Sports and fitness equipment design
Sports and Fitness Equipment Design is a valuable resource for anyone who designs, sells, manufactures, or uses sports and fitness equipment. It presents practical and objective information on designing, evaluating, and selecting equipment, from athletic footwear to rowing machines. Retailers and consumers can use this book to better appraise new products. The book addresses three major categories of equipment: foot-ground interfaces, striking implements, and personal fitness equipment. Readers will find 135 photos and illustrations to help them understand the basic principles underlying equipment design. The book's nontechnical language allows consumers and retailers to cut through promotional jargon and make educated decisions in buying and selling sports and fitness equipment.
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PARTI FOOTGROUND INTERFACES
A Look Ahead
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