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UNEQUAL Technologies

June 08, 2011 09:00 ET

UNEQUAL Technologies Unveils EXO Skeleton; Takes Sports-Related Injuries and Concussions Head On

First of Its Kind, Innovative, Shock-Absorbing Technology With Ballistic Grade Kevlar® Reduces Trauma Impact Generated by Sports

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Jun 8, 2011) - UNEQUAL Technologies, the premier provider of protective technology, today launched its EXO Skeleton™ line of supplemental full-body, protective performance padding designed to take on concussions and other sports-related injuries head on. Created to fit helmets and other protective gear of any size, EXO Skeleton dissipates harmful energy vertically while spreading impact forces laterally, reducing the amount of force that can penetrate the head or body at the time of impact. With DuPont™ KEVLAR® at its core, it is the world's only patented suite of impact-absorbing protective sports padding that dramatically reduces the possibility of injury to the head or body brought on by blunt force trauma experienced by today's athletes, from pitcher's fast balls, to flying pucks, to bone-crunching quarterback blitzes.

EXO Skeleton padding is lightweight, ultrathin and flexible so it easily conforms to and cradles the head and body, while providing extreme comfort and extra protection for athletes of all skill levels across all sports and activities. With EXO's patented formula, athletes get two independent shock-absorber systems in one. The first one helps deflect the initial impact force at point of contact and the second absorbs and disperses the majority of the remaining energy (called blunt force trauma) across the pad laterally and away from the body. That same force would easily penetrate typical traditional thicker pads that are more than three times thicker, to enter the body causing injury, pain, and even death.

"Imagine stopping a pitcher's fastball or a high speed paintball with a pad as thin as a book of matches, or blocking a fast-flying hockey puck wearing only a 5/16" thin pad," states Rob Vito, founder and CEO of Unequal Technologies. "Sports are getting more aggressive, physical and extreme. Traditional padding just doesn't make the grade anymore and supplemental padding is needed to fill the void of adequate protection to help reduce the possibility of being severely hurt -- even death. Our EXO Skeleton line of padding was engineered to absorb the most energy possible to help reduce the possibility of injury -- to the head or body. The secret to that level of protection is our Kevlar® composite. And, best yet, it is priced so parents, schools and coaches can protect their athletes without breaking the bank."

The EXO Skeleton family of products includes a wide range of padding that protects athletes from head to toe.

  • EXO Skeleton Head Armor: This helps reduce the possibility of injury by absorbing, deflecting, and dispersing some of the impact forces before it reaches the head. EXO Skeleton CRT™ pads are constructed with the shock-blocking power of Kevlar® that can be cut, customized, and conformed to virtually any shape or size for any helmet to supplement the existing padding for extra protection, helping to reduce the possibility of injury to the head by driving damaging energy away from the head. EXO CRT should be used to supplement helmet padding for football, baseball, lacrosse, hockey, skating, snowboarding, skate boarding, climbing, horseback riding, biking, motorcycling and other sports or activities that require helmets.
  • EXO Skeleton Body Armor: EXO Body Armor helps reduce the possibility of injury from blunt force trauma to the body by supplementing existing pads for the arms, shin, elbow, knee, thigh, shin, chest, legs, and shoulders. EXO Body Armor products feature the shock-blocking power of Kevlar® in pads that can be cut, customized and conformed to fit any size padding. Depending on the sport, EXO Body Armor pads are available in four levels of protection from EXO Skeleton ArmorLite padding to EXO Skeleton DeadStop padding with a high impact F6 ShockShield™.

According to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, "I wore UNEQUAL EXO padding in my chest, shoulder and thigh pads for much of the late and post-season -- resulting in pain-free playing -- so I'm a believer in the power of these products. UNEQUAL® was the reason for my season, and now I don't play without it. That's why I first got involved with UNEQUAL; I saw first-hand that the products worked, and I was thrilled to help the organization roll out a product line that could help protect athletes from pee wee football players to professionals like myself."

The EXO Skeleton protective padding is available online at www.unequal.com and starts at $49.95.

WARNING: NO HELMET OR PAD CAN PREVENT SERIOUS HEAD, BRAIN, BODY, AND/OR NECK INJURIES INCLUDING PARALYSIS OR DEATH A PERSON MIGHT RECEIVE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES, GAMES, OR SPORTS. CONTACT WITH A PERSON, OBJECT, SURFACE, OR PROJECTILE CAN RESULT IN SEVERE HEAD, BODY OR NECK INJURIES, PARALYSIS OR DEATH TO YOU AND POSSIBLE INJURY TO YOUR OPPONENT. THIS CONTACT MAY RESULT IN CONCUSSION-BRAIN INJURY OR SEVERE BODILY INJURY WHICH NO HELMET OR PAD CAN PREVENT. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS OR MEMORY, CONFUSION, DIZZINESS, HEADACHE, NAUSEA, PAIN, SORENESS, DISCOLORATION, NUMBNESS OR TINGLING. IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, IMMEDIATELY STOP PLAYING AND REPORT TEM TO YOUR COACH, TRAINER AND PARENTS. DO NOT PLAY OR RETURN TO THE ACTIVITY, SPORT, GAME OR PRACTICE UNTIL ALL SYMPTOMS ARE GONE AND YOU HAVE RECEIVED MEDICAL CLEARANCE. IGNORING THIS WARNING MAY LEAD TO ANOTHER AND MORE SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURY. UNEQUAL PRODUCTS ARE NOT BULLETPROOF OR BULLET RESISTANT. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS "PRACTICE SAFE SPORTS™."

About UNEQUAL Technologies
UNEQUAL Technologies is the leading provider of protective comfort technology. The company's patented material is produced with ballistic grade KevlarR, which has shock-blocking properties that dramatically reduce impact shock generated by blunt force trauma in sports and chronic shock syndrome associated with prolonged walking or standing. UNEQUAL Technologies' protective padding is worn by hundreds of professional and college athletes in baseball, football, basketball, golf, roller derby, soccer, skiing, ice hockey and biking. In addition, consumers from all walks of life, such as teachers, clerks, drivers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, and business professionals can benefit from the shock-blocking properties of UNEQUAL Technologies' products. With 57 US and International patents and patents pending, UNEQUAL Technologies has been tested by an independent research facility and proven effective. For more information, visit www.unequal.com.

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