“Zoombang® Protective Gear™ was developed through a collaborative effort with some of the most respected professional trainers, equipment managers and athletes.
Our unique Zoombang® viscoelastic polymer is a semi-solid plastic like material that is extremely soft at rest and will conform to any shape. However it will instantly change characteristics and behave as a solid when impact is applied.”
I know, I know what you are thinking, “we are skiers brah, not jocks”. It doesn’t really matter what you “think” you are, this shirt will save your kidneys, ribs, and shoulders from much harm. If you like to huck, hike, or just have a protected mid-section this shirt is for you. With minimal obstruction, tight fit, and perfect moulded gel packs, this shirt has saved me from many a trips to the hospital or better yet the hot tub or massage room.
If it’s good enough for LT its good enough for me! I give this shirt a 10/10. It has given me many good landings and protected my ribs from the ever dangerous elbow to my rib cage. A much better alternative to the bulky spine protectors, and plastic type hockey pads. Its’s pretty amazing technology. The pads are very flexible and will never bulk up, or restricte movement. I don’t really wear it everyday, but you can. I wear my zoombang shirt on the big days when I know I am looking for those BIG AIRS. Also the shoulder pads give you a nice platform to shoulder your ski’s without pain (good for people with shoulder issues). Either way I don’t leave my house without my zoombang shirt, GO Big or GO home…..I just want to come home in one piece.
Check out their full line of products at http://www.zoombang.com/ the shoulder /rib shirt retails for around $99. well worth it.