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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 […]

3 Reasons Why Wearing Knee Protection While Playing Sports Will Keep You Active Longer

Posted by Rachael Straub on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 | No Comments »

  Our knees take quite a beating and have very little protection on their own. There is only a thin layer of skin and muscle protecting your kneecap. From running, stopping, diving and jumping, your knees work harder than most parts of your body. Here are 3 simple reasons why wearing knee protection during sports […]

How to Choose The Perfect Bike Helmet For Your Child

Posted by Rachael Straub on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

  Summer has arrived! Parents encourage their kids to stay active and get outside during the summer months.  But keeping their child’s safety in mind is also great importance!! Here are 4 helpful tips for choosing the perfect bike helmet for your child to help keep them safe and active while enjoying the summer sun.  […]

Derek Stepan Protected by XRD® Technology in Stanley Cup Finals

Posted by Rachael Straub on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 | No Comments »
Derek Stepan

    No matter which team you’re cheering for – Derek Stepan played a great game during game 5 of the eastern conference! And we’re certainly glad XRD® Impact Protection was there to provide a little extra jaw protection. Derek Stepan, player for the New York Rangers, broke his jaw during game 3 of the […]

New Blundstone 980 Underground Mining Boot Wins Health and Safety Innovation Award

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, May 26th, 2014 | No Comments »
Blundstone 980

We would like to send a HUGE “Congratulations” to our XRD® Extreme Impact Protection partner, Blundstone for winning the coveted 2014 NSW Minerals Council Health and Safety Innovation Award!   The new Blundstone 980 Underground Mining Boot was recognized by Rob Regan, Director of Mine Safety Operations for the NSW Department of Resources and Energy, as […]