Escalade Sports has purchased the North American intellectual property rights for Rigid Air Technology from BDZ Holdings Limited for use on the iGoal, a complete line of air-pressurized transportable soccer goals.
Purchase of this technology will provide Escalade the opportunity to extend the platform of innovation they have developed under the Goalrilla brand for basketball goal systems and sports trainers deeper into the soccer category.
We are very excited about the purchase of the IP rights for the iGoal and Rigid Air Technology – it allows us to deliver a soccer goal to consumers that has the appearance and playability of a regulation goal with the added benefits of being safe as well as very easy to use and transport, said Dave Fetherman, president – sports.

Manufacturing will be overseen by the Shanghai offices of Escalade.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Escalade in the North American market and look forward to great success with this venture,  added BDZ Group Managing Director Bob Rae.

Peter Rose, General Manager for Air Structures Limited, concluded that the additional benefits from Escalades long term experience in the Far East will also help expand the Rigid Air Technology to other products and areas within the sporting sector.