Sport equipment designers and engineers use a variety of technological advancements for designs and testing including, computer modeling, nanotechnology, wind tunnels and specialized robotic machinery. Get a look behind the scenes at some of sports’ amazing technologies.
Today, composite fibers are combined with other materials to make sports equipment. Carbon fiber construction enables strong and light bicycles and tennis racquets. Graphite fibers help with resistance and shock absorption for skis, bikes, tennis racquets and golf clubs. Kevlar fibers are light, yet extremely strong and resist impacts in skis and protective gear.
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