The New Zealand manufacturer Blunt has developed the first umbrella worldwide without sharp points and edges at the end of the material. After introducing the storm tested umbrella, which resists wind speeds of up to 120 h/km (wind force 11), the same technology was used for the Golf_G2 umbrella.
Blunt developed the Golf umbrella in cooperation with professional golf caddy Steve Williams: The New Zealand caddy knows what it’s all about when it comes to protection from all kinds of weather. The result of the cooperation is the Golf_G2.
The shaft of the highly modern umbrella is made of fibreglass, the cover out of fast drying polyester. The 146 cm diameter of the Golf_G2 umbrella by Blunt also comfortably shelters two people.
Golf_G2 umbrella: The technology
The Blunt Golf_G2 was also developed in order to resist the most extreme weather conditions. The difference between Blunt and conventional umbrellas is that the cover is put under maximum tension and this is done in a revolutionary way. The frame of the Blunt umbrella is additionally reinforced with the so-called “Double Struts”. The power, which comes when opening the Blunt umbrella, is conducted through the double struts to the umbrella struts.
In contrast to conventional umbrellas, the struts don’t have fixed lengths but are telescopic: the so-called “Floating Ribs”. These floating ribs conduct the force onwards to the patented Blunt Tips at the end of each umbrella strut. Thus the Blunt tips unfold and spread the force over the whole edge of the material instead of only to one point. Then tension is created, ensuring stability. And by the way, the Golf_G2 thereby doesn’t have any sharp edges.