SAS-TEC protective foam in GAIN Protection Pads

2016-02-24 16:40:22

There are numerous things in life we don't really play close attention to as long as they function well, we almost oblivious of their existence. To shed some light on what makes our products achieving the highest safety standard possible, we are going to talk about a product, called SAS-TEC protective foam.

BMW, Mercedes, endless supply of the most hilarious jokes and SAS-TEC protective foam. What is the one thing in common in these seemingly different categories? The simple answer is: they all originate from Germany. In today's 'nerd corner' episode we are going to talk about the last one on our list.

 All of our higher tier protective pads feature SAS-TEC protective foam, which is in combination with other implementations, responsible for making sure that you stay as safe as possible during your chosen excercise. To appreciate even more what it really does for us, it's essential to understand how does it really work.

 The company, SAS-TEC, was founded in Germany in 2004 by two engineers, who since then accumulated over 25 years of practical experience between them. They developed this product over the years of rigorous testing and proud themselves on committing to permanent development and continuous improvement.

SAS-TEC protective foam is a soft, light material by default, which follows the human body's shape perfectly. After starting your session, by absorbing your body heat it becomes even more shapeable and provides you with the feeling like you are wearing almost nothing for protection. No more failed tricks or unwanted accidents caused by bulky protectors which only get in the way at the worst possible time.

If, however, something unfortunate happens, that's when the foam really starts to shine. Upon any external impact, a reaction starts, which is called adaptive absorption. Basically what it means is that the air which is embedded in the foam´s cells provoke a progressive absorption. The protector remains soft in case of slowly increasing forces, however when it comes to a fast heavy impact the resistance of the foam grows with increasing speed. It is also viscoelastic with memory effect which translates into being able to return to its original shape within shortly after any kind of impact or deformation. Its light weight improves wearing comfort. For the really dedicated ones: common hard shell protectors usually have an average density of 1050g/l, in contrast of SAS-TEC foam, which weighs in at 280g/l.

A few examples of our products featuring SAS-TEC protective foam:

GAIN Pro Knee Pads

GAIN Pro Elbow Pads

GAIN Pro Knee/Shin Combo Pads

GAIN Pro Knee/Shin/Ankle Combo Pads


Last but not least is a video about the SAS-TEC company to gain some more insight of these truly exceptional products which help us delivering on our highest safety promise, attached to every one of our pads.



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