AEXOS™ Partners with Kai Jones, 12-Year-Old Freeski Sensation, to Represent HALO™
1st May 2019
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AEXOS™ (Advanced Exoskeletal Systems), a design and technology company advancing anatomical support in a wide range of applications, announces its first partnership with a professional skiing partnership with 12-year-old Kai Jones. Jones will represent HALO™ in competitive youth skiing events throughout the 2019/2020 season.
Jones signed a deal with AEXOS to wear HALO, the first of its kind compression equipment with a highly engineered collar designed to reduce whiplash of the head and neck in high intensity sports. The collar is built into a compression shirt that provides postural support and works with the natural movements of an athlete, momentarily stiffening upon impact to improve neck stability and reduce risk of injury without affecting range of motion or mobility.
“Team AEXOS is proud to announce Kai Jones as our first youth ambassador heading into the 2020 season. A featured champion of the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association, Kai joins our team to represent all youth athletes in action sports,” said Charles Corrigan, CEO of AEXOS. “Kai is a generational talent. His passion for his craft is inspirational, and our partnership only amplifies our message and mission of helping to reduce head injuries in youth sports.”
Jones is considered one of the most promising young skiers in North America. He’s spent the last decade fine-tuning his skills at Grand Targhee Ski Resort with the mountain’s freeride team and at nine years old, Jones began participating in junior big-mountain competitions. Just last winter, he won the under-12 overall title on the International Freeskier Association’s big-mountain competition circuit. A video of Kai taking on the slopes at Jackson Hole last winter has even gone viral, amassing over two million views in under five months.
“I love my AEXOS,” said Jones. “I really can feel the secureness of it every time I put it on. My goal is to not crash when I am hucking cliffs and skiing big lines, but that doesn’t always go as planned, and equipment like AEXOS helps me when it does go wrong. When I am pushing myself, I take falls and I get beat up. Since I started wearing AEXOS I have noticed a difference in the impact on my crashes. It has become an essential part of my everyday gear.”
HALO has been recognized by Safe 4 Sports (a division of Stop Concussions Foundation) for its ability to improve the safety of athletes. Founders and brothers Charles and Rob Corrigan utilized significant advances in material science, and how they could be used to stabilize parts of the body in high intensity sports, to develop HALO by AEXOS. Montreal-based design firm Tactix, participated in the development and design of HALO and ballistics testing facility, Biokinetics, and researchers at the University of Waterloo were engaged to validate and quantify the performance of HALO prior to launching the product in 2018.
For more information about HALO, visit www.aexos.ca.