Black Hawk Adventures : Olympic-quality sports gear for all
In the wake of the Olympics fever, people acrossthe world had a glimpse of sophisticated and high-end sports gear used by athletes in their games. Notsurprisingly, they are using top-of-the-line gears andequipment to help them perform at their best. And thanks to such an elite market, the advancedand highly-improved gears are made available to thepublic as consumer products. The technology used todevelop gears in professional sports are now adoptedby legit manufacturers in improved sports gear foramateurs, minus the fraud alert. Sleek bicycles in word-class events are mainlyfrom carbon fiber-reinforced plastic known for itsdurability, strength and lightness. This particularmaterial is now available in high-performancebicycles — from rims, seat posts, handlebars, stemsand cranks.
As for helmets, they are also becomingmore advanced in terms of design andcomposition. Originally, helmets are madefrom leather, effective in protecting it fromabrasions. Today, helmets being used incompetitions are sometimes with built-ingoggles and a wraparound design so thatcyclists will have more convenience whilehaving the optimum protection. Likewise, consumer helmets forskateboarding, football and skiing are createdwith hard aerodynamic plastic shells that arehighly resistant to puncture and have shock-absorbers.
Separate visors or ultra-lightweightgoggles made from polycarbonateplastic (like bulletproof glass) are alsopopular. Bodysuits worn by track and fieldplayers of the US has now becomepart of a popular trend in recycled-materials-turned-fabric.
Looks like many of our athletes andoutdoor lovers are highly concerned aboutthe impact they are making on theenvironment; good thing sports equipmentfirms have quickly responded to the market. Olympians this year have donneduniforms that are reportedly made fromrecycled plastics — think old plastic bottlesspun into fabric and fibers that combinesuperb quality with sustainability. Fortunatelyfor you, this green innovation is alreadyavailable for the public.