ABOUT IMPACT GEL


IMPACT GEL ORIGIN

 

Prior to founding Impact Gel, Matthew Kriesel formed the Mattec Corporation with Richard Childress, the owner of multiple racing teams. Mattec Corporation developed a head and neck restraint system known as the Hutchens Device. Today, this device and its hybrids are well known and respected in the world of racing.

Matt then went on to invent the Impact Gel compound but remained affiliated with NASCAR. In 2000, when Geoff Bodine was involved in a very serious accident at the Daytona 500, he credited the gel (which was inserted into areas of his seat) for saving him from sever injury.

Matthew Kriesel formally founded the Impact Gel Corporation in 2002. From inception we have experimented with many product applications for the Impact Gel formula.

 



LITTLE TOWN, BIG MISSION

 

The Impact Gel office, product development and manufacturing facility is located in the small town of Ettrick, Wisconsin. Impact Gel is a small proud company that makes useful products with an environmentally friendly gel blend. We work hard every day, so we can produce and distribute products our customers love, and then get home in time for dinner.

Impact Gel’s ongoing research, combined with vigorous testing by the equine industry’s leading riders has resulted in the development of a comprehensive product line that delivers unmatched performance and comfort to both the horse and rider.

Impact Gel pads have two distinct benefits that out-perform our competitors. Impact Gel pads are unsurpassed in relieving pressure points caused by a poor fitting saddle – a major cause of white spots. We are also unequaled in dissipating energy that is normally transferred onto the horse. The benefit from this is the animal stays fresher longer and performs better.

At Impact Gel we believe that what we do makes a difference every day. We improve outcomes one ride at a time. Whether you’re judged at a jog, by a clock or judging the terrain, we improve the quality of your ride by providing the protection and comfort your horse deserves.


PATENTED IMPACT GEL TECHNOLOGY


 

What is Impact Gel?

 

Impact gel is a patented material made of interconnected energy dissipating molecules. These structures, called cross-links, allow the gel molecules to move freely around one another while remaining linked. The Impact Gel absorbs and dissipates force of impact and pressure points associated with inconsistencies of saddle fit.



ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Impact Gel is an inert, non-toxic material made from soybeans and does not require high temperature or pressure during manufacture.

ANTIMICROBIAL

Impact Gel’s surface is inhospitable to the growth of bacteria and fungi. Testing has indicated a 100% inhibition to both types of microbes.



TEMPERATURE RESISTANT

Impact Gel disperses heat energy horizontally through the gel up to temperatures of 250F, higher than the boiling temperature of water. Likewise, in temperatures as low as -40F, Impact Gel retains its energy absorbing properties.

SHOCK ABSORbing

Impact Gel exhibits incredible shock absorption properties because of how energy is transferred and dissipated through the molecular structure of the gel. Energy flows horizontally through the gel away from the impact location, similar to ripples on the surface of a pond.


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MADE IN AMERICA

SHOCK TEST

HOW A SADDLE PAD IS MADE


PINCH TEST

CLEANING A SADDLE PAD

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