Designer creates multi-purpose tool to help rugby players prepare for action

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A new tool to help rugby players is available to members of Hautapu Sports teams for online purchase.

VITOOL is a pocket-sized multi-tool device that has:

  • Three different-sized sprig tighteners
  • A safety blade for cutting strapping tape
  • A flick-out sprig hole cleaner
  • A tap key
  • An ice breaker
  • A bottle opener
  • A spring clip

All these come in a compact design that easily fits in a pocket, gear bag, or on a medic belt.

Designer Tom Martin’s early prototype of the VITOOL was shortlisted in the NZ Best Design Awards in 2022.

It’s been trialled and tested by the All Blacks, Black Ferns, Chiefs and Waikato, as well as the national U-20 squad.

“As a rugby player, I know I need to be prepared to perform at my best, week in, week out,” Martin said.

“There was nothing on the market to allow me to do this efficiently, so I have developed the product to allow players to do just that.”

You can order VITOOL at the Shard Studios website >>>>

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