Unequal® is Doing Something About concussions of the head… and heart
A form of Traumatic Brain Injury that often goes Undetected
Helmets and Headgear with Unequal Predict a Significantly Lower Risk of Concussions
(Compared to no head protection or helmets alone)
Kids who play football often will hide the fact that they don’t feel “right” after a hit. They often will continue to play, not wanting to be taken out. Those young athletes who suffer a second concussion before the first is treated or healed, have a high probability of experiencing permanent mental disability, even death. (Study: Finkelstein, Corso, Miller & Associates, 2006)
— Approximately 3 million concussions occur annually in sports. (National Athletic Trainers Association)
— Many go undiagnosed and athletes often return to the game too quickly (Sports Concussion Institute)
— Football players who suffer a concussion are roughly 3X more likely to suffer a second concussion the same season (American Journal of Sports Medicine)
— About a third of concussed athletes will play the same day they were injured. (American Journal of Sports Medicine)
Any youth, HS, college or pro athlete playing a contact sport needs to have as much protection as possible. Unequal is all about added protection to help reduce risk.
UNEQUAL is a military grade composite made of various combinations of Aramid Fiber, Kevlar®, Accelleron®, Airilon® and optional ImpacShield®. Unequal reduces acceleration, reduces force, reduces risk.
First developed for the military, Unequal was adapted for sports in our acclaimed line of protective supplemental headgear. Serious protection followed for the body. Today, there are 100 patents on this powerful technology.
Kevlar® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates (“DuPont”). Use of the Kevlar® mark herein is for source identification only and does not indicate or imply any affiliation, license, endorsement, or sponsorship of Unequal’s products by DuPont.
A CARDIAC CONCUSSION THAT CAN CAUSE SUDDEN DEATH in youth sports
Unequal HART® Protection, available in a line of HART Wear in the Spring of 2016, significantly reduces risk of sudden death from Commotio Cordis
What is CC? Commotio Cordis (pronounced Co-Mo-Dio) is the #1 killer in youth baseball but also occurs in lacrosse, soccer, hockey, martial arts and any other sport where something can strike the chest at just the wrong time in the heart’s rhythmic cycle, causing the heart and breathing to stop. Fewer than 50% survive. Youth athletes are most prone because of the still-maturing chest wall. The blow to the chest does not have to be a heavy or high speed impact. The timing of the blow is key component in triggering the event.
What is Unequal HART? No other chest/heart protector offers the level of protection Unequal does for baseball, lacrosse, hockey, soccer, martial arts… where a sudden blow to the chest from a ball, stick, puck or hand can cause serious harm. Using a military grade composite built into low-profile heart and chest protectors, HART greatly reduces risk of sudden death from Commotio by safely absorbing and dispersing harmful energy away from the body.
HART Goalie, HART Catcher, HART Shirt & HART Pad will be available in Spring 2016.
Pre-Order Interest: Please give us some basic information so we can let you know when HART Protection is available and also to receive a 10% discount on your first HART order.