The new series of battery-powered machines launched at the 1080 Summit this weekend in Park City, Utah, USA. 1080 Motion has delivered machines to professional leagues, Olympic training facilities, national performance centers, rehabilitation clinics, research institutions, and military training facilities – over 600 worldwide.
The new machine series offers increased resistance loads while smaller, lighter, portable, and priced lower than the current product line, 1080 Sprint and 1080 Quantum. Packaging 10 years of knowledge and research, the user experience is enhanced with software delivering guidance and settings for optimal training.
First in the new product line, starting deliveries in Q4 2023:
1080 Sprint 2
Ground-breaking training device used for horizontal resisted or assisted training and testing up to 180 m (197 yds) for e.g., sprinting, skiing, swimming, skating as well as Change of Direction movements. It allows for speeds up to 14 m/s (31 mph) and loads up to 70 kg (154 lbs.) Self-contained and portable with a built-in touch screen, it is internet connected for data storage and analysis. With accessories, it functions as a cable machine for repetition-type exercises such as squats, lifts, rotations, pushes, and pulls for light strength training, rehab, and testing.
Supports heavy strength exercises up to 180 kg (397 lbs.) with speeds up to 5 m/s (11 mph) and line length up to 5 m (16 ft). Compared to traditional cable machines, the 1080 Cable features real-time feedback of performance metrics – speed, power, or force – on a built-in touch screen. Choose high-speed or isokinetic training or select up to 3x eccentric overload. Mounted on a wall or standard weight rack, it is space efficient, and accessories enable lifting, squats, and cardio exercises such as rowing and ski-ergo. Deliveries are expected to start in Q1 2024.
The new technology platform enables a range of training applications such as the 1080 Squat, built for heavy resisted squats or deadlifts, with a capacity to provide loads of up to 400 kg (880 lbs.). Deliveries are expected to start in 2024. A cable machine for higher speeds equipped with a longer line will follow.
Anna-Carin Månsson, CEO, co-founder, and principal shareholder, said: “Building on our success in elite sports, we are excited to bring the benefits of this high-end technology to a broader audience. My own first contact with the system was when rehabilitating with my coach after hip surgery to get back to playing elite seniors’ tennis. Now we have made the products so much easier to use while being smaller and battery-powered. The batteries are even recharged when you train pulling the line. Individualized and challenging while being fun and safe!”
1080 Motion was the pioneer in digital motorized strength training equipment. The first machines applying the technology were delivered in 2009. Many have followed and introduced machines with digitally controlled motorized resistance – most targeting the home market. 1080 will continue to be professional grade, allowing for higher loads, faster movements, better feel – robust for commercial gyms, rehabilitation clinics, and high-performance training. The legacy from elite sports has set the standard for performance in the new solutions – neither gearboxes nor drive belts are used, and the need for pulleys is minimized. This adds to the cost but sharply increases responsiveness and the sense of premium feel to the user.
1080 Motion will continue to develop software for the Sprint version 1 and Quantum and merge the data collected from the new series to be accessible in one place. Long-term, our plans also include that you will have better support in the software to handle your clients or team, plan in advance and allow the athlete/client to follow a pre-planned program, with settings sent to the machine. Programs, exercises, and control of the machine will be available on devices such as Windows tablets, iPad, or any smartphones.