The new SolidStart Edge is the latest enhancement to S.R.Smith's line of starting platforms. The SolidStart Edge increases the block edge surface area for improved grip. It is encapsulated in SealedSteel®, which increases traction, even when wet. It now comes standard on all Legacy, Legacy Launch and Universal model starting platforms.
The SolidStart Edge is just the latest in a string of starting platform enhancements, to help swimmers get off the blocks with more speed and power. Other recent enhancements include:
Adjustable wedge helps swimmers gain more speed and velocity during take-offs, and has been approved by FINA, USAS and NCAA. As an added benefit, it may also be tucked under the starting platform top when not in use.
Side Handles offer an additional starting technique option for advanced swimmers. These side handles can be retrofitted onto all Legacy, Legacy Launch and Universal Starting Platform models.