- Safety Testing
CHOOSE GEAR MADE BY A COMPANY DEDICATED TO SAFETY.
At Macho, we believe one injury is one too many. And, while martial arts is a safe sport, injury does occur. By choosing your gear carefully, you can minimize your risk of injury. Macho gear is safe, comfortable and designed for optimal performance. We can prove it. We test our gear at independent labs and at our own facility. As a member of the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), we helped develop a standard specification for all martial arts headgear (Designation F-2397-04). From impact protection to performance, Macho proves to be superior.
Know how your gear stacks up.Below are simplified descriptions of some of the tests defined in the ASTM criteria for testing martial arts headgear. Find out how your gear stacks up. Call Macho for more information or ask other manufacturers if their gear has been tested in accordance with the ASTM standards.
In 2003, Macho used this testing methodology to evaluate its newest product, the Macho XP which features patent-pending impact-dispersing trauma plates. The XP headgear proved to provide the most protection of all headgear tested.
To resolve this issue, Macho has just introduced XP, Warrior and Dyna heads with chin pads that secure the gear to your head and prevents unnecessary shifting while sparring.
In 1997, Macho was the first manufacturer to use the drop anvil (falling test) to test its gear against the competition. Macho gear proved to be the safest.
This will assist you in your sparring and help you move out of the way of an oncoming strike.