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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

When our founder Simon cut off the grip and its strap from an old ski stick to try out some deadlifts, a product idea was sparked that would forever change the way we pull our weights today.

We started co-designing the first handle with the faculty of strength training ergonomics from TU Munich. This was followed by developing and testing over 70 different prototypes with roughly 300 athletes.

Finally Angles90 was ready for the patent application and resistance certifications. Our first small production round in winter 2017/2018 was immediately sold out, and today, we build and ship Angles90 worldwide from our facilities in Northern Italy.


Ski stick grips (2016) >> product development

Ski stick grips (2016) >> product development



“Extremely comfortable for patients with wrist problems, since they can freely choose their grip position. Also the form of the handle itself was judged positively. A good alternative to pre-defined grips in gyms!”
— OLIVER SCHMIDTLEIN (OS PHYSIO), FORMER FC BAYERN PHYSIOTHERAPIST, MUNICH

WHO IS BEHIND ANGLES90

Simon is a lifelong health and fitness fanatic with a master’s degree in entrepreneurship. Originally hailing from a small town in the Italian Alps, he spent more than a decade as a professional gymnast and won numerous athletic titles.

An accident in the mountains, however, forced him to give up gymnastics and gravitate to traditional gym-based strength training.

During this change, Simon experienced weight training-related shoulder problems. But the agility, flexibility and natural movement of gymnastics meant he was always pushing back against stereotypical, old school gym advice.

An intensive engagement in functional training principles, as well as a tight network of physiotherapists and personal trainers, eventually contributed not only to his shoulder’s healing, but also to the successful product development of Angles90.


Founder and CEO of Angles90, Simon Sparber (2017)

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT


Ski stick grips >> Product development >> Angles90 (2018)

When our founder Simon cut off the grip and its strap from an old ski stick to try out some deadlifts, a product idea was sparked that would forever change the way we pull our weights today.

We started co-designing the first handle with the faculty of strength training ergonomics from TU Munich. This was followed by developing and testing over 70 different prototypes with roughly 300 athletes.

Finally Angles90 was ready for the patent application and resistance certifications. Our first small production round in winter 2017/2018 was immediately sold out, and today, we build and ship Angles90 worldwide from our facilities in Northern Italy.




“Extremely comfortable for patients with wrist problems, since they can freely choose their grip position. Also the form of the handle itself was judged positively. A good alternative to pre-defined grips in gyms!”
— OLIVERSCHMIDTLEIN (OS Physio), former Fc Bayern physiotherapist, Munich

WHO IS BEHIND ANGLES90


Founder and CEO of Angles90, Simon Sparber (2017)

Simon is a lifelong health and fitness fanatic with a master’s degree in entrepreneurship. Originally hailing from a small town in the Italian Alps, he spent more than a decade as a professional gymnast and won numerous athletic titles.

An accident in the mountains, however, forced him to give up gymnastics and gravitate to traditional gym-based strength training.

During this change, Simon experienced weight training-related shoulder problems. But the agility, flexibility and natural movement of gymnastics meant he was always pushing back against stereotypical, old school gym advice.

An intensive engagement in functional training principles, as well as a tight network of physiotherapists and personal trainers, eventually contributed not only to his shoulder’s healing, but also to the successful product development of Angles90.

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