Rival Intelli-Shock series

We at Rival are proud to be the first in the boxing and MMA world to use d3o Intelligent Shock Absorption in our line of equipment.

How d3o works

How d3o works

D3O is an extremely clever, globally unique technology that is based on the innovation of capturing the benefits of non-Newtonian shear thickening material in polymers that can then be engineered for real world impact protection solutions. These enhanced properties offer a number of different performance benefits depending on the base polymer used and the intended application.

D3O’s global patents ensure that no other company can offer the same type of protection.

D3O materials are engineered to be fit-for-purpose but as a solutions provider D3O is also able to customize the various formulations to a partners specific requirements.

D3O materials in their raw state flow freely when moved slowly, but on shock, lock together to absorb and disperse energy, before instantly returning to their flexible state.

This reaction is counter intuitive. The greater the force of the impact, the more the molecules lock together and the greater the protection.

As an example, with our new RB10-d3o Intelli-shock Bag gloves, seeing as the d3o™ hardens upon contact, not only have we been able to reduce the amount of energy transferred to the body by 40%*, which means that there is a drastic reduction of stress upon impact, but we have also been able to make the glove approximately 38%* lighter than regular bag gloves with gel technology available on the market. 







Why we work with D3O

Rival works with the best in their class to bring the best products in the boxing/combat industry. D3O is one of them.

D3O is a ground breaking impact protection solutions company that licenses a range of unique patented smart materials. This market changing technology is used to produce a shock absorbing material which can be found in a range of products across the motorcycle, sport, footwear, electronics, military and workwear sectors.

D3O was proven during the 2006 Winter Olympics, when the US and Canadian ski teams pioneered D3O’s revolutionary soft armour. With no compromise on protection, D3O overnight changed the global protective wear market with a range of low profile, light weight, flexible and breathable limb protectors.

Today, D3O leads and challenges the world of impact protection and shock absorption with innovative pioneering solutions for it’s customers.