PeacePads Protective Skater Pads
Shock-absorbing tailbone & hip protection pads for skaters.
Rachel, a young ice skater, suffered an impact-related hip injury and was forced to give up ice skating for over a year. She needed a protective pad that absorbs shock, flexes with athletes’ muscles, fits comfortably, and does not interfere with the athletes’ performance.
The impact-absorbing material Sorbothane®, with its unique properties, made it the ideal material for PeacePads protective skater pads. Sorbothane provides shock protection, moving energy laterally away from the point of impact, and staying flexible, flowing like a liquid to correspond with a skater’s movements. Since Sorbothane offers a wide temperature range, it is the perfect application in cold conditions, as it never gets stiff or hard.
It took a year of testing materials and design before the computer-modeled PeacePads were ready for the market, but that time allowed PeacePads to find its way into other sports. Today, these Sorbothane protection pads are used in sports such as horseback riding, skateboarding, longboarding, motocross, mountain biking, and skiing.
Market: Sporting Goods & Fitness