We are excited to announce that we have moved into the exciting world of parasports as a result of our growing work with a number of leading Paralympians.
James Payne, Gel Ovations Managing Director, has revealed the launch of the new division under the name Gel Ovations Sports.
Our new brand will develop Dimensional Gel based products specifically for adaptive sports equipment, including all makes of para-cycles and sports chairs used in wheelchair basketball and rugby.
Speaking of the move, James Payne said: “We’ve been working with Paralympians for a number of years with made-to-measure solutions to protect them from the debilitating pressure sores which arise during training and competition.
Having proven their suitability for use in the most demanding of conditions in competitive sports, we are now making our professional-grade Gel Products available to pro and amateur sportspeople alike. Our ultimate goal is to decrease the incidence of pressure injuries throughout the world of para-sports.”
Athletes featured on the Gel Ovations Sports web presence include Team GB Paralympic Gold Medalist Karen Darke, European RaceRunning Champion, and World Cup Silver medallist trike racer Hannah Dines and GB Paralympian and endurance athlete Mel Nicholls.
Hannah Dines said: “The soft medical silicone in-saddle cover compresses, holds me, and absorbs impact as I run, which decreases the tissue damage I get from clocking up many hours in the saddle. My saddle cover is as vital for me as my helmet.”
In 2019 Mel Nicholls achieved the Land’s End to John O’Groats Handcycle World Record in 6 days, 22 hours and 17 minutes.
The endurance specialist is currently working with Gel Ovations to equip her handcycle for her next challenge.
Mel Nicholls said: “As with any ultra undertaking set-up is key, saddle sores or pressure points, however you ride, long hours and big miles on the bike means we all share similar issues just in different ways.
I’m thrilled to work with and have such innovative support from James and his expert team, and look forward to testing and developing ahead of this year’s project.”
Moulded into a Cellular Honeycomb pattern, for air-flow and exact contouring to the user’s body, the low-profile Gel Ovations Sports Dimensional Gel Pads, simulate the cushioning effect of human fat.
The Gel pads’ cooling, anti-friction and sweat minimising properties also assist by helping to maintain their comfort and temperature during high-intensity exertions.
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