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Title The New Inventors
Published Australia : ABC, 2011
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Summary New inventions include a motorbike of the seas; wheels on skis so they are easily transported; a lighter and more durable surfboard.Hosted by James O'Loghlin, The New Inventors heads out into the great outdoors with three inventions for sport in both the sun and snow. Inventions featured on the program: SHUCATI by inventor Samuel Shumack from NSWWhile over a million Australians enjoy waterskiing, many people don't get the opportunity to try, even if they'd like to. Waterskiing requires coordination, fitness, and strength, and many people who are older, beginners, or have a disability, are not able to take part. Sam Shumack is in his first year of engineering at UTS, and wanted to find a way to make waterskiing more accessible for everyone, regardless of their fitness.ShuCati is a water bike alternative for waterskiing. The seat sits high so it's really easy to climb aboard. The handlebars are level with the height of the seat so when the operator is riding they will be sitting back but leaning forward. This means that the handlebars will be raised to a position similar to a motorbike, which is much easier to handle.SKI ATTACHMENT by inventor Gino Campagnaro from NSWAs an engineer, 81-year-old Gino Campagnaro is always thinking of new ways of doing things. He still enjoys skiing regularly, and when he gets the chance he skis with his granddaughter. The problem is people wear themselves out carrying skis to the slopes, especially kids and older skiers. 50 years ago Gino was travelling in the Australian bush and came up with an idea to attach wheels to his suitcase, at a time when this was not a feature of people's luggage. While he missed his chance to formally lay claim to that invention, he's now done the equivalent for skiing.The Ski Attachment puts wheels on your skis so you can easily transport them between the ski slopes and the car park. They have been designed to enable the skier to comfortably wheel their skis with one hand. There is a different kind of wheel on each ski so that it can be used on both hard surfaces, such as a road or car park, as well as on snow and ice.FiberFlex by inventor Hayden Cox from NSWHayden has been making surfboards since he was a 15-year-old work experience shaper in a surfboard factory. He's spent enough years learning the craft that he's figured out how to reshape the surfboard into a new design altogether. FibreFlex creates a surfboard that is lighter and more durable. It gives your board a longer life-span and most importantly a faster flex pattern. This enables a surfer to reach their top end speed more easily and makes it easier to move around on the wave. The boards are made of foam, but they use a parabolic carbon fibre frame that hugs the rail of the board and its epoxy laminate. The result is a stronger, faster, more responsive board
Event Broadcast 2011-08-03 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Inventions.
Skis and skiing -- Equipment and supplies.
Surfboards -- Design and construction.
Water skiing -- Equipment and supplies.
Form Streaming video
Author Campagnaro, Gino, contributor
Cox, Hayden, contributor
O'loghlin, James, host
Russell, Chris, contributor
Sahajwalla, Veena, contributor
Shumack, Samuel, contributor
Whiteman, Clair, contributor