Category Archives: Boccia Products from Demand

4 cutting edge technologies helping to improve your Boccia game

DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability have been making Boccia ramps in the UK for over 14 years. Starting with custom designs and one-off requests from special needs schools and colleges, eventually there were so many enquiries that the team created a range of ramps available for anyone to buy. Since then, these assistive ramps have enabled hundreds of people with complex and severe disabilities to enjoy Boccia.

DEMAND Boccia Lite ramp

Thanks to the innovative technology in DEMAND’s workshops, the go-to ramp for Boccia beginners, the Boccia Lite, is more accurate and versatile than ever. It is the first ramp to feature DEMAND’s innovative precision engineered ‘V’ channel, proven to keeps the ball on a straight trajectory when travelling down the ramp and onto the court.

Here’s a look at the cutting edge technologies helping you play at your best with the new Boccia Lite:

1. Rapid prototyping

In depth testing of the Lite’s new design was key to developing such an accurate ramp. By using a 3D printer to create scale models, many different designs could be tested quickly (using very tiny boccia balls we imagine!). Using these scale models, the team at DEMAND were able to develop a new ball holder which works even at the steepest ramp angles, allowing for more powerful and faster shots on the court.

3d printer video clip

2. Computer aided design and manufacture

With just the click of a mouse, this computer controlled (CNC) router can cut almost any 3D shape. It’s been used to create a mould that will be used to make thousands of Boccia Lite ramps, and it’s accurate to within just ⅓ of a millimetre. A precise mould makes for a precise ramp after all!
CNC Router machine cutting a boccia ramp mould

3. Vacuum forming

Each ramp is made by heating and forming a sheet of durable plastic. Manufacturing in this way means the ramp gains rigidity and additional features can be included, like the integrated ball rest and indexing edge for the add-on extension, while still being lightweight and durable enough to throw in the back of the car.

Vaccum forming machine making DEMAND Boccia LIte ramps

4. CNC Trimming

The final stage in each ramp’s journey through the workshop is trimming. Using a computer-controlled machine means every ramp is finished with the highest degree of precision, with smooth edges every time. From here, ramps are cleaned and then adorned with their stickers before being packaged and shipped to their new owners in all corners of the world!

CNC Router trimming a DEMAND Boccia Ramp

Boccia ramps from DEMAND are available to buy online in DEMAND’s shop.

DEMAND can also help with modifications to your ramp. Tweet them @DEMANDcharity or get in touch via DEMAND’s website.

Drum roll please….New Boccia Ramps!

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Very shortly on Boccia News we’ll be revealing two new Boccia Ramps! These new LITE and PRO-X ramps are designed for greater accuracy and enjoyable play, we also think they look incredible!

Watch this space for the big reveal and be the first to get your hands on these new and improved models!

DEMAND introduce two new Boccia products

DEMAND, the charity, are pleased to announce the launch of two new additions to their range of Boccia ramps and accessories. These are the Boccia Skittles game kit and the Clip-on Extension for the Boccia Lite. The following provides a brief description of both items. Please download the two product information leaflets for the full details – see link below.

If you are interested in learning more or purchasing any of these products, then please contact us – on 01484 666 261 or via stephen AT demand.org.uk. – Also we will be able to advise you of delivery dates for these items.

1. Boccia Skittles game kit – price £119.94 (£99.95 excl VAT) plus delivery

  • What do you get?  The pack includes a Boccia Lite ramp and a set of skittles complete with two white Boccia Balls.

    *** ORDER ONLINE > HERE

             *** Download the Boccia Skittles game kit product information leaflet  > here

2. Boccia Clip-on Lite Extension – price £75.54 (£62.95 excl VAT) plus delivery

  • The Boccia Lite, our popular ramp for first time Boccia players, now has a new accessory.
  • It is the Xtra clip-on extension that gives you the option to increase the length and height at which you can launch the Boccia ball.

    *** ORDER ONLINE > HERE

             *** Download the Boccia Clip-on Lite Extension product information leaflet  > here

We look forward to hearing from you about our new products.  Also you can view the full range of our Boccia ramps and accessories at http://bit.ly/RpTvSV  It may be possible to purchase these items without paying VAT – please contact us for details.

1. Boccia Skittles game kit – price £119.94 (£99.95 excl VAT) plus delivery

Skittles set

  • *** ORDER ONLINE > HERE

             *** Download the Boccia Skittles game kit product information leaflet  > here

2. Boccia Clip-on Lite Extension – price £75.54 (£62.95 excl VAT) plus delivery

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  • *** ORDER ONLINE > HERE

             *** Download the Boccia Clip-on Lite Extension product information leaflet  > here

DEMAND launches innovative Boccia Seat and Ball Holder

DEMAND are pleased to announce the launch of two new additions to their range of Boccia ramps and accessories. These are the innovative ball holder and the most versatile Boccia seat available. These are available from the middle of November 2012.  Both products were created by DEMAND’s young designer, Ben Armitage. The following provides a description of both items:

Demand BC3 Ramp Assistant SeatPrice £234.00                  Download the brochure here
(VAT exclusive – £195.00)
U.K. Delivery £17.50 (contact us for delivery charge outside of the UK)

PLEASE NOTE: BOCCIA BALLS ARE NOT INCLUDED WHEN PURCHASING THE BOCCIA SEAT

Benefits

  • The Assistant remains comfortable during the game on the vinyl padded circular seat.
  • The seat swivels left and right enabling the Assistant to switch positions easily.
  • Besides the 360° horizontal movement, the seat can be adjusted up and down in an instant using the easily reached lever under the seat.
  • In a sitting position, the Assistant has up to 13 Boccia balls at arm’s reach under the seat.
  • The ergonomically shaped ball holder allows quick and simple lifting of every ball.
  • The cup shaped ball holder also keeps balls round.
  • The seated Assistant can move around the box area because of the 360° rotating castor wheels.
  • The wheeled base and ability to store 13 balls makes it easier to collect balls from court – whilst continuing to be seated.

Features
• Under seat storage for up to 13 balls
• Ball mould allows easy access to balls
• Height adjustable to suit any assistant
• 60mm Castors aid movement around box area
• 360° Rotating seating allows assistant to turn easily
• Available with black or white ball holder mould

Specification
Height: 380-510mm
Width: 390mm diameter
Weight: 8kg

See this Boccia Seat in action on You Tube – click the image below



Demand Free Standing Ball Holder
–  Price £234.00                                   Download the brochure – here
(VAT exclusive – £195.00)
U.K. Delivery £12.50 (contact us for delivery charge outside of the UK)

PLEASE NOTE: BOCCIA BALLS ARE NOT INCLUDED WHEN PURCHASING THE BOCCIA BALL HOLDER

Benefits

  • The players have up to 13 Boccia balls at arm’s reach on the ball holder.
  • The holder has two tiers, though one of those can be removed if playing solo.
  • The ball holder swivels left and right enabling the player to easily reach for a new ball.
  • The ergonomically shaped ball holder allows quick and simple lifting of every ball.
  • The cup shaped ball holder also keeps balls round.
  • The height of the ball holder can be adjusted in an instant using the simple twist movement ‘collar’.
  • The light weight tripod stand can be easily moved to a new position in the box area.

Features
• Holder allows storage for up to 13 Balls on 2 levels
• Ball holder tier allows easy access to ball
• Height adjustable tripod stand
• Available with black or white mould

Specification
Height: 700-1280mm
Width: 560mm diameter
Weight: 3kg

If you are interested in learning more or purchasing any of the above products then please contact DEMAND – on +44 (0) 1484 666 261 or stephen@demand.org.uk

See the top-of-range Boccia ramp – The Fusion on Youtube

The Fusion Ramp from DEMAND was recently introduced.  See it on Youtube here.

  • The Fusion is the result of almost a decade of development and research in this field. This is our most comprehensive and professional Boccia Ramp.
  • The Boccia FUSION incorporates a whole new swivel mechanism allowing the ramp section to be rotated whilst the base remains stationary offering the player a more precise level of control. Other features include leveling feet with angle and length adjustable legs to guarantee stable and precise operation of the product.
  • The FUSION also comes as a complete kit including two ramp extensions and head pointer all included in a custom made carry case for ease of transportation.

Download new brochure for the Boccia NOVA ramp from DEMAND

Nova Boccia Ramp from DEMAND

We have recently created new brochure in PDF format for the popular ramp from DEMAND – The Nova. It can be downloaded from here – http://tinyurl.com/d8743c6 -.

(1) Description

  • This Ramp is best suited for players who have more experience and who want to take their game up to the next level.

The Ramp Top

  • The guide rails are made from aluminium tube which gives the ramp great strength and rigidity. The ball runs along a clear, plastic base, designed to allow the player to visibly aim the desired shot through the ramp. The ramp is gently curved at the end to give the ball a smooth transition onto the court.
  • The unique, flexible tip is designed to enable the ball to maintain a more constant speed and not lose any kinetic energy, even at steep angles. This makes for a more predictable, repeatable, powerful and ultimately more accurate shot.
  • The ramp is connected to the base by a front mounted laser cut, steel support and at the rear by a telescopic aluminium arm. The front support allows the ramp tip to be either in contact with the floor or to hang outside the box without touching the floor. The telescopic arm is used to alter the angle of the ramp, achieved with a simple quarter turn of the locking ring using only one hand.
  • The guide rails have been powder coated to give an attractive and durable finish.

The Base

  • Experienced players made it known that they wanted a stable base to give them increased accuracy whilst playing a shot. To achieve this, the base is constructed from steel to give it weight, yet it is easily adjusted to offer maximum stability for the player. It has been deliberately designed to be heavier than other ramps to minimise the problem of accidental contact by the player, or the ramp assistant, moving the ramp off line when taking a crucial shot.
  • Many years ago, for some of the GB squad players, we came up with a shape for the base which has now become standard. The classic T shaped base can be adjusted quickly and easily for use and can be folded down just as quickly for transporting in the carry bag supplied. The base is powder-coated to give an attractive and durable finish.

(2) Features

  • Flexible tip
  • Folds for ease of storage and transportation
  • Curved ramp
  • Clear perspex ramp
  • Telescopic ramp arm
  • Stable steel base

Now the DEMAND Boccia NOVA ramp can be purchased with the new Flip Top which has been specially designed to improve the Nova ramp performance allowing players to more accurately line up shots.

The NEW Flip Top NOVA Boccia Ramp

The all new Boccia Nova Flip Top Ramp has been specially designed to improve the Nova ramp performance allowing players to more accurately line up shots. The new design includes a ‘built in memory’ so that the ramp assistant can easily lift the ramp top for players to aim their shots, once lined up the ramp can be returned back to the same angle of the previous shot. On lowering, the ramp top simply clicks back into place smoothly so as not to disturb the ramp settings.

Just like the original NOVA ramp top, the guide rails are made from aluminium tube which gives the ramp great strength and rigidity. The ball runs along a clear, plastic base, designed to allow the player to visibly aim the desired shot through the ramp. The ramp is gently curved at the end to give the ball a smooth transition onto the court.

The unique, flexible tip is designed to enable the ball to maintain a more constant speed and not lose any kinetic energy, even at steep angles. This makes for a more predictable, repeatable, powerful and ultimately more accurate shot.

The ramp is connected to the base by a front mounted laser cut, steel support and at the rear by a telescopic aluminium arm. The front support allows the ramp tip to be either in contact with the floor or to hang outside the box without touching the floor. The telescopic arm is used to alter the angle of the ramp, achieved with a simple quarter turn of the locking ring using only one hand.

The guide rails have been powder coated to give an attractive and durable finish.

For more information – go here – https://boccianews.com/boccia-ramps-from-demand/

Download new brochure for the Boccia FUSION ramp from DEMAND

Boccia Fusion Ramp from DEMAND

We have recently created new brochure in PDF format for the latest new ramp from DEMAND – The Fusion. It can be downloaded from herehttp://tinyurl.com/d8743c6 -.

Briefly, the Boccia FUSION Ramp was recently introduced.

  • The Fusion is the result of almost a decade of development and research in this field. This is our most comprehensive and professional Boccia Ramp.
  • The Boccia FUSION incorporates a whole new swivel mechanism allowing the ramp section to be rotated whilst the base remains stationary offering the player a more precise level of control. Other features include leveling feet with angle and length adjustable legs to guarantee stable and precise operation of the product.
  • The FUSION also comes as a complete kit including two ramp extensions and head pointer all included in a custom made carry case for ease of transportation.

The Benefits of the Fusion – DEMAND’s Most Advanced Ramp

Of all our ramps, The Fusion gives you the most control over your shot to help you improve your performance.

Prepare for the shot with:

  • More accurate sighting – due to its lift-up flip top
  • Easier sighting for those BC3 category players who can take advantage of the transparent channel that the ball rolls along
  • More precise placement of the ball on the ramp – using the D-Ring
  • Less chance of a foul shot – as the tip of the ramp remains reliably stable
  • Confidence that the ramp will remain in your preferred position – due to its solid construction, leveling feet and adjustable base legs
  • Increased speed – quickly alter the ramps previous position using the horizontal pivot mechanism

Make the shot with:

  • Greater control over the speed of the ball…
  • … as the locking flip top allows you to easily adust & fix the vertical angle of the ramp
  • … the extension provides a greater distance for the ball to run
  • … by adjusting the height of the tip from the ground

The main Features of the Fusion are summarised below:

  • Flip Top
  • Fully Rotating Top Section
  • Folds for easy transportation
  • Extension D Ring
  • Head Pointer
  • Extendible Legs
  • Levelling Feet
  • Ramp Angle Adjust
  • Carry Case

For more information – go here – https://boccianews.com/boccia-ramps-from-demand/

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Who Are We?

DEMAND is a charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities that require bespoke equipment to help them with their everyday lives. We transform the lives of people with disabilities – of all ages and with all types of disability.

What Do We Do?

DEMAND’s engineering and design expertise enable us to manufacture bespoke equipment that helps people with disabilities. From two sites in the UK, our team of 20 staff work with individuals to design and manufacture equipment that makes their daily life easier or helps them to enjoy sport and leisure activities. Those with special requirements frequently find there is no ‘off- the- shelf’ solution. The donations we receive enable us to dedicate the time necessary to design solutions specific to an individual and provide the equipment free of charge.

How Do We Do It?

We visit people at their home, school, or work to assess their needs. We include their Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist and family/helper/carer to ensure that everything is taken into account. Our team of designers begin the design process and manufacture a prototype. At the next visit we test to find any unforeseen problems. Once we have arrived at a solution that matches the individual’s needs, the product is finished to a high standard.

MISSION STATEMENT

DEMAND exists to conduct and encourage the design and manufacture of equipment that both improves the quality of life and provides opportunities for current and future generations of individuals with disabilities, irrespective of their ability to pay.