KENNETT SQUARE, PA--(Marketwire -03/14/12)- UNEQUAL Technologies®, the premier provider of head and body supplemental protection for soldiers and athletes, has partnered with Marucci Sports, the fastest growing brand in baseball, to deliver innovative baseball products designed to enhance player performance and safety on the diamond. Marucci's expanded product line POWERED BY UNEQUAL® is expected to be available in the Spring and Fall of 2012.
"Marucci has been delivering premier, player-designed and game-tested baseball equipment to professional and elite players for nearly 10 years," says Curtis Cruz, the head of product development at Marucci. "We are thrilled to partner with UNEQUAL to expand our product line with innovative equipment designed to protect baseball players at all levels. UNEQUAL's patented protection technology will improve performance and help reduce the possibility of injuries. We expect the baseball community to embrace these new products in the same way our bats have changed the game for so many ballplayers."
UNEQUAL® patented, force dispersion technology is a highly advanced multi-sport supplemental protection that may reduce the possibility of injury for most sports, games and activities. Its effectiveness originates from the UNEQUAL® 3-Layer composite. The first layer absorbs and converts vibration and impact shock that enters the head or body, the second layer (made with DuPont™ Kevlar®) blocks and redirects the energy, while the third layer is compliant and comfortable to conform to everyday activities. The UNEQUAL technology is thin, lightweight and flexible -- helping to achieve the highest standards for sports protection.
"We are excited to be a part of the Marucci brand and look forward to bringing new innovative gear to the sport. We share a common vision to create sports gear that protects athletes of all ages and at all levels of play, from Joes to Pros," states Rob Vito, founder and CEO of UNEQUAL Technologies. "With all of the scholarships, endorsements and championships on the line, baseball is a very competitive, high-impact sport with projectiles flying at over 90 mph -- and that's just the bats! Many players experience injuries as a result of fast pitches striking a batter's head, players careening into a base, line drives knocking fielders down, or wild pitches hammering into catcher's chest. Some players say that UNEQUAL made them feel invincible. It's probably because UNEQUAL is a military grade protection adopted for sports that can enable players to play longer, go stronger and extend their professional careers."
About Marucci Sports
Marucci Sports is the fastest growing brand in baseball. Founded in 2003 and started in a 6'x9' tool shed by Jack Marucci and two former big leaguers, Kurt Ainsworth and Joe Lawrence, Marucci was built on an unflinching commitment to producing the best wood bat in the game. Today more than 300 big leaguers use Marucci bats, including dozens of All-Stars, past MVPs, and several future Hall of Famers. The company is majority owned by professional players, past and present, and our player advisory committee helps design and test all of our products, including those used at the amateur ranks. In 2012, more than 70 colleges and universities will be swinging Marucci BBCOR bats. For more information on Marucci, our athletes, and products coming soon to a retailer near you, stay tuned to www.maruccisports.com.
About UNEQUAL Technologies
UNEQUAL Technologies is the leading provider of supplemental protection for sports and military. Unequal Head and Body Armor were born on the battlefield and forged on the gridiron. Unequal is a highly advanced supplemental protection that may reduce the possibility of injury. It is a fusion of DuPont™ Kevlar® forged with military grade materials engineered for maximum protection. This produces superior shock-blocking properties that may help dramatically reduce impact shock and blunt force trauma generated by sports and military encounters. UNEQUAL Technologies' protective head and body armor is worn by professionals, college athletes and youth athletes in football, baseball, lacrosse, X-treme sports, contact sports and other activities. With more than 66 US and International patents and patents pending, UNEQUAL Technologies has been tested by independent and OEM facilities. In addition, top universities have validated Unequal's effectiveness in reducing blunt force impact. For more information, visit www.unequal.com.