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XTECH PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, RENOWNED ARTIST TROY “KICKASSO,” COLE, PARTNER ON EXCLUSIVE PAD DESIGN TO COMMEMORATE COMPANY’S METEORIC FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

May 3, 2017 – To commemorate its five-year anniversary, XTECH, the fastest-growing maker of lightweight and durable protective pads, worked with well-known artist Troy Cole, better known as “Kickasso,” to create a special set of custom shoulder pads reflecting the brand’s meteoric growth. The official unveiling is this week can be seen here

Kickasso, who has reached Instagram Fame by becoming the go-to artist for pro athletes and custom cleats/sneakers embarked on a two-month creative experience to showcase the road XTECH has taken as a disruptor in a business that has seen few changes in almost 30 years. The result, especially as interest has grown virally in the last 18 months, has been an astounding growth in new client business of all levels, with an expanded line of football shoulder pads and accessories coming this fall.

“Our journey in the use of our proprietary technology to keep athletes safe has been quite unique, especially in the last 18 months as the company has seen rapid growth, expansion and national media recognition, and this custom pad project symbolizes the people who have helped and the places we have been, with more to come,” said cofounder Bob Broderick. “The inbound requests we get from athletes and coaches wanting to know more has really been astounding, and myself and my partner Ted Monica are certainly grateful and look forward to continuing to grow and expand our business on all levels.”

“This project was a great challenge. I’m thankful that Bob and XTECH trusted me to tell their story. I call it the ‘Roadmap To Success.’ Once I saw how really protective the pads are and how much the players love them I knew I had to be a part of this awesome project,” said Troy “Kickasso,” Cole.

The company’s designers and partners—industry leaders in the field of plastics and foam safety gear—use their cutting edge, patented technology to design pads which enhance performance while optimizing safety. That is how XTECH Pads, through an exclusive partnership with XRD Foam, can provide unmatched protection while being lightweight, breathable, flexible, water-resistant and comfortable for players from the pee-wees to the pros.

To date, XTECH pads are now worn by 27 NFL Teams, seven CFL teams, over 225 NCAA Football Programs and a growing number of over 100 High School programs nationwide, NONE OF WHOM ARE COMMERCIAL ENDORSERS OF THE PRODUCT. The list also includes no less than 27 players in the first three rounds of the just completed NFL Draft, including Ryan Anderson of The University of Alabama, the second round pick of the Washington Redskins.

“Rogers is proud to be partnered with XTECH products with XRD Impact technology. XTECH’s understanding of the players performance needs, unique design, and use of the most innovative materials are keys to the success of XTECH and their growing relationships with Football teams across the Nation. XTECH’s knowledge of the XRD technology and ability to translate that into the best performing products for the Elite Football athlete is unmatched. Congratulations to XTECH for the first 5 years and to continued success” added Chris Shadday, VP & GM of XRD, a Brand of Rogers Corporation and the exclusive provider of XTECH’s protective padding foam.

The Kickasso design is reflective of XTECH’s drive and mission in becoming the most requested protective pads for football in the country in the past 18 months. The pads, which are 100% American Made with final custom work and assembly done at the company’s warehouse in East Hanover, New Jersey, outlines the road trips we’ve made across the country, highlights logos of organizations and teams that have recently purchased and use XTECH from elite high schools to high level college, programs as well as a growing number of CFL and NFL teams, and specific nonpaid advocates of the technology, ranging from stars like Mohamed Sanu of the Atlanta Falcons and Damon Harrison of the New York Giants.

ABOUT XTECH PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

In 2012 XTECH Protective Equipment set out to develop the best protective gear on the market. The company has incorporated feedback from customers who used XTECH gear to maximize protectiveness and usability. The XTECH Pads team also includes renowned trauma surgeon Dr. Maurizio Miglietta. The former director of the NYU School of Medicine and the Bellevue Trauma Center serves as XTECH’s medical director. In the first quarter of 2017, 27 NFL Teams, over 225 NCAA Football Programs and a growing number of over 100 High School programs nationwide are using XTECH protective equipment. The company is headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey, and is all American made.

XTECH PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT ANNOUNCES NEW LICENSING PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING FOAM MANUFACTURER XRD® EXTREME IMPACT PROTECTION AND SIGNING OF ALL-PRO NFL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN MUHAMMAD WILKERSON AS XTECH BRAND AMBASSADOR

East Hanover, NJ – January 8, 2015 XTECH Protective Equipment is delighted to announce a new licensing partnership with XRD® EXTREME IMPACT PROTECTION. XTECH incorporates XRD Extreme Impact Protection foam in its hand-cut, custom-fit, shoulder pads, providing optimal safety and performance.

press_xrd“We are excited that XTECH is using our cutting-edge protective technology to create a superior athlete-focused shoulder pad design and look forward expanding our relationship as more players realize this unique safety product,” says XRD® Extreme Impact Protection general manager Brian Larabee. XRD® Protection Technology, is a multi-purpose foam uniquely designed for wearable impact protection. It is thin, flexible, soft to the touch and comfortable when worn, but firms upon impact to form a protective shell around the wearer. The molecular structure of XRD Technology is engineered to provide consistent performance and impact absorption even after repeated impacts and long-term use.

In 2013 XTECH Pads set out to develop the best protective equipment on the market. The company has incorporated feedback from customers who used XTECH gear during the 2013 and 2014 seasons to maximize protectiveness and usability. All-Pro NFL Defensive Lineman Muhammad Wilkerson is one such customer. “After playing in XTECH Pads I realized these guys are on to something,” says Wilkerson. “I’ve never felt safer or more comfortable in games and at practice. These pads are light weight, flexible and don’t absorb water. And I get a lot more arm rotation and mobility.” Wilkerson was so impressed with the product that he signed on as XTECH’s new brand ambassador. To date twenty-one professional football teams and 52 collegiate programs suit up in XTECH pads.

“Signing XRD and Wilkerson are significant company milestones,” says XTECH Vice President of Sales & Marketing Bob Broderick. “We are working with the best foam manufacturer in the protective gear industry and are represented by one of the best defensive linemen in all of professional football.”

XTECH is an All-American brand. “We are proud to say that every facet of our production process–from design to mold, from supply components to assembly–is one hundred percent Made in the USA,” Broderick adds. XTECH Pads aims to become the sport’s go-to provider at the professional and college levels and plans to expand into the burgeoning youth market with top-quality protective gear.

The XTECH Pads team also includes renowned trauma surgeon Dr. Maurizio Miglietta. The former director of the NYU School of Medicine and the Bellevue Trauma Center will serve as XTECH’s medical director. “Safety is paramount in professional and youth sports,” says Miglietta. “At XTECH we have created the next generation of protective gear. We test our products assiduously to ensure the highest standard of safety for our customers.”

The company’s designers and partners—industry leaders in the field of plastics and foam safety gear—use cutting edge technology to design pads which enhance performance while optimizing safety. That’s how XTECH Pads can provide unmatched protection while being lightweight, breathable, flexible, water-resistant and comfortable for players from the pee-wees to the pros.