GLEN MILLS, Pa., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unequal® Technologies, the leading provider of customized, concealed sports protection, today introduced the Unequal SOLO™, supplemental head padding engineered specifically for athletes wearing helmets in snow, ski, board and other action sports. Unequal head protection has been lab and field tested and is recommended by elite athletes including 2013 U.S. and World Halfpipe Snowboard Champion Arielle Gold, 2010 Halfpipe Snowboard Olympic gold medalist Torah Bright of Australia and Winter X Games legend Levi LeVallee. Gold and Bright are both likely selections for their countries' 2014 Winter Olympic teams that will compete in Sochi, Russia.
Said Gold, "It's really something to be able to take a pretty hard slam during practice or while competing and not wake up the next morning with typical symptoms you expect. Unequal is important protection that helps keep me healthy and on snow."
Fan favorite and nine-time Winter X Games medal winner Levi LeVallee is a big proponent of Unequal protective gear. LeVallee said, "I won't practice, race or jump without Unequal. Now with the SOLO, there is a very easy way for athletes at all levels, in all action sports, to just drop Unequal into their helmet and gain protection I wish I'd had when I first started competing."
The SOLO is perfect for professional or everyday action sports enthusiasts. Easily placed into virtually any action sport helmet, the Unequal SOLO can be trimmed for custom fit. Made with a military-grade, patented composite fortified with Kevlar® and Acceleron™, the SOLO is one product in a suite of supplemental head padding with ART™, Acceleration Reduction Technology, that reduces head acceleration upon impact.
"Athletes competing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next February or those at the Summer X Games push limits with every run, race or trick," said Unequal Technologies CEO Rob Vito. "Being able to progress in a sport is about going bigger, being faster, and doing more; a helmet can only do so much, as we've seen countless athletes take serious falls, crack helmets and end up sidelined due to serious injuries. Unequal helps keep athletes practicing, competing and progressing with supplemental, protective technology that performs and reduces head acceleration at a level and in a way not seen before in action sports."
All Unequal supplemental head padding products, including the SOLO, have been impact-tested using standard ASTM tests at third-party ISO17025-accredited test labs.
In addition to supplemental head padding, Unequal manufactures protective sports gear for the body, for the feet and for custom use. 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. Unequal Technologies is the leading provider of supplemental protection technology. Its patented fusion of a military-grade composite fortified with Kevlar®, Accelleron™ and optional ImpacShield™ is engineered for customized, concealed protection. Unequal is committed to help reduce blunt force trauma generated by sports and military impacts. Professionals in the NFL, NHL, MLB and X Games, as well as college and youth athletes in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, action sports, contact sports and other activities, wear Unequal's protective head and body gear. With more than 85 international and U.S. patents and patents pending, Unequal products have been tested by independent certified laboratories, OEM facilities and top universities. Unequal is the proud recipient of the DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Award and is one of Forbes' 100 Most Promising Companies.
Remember, head and body protection are the second line of defense. Being careful and responsible is the first priority. Helmet and body pads do have limitations. No helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports. Scientists have also not reached agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests. Unequal products are not bulletproof, bullet resistant, stab resistant or stab-proof. Obey the rules and "Code of Conduct" of each sport, game or activity. Use common sense and practice safe sports. For more information, visit www.unequal.com.
SOURCE Unequal Technologies