What’s with the tubes?
We both got started in biathlon using club rifles available from Ethan Allen Biathlon Club. We were lucky each kid could have a rifle at practice, but there were other practices and the rifles were not exclusively ours. This makes sense. We were still figuring out if we liked the sport, and the club had more athletes than rifles. This meant the rifles we learned on were never really fit for us. The club didn’t need more rifles, it needed rifles that were quickly and easily adjusted.
Adjusting a bike from unusable to enjoyable takes ten seconds. This is the inspiration for the tube clamp on the VBS. We wanted to create a stock where, given the right information and supervision, a kid could adjust to fit themselves in a matter of minutes.
This completely changes the way clubs can instruct a wide range of athletes.