When a force hits SHOCKtec Gel or Air2Gel, the impact is immediately dissipated throughout the entire pad. The force is spread out across a larger area with a minimal amount hitting directly under the impact area.
After each impact SHOCKtec instantly and fully returns to its original shape and readies for the next. Our zero to 2% compression set is far superior to our competitors. In even the most extreme impact tests and weather conditions, our padding will never compress more than 67% of its original shape.
Most foams collapse directly under the point of impact. A maximum amount of force travels down and penetrates through the pad increasing the chances for injury or trauma.
The majority of competing products suffer from an inability to recover after initial impact. Many never fully return to their original shape rendering them damaged and less effective.
|Impact Protection Padding Comparisons||Comfort||Long-Term Durability||Impact Absorption||Shape Retention||Light Weight||Flexibility||Combined Results|
|SHOCKtec Air2Gel (VDP-frothed)|
|EVA foam (synthetic rubber)|
|Memory foam (confer visco)|
|Vinyl foams (polyvinyl)|
|PU foams (polyurethane)|
They are actually hybrid polyurethane elastomers(viscoelastic dry polymers). SHOCKtec® Air2Gel is the only Air-Frothed Elastomer Gel in the world. These unique materials have few, if any equals with respect to impact protection, comfort, durability and shock absorption.704-663-5678