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NFL and XTech Not Slowing Down

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, May 13th, 2016 | No Comments »

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 […]

3 Methods for Parents to Evaluate Football Protective Base Layer Gear to Avoid the “Chink in the Armor”

Posted by Sean Naef on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 | 2 Comments »

It’s a brisk Friday evening and you’re huddled around teammates reviewing the last details before kickoff.  You feel the excitement building as hundreds of fans cheer in the stadium.  This is it – the big time!  Well, it was when I was 16.  When I look back on those moments, I realize today that playing football as […]

Fall…the Season to see XRD Impact Protection in Action

Posted by Joe Blair on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

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 […]

Introducing the XRD® 810 Teardrop: Maximum Impact Protection

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 | No Comments »
Thigh Teardrop

So far in our XRD® 810 Series, we’ve described various patterns that use designs which enable your impact protection pads to offer greater range of motion, lighter weight, absorbing both high and low rates of speed and providing ultimate coverage.   The final shape in the XRD 810 prototyping series is the 810 Teardrop. The 810 Teardrop shape is designed […]

Introducing the XRD® 810 Cone: Highly Adaptable Impact Protection

Posted by Dave Sherman on Friday, April 24th, 2015 | No Comments »
810 Cone Head

When evaluating different impact protection materials, one key part of the equation to consider is the rate of speed by which the body (or other object you want to protect) will be impacted. We like to look at impact protection materials as a ‘one size DOES NOT fit all’ answer. While we do work with […]

Introducing the XRD® 810 Delta: Exceptional Movement, Lightweight Impact Protection

Posted by Dave Sherman on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | No Comments »
810 Series: Delta Shape designed for the forearm.

We’re proud to introduce one of the newest members to the XRD® Impact Protection family: the XRD 810 Delta. In previous posts we’ve outlined the supreme impact protection of the XRD 810 Hex and Mini Hex patterns. The all-new XRD 810 Delta pattern offers an unparalleled level of conformity and range-of-movement while remaining very light […]

Designed for Flexibility, Engineered for Impact: Introducing the New XRD® Mini Hex Prototyping Pattern

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 | 2 Comments »

Flexibility – it’s one of the key trends for impact protection apparel and equipment designs.  We understand it may be difficult to take the leap from using traditional hard shell or bulky foams to soft, flexible XRD® Impact Protection solutions.  So we’ve developed a design, testing and prototyping system to help you get there more […]

Design – Prototype – Test. 3 Steps for Designing Innovative Protective Gear.

Posted by Dave Sherman on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Cliff Keen

In today’s fast paced world, getting your designs off the drawing board and into reality is essential. Unfortunately, we’ve all known those great ideas that simply couldn’t get jumpstarted. Getting to that first prototype quickly, and being able to see and test how the product will perform is a key step towards market success. The […]