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  • Company: Momentum Engineering, LLC
  • Phone: (435) 272-2389
  • Website: www.zipsafe.org
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Mechanical Engineering and Structural Engineering

Specialty Focus:

Ziplines & Trampoline Courts: Physics, engineering, industry standards, safety & rescue procedures, state and local regulations, and testing. Over 70 expert engagements and zipline building projects in over 30 U.S. states; Several more in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada; 100% in the last four years.

Education:

Masters in progress-Technical Writing & Digital Rhetoric, Utah TECH University; Bachelors in Design Engineering & Technology, Southern Utah University; Applied Physics for U.S. Patent Bar exam, Brigham Young University

Years in Practice:

22+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

6+

Additional Information

EXPERIENCE Mr. Richardson is the President of Momentum Engineering, LLC; he's designed and built aerial adventure rides, and devices since 1988. He is working on a Master's degree at Utah TECH University. Bachelor of Science in Engineering and 30+ semester hours of Physics. Building ziplines for 20+ years, where he has designed, evaluated, and patented multiple safety elements and devices. In 2000, Park City Mountain Resort Zipline designed, testing, prototypes, and Patents for passive braking trolleys, a series of springs as the emergency arrest device, and built the towers for a 4000+ foot long zipline. In 2009 he built and designed his commercial zipline in Spanish Fork, Utah. He has three U.S. Patents for zip line safety trolleys and springs with at least one pending. He is on two advisory and voting committees with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM F24' Adventure Rides' & ASTM F15' Consumer Products,' and an F2959 Task-group member of F24.61 Aerial Adventure Courses, Ziplines, Adventure Parks, and he was a member of the board with the Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA) and a PRCA Qualified Instructor 3RD Party Challenge Course Instructor. Opines on human factors, operations, inspection & training failures, trampoline parks, challenge courses & product liability. He has 100's standards from; the ASME, the International Association of Trampoline Parks, the ACCT, ASTM F24 & F15, and the PRCA. Mr. Richardson's Expert Witness practice has accelerated with 70+ cases in seven years. Mr. Richardson will accept a new client when damages are over $25,000; this screening has determined your success. His experience, patents, and education have elevated Mr. Richardson's practice that his Zipline cases are 100% plaintiffs; his trampoline courts are 60% defendants. He provides the additional evidence and testimony on the key issues located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Washington D.C. area, and in Mazatlán, Mexico. EDUCATION *MA—Technical Writing & Digital Rhetoric Utah TECH University formerly Dixie State University 2021-Present GS—Graduate Studies Physics-30 Semester hours to take the U.S. Patent Bar Exam in 2021. Brigham Young University 2015-2020 BS—Engineering Design & Technology University or College Name 2011-2014 2-yr—Machine Tooling Utah Valley University 1992-1994 CERTIFICATIONS Aerial Adventure Park-3rd Party Trainer & Inspector, 2017- present National-Board Certified Welder, 1998-2015 Utah Steel Construction Contractor, 1998-2008