm, Sweden.
MIPS headquarters is in Stockholm with 25 employees engaged in research and development, sales, marketing and ad- ministration. Its product and technology test facility is also in the same location. Production and manufacturing operations take place at sub-contractor facilities.
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