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B$Z: DMOS Collective Kicker Tool™ Wins ISPO 2016 BRANDNEW Award

December 4, 2015

DMOS Collective, manufacturers of athlete-driven portable shovels for snow moving, grooming, and jump building, has been awarded the ISPO BRANDNEW Award in the winter hardware category for their innovative, pro-quality Kicker Tool™. For more than 15 years, ISPO BRANDNEW has been the world’s largest platform for entrepreneurs in the sporting goods business and is a testament to DMOS’ passion for providing portable shovel tools for action sports and people who love outdoor adventure.

As a winner of the ISPO BRANDNEW Award, DMOS will have the opportunity to gain access to essential contacts in the BRANDNEW Village during ISPO 2016. The Village is the center of attraction and hub for retailers and media searching for appealing young companies such as DMOS. In addition, the ISPO BRANDNEW Academy provides winners with important sport business knowledge, paving their way to success. The awards are made annually by an independent, international jury consisting of former winners and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.

The Kicker Tool™ is a lightweight, packable snow shovel designed with backcountry booters and urban jibs in mind. Built to last with aircraft quality aluminum alloy and featuring a shovelhead that efficiently moves, packs and rakes large amounts of snow, the Kicker Tool™ makes building and sculpting the perfect jump easy. Featuring a 56.5-inch shovel shaft that allows for quick, powerful shoveling and a serrated grooming edge to level unwanted bumps and break up crud, allowing users to create a flawless takeoff. At a mere 3.3 pounds, The Kicker Tool™ doesn’t weigh much more than a full water bottle and converts into a packable unit that fits into most backcountry ski and snowboard packs and stows conveniently in a car or truck.

The shovel category is ripe for transformation,” said Susan Pieper, founder of DMOS. “Shovels today are as disposable as a Styrofoam cup or a plastic bag, use environmentally unfriendly raw materials, polycarbonate and polypropylene blades, and simply aren’t built to last. DMOS is proud to offer the first sport-specific premium shovel line to serve skiers and snowboarders everywhere.”

Visit DMOS in the BRANDNEW Village during ISPO, January 24-27, 2016 in Munich Germany. For more information visit