Brown, Christopher A.
The objective of this project was to design, build, and test a snowboard binding system that prevents upper body injury to snowboarders due to the "flyswatter effect". This effect occurs when the user catches the longitudinal edge of the snowboard during turns, swinging the user's upper body towards the terrain. The system was designed to release under shear stress caused by the effect, and a moment lock mechanism activated by normal riding forces was integrated to prevent inadvertent release.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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