Sports Safety Equipment

Because of injuries to sportsmen during various sporting activities, safety standards have been set by government, national health & public health organizations to identify risks and safety gear required in particular sports, whether action or high contact sports, to reduce risk of injuries which can be caused. Sportsmen that compete professionally or as part of employment are protected under professional safety and health standards. While engaging in any sport, it is better to take advice from professional sportsmen.

Safety gear may include helmets, shin guards, face protection, grappling training gloves, headgear, safety mats, pads and guards etc.

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Helmet

This is one of the most important equipment for sports people. In order to protect them from head and brain injuries which can be caused because of various reasons, it’s very important for cyclists, boxers, cricketers, footballers etc to wear it while playing. The fit of helmets is different for everyone.

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Eye Protection

It includes eye-wear for various sports which can protect eyes from radiation and other impacts. Human eyes are very sensitive and needs to be protected very carefully. In order to stay safe, eye protection gear must be used which is designed differently for each sporting activity.

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Mouth Protection Guards

Facial bones must be protected while playing. Fractured bones are common amongst various sportsmen whether they play football, cricket, boxing, racquet sport etc. Mouth protection is a serious requirement for all these sports where collision and trauma may be very high. These face guards should fit the mouth perfectly, should be durable.

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Pads, Guards

According to the sports you play pads, guards and straps should be worn to reduce the risk of injury to hip, thighs, wrists, knee, ankle, shin, arms, legs etc. Guards are different for everyone, depending on the type of sport and the expected injuries. Shin guards are worn usually by cricketers to protect the shin from rapid contact by the cricket ball. Knee pads protect from the damage to cartilage and knee joint. Thigh pads are worn in cricket to prevent ruptures or severe bruising to the thigh muscles. Elbow pads are often worn in racquet sports too.

Month of June is called as the National Safety Month. We are concerned about the safety and have launched Safety store for everyone. You can have a look and buy the Safety gear for the sport you follow from there. Be Safe, Stay Safe!

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Disc brakes vs. Rim brakes

There are generally two kinds of brakes used for bicycles:

Disc Brakes:

Disc brakes can be either hydraulic or cable operated. Cable operated brakes are usually the entry level and are more economical in terms of cost. Hydraulic systems have the benefit of increased power and are protected from the elements thus eliminating the need to frequently change cables.

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CatEye: Leader in cycle computers, bike lights and reflectors

Cateye is the leading manufacturer of cycle computers, bike lights and reflectors. In 1964, Cateye became the first company to create a flashing lamp for bicycles. Cateye invented the first battery headlamp in 1982, and the very first bicycle headlamp using white LEDs in 2001. Cat Eye is a true leader in lens and reflector technology; Cateye’s Opticube lens and reflectors allow them to make one of the brightest and most efficient LED headlights in the world.

 

CatEye Stealth 10 GPS Cyclocomputer:

The Stealth 10 is a simple GPS enabled cycle computer that delivers your basic cycling functions fast. The Stealth 10 uses GPS technology to calculate your position quickly, eliminating the need for a sensor. This product is suitable for light training and everyday cycling. It enables you to track speed, distance, elapsed time and record up to 60 hours of data that you can upload and share via web-based training sites, such as CatEyeAtlas.com and TrainingPeaks.com. The display screen – speed at the top, time in the middle and average or max speed, overall mileage, trip time, and two trip distance options at the bottom makes it easy to see and scroll through with the single mode button.

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CatEye Strada Slim:

The Strada Slim is a ‘slimmed down’ version of the popular Strada Wireless computer and is suitable for road bikes. In spite of the smaller size, it still boasts the same great cycling features and functions with a larger screen and the ability to customize your display by showing only the functions you select.  All the usual functions are present and correct: 12 or 24-hour clock, elapsed time, trip distance, trip distance two, total distance, maximum speed and average speed. A little arrow on the display tells you whether you’re riding over or under your average speed. The Strada Slim comes with a new Slim Sensor which is fitted such that it is virtually out of sight ensuring your bike has a sleek, aerodynamic look.

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CatEye Strada Digital Wireless:

The Strada Wireless boasts the largest screen and numbers in its class. It offers the new CatEye ClickTec interface in which you can switch modes by simply pressing the bottom of the computer face. This is useful as it can be performed even on rough terrains. In addition to the normal features, the Digital Wireless also has the additional functionality of digital heart rate and cadence measurements. The Strada Digital Wireless also features a low battery alarm for both the computer head and sensor.

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CatEye Fit wireless:

This device offers the dual function of operation in Bike Mode or Walk Mode. The CatEye Fit Wireless brings with it the functionality of a 3-D pedometer in addition to the standard cycling functions. The built-in 3-D sensors automatically track your steps once it’s removed from the bike. It tracks in real time current/average/max speed, elapsed time, distance and calories in Bike Mode and tracks steps, elapsed time, distance and calories in Walk Mode. Additional features include auto data save and reset each day, a large, easy to read screen, and a 12/24 hr clock.

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Sports365 has in store a wide range of CatEye cycling accessories at: http://bit.ly/1g4Mbqx

Cycling safety tips

Biking is a very efficient way of keeping fit, it is a means to improve your overall health.  It is less expensive and also eco-friendly. As many people have started commuting to work, we thought it best to write an article about cycling safety tips.

Use cycling protective gear

This is one of the most important things that determines a cyclist’s safety. Always wear a helmet when you ride a cycle. Some helmets also come with a reflective sticker, which makes them noticeable even the dark, this reduces the risk of accidents. If you commute by cycle regularly buy a pair of gloves, this will ensure that your palms do not get hurt when cycling.

Bicycle maintenance

Keeping your bike in good condition is critical to keeping you safe.  It also helps you get the most of your bike. Check the bike breaks, suspension and tyres on a regular basis to avoid any last minute risks while you are commuting. Make sure that there are no lose parts on your bike, and that reflectors and lights are securely attached to the bike. If you are not sure about the nuances of a bike, take a to a mechanic who can help you.

Use protective gear when cycling.
Use protective gear when cycling.

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