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XRD® Met Guard at the NSC Expo

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, October 28th, 2016 | No Comments »
National Safety Congress Expo

The National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo was held last week in Anaheim, CA and XRD® Met Guards were there in full force.  As the pioneers of the soft internal met guard, it was great to walk the aisles of the NSC Expo and see XRD Materials all over the place. When XRD Technology was […]

When Does Summer “Really” Start?

Posted by Joe Blair on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 | No Comments »
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“When does Summer really start?” was a question I received from my five year old the other day.  I live in Colorado and my children have been out of school since the end of May.  But according to the calendar, Summer started June 20th and my niece in New York just graduated High School yesterday.  […]

NFL and XTech Not Slowing Down

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, May 13th, 2016 | No Comments »
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The NFL has grown at a rapid pace over the years and there are no signs of it slowing down.  But, for a few weeks from now until “camp” starts, football news will be slow.  The Super Bowl is well behind us and the draft is done so you would think it would be a […]

Fall…the Season to see XRD Impact Protection in Action

Posted by Joe Blair on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The early Fall is always a great time to remember a great Summer and recognize all the different places where one can see XRD® Impact Protection in action.  Well, maybe you don’t but we do. For sports fans, football is in full action, it’s baseball playoff time, and hockey just dropped the puck to open […]

XRD® Met Guard at Safety 2015

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, June 26th, 2015 | No Comments »
Safety 2015

Earlier this month I attended the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) “Safety 2015” conference and expo.  If your interest or profession is in the realm of safety boots, gloves, harnesses, or even gas monitoring systems, this is an event not to miss.  Of course I attend this show looking at products made with the […]

Favorite Time Of Year For Sports Fans and XRD® Impact Protection

Posted by Joe Blair on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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As a fan of XRD Protection and sports, this is one of my favorite times of year.  Football season has started…the baseball playoff picture is getting clearer…NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup has begun….the NHL drops the first puck in less than a month…and the NBA tip-off follows short behind.  So what does this have to […]

Custom Orthotics for NBA players is the norm

Posted by Joe Blair on Monday, May 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Custom orthotics for NBA players is becoming the norm due to the importance of players keeping in tip top healthy condition.  In the 1980s and 90s, only a handful of NBA players wore custom orthotic insoles.  But now a-days with advanced technology and research, a majority of the players seek out Podiatrist who can make […]

XRD And Bauer At The Let’s Play Hockey Expo

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, March 7th, 2014 | No Comments »
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A slap shot can send a hockey puck sailing across the ice at speeds in excess of 100mph (44.7 m/s).  Google tells us that a hockey puck weighs 2 pounds (900 grams).  Given those two statistics, we know that the amount of force absorbed when a puck hits a player is great.  Without proper protection, […]