Pro shin guards
The Bont PRO thermo-mouldable shin guard is designed for professional athletes yet is suitable for all levels. They are made with superior performance carbon layers which disperse the impact.
These PRO shin guards are tatally thermo-mouldable just like the BONT boots.
The slimline design and superior protection allow for maximum comfort.
The PRO shin pad protection is suitable for short track skating and outdoor action sports: roller skating, roller derby, park skating, inline, skateboard, BMX, Soccer and scooter.
The Shin Guards are coming with a removable elastic velcro strap
Size: Small (14cm), Medium (17cm), Large (20cm)
We source our ice speed skate carbon exclusively from the world’s #1 carbon manufacturer, Toray of Japan. The carbon base of Bont short track and long track boots is made by hand by sandwiching different types of carbon. The fibers are hand laid in the matrix according to the strain they will have to bear. The carbon is embedded with epoxy thermosetting resin.
Formulating a resin for ice speed skates that is super stiff, yet becomes moldable at low temperatures and has a fast cure time is critical for our unique requirement which is why we are probably the only short track or long track skate manufacturer who develops our own resins in-house. Our resin becomes soft at just 60°C (140°F) which is the lowest in the industry. Once you heat the resin, mold the boot, and let it set, it is permanently set without the need to remold. You can also reheat the resin as many times as you like. The temperature of the air and the amount of humidity are critical in determining the amount of hardener that needs to be added to the resin. That is why we have a computer that mixes the resin and hardener together and dispenses the resin after measuring the air temperature and humidity. Most manufacturers use a process known in the industry as pre-preg. This is where the resin is “pre-impregnated” into the carbon fiber. In virtually all applications, the resin is chosen by the carbon fiber manufacturer, not by the skate manufacturer. The shoe manufacturer has no way of altering the resin to meet the heat moldability requirements of modern shoes and that is why they require very high temperatures to make the shoes slightly heat moldable.
Find heat molding instructions here
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