284 The Birth of Boa Boa Technology is a company that exists to optimize footwear design with one simple mission: To render shoelaces obsolete. This was technology that hadn’t ever been challenged. The Boa Lacing System revolutionised footwear, delivering better performance to a new generation of athletes. Knox sought to incorporate Boa Technology’s cutting-edge innovation into Hand Armour to improve the tired Velcro wrist closure method that had remained unchanged for decades. After Crash Before Crash SPS- Scaphoid Protection System Generally scaphoid injury is only caused by either a compression fracture or by hyper extension. For example, with hyper extension it’s easy to understand how the SPS can eliminate this injury. Hyper extension is caused when the palm of the hand comes into contact with the road when falling from a bike. Normal leather grabs the road and slows the hand down while the forward momentum of the upper body carries on and overtakes the hand which is now loaded. This is the root cause of hyper extension. By placing the Knox SPS on the palm the plastic parts have a low coefficient of friction and slide easily forward. As the hands slide forward they eliminate the potential of both hyper extension and compression loading because the hand is always in front of the body. This system is now further supported by the new Knox wrist slider that further enhances the sliding effect over a greater area. HANDROID From 2014 the Knox Handroid Glove is fully CE certified to prEN 13594 - 2012 The Handroid offers an innovative exo skeletal features and design. The low profile closure system ensures a perfect balanced fit and is fully guaranteed. • Knox Handroid live exoskeleton finger and knuckle protection on all fingers and thumb • Knox metapod protector • Knox Sport styled Scaphoid protection system • Knox wrist slider • Knox cuff slider • “Dialled in” Boa lacing system • Kangaroo leather palm • Amara grip pad with silicon print for improved control • Japanese race quality drum dyed Aniline leather • Japanese polyester high tenacity thread • Superior fit and comfort Handroid White/Black Handroid Handroid Handroid Handroid Pod Black Black/White White/Black White/Black XS 423-1011 423-1021 423-1031 S 423-1092 423-1012 423-1022 423-1032 M 423-1093 423-1013 423-1023 423-1033 L 423-1094 423-1014 423-1024 423-1034 XL 423-1095 423-1015 423-1025 423-1035 2XL 423-1096 423-1016 423-1026 423-1036 (B) (B) (B) (B) $308.99 $308.99 $308.99 $246.99 Handroid Black/White Handroid Pod White/Black Handroid Black Knox has been a leading innovator of impact protection since the early 1980’s so it was a natural for them to look at other areas of the body where they felt they could make a real difference and offer much needed development. So 3 Years ago Knox patented the SPS (scaphoid protection system) which for the first time gave riders effective protection against common scaphoid injuries caused by either a compression fracture or by hyper extension when a glove palm made contact with the road. By placing the Knox SPS on the palm the plastic parts act as a slider eliminating the grab effect and scaphoid injuries. This has proven to be a very effective system for riders and many have benefitted from the small addition to their gloves. Understanding that glove development in the market was limited and could be improved Knox spent 2 years developing new systems for the hand with perfect comfort and fit which is synonymous with the Knox brand.. The result is not just another range of gloves; the result is Knox Hand Armour. Features + benefits • Dialled-in fit for a mechanical advantage • Micro adjustable for a precision fit • Lightweight closure system that never comes undone • Wrist guards for stable support & abrasion The Hand Armour product names perfectly reflect the inspiration, innovation and technology behind each design in the collection.
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