Carbon fiber is incredibly light in addition to being stronger than steel, a seemingly perfect fit for a contact sport with safety issues such as American Football.
Russell Athletic has developed brand new carbon fiber shoulder pads which feature a breathable, protective compression vest under the shell of aeronautical-grade carbon fiber.
In fact, these are the first shoulder pads from Russell Athletic ever! I’d say it’s an awesome way to enter the industry.
The new shoulder pads were specifically designed to disperse impact throughout the torso, in an attempt to minimize injuries and increase safety not only in games but also in practice.
According to Russell Athletic, their pads weigh 10 percent less than traditional ABS-plastic and EVA-foam shoulder pads.
Look to see this new product in action next year as the pads are only available to collegiate and professional football players at the moment.