Ben Thomas - Welcome to the GAIN Protection Team video online now!

Thursday 07 April, 2016

The long awaited video of our pro scooter rider Ben Thomas is finally online! If you are into scootering make sure you don't miss this - from tech to big and burly stuff - Ben can do it all! Filmed only over a few hours in Ben's local skatepark in Perth, WA - it is easy to tell his tricks/combos are dialled as!

We are beyond stoked to have such a great and innovative rider on the GAIN Protection team!

Ben Thomas - Welcome to the GAIN Protection Team from gainprotection on Vimeo.

GAIN Protection review from Freestyle Now

Friday 18 March, 2016

Freestyle Now squad members Dylan Schmidt and David Pinelli putting on the fresh GAIN Protection gear. Photo - GAIN Protection


Shaun Jarvis, boss man at the Perth based Freestyle Now coaching / demo squad has recently put together a great article about the cooperation between GAIN Protection and his company - we are blown away how detailed that is! We were stoked to read the incredibly positive feedback on how the Freestyle Now team riders like running the safety gear we support them with.

You can read the whole article here - Freestyle Now and GAIN Protection


Freestyle Now squad member David Pinelli backflippin' over Shaun Jarvis at the Corymbia Multicultural Festival. Photo - GAIN Protection

 Freestyle Now squad members who are currently running the GAIN Protection pads are Shaun Jarvis, Dylan Schmidt, David Pinelli, Lee Kirkman and Ben Thomas. Freestyle Now reserves squad members Brady Thomas, Matt Adkins, Hudson Goodchild and Kieran Ramsay are also wearing the GAIN protection products. Recruits squad member Jack Carwardine has also got a hook up.

We are happy that all these legendary riders enjoy the support of GAIN Protection and appreciate their help to emphasize the importance of wearing safety gear through Freestyle Now.



SAS-TEC protective foam in GAIN Protection Pads

Wednesday 24 February, 2016

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.



Ryan Lloyd - Ridge Bowl quick session

Wednesday 17 February, 2016

We caught up for a quick filming session with GAIN Protection pro BMXer Ryan Lloyd at the Ridge Bowl, Adelaide, SA - his style is untouchable and he always rides with a big smile on his face.

Ryan has been using his Knee Sleeves for quite a while and he's really into those! Check it out in full HD!


GAIN Protection supports Australian Flatland Series "Downunderground"

Wednesday 17 February, 2016


GAIN Protection proudly supports the biggest BMX Flatland contest series of Australia. The first round of DOWNUNDERGROUND (Series 8) takes place in the Belair National Park of Adelaide, South Australia on 30-04-2016. The best riders of the country will be competing in three classes. We'll be there, hope to see many of you attending the event!

GAIN Protection will give away prizes flatlanders could put into good use - Ankle Protectors, Ankle Supports, Classic Shin Guards and Classic Shin/Ankle Guards are just a few of the products flatlanders often choose to keep their joints and shin scar-free.

Ben Thomas - ASA Comp in Slam Factory

Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Congratulations to our GAIN Protection pro scooter rider, Ben Thomas (on the right) for taking 2nd place in the Pro class at the Australian Scooter Association's Slam Factory NSW Qualifier! So good!

(Image courtesy of Australian Scooter Association)

Ryan Lloyd at Sellicks Beach bowl

Tuesday 16 February, 2016

We had a great photography session with new GAIN Protection Team rider Ryan Lloyd at the Sellicks Beach concrete bowl last weekend. The bowl is situated not too far from the beach itself and is surrounded by hills that act as a wonderful backdrop for photography.



Freestyle Now Team wear GAIN Protection!

Tuesday 16 February, 2016

We are happy to announce that GAIN Protection co-sponsors Freestyle Now, a BMX rider run enterprise specializing in stunt performances together with youth orientated events and programs. Stoked on the fact that all the shredders of the team will keep themselves safe wearing our gear!



The members of the FN Squad chose the following GAIN Protection gear:

Shaun Jarvis - BMX (boss man) - Knee Sleeve
Dylan Schmidt - BMX (full squad) - Ankle Support, Pro Knee Shin Combo Pads
David Pinelli - BMX (full squad) - Ankle Support
Lee Kirkman - BMX (full squad) - Ankle Support , Pro Knee Shin/Ankle Combo Pads, Pro Elbow Pads
Ben Thomas - scooter (full squad) - Ankle Support, Pro Knee Pads, Classic Shin Guard, Pro Knee Shin/Ankle Combo Pads
Brady Thomas - BMX (reserves) - Knee Shin/Ankle Combo Pads
Matt Adkins - BMX (reserves) - Ankle Support , Pro Knee Shin Combo Pads
Hudson Goodchild - scooter (reserves) - Ankle Support
Jack Carwardine - BMX (recuits) - Ankle Support , Pro Knee Shin Combo Pads



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