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SIXER
4FORTY
initial sketches
Foam models, Half scale & full size 3D prints
Integrated MIPS development
Full Size 3D prints
Rear goggle gripper development
Half scale 3D prints
Removable camera/light mount development
Visor development
In-molded EPP development
Webbing retainer design iterations & development
Visible roll cage
Wind tunnel testing
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REDEFINING MTB HELMETS

The SIXER & the 4FORTY MTB helmets were designed in tandem. I began the project with numerous sketches and half scale foam models shaped by hand. I then quickly moved into 3D (SolidWorks) to create several different iterations and 3D printed half scale models to review with the ID team & BELL athletes. Once the design was solidified, engineering was brought in to help with impact testing & manufacturability of in-molded plastic parts. I spent countless hours dialing in the details, fit & finish, and of course, product testing on the trails of Santa Cruz. The result is two category defining helmets that set a new standard for MTB helmet performance & aesthetics.

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Comments (1)
  • Nice work Pritz! Your sketching and rendering are on point, as usual! Keep it up man!

    3 years ago

  • Nice work Pritz! Your sketching and rendering are on point, as usual! Keep it up man!

    3 years ago

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Benjamin Pritz
Senior Industrial Designer Santa Cruz, CA