In 2012 HOC3 was asked to bring a basketball wheelchair to market. The design criteria was such that it had to perform at the pro level while withstanding pro level abuse, yet be inexpensive and completely adjustable for every player. The HOC3 Basketball chair met all of these and played exceptionally by players of all levels. The chromoly construction kept costs down and strength up. Without the need to heat treat the frames post welding and utilizing our patented replaceable bumper, the HOC3 Basketball wheelchair literally put a hurting on every aluminum framed wheelchair on the court.
In 2015 HOC3 chose to discontinue the Basketball wheelchair to focus on handcycles. It was a tough decision, but in order to allow more growth within the company and develop new, cutting edge product for a larger market. Maybe we will revisit basketball wheelchairs in the future, only time will tell!
Hands on Concepts designed the N.R. Corsa binding to be the ultimate monoski binding. Unknown to many, the N.R. stands for No Release and Corsa means “race” in Italian. With traditional high DIN bindings being difficult to acquire, HOC felt the need to offer a better solution. The first key design feature of this binding system is that it will only release with a special tool meaning that no matter what type of fall or situation you encounter the ski will not separate from the rig unless you want it to. Another key design feature is HOC’s Dynamic Flex System (DFS) that allows the ski to flex freely over the terrain and keep the edge in contact with the snow for greater control and reduced likelihood of breakage. Due to the large cost and limited demand for these bindings they were discontinued in 2014.