U Foam is a proprietary blend blend of materials formed using a unique process, enabling the designers at CCM Hockey to build a product that remains lightweight but performs at the highest level. U Foam is used on all of the Crazy Light protective gear.
The U Foam features game changing technologies and a new construction that no longer necessitates traditional plastic inserts and caps. The U Foam actually absorbs impacts better than the traditional foams with plastic inserts. This is going to make the pads much lighter and give you a greater range of motion. If you were to put on the Crazy Light shoulder pads,Crazy Light elbow pads, Crazy Light pants, and Crazy Light shin guards you would reduce the weight of your gear by approximately 4 pounds!
The U Foam is water resistant so your pads will not retain any water weight. These pads will stay about 36% lighter than any other pads on the market keeping you lighter and faster throughout the game.
-The Crazy Light Gear is available at Inline and Ice Warehouse
Designed by Impakt Protective, the Shockbox takes on one of the most challenging aspects of the game today: concussions. The question is, “as a trainer, coach or parent – how do you know when a player has suffered a concussion?” The Shockbox is the answer.
The Shockbox fits onto the top of the helmet through high bonding adhesive tape. Following impact, Shockbox Sensor measures the force of the impact and sends the data immediately via Bluetooth to a connected smartphone. The software then displays a visual analysis of the impact including the probability that an injury occurred. From this data, trainers, coaches and parents can accurately judge the severity of a hit and if necessary, adhere to concussion protocols.
The Shockbox software is simple to use and can be downloaded directly from App stores (Android/Blackberry/iPhone). It allows for up to 128 sensors to be programmed into one phone so that a trainer or coach can keep an eye on all their players from a single location. The software records the impact date, time, hit direction and force, and maintains a data history for each player. This is very useful in making informed decisions for players who may be at risk of receiving a concussion. Each visual alert also includes a color coded chart which shows the probability of injury.
–The Shock box will be available in August, 2012 at Inline & Ice Warehouse (www.inlinewarehouse.com & www.icewarehouse.com). Suggested retail is $149.99
For more information watch the Shockbox Video on Youtube.