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Unequal Technologies Unveils Concealed Head Protection for Baseball

UNCAP enables MLB catchers and base coaches to wear New Era team caps on-field once again

GLEN MILLS, Pa., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unequal® Technologies, the leading provider of customized, concealed sports protection, is unveiling its latest innovation in head protection for baseball – the Unequal UNCAP – to MLB® players and equipment managers at spring training. The UNCAP, which is lightweight, aerodynamic protection designed for catchers and base coaches, fits comfortably inside the official cap of MLB made by New Era® and offers comparable protection to big, heavy skull caps at about half the weight. The UNCAP uses Unequal's patented composite fortified with military-grade Kevlar® and distinctive green Accelleron to absorb and disperse impact energy away from the head. Unequal protected David Ross, Boston Red Sox catcher, in the 2013 World Series.

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"For the first time in 30 years, the UNCAP enables catchers and base coaches to wear team caps again. We know the importance of the 'mirror test,' so we designed the UNCAP to be virtually undetected by spectators," said Unequal CEO Rob Vito. "The UNCAP is like a helmet for ball caps, but it's not. We recognize that every ounce counts, so the UNCAP, at about six ounces, provides comparable protection to the catcher's traditional, heavy skull cap at about half the weight. And, since the UNCAP is fully concealed under a ball cap, catchers and coaches can wear a traditional baseball cap without compromising safety."

A third-party ISO17025-accredited lab tested the UNCAP and determined that it improves Severity Index (SI) and Acceleration (g's) readings in key protective areas versus skull cap helmets. NOCSAE's Severity Index (SI) and Acceleration are used to measure hazard, or risk of injury. All of the UNCAP test results were below the 1200 SI safety limit as compared to some results for the heavier skull cap that exceeded 1200 SI, which could contribute to the high number of concussions suffered by catchers. 

The UNCAP provides unprecedented lightweight protection using patented Acceleration Reduction Technology (ART). In 2013, the Biomedical Engineering Society published a peer-reviewed research report from Virginia Tech and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health that concluded lowering head acceleration predicts a lower incidence of concussion.

Unequal currently retails the Unequal HALO, a one-size-fits-all baseball cap liner for youth athletes, and partners with Marucci® on a variety of products for baseball. In addition to athletes in the MLB, professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, Major League Lacrosse and action sports, and thousands of collegiate and amateur athletes wear Unequal.

Unequal manufactures protective sports gear for the head, body and sole. To learn more about Unequal products or Unequal Technologies, visit Unequal.com.

About Unequal Technologies
Unequal Technologies' mission is to protect people in the military, sports, work and life. Its patented fusion of a military-grade composite fortified with Kevlar®, Accelleron and optional ImpacShield is engineered for customized, concealed protection. The leading provider of supplemental protection technology, Unequal is committed to help reduce blunt force trauma suffered by athletes and soldiers. Professionals in the NFL, MLB, NHL and X Games, as well as thousands of collegiate and youth athletes in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, action sports, contact sports and other activities, wear Unequal's protective head and body gear. Unequal owns 85 international and U.S. patents and patents pending and its products have been tested by independent, certified laboratories, OEM facilities and top universities. Unequal is recognized as a Forbes' 100 Most Promising Companies, ESPN's Top 15 Best Sports Innovations, the No. 1 tech innovation of 2013 by Esquire.com and for the DuPont Kevlar® Innovation Award.

Remember, head and body protection are the second line of defense. Being careful and responsible is the first priority. Helmet and body pads do have limitations. No helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports. Scientists have also not reached agreement on how the results of impact-absorption tests relate to concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact-absorption tests. Unequal sport products are not bulletproof, bullet-resistant, stab-resistant or stab-proof. Obey the rules and code of conduct of each sport, game or activity. Use common sense and practice safe sports. For more information, visit unequal.com.

Contact:
Greg Miller, for Unequal® Technologies
214-891-2895 office
214-542-9582 cell
[email protected]

SOURCE Unequal Technologies

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