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Technology 2017-10-03T15:58:01+00:00

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND KICKSTOP™

Superior comfort, all day endurance and protection from pain are the goals and the purpose of KICKSTOP™.

Born from safety and engineered to last, KICKSTOP™ brings to the market a new level of performance in recoil pads
through its proprietary energy absorbing material.


LINEAR STRESS-STRAIN

KICKSTOP™’s precision engineered, energy dissipation material is able to synergistically absorb impact and dissipate energy across a wide spectrum – substantially more energy across a wider range than standard foam materials. In addition, our material distributes pressure over a wider area in comparison to conventional foam materials, increasing performance in reducing impact pressures. Conventional foam materials have non-linear stress-strain curves that level out over much of the deformation process. KICKSTOP™ reaches NO PLATEAU and NO PLASTIC YIELD POINT. With no accumulation of permanent cellular damage on each cycle along with minimal hysteresis, KICKSTOP offers unmatched MULTI-IMPACT PROTECTION.


TIME DEPENDENCE

Unlike many conventional foams, KICKSTOP™ is built using a material that is not time dependent. Given the material’s unique elastic behavior, when stress is applied, strain is virtually instantaneous (not time dependent). Further, a virtual instantaneous recovery ensues upon the removal of stress. And that’s how you get all day comfort with KICKSTOP™.


HYSTERESIS

It is critical that energy absorbing materials and products, like recoil pads, have excellent elastic response. Protective padding material MUST be ready and able to receive and dissipate a second, a third, or even a high number of impacts, immediately. KICKSTOP™’s energy dissipation material exhibits MINIMAL HYSTERESIS and excellent multi-impact protection in rapid succession.

Conventional protective foam materials are hysteretic and therefore do not offer the multi-impact protection, unable to provide the comfort KICKSTOP™ delivers over time.