Ski ‘Armor’

Ski ‘Armor’
Innovation

Gizmodo points to the new armor that soft ski teams like the US and Canada have been wearing to protect themselves from bumps and cuts in this year's Olympics. Apparently...

Guy Brighton
  • 17 february 2006

Gizmodo points to the new armor that soft ski teams like the US and Canada have been wearing to protect themselves from bumps and cuts in this year’s Olympics. Apparently the teams now refuse to ski without it. The armor is a lightweight material in their body suits that hardens in less than a thousandth of a second, then instantly flexes again. The mesh, called d3o, comes in perforated sheets shaped into pads for different parts of the body.

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