By E.A. Easterling
Practically all activities have benefited in a few an important manner by means of the advent of man-made fabrics. complex fabrics in activities apparatus is a readable creation to those new fabrics. The publication examines the function performed by means of complicated fabrics within the layout, functionality, visual appeal and safeguard features of varied apparatus and exhibits most probably destiny developments.
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An important area in sports equipment for glassfibre-reinforced epoxy is in small boat and surfboard construction. If toughness is a prime consideration, then aramid or Kevlar fibres are the best choice. These fibres are now found at the hightech end of tennis racket production for example. Ceramic fibres, such as silicon carbide and aluminium oxide, are also starting to be used in tennis rackets, where it is claimed they have better dampening (impact-absorbing) characteristics than the other fibres; they thus help to alleviate injuries such as tennis elbow.
4 Podograms of the shapes and distortions of feet. From Biomechanics o[ Running Shoes (ed. Benno N. 13D). 5 (a) Side view and plan projections of the bones of a human foot. (b) The foot represented in terms of its three support arches. Modern sports shoe design tries to compensate against overstressing these arches. Adapted from Athletic Ability and the Anatomy of Motion by R. 59). 6 Illustrating how, as the runner's weight shifts from the heel to the midfoot area, the foot tends to roll inward, or pronate.
A_T_H __ L_ET_E_S_'_F_E_E_T__________________~[ L -_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ BASIS OF SPORTS SHOE DESIGN In the construction of running shoes, the dynamics of the various forces to which the foot is subjected are obviously fairly complex. However, by using slow-motion photography to study athletes running on an indoor trainer a detailed picture of these forces can be built up. 3), roll on to the midfoot and finally push off with the ball of the foot. Most of the remaining 20% actually land directly on the midfoot.
Advanced Materials for Sports Equipment: How Advanced Materials Help Optimize Sporting Performance and Make Sport Safer by E.A. Easterling