KICK-EEZ® staff, along with our partners from Sorbothane®, recently returned from the 2016 NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show) in Las Vegas, the largest shooting industry trade show of its kind. This year the Show featured more than 1,600 different vendors and 62,000 shooting industry professionals. The SHOT Show is always a great opportunity for KICK-EEZ to showcase our products and answer questions from potential customers. We've been to so many SHOT Shows it's hard to keep track of just how many, but year-after-year we are consistently asked the same two questions:
What makes KICK-EEZ Pads different from competitor recoil pads?
How does the construction of KICK-EEZ Recoil Pads differ from the construction of competitor recoil pads?
The KICK-EEZ Recoil Pad Advantage - Materials
KICK-EEZ recoil pads are the only recoil pads made of Sorbothane
When comparing KICK-EEZ recoil pads to the competition, the difference is quite clear. KICK-EEZ recoil pads are the only recoil pad made of Sorbothane®, a unique visco elastic polymer scientifically proven to be the finest cushioning material available to absorb shock and reduce recoil. Unlike other materials used to make competitor recoil pads that disperse energy north and south only, KICK-EEZ recoil pads made of Sorbothane disperse, or weaken shock waves in ALL directions simultaneously, greatly reducing recoil quickly and effectively. So what exactly does this mean to a shooter? Reducing recoil and the anticipation of painful recoil reduces flinching, eases sore shoulders and cheeks which help the shooter relax when shooting, thus resulting in improved shooting accuracy (and scores) for shooters of all skill levels.
The KICK-EEZ Recoil Pad Advantage - Construction
KICK-EEZ recoil pads don't have plates, hollows, or coils
Unlike competitor recoil pads that may contain steel plates, hollow spots, coils, etc., in their pads in an effort to reduce recoil, KICK-EEZ recoil pads are made of solid Sorbothane. Aside from the performance gains allowed by this difference in recoil pad construction, using solid Sorbothane in recoil pad construction allows shooters who use KICK-EEZ recoil pads to sand and grind as much as necessary to match their stock dimensions without having to worry about hitting steel plates, hollow spots, reducing the recoil reduction, or even destroying their pad. Each year in our booth we proudly display KICK-EEZ recoil pads that we’ve cut in half, so we can visually demonstrate to customers that KICK-EEZ recoil pads look the very same in the middle as they do on the outside. This fact alone speaks volumes to customers who are interested in purchasing the highest quality, top performing recoil pads in the industry.