Jun 18, 2014, 15:15 ET | Leading Man Requested Next-gen Protective Technology After an NFL Team Owner Referral
GLEN MILLS, Pa., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Live. Die. Repeat. When actor Tom Cruise and the stunt team for Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ edge-of-summer actioner Edge of Tomorrow, were seeking added protection for challenging stunt work on set, they turned to leading supplemental protective gear manufacturer Unequal® Technologies. Unequal manufactures supplemental padding for military and sports applications for the head, body and sole and custom applications using a patented, military-grade composite fortified with Kevlar® and Accelleron™.
Unequal CEO Rob Vito said, “It’s not every day that you pick up the phone and Tom Cruise is on the other end of the line. I actually hung up on him the first time, thinking it was a joke. But sure enough, he had heard about Unequal from a friend and owner of one of the NFL teams that Unequal works with, and he asked to see our materials firsthand on set to determine what we could customize for him, Emily Blunt and the film’s stunt team. Since lab data and on-field results show Unequal helping to reduce the risk of injury, he was quite interested in putting Unequal to work in his suit and those of his team.”
In the epic action film the main character, Cage, wears a futuristic, heavily armored suit during much of the movie that incorporated Unequal into the helmet and other areas needing additional protection. Unequal absorbs and disperses impact forces away from the head and body in a way that other sports pads of similar weight and thickness cannot.
In addition to Cruise and the Edge of Tomorrow cast, Unequal protects hundreds of professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, MLB and X Games; many Olympians including Torah Bright, Arielle Gold and Taylor Gold; and thousands of amateur athletes from youth leagues to collegiate leagues in football, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, action sports and others. For more information or to buy Unequal products, visit Unequal.com. Follow Unequal on Twitter @UnequalTech.
Unequal’s mission is to protect people in the military, sports, work and life. Its patented fusion of a military-grade composite fortified with Kevlar®, Accelleron™ and optional ImpacShield™ is engineered for customized, concealed protection. The leading provider of supplemental protection technology, Unequal is committed to help reduce blunt force trauma suffered by athletes and soldiers. Professionals in the NFL, MLB, NHL and X Games, as well as thousands of collegiate and youth athletes in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, action sports, contact sports and other activities, wear Unequal’s protective head and body gear. Unequal owns over 85 international and U.S. patents and patents pending and its products have been tested by independent, accredited laboratories, OEM facilities and top universities. Unequal is recognized as a Forbes’ 100 Most Promising Companies, ESPN‘s Top 15 Best Sports Innovations, the No. 1 tech innovation of 2013 by Esquire.com and winner of the DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Award. For more information, visit unequal.com.
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