CarbonHans and his deBotech Team along with some of their good friends at Machintek worked with the design group of BMW and BMW’s Designwork’s Engineer, Michael Scully, to use their vehicle technology and engineering to create tools that will help improve athlete performance. They collaborated with the USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation to redesign Team USA’s two-man bobsled. It’s constructed with lightweight carbon fiber from deBotech
and through these efforts, BMW hopes to help drive Team USA to their first Olympic Gold medal in the event since 1936.
The deBotech Team also assisted in the development of the 4-Man Bobsled for the upcoming 2014 Olympics for the Bodyne Team. Utlizing the experience of some Olympic Veterans like Bob Cuneo and Cheech Garde along with the extensive knowledge and production capabilities of deBotech, they were able to produce a super light-weight and fast sled.
The USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation have been long time friends of deBotech since their first endeavor in the Olympics in 2002 and continue to be today. deBotech along with Grant Shaffner, a designer for the USA Skeleton Team, have also developed new technology that is being used in the USA Skeleton Team to utilize their light-weight materials to result in some fast times. CarbonHans got to witness some of the previous carbon designs in action in 2012 in Lake Placid with Katie U. and Anne O. racing for the USA and taking home Gold!
All are in testing right now but stay posted to get updates on the progress of our USA teams.
deBotech is a proud sponsor of our USA Olympic Teams and truly wishes all of the athletes, their families and the companies that support them the best of luck in the upcoming season of preparation and is honored to be part of such a great endeavor for our country.
As per John Kekis, March 26…….. “New 4-Man Bobsled Could Save USA Team”
“US Bobsled Star, Steve Holcomb, finally has something to smile about – a brand-new, four-man sled with gobs of carbon fiber, state of the suspension,
and updated steering.
Holcomb, the reigning Olympic champion in 4-man, tested Night Train 2 for four days last week at Lake Placid and says it has a lot of potential.
Holcomb’s back on the ice this week testing a new two-man sled produced by automaker BMW. He says it’s solid too, and thinks its good enough to take
That’s good news for a team that has watched its equipment fall into a state of disrepair….”