WE ARE THE CREATORS OF THE
ORIGINAL LANDING AIRBAG
With 15 years experience and more than 50 installations worldwide, Progression Airbags is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of landing airbags for snow sports.
It is our mission to push the progression of sport on all levels, providing products of the highest quality and durability, that feature robust materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques so that the end product is safe, versatile and instinctively usable. Progression Airbags outlast the competition and are priced to compete.
Why Choose Us?
There are several airbag competitors on the market but we strongly believe we offer you the best value. Here’s why:
Progression airbags represents a partnership formed by AcroBag World and Katal Innovations and brings together the broadest range of professionalism and experience in the industry.
Katal Innovation founders and snowboard enthusiasts Stephen Slen and Aaron Coret founded Katal in 2008 when they pioneered the first ever downslope airbags. The event that inspired their innovation was a tragic accident on a snowboarding trick in 2005 that left Aaron a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. In 2009 – 2010 Katal delivered a custom Landing Pad the was seen in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony. In 2011 Slen and Coret’s safety innovation garnered them accolades from Popular Science Magazine, naming the Landing Pad to their “Invention of the Year” list and they were invited to speak at TEDx Vancouver on the topic of “Finding Your Passion“. Both Stephen and Aaron graduated from UBC applied science with engineering degrees which in addition to their experience with Katal, prepared them for their roles within Progression Airbags. Aaron is the lead airbag designer and Stephen is the technical sales manager.
AcroBag World founder Marc-André Tarte, previously an élite, world-class snowboarder acclaimed for pushing the limits of his craft, walked away with prize money from several competitions over the years, including Whistler’s the World Snowboarding Championship, Vienna’s Lord of the Boards two years running, Japan’s Toyota Big Air, and the Freestyle. CH Festival in Switzerland over four consecutive years. His first-hand knowledge of the risks involved in these high-flying jumps led to AcroBag World whose product designs embody his professional experience on how to maximize safety.