- Safety Testing
Not all Sparring Gear is Created Equal.
Macho has been known for being obsessed with our safety story. It’s true; we care what happens after you buy the gear. More importantly we
know what can happen if you choose the wrong gear. Gear may look the same, but poor foam density and overall construction can greatly reduce
the level of impact protection.
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.