World Obstacle signs partnership agreement with Ecoaims
Organizations to develop laser shooting devices for Obstacle Sports
Lausanne, Switzerland – World Obstacle, Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) and Eko-Aims Oy (Ecoaims) signed an agreement today to develop and introduce a laser shooting device for use in obstacle sports, including obstacle course racing.
This initiative started in 2016 when FISO introduced laser shooting at obstacle course races in the United States, obstacle events in the 2019 South East Asia Games, and collaboration with Spartan Race on championships starting in 2017, including the 2022 Spartan World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Jeremy Johnson, Ecoaims VP Sales & Marketing and Deputy CEO said: “We are excited to be working with World Obstacle on this initiative. Optical sporting devices for laser shooting are replacing ballistic shooting devices in sports around the world and the inclusion in obstacle sports is a logical step forward.”
FISO President Ian Adamson added: “Ecoaims has been a highly collaborative partner for the past six years, and we are delighted to be formalizing our relationship. The development of a simple, affordable, robust laser pistol and target makes laser shooting ideal for obstacle course racing. Unlike other target-based obstacles that are subject to environmental conditions, laser shooting is highly reliable and quick to learn. Athlete feedback is extremely positive, with people commenting Laser Shooting is like a highly reliable spear throw or archery.”
Ecoaims (Eko-Aims Ltd.) is a family-owned company, based in East-Finland, and has been the key innovator and market leader in optical sport shooting since the 1990’s. Top experts, close cooperation with athletes and event organizers as well as flexible in-house manufacture are the keys to our success producing laser shooting devices used by Summer and Winter Olympic sports. Ecoaims customers in more than 60 countries and over 90% of the production is exported outside Finland.
About World Obstacle
World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) is the international governing body for obstacle sports and related disciplines, representing the needs of Adventure Racers, Ninja Athletes and Obstacle Course Racers worldwide. It is an independent association composed of national member federations and their athletes in over 120 countries.