KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unequal® Technologies, the leading provider of customized, concealed sports protection, announced today that all Schuylkill Valley Sports (SV Sports) locations will begin carrying Unequal's Head Protection Zone, a suite of supplemental head padding for athletes, effective July 1. Unequal protection is already trusted by thousands of professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, NHL and X Games, as well as at colleges, universities and youth leagues across the country.
"This was a logical next step for Unequal. Our headquarters is in Pennsylvania, and a strategic point of growth was to find a local retailer partner," said Rob Vito, CEO of Unequal Technologies. "SV Sports is a preeminent name in regional sports retailing, known for offering quality products, personalized attention and services to teams throughout the region. We're excited about being added to SV Sports' quality brand portfolio and look forward to supplying families and athletes with the best sports protection equipment on the market."
Supplemental head padding from Unequal, which includes the DOME™, BAND™, HALO™, GYRO™, MAXX™ and PADS, all slip on the head or into helmets in seconds, have applications across all impact sports and can be customized to fit individual needs.
Each product features Unequal's military-grade composite fortified with DuPont™ Kevlar®. Typically less than a quarter of an inch thick, the patented Unequal composite helps disperse impact forces. Tests at third-party ISO17025-accredited test labs show Unequal supplemental head padding reduces up to 50 percent of the Severity Index – a measurement of hazard or risk of injury – compared to helmets without Unequal.
"Many of our customers are parents coming in to outfit their kids for youth sports," said Greg Baldwin, Vice President of Merchandise for Schuylkill Valley Sports. "These families are looking for the best products and most trusted brands to help protect their young athletes and help them succeed. We've always prided ourselves on providing the latest and best products available to our customers and see Unequal Technologies as that player in sports protection."
Previously available exclusively through Unequal's online store, parents and discerning athletes can now visit any of SV Sports' 19 stores to purchase Unequal products.
In addition to supplemental head padding, Unequal manufactures protective sports gear for the body, feet and 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 military-grade composite fortified with DuPont™ Kevlar® 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 stabproof. Obey the rules and "Code of Conduct" of the particular sport, game or activity. Use common sense and practice safe sports. For more information, visit www.unequal.com.
About Schuylkill Valley Sports
Schuylkill Valley Sports is a full service sporting goods store with the team & group sales segment of the business growing throughout the market place. They offer custom screen printing and embroidery services; outfitting teams, leagues, businesses, organizations, high schools, and colleges for decades. For more information about SV Sports visit www.svsports.com.
SOURCE Unequal Technologies