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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 good time to relax a little.  But not so fast…this is a perfect time to start looking at the gear people will be wearing on the gridiron in the Fall.

X2_Front-2015Our partners at XTech (www.xtechpads.com) have grown a ton in the short time they have been producing shoulder pads and they are raising eyebrows everywhere.  XTech took years of expertise and focused it on designing the most revolutionary shoulder pad on the market.  When the team at XRD® Impact Protection (www.XRD.tech) started working with XTech, they knew this was going to be a special product.   You see, a majority of shoulder pads on the market today use commodity foams which unfortunately do not do a good job.  XTech on the other hand uses XRD Materials which have proven to be the best impact protective foam on the market.

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably already familiar with the benefits and tests done on XRD Materials.  But, the XTech team brings some of their own grassroots testing into the field.  When the XTech team meets a potential customer, they put a piece of XRD® Impact Protection on top of their hand.  As hard as they can, they smash their hand with a football helmet.  Of course they could show their customers testing results and data but, smashing your hand with a helmet with no harm done is pretty much the show stopper.  And this is just the start.

Next comes more the technical design of the pads and why angles are in certain spots, the Cantilever Yoke system, Swivel Belt & Buckle System, safety features in case of emergencies, shapes of pads in different areas for different positions, and much more.  XTech has taken the football shoulder pad world by storm and similar to the NFL, they are not slowing down any time soon.

In this upcoming season, players on numerous NFL and College football teams will be wearing the XTech shoulder pads.  The protection these players will receive is the pinnacle of protection.  And seeing what is at stake for plays at all levels these days, staying in the game is critical.

So if you’re a football fan, enjoy a few weeks of some down time but, if you or a loved one is hitting the field in a few months, be sure to do your homework and have them wearing XTech shoulder pads.

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