CAPE TOWN, South Africa (February 26, 2017): Leatt is pleased to announce its newest member of the #LeattFamily, Freestyle Snowmobile rider Jason Cesco. On board his Polaris ski, he is to compete in Night of Freestyle and Motor Show in 2017.
Jason, the “Italian guy who makes his sled fly”, is largely known for being the first to land a backflip on dirt aboard a snowmobile. Knowing the high risk associated with his sport, he will be wearing Leatt’s helmet, neck brace, body protection, and high performance off-road apparel.
“To have such a talented rider on our team is great and we look forward to witnessing Jason’s success, as well as learning from him when it comes to inventing new products,” CEO Sean MacDonald commented.
The GPX 6.5 Carbon and 5.5 Composite helmets feature ground breaking 360° Turbine Technology for concussion and brain rotation safety. 360° Turbines are placed strategically between the EPS and rider’s head. These “bumpers” are made of soft energy absorbing Armourgel that hardens on impact. They improve the multiple-impact protection, but more important: reduce the head impact at concussion level up to 30% and the rotational acceleration to head and brain by up to 40%.
The GPX 5.5 Ultraweld jersey offers an ultra-light layer of protection made of four-way stretch mesh fabric that is MoistureCool wicking. Its tape-bonded seams offer a superior level of comfort with an athletic stretch fit.
Leatt’s GPX 5.5 off-road pants contain a new system called the Internal Knee Brace System (I.K.S). It consists of four layers of reinforcement in the critical high wear, inner knee area. Over 75% of the pants are made of a super lightweight and ventilated diamond stretch material. Complete with a tailored, pre-curved slim fit, a durable nylon seat area and 3D fully floating knee cap reinforcement, it offers comfort as well as protection during off-road riding.
The range of GPX Lite gloves offer a ventilated, premium protection system. The upper is made of a light, four-way stretch material that offers a good airflow, and the palm is made of the unique and high-tech NanoGrip material that is reinforced with Aramid. NanoGrip is known for having fibers that are 7.500 times thinner than hair, as well as for its durability, breathability and its excellent wet and dry grip properties.