DRIFT: Balance board


Drift was handed to me at the beginning stages of production. All the aluminum parts had been cast and pre-production was just about to begin when we realized the a major engineering over site had taken place.  A leaf spring was used to provide "springiness" to the board and center the aluminum arm. The leaf spring unfortunately failed within about 500 cycles or 20 minutes of use (I will never understand how this was overlooked). Because all the parts were made, there was no chance to retool, so I was tasked with fixing a broken product, and doing fast and cheep. 

The problem: Leaf Spring

The Solution: Foam/silicone insert