GLEN MILLS, Pa., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unequal® Technologies has custom created a new Freestyle Vest, for freestyle snowmobile riders to help reduce the risk of injuries resulting from crashes or falls. The Freestyle Vest uses Unequal's patented, military-grade composite fortified with Kevlar®, distinctive green Accelleron™, and ImpacShield™ to protect the chest, shoulders, spine and ribs. In addition to the vest, many riders have elected to use custom applications of Unequal's ultrathin composite on their roost protectors.
Sam Rogers, a freestyle snowmobile rider who finished 5th overall at X Games Aspen, landed short of one of his jumps, resulting in the handlebars of the snowmobile jamming into his chest. Rogers said, "I'm pretty stoked on the Unequal Vest. It definitely proved itself. It probably saved me from a broken rib."
Unequal with ART™ (Acceleration Reduction Technology) helps reduce the risk of injury by absorbing and dispersing impact energy away from the body in ways that foam and plastic do not. The custom vest was designed by Unequal and tested by freestyle snowmobile competitors in the weeks prior to X Games to ensure comfort and fit.
Snowmobile superstar Levi LaVallee is among the riders using Unequal in competition in 2014. "With all of the crazy things that I do, I am really pumped that Unequal was made available to guys like me. I've worn Unequal for two years now and won't jump without it. It's so thin but protects so much better than what we've had until now. Really legit stuff!" said LaVallee.
In addition to the Freestyle Vest, Unequal manufactures protective gear for the head, body and sole. Many snowboarders, including Taylor and Arielle Gold, Benji Farrow, Torah Bright and others wear the Unequal SOLO™ supplemental head padding, as well as torso and foot protection.
"We're extremely pleased to have been able to develop products to increase protection for athletes and help keep freestyle snowmobile competition safer," said Unequal Technologies CEO Rob Vito. "Freestyle snowmobiling pushes the limits and athletes that go bigger and faster. Our technology helps them accomplish their goals by giving them the confidence and serious protection necessary to go all out."
To learn more about Unequal products or Unequal Technologies, visit Unequal.com.
About Unequal Technologies
Unequal Technologies' mission is to protect people in the military, sports, work and life. Its patented fusion of a military-grade composite fortified with Kevlar®, Accelleron™ and optional ImpacShield™ is engineered for personalized, concealed protection. The leading provider of supplemental protection technology, Unequal is committed to help reduce blunt force trauma generated by sports and military impacts. Professionals in the NFL, MLB, NHL as well as thousands of collegiate and youth athletes in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, action sports, contact sports and other activities, wear Unequal's protective head and body gear. Unequal owns 85 international and U.S. patents and patents pending and its products have been tested by independent, certified laboratories, OEM facilities and top universities. Unequal is recognized as a Forbes' 100 Most Promising Companies, ESPN's Top 15 Best Sports Innovations, the No. 1 tech innovation of 2013 by Esquire.com and for the DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Award.
SOURCE Unequal Technologies