The table below gives a brief comparison between our shin guards and the competition. All measurements were done on actual shin guards of size Large and all other information is based on the product literature.
|C6 Agility||Nike Mercurial Blade Hinge|
|Carbon Fiber Content||100%||5%|
|Carbon Fiber Strength||Minimum 649 ksi||Unknown|
|Other Fibers||None||19% Fiberglass|
|Production Method||High Temp and Pressure Autoclave||Injection Molded|
|Matrix Media||Prepreg Epoxy||TPU Plastic|
|Foam Backing||Poron XRD w/ Microban & Durawick Cover||Polyurethane|
|Weight||1.4 - 2.1 oz (Speed - Max)||2.75 oz|
|Thickness||1/8 Inch||5/16 Inch|
For an independent technical review of real carbon fiber vs. injection molded shin guards please take a look at the study done by the JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE & MEDICINE here. Through a scientific investigation, this study concluded that real carbon fiber shin guards are far superior to plastic based shin guards.