G-Form Drops, Crashes, and Protects its way into a 2013 Edison Award Finalist

G-Form Drops, Crashes, and Protects its way to be 2013 Edison Award Finalist

If you haven’t checked out G-Form’s RPT yet, you’re missing out on some pretty amazing technology. Meaning Reactive Protection Technology, RPT is G-Form’s blend of PORON®XRD™ material along with proprietary G-Form materials that remains flexible until impact – when it immediately stiffens and absorbs over 90% of the energy.  The technology can be used to protect your elbows in a crash on your bike, your laptop from airport baggage handlers, or your Ipad in a fall from space.

As it turns out, the Edison Awards have taken note of G-Form’s amazing products as they were named a 2013 finalist in the Material Science: Composites category. Winners in each category will be announced at the Edison Awards Gala which takes place on April, 25 in Chicago.

Full PR after the break.


G-Form’s Reactive Protection Technology™ will be recognized at Edison Awards Gala on April 25 in Chicago

Providence, R.I. (March 5, 2013) – G-Form, a company known for its revolutionary impact absorbing Reactive Protection Technology™ (RPT™) offering protection for both athletes and electronic devices, has been named a 2013 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards. G-Form’s RPT™ is being recognized as a Finalist in Material Science: Composites, one of twelve categories honored by the Edison Awards. Award winners will be announced April 25, 2013 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the Grand Ballroom at historic Navy Pier in Chicago.

Symbolizing the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas A. Edison, the Edison Awards inspire creative minds to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global marketplace. More than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education come together each year to determine the Finalists’ success in meeting the award criteria of concept, value, delivery and impact.

“More than any year, this year’s slate of finalists demonstrate the enormous value of teamwork, experimentation, consumer focus, market awareness and game-changing success,” says Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “It’s exciting to see companies like G-Form continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking.”

“The G-Form team has worked extremely hard for several years developing and testing our state-of-the-art Reactive Protection Technology™,” says Daniel Wyner, CEO of G-Form. “We are honored to have our accomplishments recognized by an organization as prestigious as the Edison Awards program.”

G-Form’s athletic and consumer electronic products utilize RPT™, a composite blend of PORON®XRD™ material and proprietary G-Form materials that instantly stiffens upon impact and absorbs over 90% of the energy, offering state-of-the-art impact protection in a lightweight, flexible form. Most notably, G-Form’s XTREME™ case protected the iPhone® 5 from a 100,000 foot free fall from the stratosphere, crashing near Area 51.

Comments

Canucklehead - 03/07/13 - 1:19pm

Someone’s going to mistake me for a Ninja Turtle if I wear that

PROEDGEBIKER.COM - 03/07/13 - 2:28pm

LOL!

MissedThePoint - 03/07/13 - 3:23pm

It works okay on electronics falling from really high up, but not for humans traveling on mountain bikes unfortunately. Totally not worth the $50 they’re asking for something that can’t even stay still and stop a little abrasion damage in a crash.

Not sure why they talk about dropping from so high. It’s not as if it would gain any extra force from accelerating towards the earth. They’re landing on soft dirt and it’s free to bounce and send the force sideways. There’s something called terminal velocity.

Marketing can get pretty stupid these days.

JayG - 03/07/13 - 7:27pm

After a couple of accidents on the road I decided to get these. They are comfortable, flexible and lightweight. I use them under my long sleeve baselayer or arm warmers/coolers. I have the black colored pads. Hopefully I never get to prove how effective they are but I can tell you it sucks not being able to lean on your elbows for over two months. For me $50 is well worth it. I wish the cloth material were a little longer to cover all the way to the wrist. If rode a mountain bike I’d probably get some thing else but for the road these are ok.

cjf - 03/07/13 - 9:28pm

i think gform’s best possible cycling application is in BMX. park or Dj. they fit comfortably enough under most jeans you can forget that they’re there. some of the folks in this company are local to me, and whenever i see them i ask: “when are those knee/shin combos coming out???” but there’s so much more profit in people’s precious iPhone’s or whatever I’m doubting they’ll ever come to market with this most obvious logical conclusion to making separate knees & shins that look almost identical, but cannot be combined effectively due to overlap. i used the knees for several years until someone stole them from me during a sesh last summer. i was ripshht.

Sardinian Rider - 03/08/13 - 4:01am

60 Euro here in Italy and I keep reading bad reviews all over the web. They seem to be popular among the skateboarding community where they get their fair amount of bashing anyway. And the ever present pic of the broken lycra.

Ali C - 03/08/13 - 4:21am

I’ve been using the shinpads for street use for over a year now and they’ve been brilliant! They stay in place and are extremely comfortable (I forget I’ve got them on) and they are so slim they fit under my skinny(ish) jeans and can’t be seen. I get hit on the shins with my pedals a lot and these have saved me from some nasty cuts and bruises. I highly recommend them.

Chris - 03/08/13 - 8:26am

@ JayG – On the road?! You must be a force to be reckoned with out there. Laying it on the line at all times. Good for you.

Just Looking - 03/08/13 - 10:31am

Maybe, … just…. maybe …. these perhaps aren’t meant for all out gravity ski park madness, but more of an all mountain 5+ hour ride with enough technical features to warrant some protection. They’re not for protecting you from a 100,000 foot drop.

I also understand terminal velocity without it being pointed out; it doesn’t make a phone stratosphere drop from a weather balloon less awesome.

Katherine - 03/08/13 - 11:14am

I have a pair of the knee pads and am pretty happy with them. I do think they run slightly bigger than advertised, and they are definitely not breathable (would like to see mesh behind the knee). That said, their lightness and flexibility is unmatched. I would bet they are not good for downhilling, but they are perfect for snowboarding and all-mountain rides where I need something comfortable for hours of pedaling. If you’re like me and have bad knees but find most MTB pads to be uncomfortable, bulky and kind-of stupid looking on shorter, easier rides, these are for you.

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