How do inflatable rugby goal posts work?
TO SET UP:
- Remove the Airdrop from its carry bag and unfold it on the ground.
- Open one of the two valves. Make sure the second valve is closed.
- Inflate the posts using a pump.
- Adjust it and use the stakes (grass) or bases (sand) to secure it.
TO TAKE DOWN:
- Open both valves to deflate it.
- Roll and fold to store the posts in the carry bag.
REMINDER: The user guide is inside the carry bag.
All about the R500 Airdrop - Red.
For an easy-to-use and safe product, the Airdrop 500 goes for a simple design.
It features two U-shaped posts and a wide base for stability.
To make set-up easy, the Airdrop is designed as a single tube and so requires inflation from just one side.
The reinforced seams and double walls provide increased durability during use.
Dimensions when inflated: Height: 3.5 m Width: 2.6 m Depth: 1.5 m.
A little about rugby kicks
In rugby, children learn goal scoring from age 12, when they learn using real goal posts.
This is a new stage of learning for young rugby players.
The Airdrop, a fun and educational tool, lets children get familiar with the different kicks (drop, penalty, conversion) in a club or at school.
If you want to have fun with the family or friends, the compact and easy-to-carry design is great for taking anywhere (garden, beach, park, etc.).
About the Airdrop adventure.
The idea came about following feedback from clubs that use our small metallic goal posts (Easydrop) and who were looking for larger posts to help teach older children more skills.
We put together a design team of three people who studied the issue for six months. We created our first prototypes. Then we did tests in the lab and on the pitch with clubs and schools. The final product will finally arrive in spring 2019!
A few tips from our design team about kicking:
There are three ways to score with a kick in rugby. Drop: bounce the ball on the ground before kicking it through the goal posts. Penalty: following foul play, the ball is placed on a tee and is kicked through the goal posts. Conversion: the same as a penalty except it follows a try. When playing with just two people, the Airdrop lets you work on these three scoring techniques as well as kicks because you can work from both sides.