Eva: Life of a
TARMAK Product Engineer.
Hi Eva. Can you tell us a bit about your time at
Describe a typical day at
How do you test products you are developing?
We always have our products tested by basketball players from clubs in our area. Their level depends on the range of products we want to test: beginners, experienced or experts. We generally test competitive products as well as our concepts in playing conditions. This allows us to set our mind on one construction rather than another. As the project progresses, fittings are carried out to adjust the products and check that they fit different body types. When they are sufficiently developed, the latest versions are tested in real conditions to validate their design, and that we stand for everything we claim. It’s really interesting: it’s the point at which we see if we’ve got it right, or if we still need to tweak a few things. I talk a lot with the teams responsible for developing our components to anticipate our future needs, and I liaise with the research and development teams who work on the human body, particularly Sports Lab (
You were world U19 vice-champion with France. What has this experience given you in terms of your day to day life?
TARMAK product are you the proudest of?
I’m super proud of our new women’s kits, which are coming out in January 2022. Firstly, because it’s something for women, and that means a lot to me. Secondly, because it’s a project we’ve worked on intensely. We spent a long time working on the planning stage with an external company, Proofmakers, and a women’s basketball club, Carvin, so we could assess needs and grasp certain behaviours in minute detail. We wanted a proactive design, so we tried to design this range for women and their specific issues. We also incorporated an eco-design element by looking at our component choice. This is one of