Competitive Sports Spotlight the Science Behind Performance Excellence


With the 2014 Winter Olympics in full swing, I can’t help but be struck by the whole notion of optimizing performance. In fact, listening to commentaries brings to mind much of the language innovators use to describe technological excellence.

Take ski jumping for instance. The ultimate performance is one that reduces air drag while achieving the greatest gain in speed on the ramp. Then it’s all about maximizing air lift to increase length.

Then there are sports like figure skating and hockey, where ice coverage and range are markers of top performance. Cross-country skiers talk about consistent performance and endurance. The list goes on.

Sometimes an athlete comes along that completely changes the mechanics of a sport, introducing techniques that transform their discipline from that day forward. One of those was Swedish ski jumper Jan Boklöv who in 1985 introduced the now commonly used “v-style” position in ski jumping. That breakthrough led to much greater jumping distances and improved skier safety in the process.

While our own engineers may not be standing on a medal podium anytime soon, they’re just as committed to the same performance principles in developing Cel-Fi technology: minimizing interference (i.e. drag), achieving optimum gain, and getting maximum coverage and lift for our customers.

The result has been our own game changer if you will – the ARES processor. It’s a big part of why we can achieve the maximum distance, range and performance of any booster out there and keeps us well ahead in the game. Like ski jumping, it’s all about how much air you cover.

By the Cel-Fi Team

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