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The gel, called d3O locks instantly into a solidified form when it is hit at high impact. "When moved slowly, the molecules will slip past each other, but in a high-energy impact they will snag and lock together, becoming solid," said Richard Palmer, who invented the gel. "In doing so they absorb energy."
The d3O gel has already expanded into a range of sporting goods and is found in ski gloves, shin guards, ballet shoe pointes and horse-riding equipment. The substance relies on "intelligent molecules" that "shock lock" together to absorb energy and create a solid pad. Once the pressure has gone they return to their normal flexible state.
The gel is stitched into clothing or equipment that is supple until it stiffens into a protective barrier on impact.
Originally posted by Monsterenergy791
I remember seeing this new material on a tennis commercial, here's the link: www.youtube.com...
This new futuristic material, d3o that is, is used partly in the new brand of racquets made by Head. even though this new material is inticing, I still use a Wilson.