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the science behind the tape


How does the best athletic tape, Ooblock crush old-school athletic tape?

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the science behind the tape


How does the best athletic tape, Ooblock crush old-school athletic tape?

Nanotechnology-enhanced fabric

It protects against sudden impacts—just like next-generation military body armor. Here's how it works:

Ooblock™ is bonded with Shear Thickening Fluid (STF™)—a substance that’s a cross between liquid and solid. 

At rest, STF™ nano-particles float freely, remaining flexible. But with force—like sudden twists or impacts—STF™ nano-particles lock together in hydroclusters, forming a stiff molecular wall that disperses force and braces the impact zone. 

OOBLOCK™ UNDER FORCE 

Ooblock™ at rest

Stiffened molecular wall provides brace-like protection

Stiffened molecular wall provides brace-like protection

Free floating molecules offer maximum flexibility 

Free floating molecules offer maximum flexibility 

What Will It Do for Me?

The greater the force on your Ooblock™-taped joint—the stronger the brace-like protection.  And the hydroclusters disperse within a millisecond—so no flexibility is lost, but the protective reaction is always ready for the next play.

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Independent Testing


You can’t rattle the Ooblock™ athlete—independent testing proves it 

Independent Testing


You can’t rattle the Ooblock™ athlete—independent testing proves it 

The bigger the hit—the better the protection 

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Ooblock™ Athletic Tape reduces impact like regular tape for small forces.

But as forces increase in intensity, regular tape becomes ineffective.

Conversely, Ooblock™ dramatically multiplies in effectiveness as the hits get harder.  

 

 

Increased vibration resistance—enhanced joint stability 

 Third party testing shows the anti-vibration properties of Ooblock™ Athletic Tape compared to standard tape.

Ooblock™ shock protection performs 2X better on average.

Less shock means increased stability for taped joints. 

                                  

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Ooblock isn’t bullet proof


But it was inspired by next-gen military body armor

Ooblock isn’t bullet proof


But it was inspired by next-gen military body armor

THE NEXT LEVEL OF PROTECTION

Kevlar® treated with Shear Thickening Fluid (STF™) can stop bullets up to 3.5X more effectively than plain Kevlar®.

Only 4 layers of STF™-treated Kevlar® offered the same protection as 14 layers of untreated Kevlar®—without any reduction in material flexibility.1,2

Treated Kevlar after impact from a bullet Photo by US Army/Photographer Sgt. Lorie Jewell

Treated Kevlar after impact from a bullet

Photo by US Army/Photographer Sgt. Lorie Jewell

This edition features a story on the new advancement in lightweight body armor is the result of research that Army and University of Delaware scientists began more than a decade ago.

Ooblock™ is an innovative, scientifically grounded and combat-tough tool for athletes to prevent joint injuries and ankle sprains.

Try it for yourself.  Still have questions? Check out the FAQ


1. http://science.howstuffworks.com/liquid-body-armor1.htm | 2. http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/fall-2013/liquid-body-armor#.VLa0WCvF-ZA